RESTAURANT is a UK magazine for restaurant professionals and lovers. It concentrates on fine dining of the industry. Started in 2002, a simple query of “which are the fifty best restaurants in the world” has now led to an internationally influential ranking.

To achieve a reliable ranking, the world was divided into 26 regions and a chairperson is selected for each region based on his/her expert knowledge in order to choose a voting panel of that region. The panel consists of well-travelled chefs, restaurateurs and critics. Each voter was allowed to vote for seven restaurants that they thought were the best in the world, but only allowed to vote no more than four within their own region. In total, there are more than 900 voters casting over 6,000 votes. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is announced during an award ceremony every April in London. Since 2006, the Restaurant magazine has published the top 100 best restaurants.

In recent years, the 50 Best list has expanded to region specific list, Asia and Latin America, by compiling results from voters of corresponding regions.

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants


2012 World's 50 Best Restaurants

L’Atelier

Paris
June 2010
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 12th

Il Canto

Siena, Tuscany
December 2012
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 46th

D.O.M.

Brazil, Sao Paolo
January 2010
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 4th

Aqua

Wolfsburg, Germany
March 2011
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 22nd

Les Amis

Singapore
September 2013
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 53nd

Waku Ghin

Singapore
March 2013
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 39th

Sant Pau

Barcelona
September 2008
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 65rd

Per Se

NYC
May 2011
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 6th

Manresa

Los Gatos
August 2012
World's 50 Best 2012 W50B 2012 48th

2013 World's 50 Best Restaurants

Biko

Mexico, Mexico City
August 2012
World's 50 Best 2013 W50B 2013 31st

Attica

Australia, Ripponlea
November 2013
World's 50 Best 2013 W50B 2013 21st

Amber

Hong Kong
December 2011
World's 50 Best 2013 W50B 2013 36th

2014 World's 50 Best Restaurants

Fäviken

Järpen, Sweden
January 2013
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 19th

De Librije

Zwollen, The Netherlands
February 2012
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 29th

Nahm

Bangkok, Thailand
February 2013
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 13th

41°

Barcelona
September 2014
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 74th

Vila Joya

Faro, Portugal
November 2012
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 21st

Coi

San Francisco
August 2012
World's 50 Best 2014 W50B 2014 49th