The World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017 Have Been Named

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017 Have Been Named

Eleven Madison Park tops the list, Amber represents Hong Kong in securing 24th position

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Marking the awards’ 15th anniversary, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants have been ranked amidst glitz and glamour at a ceremony held at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

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Eleven Madison Park photo credit: Business Insider

Taking the global crown is Eleven Madison Park in New York, the first American restaurant to snatch the top spot since 2004, edging up from third place last year. Swiss Chef Daniel Humm helms the kitchen, serving an eight- to 10-course seasonal tasting menu that's described as “modern French with a New York twist”. The restaurant's signature dish is its lavender-and-honey duck. Completing the top 3 are Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, consistently ranked in the top 5 since 2010, and El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, run by three brothers who serve up traditional Catalan cuisine with a creative twist.

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Seven restaurants in Asia made it onto the list, with Gaggan in Bangkok soaring 16 places to claim the number 7 position and the top restaurant in Asia title. Singapore’s Restaurant André climbed a whopping 18 places to secure the number 14 spot. Hong Kong is done proud by Amber, making the list for seven years in a row. The French restaurant slid slightly from its 20th-place position last year to land at number 24 this year. 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana was placed at number 60, followed closely by Lung King Heen at 70.

The list is a global poll of more than 1,000 food experts from 26 regions around the world, with each region comprising 40 members. Each regional member must cast votes for 10 restaurants and at least four of them must be from a region outside their own. They must also have visited the restaurants in the past 18 months.

The full top 50 list (last year’s place in brackets):

  1. Eleven Madison Park, New York (3)
  2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy (1)
  3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain (2)
  4. Mirazur, Menton, France (6)
  5. Central, Lima (4)
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain (10)
  7. Gaggan, Bangkok (23)
  8. Maido, Lima (13)
  9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain (7)
  10. Steirereck, Vienna (9)
  11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York (48)
  12. Arpège, Paris (19)
  13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris (58)
  14. Restaurant André, Singapore (32)
  15. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy (17)
  16. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil (11)
  17. Le Bernardin, New York (24)
  18. Narisawa, Tokyo (8)
  19. Geranium, Copenhagen (28)
  20. Pujol, Mexico City (25)
  21. Alinea, Chicago (15)
  22. Quintonil, Mexico City (12)
  23. White Rabbit, Moscow (18)
  24. Amber, Hong Kong (20)
  25. Tickets, Barcelona (29)
  26. The Clove Club, London (26)
  27. The Ledbury, London (14)
  28. Nahm, Bangkok (37)
  29. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy (39)
  30. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain (21)
  31. Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris (72)
  32. Attica, Melbourne (33)
  33. Astrid y Gastón, Lima (30)
  34. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands (38)
  35. Septime, Paris (50)
  36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (45)
  37. Saison, San Francisco (27)
  38. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (16)
  39. Relae, Copenhagen (40)
  40. Cosme, New York (96)
  41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai (42)
  42. Boragó, Santiago (36)
  43. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy (84)
  44. Brae, Birregurra, Australia (65)
  45. Den, Tokyo (77)
  46. L’Astrance, Paris (57)
  47. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany (35)
  48. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (34)
  49. Tegui, Buenos Aires (68)
  50. Hof van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium (53)


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