The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (including full list with links)

Today the new “World’s 50 best restaurant list” has been announced in the prestigious “Guildhall” in London.

World NUMBER ONE is again “NOMA” in Copenhagen. Congratulations to Rene Redzepi and his team! We especially congratulate also sous-chef Yanninck and welcome him soon in Antwerp!

Other remarkable movements:

  • The top 3 stays.
  • Hof Van Cleve our Belgian proud is now at seat 42, coming from 15. But honestly, we Belgians are still very proud on our top destination!
  • One to watch award: La Grenouillère in Montreuil France
  • Oud Sluis from Sergio at number 21
  • De Librije in Zwolle at 33.
  • Highest new entry is Dinner in London from Heston Blumenthal.
  • Highest climb with a climb of 20 places, the Ledbury in London to place 14
  • The non-star rated funky restaurant Le Chateaubriand in Paris has now position 15 instead of 9. Still well done!
  • No French restaurant in the top10! Highest ranked is L’atelier Saint Germain de Joël Robuchon at number 12.
  • New entry at 49: Geranium, Copenhagen-Denmark. Absolutely well deserved!

The to watch list from 51 to 100:

  • On number 75 the great bistronomie spot “Relæ” in Copenhagen, former sous chef of Noma.
  • An other Bistronomie adress after Chateaubriand brings “Septime” in Paris to rank nr 87!
  • Place 92 has been awarded to Belgium’s future Chef to watch: Kobe Desramaults from In De Wulf. Kobe recently opened also his Bistronomie spot in Ghent, “De Vitrine”.

Organized by Restaurant magazine, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 800 international restaurant industry experts. What constitutes “best” is left to the judgment of these trusted and well-travelled gourmets.

The results are a simple computation of votes. Given that this well-constructed list is based on personal experiences it can never be definitive, but we believe it is a honorable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe.

Detailed website:

THE 2012 TOP 10 LIST

1 Noma Rene Redzepi Copenhagen Denmark
2 El Cellar de Can Roca Joan, Josep &   Jordi Roca Girona Spain
3 Mugaritz Andoni Luis Adurie Errenteria Spain
4 D.O.M (up3) Alex Atala Sao Paulo Brazil
5 Osteria Francescana (down1) Massimo Bottura Modena Italy
6 Per Se (up4) Thomas Keller New York USA
7 Alinea (down1) Grant Achatz Chicago USA
8 Arzak Juan & Elena   Arzak San Sebastian Spain
9 Dinner (new) Heston Blumenthal London UK
10 Eleven Madison Park (up14) Daniel Humm New York USA

THE Full List

1 Noma Copenhagen Denmark
2 El Cellar de Can Roca Girona Spain
3 Mugaritz San Sebastian Spain
4 D.O.M +3 Sao Paolo Brazil
5 Osteria Francescana -1 Modena Ialy
6 Per Se +4 New York USA
7 Alinea -1 Chicago USA
8 Arzak San Sebastian Spain
9 Dinner by Heston   Blumenthal New London UK
10 Eleven Madison Park +14 New York USA
11 Steireck +11 Vienna Austria
12 L’Atelier Saint   Germain de Joël Robuchon +2 Paris France
13 The Fat Duck -8 Bray UK
14 The Ledbury +20 London UK
15 Le Chateaubriand -6 Paris France
16 L’Arpége +3 Paris France
17 Pierre Gagnaire -1 Paris France
18 L’Astrance -5 Paris France
19 Le Bernardin -1 New York USA
20 Frantzen/Lindberg New Stockholm Sweden
21 Oud Sluis -4 Sluis Netherlands
22 Aqua +3 Wolfsburg Germany
23 Vendôme -2 Gladbach Germany
24 Mirazur re-entry Menton France
25 Daniel -14 New York USA
26 Iggy’s +1 Singapore Singapore
27 Narisawa -15 Tokyo Japan
28 Nihonryori RyuGin -8 Tokyo Japan
29 Quay -3 Sydney Australië
30 Schloss Schauenstein -2 Fürstenau Swizerland
31 Asador Etxebarri +19 Atxondo Spain
32 Le Calandre Padua Italy
33 De Librije +13 Zwolle Netherlands
34 Fäviken New Järpen Sweden
35 Astrid y Gaston +7 Lima Peru
36 Pujol +13 Mexico City Mexico
37 Momofuko Ssam Bar +3 New York USA
38 Biko -7 Mexico City Mexico
39 Waku Ghin New Singapore Singapore
40 Quique Dacosta New Denia Spain
41 Mathias Dahlgren re-entry Stockholm Sweden
42 Hof van Cleve -27 Kruishoutem Belgium
43 The French Laundry re-entry Yountville USA
44 Amber -7 Hong Kong China
45 Vila Joya New Albufeira Portugal
46 Il Canto -7 Siena Italy
47 Bras -17 Laguiole France
48 Manresa re-entry Los Gatos USA
49 Geranium New Copenhagen Denmark
50 Nahm New Bangkok Thailand
75 Relae New Copenhagen Denmark
87 Septime New Paris France
92 In De Wulf New Dranouter Belgium

Congratulations to all great chefs,

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