The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List of 2019 has been revealed, and boy has it got us wanting to jet set.
The finest of the culinary world flocked to Singapore for the annual awards ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, held earlier this week at the Marina Bay Sands.
The 2019 list saw some amendments made to the rules, the World’s 50 Best organisation having received controversial press in previous years, as a result of the judging processes.
Taking out the top spot on the 2019 list was Mirazur of France, situated along the beautiful Cote D’Azur. The grounds of the restaurant house its own orchard and garden, the produce being incorporated in Mirazur’s cooking. The result is a menu that pays homage to the sea, the mountain and the garden.
Head chef and owner Mauro Colagreco, of Italian and Argentinian heritage, opened Mirazur in 2012. Already, they have received significant industry recognition, being given the highest Michelin rating of 3 stars earlier this year.
Keeping Mirazur company in the top 10 are Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark), Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain), Gaggan (Bangkok), Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark), Central (Lima, Peru), Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain), Arpege (Paris, France), Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain) and Maido (Lima, Peru).
Impressively, Daniela Soto-Innes took out the award for best female chef as well as the highest-ranking American restaurant Cosme in New York, which received 23rd place.
Sadly, no Australian venues made it into the top 50, the highest-ranking being Attica of Melbourne coming in at 84 followed by Brae of Birregurra, Victoria coming in at 101.
It will undoubtedly be impossible to score a reservation at Mirazur for some time, so in the interim, maybe it’s time you get booking a gastronomic holiday to one of the other restaurants. Check out the full list below.
The world’s 50 best restaurants
- Mirazur (Menton, France)
- Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
- Gaggan (Bangkok)
- Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Central (Lima, Peru)
- Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
- Arpege (Paris, France)
- Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
- Maido (Lima, Peru)
- Den (Tokyo, Japan)
- Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
- White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
- Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
- Septime (Paris, France)
- Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
- Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
- Odette (Singapore)
- Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)
- Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
- Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)
- Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
- Cosme (New York City)
- Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
- Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
- Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
- The Clove Club (London, UK)
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, New York)
- Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
- Elkano (Getaria, Spain)
- Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
- Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)
- Lyle’s (London, UK)
- Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)
- Le Bernardin (New York City)
- Alinea (Chicago)
- Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
- A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)
- Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
- The Chairman (Hong Kong, China)
- Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
- Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)
- Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)
- De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)
- Benu (San Francisco)
- Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
- Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
- Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)