The 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018

The best restaurants in the world have been revealed – and some serious bucket list-worthy eateries are on the list.

The winners of the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards were announced at a glamorous ceremony in Bilbao, Spain on Tuesday, June 19.

The ranking is based on the opinions and experiences of over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts – from food writers and critics to chefs, restaurateurs and “well-travelled gourmets” – from 26 regions around the world.

Scroll down to see the 50 best restaurants in the world in 2018, ranked in ascending order.


50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)


49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)


48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

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47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzlerand)


46. Saison (San Francisco, USA)


45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)


44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)


43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)


42. Ledbury (London, UK)


41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)


40. Septime (Paris, France)


39. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)


38. Lyle’s (London, UK)


37. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)


36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)


35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)


34. Alinea (Chicago, USA)


33. The Clove Club (London, UK)


32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)


31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)


30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)


29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)


28. Odette (Singapore)

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27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)


26. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)


25. Cosme (New York City, USA)


24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)


23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)


22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)


21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)


20. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)


19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)


18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)


17. Den (Tokyo, Japan)


16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)


15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)


14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)


13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)


12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, USA)


11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)


10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)


9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)


8. Arpege (Paris, France)


7. Maido (Lima, Peru)


6. Central (Lima, Peru)


5. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)


4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City, USA)


3. Mirazur (Menton, France)


2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)


1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

Osteria Francescana was crowned number one in 2016 and came second last year before rising back to take the top spot in 2018.

“I am going to use this spotlight to make even stronger the changes there are going to be,” said Bottura at a press conference following his win. “Feed the planet. Fight waste. Last week Henry Kissinger asked me for a selfie. It is unbelievable. We have to involve all the community of chefs … pushing the spotlight you have to make the invisible visible is extremely important.”

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