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This year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants has seen some exciting changes. Most notably Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana (Italy) has been squeezed off the top spot by Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA). The full-scale renovation and redesign obviously having worked in their favour catapulting the restaurant from third to first place.

While London’s The Clove Club has clung on to their place at twenty-six. The Ledbury has sadly fallen a surprising thirteen places. Having placed fourteenth in 2016 they now reside at number twenty-seven and are left nipping at the heels of their London competitor.

On a more positive note Heston Blumenthal’s Knightsbridge restaurant has improved its ranking greatly, and is now a whole nine places closer to that enviable title of number one.


1.    Eleven Madison Park (New York, USA)



2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

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

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

5. Central (Lima, Peru)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

8. Maido (Lima, Peru)

9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

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

12. L’Arpège (Paris, France)

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

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

17. Le Bernardin (New York, USA)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

21. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

26. The Clove Club (London, UK)

27. The Ledbury (London, UK)


28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

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

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

35. Septime (Paris, France)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)

40. Cosme (New York, USA)

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

46. L’Astrance (Paris, France)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Oris watches and will soon be launching our guides to the 75 top bars, 50 top restaurants and 50 best hotels in London for 2017. We want to make sure we have all the best places covered and don’t want to miss out your favourite, there is still time to let us know the places you think should be included. Click here to let us know.