These are the 50 best restaurants in the world for 2018

The list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is out and it’s causing a stir. While some consider this list to be a veritable fine dining bible, it has drawn criticism from several chefs and critics for its very narrow judging parameters. The odds are undeniably skewed towards male chefs who tend to serve up European style fare, with only few women and non-European chefs and restaurants earning a spot.

This year the top spot was claimed by Osteria Francescana in Italy and its head chef Massimo Bottura. This Chef previously earned the top honors back in 2016. In second place is Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca, which won the top spot in 2015 and in third place is the Mirazur restaurant in France. No women chefs were included in the top ten and only five made it to the overall list.
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The world’s 50 best restaurants

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) best restaurant in Europe
2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
3. Mirazur (Menton, France)
4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City) best restaurant in North America
5. Gaggan (Bangkok) best restaurant in Asia
6. Central (Lima, Peru) best restaurant in South America
7. Maido (Lima, Peru)
8. Arpege (Paris, France)
9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, New York)
13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
17. Den (Tokyo, Japan) highest climber
18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain) highest new entry
19. Geranium (Copenhagen)
20. Attica (Melboure, Australia)
21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
25. Cosme (New York City)
26. Le Bernardin (New York City)
27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
28. Odette (Singapore)
29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)
31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
33. The Clove Club (London, UK)
34. Alinea (Chicago)
35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)
36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)
37. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
38. Lyle’s (London)
39. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)
40. Septime (Paris, France)
41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
42. Ledbury (London, UK)
43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain) sustainable restaurant award
44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)
45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)
46. Saison (San Francisco)
47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzlerand)
48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa) Africa’s best restaurant

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