These Are Officially The 5 Best Restaurants In The World

Sit back gourmands, for the world’s best restaurants for 2019 have been named. On June 25th, in an official ceremony held in Singapore attended by world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs from around the world, William Reed Business Media backed ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ released its esteemed list obtained of a voting format. Decided by a jury comprising of over a thousand international experts that include restaurant critics, gourmands, chefs, and restaurateurs, the ‘World’s 50 Best’ list is globally recognised and touted as the Oscars of the culinary world. 

In the past, the list has been subject to criticism which has been put to rest with this year's entries and winners that make for a more diverse, inclusive and gender-neutral amalgamation.

Below are five restaurants that made the world’s top five cut, followed by a list of all the others.

1. Mirazur (Menton, France)

Image Credits: Mirazur
Image Credits: Mirazur

The brainchild of Argentinian-born Mauro Colagreco who trained under acclaimed chef Bernard Loiseau, Mirazur made its debut on The World’s 50 Best list in 2009 at a ranking of 35. Taking inspiration from nature, the majority of their standout produce is procured from their own sprawling gardens. Located in Menton, in the South of France, the Michelin 3-star restaurant brings forth an immersive experience, led by the tasting menu and followed by a tour of the gardens, all while being enveloped in stunning views of the Côte d'Azur

Must-Try Dish: Salt-crusted beetroot with caviar cream
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Address: 30 Avenue Aristide Briand, 06500 Menton
Contact: +33 4 92 41 86 86

2. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Image Credits: Noma
Image Credits: Noma

When René Redzepi opened the doors to Noma, he introduced to the world a new genre ‘New Nordic’ that revolutionalised Nordic cuisine. Focused around ingredients and minimal plating, the restaurant offers a unique culinary structure that offers three menus each year that change according to the seasonal availability of the ingredients. From January to June the menu centres around Seafood Season, June to September around Vegetable Season, and from October to December it celebrates Game and Forest Season. With Michelin 2-stars and a spanking new spacious location, Noma made the highest-ever new entry on the list.

Must-Try Dish: Grilled smoked king crab
Cuisine: New Nordic
Address: Refshalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen
Contact: +45 32 96 32 97

3. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

Image Credits: Bilbao Planes
Image Credits: Bilbao Planes

Nestled in a quaint village an hour away from Bilbao, Asador Etxebarri is unpretentious and charming, just as it is world-famous for its wood-fired Spanish barbecue. The menu brings to the forefront the robust flavours of each ingredient, most of which is prepared using the ancient wirework technique which adds a hint of smoke. Chef Victor Arguinzoniz has no formal training and is self-taught in his kitchen, which boasts of his acclaimed adjustable heat grills that he created.

Must-Try Dish: Charcoal grilled kokotxas; Umami-explosive dry aged beef
Cuisine: Spanish wood-fired barbecue
Address: Plaza de San Juan 1, 48291 Atxondo, Bizkaia
Contact: +34 946 58 30 42

4. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

Image Credits: Gaggan Anand
Image Credits: Gaggan Anand

Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand’s creative offering puts a progressive spin on Indian cuisine, has cemented Gaggan’s stronghold as Asia’s No. 1 restaurant for the last four years Even though the menu has evolved since its inception to include cuisines from all over the world, innovation still remains at the heart of their modestly-portioned dishes that make up the 18-course tasting menu that is served every night in two slots. We urge you to make a reservation and squeeze in an unforgettable meal before 2020, the year that the chef has pledged to close down the Michelin 2-star flagship.

Must-Try Dish: Lick it up, which is a pea and mushroom mash that diners are encouraged to quite literally lick off the plate.
Cuisine: Progressive Indian
Address: 68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330
Contact: +66 2 652 1700

5. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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Image Credits: Geranium

In 2016, Geranium became the first Danish restaurant to have earned Michelin 3-stars. Co-founded by chef Rasmus Kofoed and Søren Ledet, the 17-course progressive menu focuses on the wild flavours of organic Scandinavian produce, while the presentation strikes a nuanced balance between nature and technology. As you advance from one experimental and delectable dish to another, paired with an extensive wine list, you’ll find yourself nestled amidst panoramic views of the national soccer stadium fields and Common Gardens from the restaurant’s eighth-floor location.

Must-Try Dish: Marbled hake, caviar, and buttermilk
Cuisine: Modern Scandinavian
Address: Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8. DK-2100 Copenhagen
Contact: +45 6996 0020


Here are all the other restaurants that made it to ‘The World’s 50 Best’ list, in order of ranking:

6. Central (Lima, Peru)

7. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)

8. Arpege (Paris, France)

9. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

10. Maido (Lima, Peru)

11. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

12. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

13. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

14. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

15. Septime (Paris, France)

16. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

17. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

18. Odette (Singapore)

19. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)

20. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

21. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)

22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

23. Cosme (New York City, USA)

24. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

25. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

26. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

27. The Clove Club (London, UK)

28. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York. USA)

29. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

30. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

31. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

32. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)

33. Lyle's (London, UK)

34. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

35. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA)

36. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)

37. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

38. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

39. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)

40. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

41. The Chairman (Hong Kong, China)

42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

43. Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

44. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

45. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)

46. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

47. Benu (San Francisco, USA)

48. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)

49. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)

50. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)


Featured Image: Mirazur

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