The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022: The Winners So Far


The World’s Best 50 list, years after revamping its voting body and rules following criticism of sexism and favoritism towards European-leaning, male-run tasting menus – and Copenhagen’s Noma winning all the time – once again elevated an elite Copenhagen tasting menu restaurant to the number one slot.

Chef Rasmus Kofoed’s Geranium, one of Denmark’s most celebrated culinary establishments, won the title of “World’s Best Restaurant” in the first year that Rene Redzepi’s Noma was no longer eligible. Noma held first place in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2021: The World’s Top 50 organization instituted a rule change in 2019 that restaurants would not be eligible to win a second time, but Noma has when even managed one last victory after its closure. and moved to a new location. Kofoed’s Geranium ranks with Noma as one of Denmark’s two Michelin three-star restaurants. Located on the eighth floor of Copenhagen’s National Football Stadium, it announced last year that it would drop its already small amounts of meat on the menu from around $437 to focus on seafood and vegetables.

Central in Lima came in at No. 2, with Disfrutar in Barcelona taking third place. The results were announced at a ceremony in London hosted by Stanley Tucci. Ahead of the ceremony, the World’s 50 Best organization confirmed that Russian restaurants would not be eligible for the list this year given the country’s attacks on Ukraine. A spokesperson told Eater: “We do not hold any restaurant or bar individually responsible for the actions of their government and we recognize all those in Russia who have courageously spoken out against the actions of their leaders. However, by including Russian restaurants or bars in our top listings, we would be tacitly supporting hospitality-oriented tourism in Russia, increasing income in the country, and indirectly supporting the government through taxation… As an organization, we do not believe it is fair to promote Russia as a food or drink destination at this time. This change effectively excluded 2021 roster creators White Rabbit and Twins Garden from the roster.

René Frank of Coda in Berlin was named the best pastry chef in the world; Leonor Espinosa was voted the best female chef in the world and Josep Roca won the prize for the best sommelier in the world. The Art of Hospitality Award went to NYC’s Atomix. Wawira Njiru from Kenya received the Icon award. Now here is the full list:

The list of the 50 best restaurants in the world 2022

50. Single Wire, Healdsburg, CA

49. Ikoyi, London

48. Leo, Bogota

47. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro

46. ​​Belcanto, Lisbon

45. Narisawa, Tokyo

44. The Bernadin, New York

43. Borago, Santiago

42. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

41. The Peak, Osaka

40. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland

39. Sorn, Bangkok

38. Jordnaer, Copenhagen

37. Fyn, Cape Town

36. Odette, Singapore

35. The Clove Club, London

34. Hisa Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

33. Atomix, New York

32. Mayta, Lima

31. Arpege, Paris

30. Florilegium, Tokyo

29. St Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy

28. Le Clarence, Paris

27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Germany

26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin

25. Frantzén, Stockholm

24. The President, Hong Kong

23. La Jane, Antwerp

22. September, Paris

21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

20. Lair, Tokyo

19. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

18. Alchemist, Copenhagen

17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin

16. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

15. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy

14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires

13. Steirereck, Vienna

12. Uliassi, Italy

11. Maido, Lima

10. Le Calandre, Rubano

9. Quintonil, Mexico City

8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy

7. A Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo

6. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

5. Pujol, Mexico City

4. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

3. Disfrutar, Barcelona, ​​Spain

2. Central, Lima

1. Geranium, Copenhagen

Additional reporting by Erika Adams.


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