French Restaurant Mirazur Takes the Top Spot for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019


The 18th edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has finally unveiled the winner of the coveted top spot for 2019. French restaurant Mirazur has been scored as the world’s best restaurant at a gala awards ceremony that took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore today.

This is the first time the prestigious culinary award event is held in Asia.

Singapore has only one entry in the list; last year’s No.28 – fine-dining French restaurant Odette – jumped 10 places to come in at No. 18 this year. The highest entry for a restaurant in Asia goes to Gaggan from Bangkok, Thailand at No. 4.

This year also saw some changes, which saw the launch of the ‘Best of the Best’ category. The new introduction features restaurants that have previously won the No. 1 spot in the list. This also means these restaurants, which include Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana and the Roca brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca, are no longer eligible for the annual vote.

Produced by UK media company William Reed Business Media, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is based on a poll of international chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands and restaurant critics.

Here is the full list of winners for 2019:

The 2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

  1. Mirazur (Menton, France)
  2. Noma (Copengagen, Denmark)
  3. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)
  4. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)
  5. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  6. Central (Lima, Peru)
  7. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
  8. Arpège (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, United Kingdom)
  28. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, USA)
  29. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
  30. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)
  31. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
  32. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)
  33. Lyle’s (London, United Kingdom)
  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)
  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 by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
  49. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
  50. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

Best Pastry Chef: Jessica Préalpato (Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris)

Best Female Chef: Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, New York City)

Icon Award: José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup, Washington D.C.)

One to Watch: Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)

BBVA Scholarship Winner: Andersen Lee

Sustainable Restaurant Award: Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

Chefs’ Choice Award: Alain Passard

Highest Climber: Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

Art of Hospitality Award: Den (Tokyo, Japan)


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