List Rules Vote for your favorites among the official S. Pelligrino 2015 Top Restaurant List. You can see each restaurants's original ranking under each restaurant name.
Every year, the top 50 restaurants are ranked by S. Pellegrino and every year we get crazy jealous of whomever gets to eat at all of these great places. Although, ranking the best restaurants in the world seems like a Sisyphean task. How do you compare modern Nordic cuisine to rustic Spanish barbecue? Guess we won’t know until we try, so while you read this list of the top 50 restaurants in the world, we’re going to jet off to El Celler de Can Roca and get started on scarfing down the best food known to man.
We’re just going to break it to you now, there’s no way that whatever normal dinner you eat tonight will even begin to satiate your appetite after you check out this list of the Top 50 Restaurants in the world. Dreamboat eateries like Noma, Biko, and French Laundry are just a few of the entries on this list that’s sure to set your mouth to watering. Whether you prefer haute cuisine or you’re more a fan of contemporary Italian fare, the restaurants on this list are no doubt the best eateries in the world, and we already can’t wait to see what tops the list next year.
Vote on which restaurant among the official S. Pelligrino Top Restaurant List you think is the best, and reorder the list to your taste. Leave us a comment if you’ve had the good fortune to chow down at any of these eateries and we’ll try not to salivate on our laptops.
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Osteria Francescana #2 - Author Massimo Bottura runs this contemporary Italian restaurant in Modena Italy with a local flair.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal#7 - Ashley Palmer-Watts runs things in this kitchen that cooks up historical British food reinvented for the 21st century in the heart of London.
Noma#3 - René Redzepi and head chef Daniel Giusti create award winning Scandinavian fare at this eatery in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Central #4 - You'll have to jet off to Lima, Peru to catch head chef Pia León cooking up avant-garde octopus based dishes at this restaurant.
Eleven Madison Park #5 - Daniel Humm and Chris Flint put a modern spin on European dining in this New York eatery.
D.O.M.#9 - Alex Atala has amassed a legion of followers at his Sao Paulo, Brazil restaurant where he specializes in contemporary Brazilian dishes with an Amazonian flair.
French LaundryHaute cuisine, French food, Eclectic food - #50 - If you're in Yountville, CA, keep an eye out for Thomas Keller and see if you can score a bite of slow-cooked fillet of wild king salmon.
Narisawa #8 - In Tokyo, Japan, Yoshihiro Narisawa creates a poetic assortment of Japanese food with strong French influences.
Asador Etxebarri #13 - The trip to Atxondo, Spain would be well worth it to taste the rustic, wood fired Spanish barbecue from Victor Arguinzoniz.
Le BernardinHaute cuisine, Seafood, French food - #18 - Éric Ripert makes luxury seafood in this New York eatery.
L'Arpège #12 - You can't beet the contemporary French cuisine that Alain Passard crafts at this vegetable themed restaurant in Paris.
Mirazur#11 - Mauro Colagreco creates Modern French delicacies at this hillside restaurant in Menton, France.
Mugaritz#6 - Andoni Luis Aduriz creates techno-emotional spanish cuisine in the gastronomic heartland of Spain, San Sebastian.
The Ledbury #20 - In London, chef Brett Graham creates gutsy modern British food like Loin of roe deer baked in Douglas fir with white beetroot, blackcurrants and smoked bone marrow.
Gaggan #10 - If you're lucky enough to make it to Bangkok, Thailand, you'll find Gaggan Anand crafting Progressive Indian dishes like Free-range lamb chops, sous-vide, grilled and finished with green herb oil.
Arzak#17 - Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak Espina prepare modern basque cuisine in this restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.
Azurmendi #19 - In Larrabetzu, Spain Eneko Atxa creates "cutting edge" Basque food with tomato and eel.
Le Chateaubriand#21 - Inaki Aizpitarte creates modern French ‘bistronomie’ like Squid salad with sea asparagus, onions, redcurrants and wakame powder at this Parisian bistro.
Steirereck #15 - Situated on the banks of the River Wien in Vienna, Austria, chef Heinz Reitbauer serves modern Austrian food like Char cooked in beeswax with yellow carrot, pollen and sour cream.
Maní #41 - In this Sao Paulo, Brazil restaurant that's taken over a former suburban home, Helena Rizzo and Daniel Redondo use local ingredients to create delicate dishes.
Pujol #16 - This Mexico City bastion of haute cuisine is run by the two man team of Chef-patron Enrique Olvera and head chef Erick Guerrero.
