Noma Takes The Top Spot By Hannah Norman


Yet another year, and yet another round of judging for the gourmet world’s most highly sought after accolade, the title of Best Restaurant in the World. Having seen his crown slip last year with second spot, previous three time winner René Redzepi of Danish outfit Noma was determined to come out on top once again. 2013 might have proved a little unlucky in the winning stakes, but the Dane’s crown was well and truly back on, leaving last year’s winners, the Roca brothers from El Celler De Can Roca, occupying the second place spot Redzepi had to contend with last year (not that second place is really anything to shirk at when you consider that this is a global listing).

In terms of other placings, Vienna’s Sterirereck took a bit of a hit with a drop from 9th to 16th place, but the owners of Alinea in Chicago will have been celebrating after doing almost the opposite, climbing from 15th to 9th. Other big fallers included L’Astrance in Paris, who claimed 23rd place last year, but had to contend with 38th this year.

The full listing of the Best Restaurants in the World can be viewed below:

1) Noma – Copenhagen, Demark
2) El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain
3) Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
4) Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
5) Dinner By Heston Blumenthal – London, UK
6) Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain
7) D.O.M – Sao Paulo, Brazil
8) Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain
9) Alinea – Chicago, USA
10) The Ledbury – London, UK
11) Mirazur – Menton, France
12) Vendome – Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
13) Nahm – Bangkok, Thailand
14) Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan
15) Central – Nima, Peru
16) Sterirereck – Vienna, Austria
17) Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand
18) Astrid Y Gaston – Lima, Peru
19) Faviken – Jarpen, Sweden
20) Pujol – Mexico City, Mexico
21) Le Bernardin – New York, USA
22) Vila Joya – Albufeira, Portugal
23) Restaurant Frantzen – Stockholm, Sweden
24) Amber – Hong Kong, China
25) L’Arpege – Paris, France
26) Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain
27) Le Chateaubriand – Paris, France
28) Aqua – Wolfsburg, Germany
29) De Librije – Zwolle, Netherlands
30) Per Se – New York, USA
31) L’Atelier Saint-Germain De Joel Robuchon – Paris, France
32) Attica – Melbourne, Australia
33) Nihonryori Ryugin – Tokyo, Japan
34) Asador Etxebarri – Atxondo, Spain
35) Martin Berasategui – San Sebastian, Spain
36) Mani – Sao Paulo, Brazil
37) Restaurant Andre – Singapore
38) L’Astrance – Paris, France
39) Piazza Duomo – Alba, Italy
40) Daniel – New York, USA
41) Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain
42) Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark
43) Schloss Schauenstein – Furstenau, Switzerland
44) The French Laundry – Yountville, USA
45) Hof Van Cleve – Kruishoutem, Belgium
46) Le Calandre – Rubano, Italy
47) The Fat Duck – Bray, UK
48) The Test Kitchen – Cape Town, South Africa
49) Col – San Francisco, USA
50) Waku Ghin – Singapore