The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: the results

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017: the results

by Great British Chefs 5 April 2017

See the results of this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and how the UK’s chefs fared in the list.

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has quickly become one of the most anticipated culinary awards in the world, despite being only fifteen years old. Chefs now respect and pay attention to the list, holding it in the same high regard as more established schemes like Michelin.

This year the awards ceremony is being held in Melbourne, a city hotly tipped to become the world’s next big culinary hotspot. The votes have been counted, the list has been drawn up and the winners announced. Take a look below at the full list to see which restaurants made the cut, which ranked higher or lower than last year and any new entries.

Congratulations go to Eleven Madison Park in New York for taking the top spot from Massimo Bottura and his Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana, and the British restaurants Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (36), The Ledbury (27) and The Clove Club (26).

There were some other special awards, too: the title of World’s Best Pastry Chef was awarded to the inventor of the Cronut, Dominique Ansel; Septime (35) took home the Sustainable Restaurant Award and Attica (32) made Australia proud by winning the best in Australasia Award.The Highest New Entry Award went to Alléno Pavillon Ledoyen (31) in Paris and Ana Roš won Best Female Chef, while the Chefs’ Choice Award went to Virgilio Martínez of Central in Lima. The Art of Hospitality Award was won by El Celler de Can Roca in Spain and the Highest Climber was Blue Hill at Stone Barns (11), the restaurant of chef Dan Barber. Heston Blumenthal took home the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Take a look at the list below and plan your next foodie excursion – the links will take you to each restaurant's website.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

50: Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

49: Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina (NEW ENTRY)

48: Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

47: Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

46: L’Astrance, Paris, France

45: Den, Tokyo, Japan (NEW ENTRY)

44: Brae, Birregurra, Australia (NEW ENTRY)

43: Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy (NEW ENTRY)

42: Boragó, Santiago, Chile

41: Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

40: Cosme, New York, USA (NEW ENTRY)

39: Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

38: Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

37: Saison, San Francisco, USA

36: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, England

35: Septime, Paris, France

34: De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

33: Astrid, Lima, Peru

32: Attica, Melbourne, Australia (NEW ENTRY)

31: Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France (NEW ENTRY)

30: Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

29: Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

28: Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

27: The Ledbury, London, UK

26: The Clove Club, London, UK

25: Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

24: Amber, Hong Kong, China

23: White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

22: Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

21: Alinea, Chicago, USA

20: Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

19: Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

18: Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

17: Le Bernardin, New York, USA

16: D.O.M, São Paulo, Brazil

15: Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

14: Restaurant André, Singapore

13: Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

12: Aprège, Paris, France

11: Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

10: Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

9: Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

8: Maido, Lima, Peru

7: Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

6: Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

5: Central, Lima, Peru

4: Mirazur, Menton, France

3: El Cellar de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

2: Osteria Francesca, Modena, Italy

1: Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA