Top 50 Restaurants of the World 2012

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Only one restaurant from London makes it in to the top 50 list of the “World’s Best Restaurants” 2012, by the “Restaurants Magazines” and that is Heston Blumenthal’s “Dinner”. The top spot has been reserved for the Copenhagen restaurant Noma for three years now. If you are are going to Spain this year you  are lucky and will find three restaurants among the top 10, two of them Mugaritz and Arzak are in the same city, San-Sebastian. How do you rank a restaurant, don’t we all have different preferences? Restaurants Magazine has made the compilation with of over 800 industry-experts picks. For those who are not willing to eat themselves through every restaurant in the world this list can be a great starting point.

Behold this years list:

  1. Noma: Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. El Celler De Can Roca: Gerona, Spain
  3. Mugaritz: Errenteria, Spain
  4. D.O.M.: Sao Paolo, Brazil
  5. Osteria Francescana: Modena, Italy
  6. Per Se: New York, New York
  7. Alinea: Chicago, Illinois
  8. Arzak: San Sebastian, Spain
  9. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal: London, England
  10. Eleven Madison Park: New York, New York
  11. Steirereck, Austria
  12. L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon, France
  13. The Fat Duck, United Kingdom
  14. The Ledbury, United Kingdom
  15. Le Chateaubriand, France
  16. L’Arpege, France
  17. Pierre Gagnaire, France
  18. L’Astrance, France
  19. Le Bernardin, New York, New York
  20. Frantzén/Lindeberg, Sweden
  21. Oud Sluis, Netherlands
  22. Aqua, Germany
  23. Vendome, Germany
  24. Mirazur, France
  25. Daniel, New York
  26. Iggy’s, Singapore: Best Restaurant In Asia
  27. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  28. Nihonryori RyuGin, Japan
  29. Quay, Sydney, Australia
  30. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
  31. Asador Etxebarri, Spain
  32. Le Calandre, Italy
  33. De Librije, Netherlands
  34. Faviken, Sweden
  35. Astrid Y Gaston, Peru
  36. Pujol, Mexico
  37. Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York
  38. Biko, Mexico
  39. Waku Ghin, Singapore
  40. Quique Dacosta, Spain
  41. Mathias Dahlgren, Sweden
  42. Hof Van Cleve, Amsterdam
  43. The French Laundry, California
  44. Amber, China
  45. Villa Joya, Portugal
  46. Il Canto, Italy
  47. Bras, France
  48. Manresa, California
  49. Geranium, Copenhagen
  50. Nahm, Bangkok

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