The Test Kitchen #28 - In Cape Town, South Africa, Luke Dale-Roberts, and head chef Ivor Jones cook an eclectic mix of international fusion cuisie.
Nahm #22 - David Thompson and Prin Polsuk cook up authentic Thai food in this Bangkok eatery.
Astrid y Gastón #14 - At the Lima based Astrid y Gastón, you'll find Head Chef Diego Muñoz creating modern Peruvian food like apple ceviche and chicken skin camotitos
Attica #32 - The long trip to Melbourne, Australia is definitely worth it for a taste of Ben Shewry's modern Australian cuisine.
AmberAsian food, Contemporary, Fusion food - #38 - Where else can you find a Dutch chef combining French technique with Asian ingredients but Hong Kong, China? That's exactly where Richard Ekkebus serves up foodie favorites like hokkaido sea urchin in a lobster jell-o with cauliflower, caviar and crispy ‘seaweed’ waffle.
AquaSeafood - #33 - In Wolfsburg Germany, Sven Elverfeld cooks up world class modern German cuisine like Cod, veal brawn, cauliflower, brown butter and silverskin onions.
Maido #44 - You'll have to go all the way to Lima, Peru if you want to try Mitsuharu Tsumura's barnacle ceviche.
Quintonil #35 - In Mexico City, Jorge Vallejo is dishing out contemporary Mexican dishes like Huazontles with Chiapas cheese.
Fäviken#25 - In Jarpen, Sweden, Magnus Nilsson gets his viking on by creating rustic Scandinavian cuisine like roasted scallop over burning juniper leaves
Per SeHaute cuisine - #40 - Chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh serves up contemporary French-American standouts like 100 day dry-aged Snake River Farms beef in his New York restaurant.
Boragó#42 (tie) - Rodolfo Guzmán creates ultra-contemporary Chilean food at his new restaurant in Santiago Chile.
Tickets #42 (tie) - You'll need to buy a ticket to Barcelona, Spain to try Fran Agudo's modern spanish cuisine.
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée#47 - Executive chef Romain Meder dishes out a haute French take on fish, vegetables and cereal in Paris.
Schloss Schauenstein #48 - In Furstenau, Switzerland, modern French cuisine is served up by Andreas Caminada.
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet #24 - In Shanghai, Paul Pairet and his head of research Greg Robinson dream up impossibly experiential cuisine.
White Rabbit #23 - Moscow makes the list with this modern Russian restaurant helmed by head chef Vladimir Mukhin.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns#49 - Dan Barber is a chef who believes in Conscious and ingredient-driven, and he serves up favorites like Blue Hill bone char cheese at Pocantico Hills.
Piazza Duomo #27 - In this Alba, Italy joint, Enrico Crippa puts a spin on modern Italian.
Nihonryori RyuGinFusion food - #29 - Chef Seiji Yamamoto prepares traditional Japanese food with modern edge in this Tokyo restaurant.
Le Calandre #34 - If you're in the mood for modern Italian fare Massimiliano ‘Max’ Alajmo is dishing it out in Rubano, Italy to rave reviews.
L'Astrance #36 - Pascal Barbot combines haute French cuisine with Asian influences to make something wholly unique at this Paris dining monolyth.
Restaurant Frantzén#31 - Björn Frantzén prepares modern Scandinavian dishes in Stockhom, Sweden in an open view of a lucky few in the dining room
AlineaMolecular gastronomy - #26 - Grant Achatz has devised a cutting edge molecular gastronomy restaurant deep in the heart of Chicago.
Relae #45 - In Copenhagen, Denmark, Christian Puglisi is creating new but simple Nordic cuisine for the 21st century.
Restaurant André #46 - In Singapore, Chef-owner André Chiang has reinterpreted French nouvelle cuisine to make arm foie gras jelly with black truffle coulis.
Quique Dacosta #39 - When you're as sought after a chef as Quique Dacosta, why not name your restaurant after yourself? His Denia, Spain home serves techno-emotional Spanish cuisine like tobacco leaf and toro.
Vendôme #30 - At Vendôme in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany Joachim Wissler cooks up modern German dishes like Suckling pig, bean stew, grilled green bananas, curry and macadamia nut.
Biko #37 - In Mexico CIty Executive chef Mikel Alonso and head chefs Bruno Oteiza and Gerard Bellver are serving up Spanish and Mexican fusion like foie gras, pineapple and aniseed.