Hungry? The World's 50 Best Restaurants for 2016 have been revealed
Food & Travel
Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is the best restaurant on the planet, according to The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016.
The highly-influential list, voted upon by almost 1,000 leaders of the global restaurant community, was announced last night in New York.
Massimo Bottura's osteria, renowned for its twists on traditional ingredients, is the first ever Italian restaurant to top the list.
The 2016 list, described by organisers as "an annual snapshot of the greatest gastronomic experiences across the globe," features three Spanish restaurants in the Top 10 - El Celler de Can Roca (which falls from first to second place), Mugaritz at No.7 and Asador Etxebarri at No.10.
Copenhagen's Noma, a three-time winner, drops from third to fifth place.
Maido in Lima is the highest climber, rising from No.44 to No.13 on this year's list - confirming the Peruvian capital's meteoric rise as a foodie capital. Lima's Capital Restaurant retains its place at No.4, while Astrid y Gastón features at No.30.
Three UK restaurants make the cut, including The Ledbury, which rises six places from No. 20 to No.14. However, no Irish restaurants feature.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016:
- Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
- El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
- Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
- Central, Lima, Peru
- Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Mirazur, Menton, France
- Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
- Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
- Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
- D.O.M, Sao Paolo, Brazil
- Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
- Maido, Lima, Peru
- The Ledbury, London, UK
- Alinea, Chicago, USA
- Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
- Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
- White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
- Arpege, Paris, France
- Amber, Hong Kong, China
- Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
- The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
- Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
- Le Bernardin, New York, USA
- Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
- The Clove Club, London, UK
- Saison, San Francisco, USA
- Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
- Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
- Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
- Restaurant Andre, Singapore
- Attica, Melbourne, Australia
- Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
- Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
- Borago, Santiago, Chile
- Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
- De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
- Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
- Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden
- Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
- Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
- Estela, New York, USA
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
- Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
- Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantino Hills, USA
- Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
- Septime, Paris, France
The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is created from the votes of The Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of almost 1,000 food writers and critics, chefs and restaurateurs around the world.
Members base lists on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months, with the list independently adjudicated by Deloitte.
The list has its critics, notably for a relative scarcity of French restaurants (not to mention female chefs), but has proved hugely influential to the careers of others like René Redzepi and Magnus Nilsson, and is quick to embrace new restaurants and ideas.