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50 Best: Disfrutar is the Best Restaurant in the World for 2024! Here’s the Complete Ranking

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants: Here’s the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world for 2024. At the top is Disfrutar in Barcelona. Discover all the winners here.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2024- The Ceremony

The world of gastronomy came together in the neon-lit city of Las Vegas in the United States this evening to celebrate and recognise The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, with Barcelona’s Disfrutar named The World’s Best Restaurant and The Best Restaurant in Europe. The awards ceremony, hosted at Wynn Las Vegas, honours the very best gastronomic talent from 26 territories across five continents.

Ranked at No.1 in the 2023 list, Disfrutar is famed for modern techniques and beautiful ingredients, resulting in an experience that subverts traditional fine dining in a completely surprising way. The tasting menu showcases a Mediterranean identity with avant-garde flavours to deliver daring contemporary food that is truly thought-provoking.

Other awards:

-Art of Hospitality Award: Plénitude, Paris

 -Icon Award: Neil Perry

-Wold's Best Sommelier Award: Pablo Rivero, Septime Paris

The Best Restaurant in the World: Disfrutar

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Disfrutar, the Barcelona restaurant run by the skilled chef trio of Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, is named The World’s Best Restaurant 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, succeeding the 2023 winner, Central in Lima, which now enjoys an elevated position in the Best of the Best hall of fame.

The Podium

Disfrutar is followed in the ranking by Asador Etxebarri (No.2) in Atxondo and Table by Bruno Verjus (No.3) in Paris.

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William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, comments: “It is with great excitement that we announce the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and honour the iconoclastic Disfrutar as The World’s Best Restaurant. The team, led by Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, has shown extraordinary dedication to its craft, amazing and delighting diners with every dish on its extensive menu. This year sees the culinary community celebrate a truly global list featuring restaurants across 26 territories, demonstrating that the appetite for diversity and excellence in hospitality shows no sign of waning."

A Focus on Special Awards

Mitsuharu 'Micha' Tsumura, the chef-owner of Maido in Lima, wins the Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award 2024, the only award to be voted for by his peers, in light of his dedication to putting Peru onto the world culinary stage, evidenced by Maido’s position as No.1 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2023.

Australian chef and restaurateur Neil Perry – whose restaurant portfolio has included the legendary Rockpool Bar & Grill, Rosetta and Spice Temple, as well as his latest venture, Margaret – has enjoyed a career spanning more than 45 years and is now rewarded with the Woodford Reserve Icon Award. Perry is arguably his country’s most influential chef and is known for his visionary interpretations of Modern Australian and Asian cuisines.

Nina Métayer is named The World's Best Pastry Chef 2024, sponsored by Sosa. Métayer’s sculptural creations have garnered attention the world over and her beautiful work is inspiring a new generation of pastry chefs.

Restaurants from four new cities have entered or re-entered the list, with La Colombe in Cape Town (No.49), SingleThread in Healdsburg (No.46), Oteque in Rio de Janeiro (No.37), and Mingles in Seoul (No.44), showing the awards’ ever-expanding international footprint in recognising the best restaurants across the globe.

Based in Hong Kong, chef Vicky Cheng’s Wing (No.20) is recognised with the Highest New Entry Award 2024, and The Chairman (No.26) – also in Hong Kong – bags the Highest Climber Award 2024, sponsored by Highstreet World. The Chairman moves up 24 spots from the 2023 list and was also recognised as The Best Restaurant in Hong Kong by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024.

The Beronia World's Best Sommelier Award is presented to Pablo Rivero, sommelier and owner of Don Julio, Buenos Aires. Previously recognised as Latin America’s Best Sommelier 2022 as part of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Rivero is known for his championing of the region’s wine and his thoughtful pairings with local produce.

Berlin’s Nobelhart & Schmutzig (No.43) is announced as the winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award, in recognition of its unerring advocacy for better agricultural policies and the voices of producers. Its ‘brutally local’ ethos is testament to its personal relationships with farmers and growers, allowing the team to offer a truly regional and seasonal menu.

The evening also celebrated those honoured with pre-announced special awards. These included: Champions of Change winners Jessica Rosval and Caroline Caporossi – founders of Roots in Modena, a social enterprise restaurant that hosts a training programme for migrant women – and João Diamante of Diamantes Na Cozinha in Rio de Janeiro, founder of a culinary initiative which creates opportunities for young people in vulnerable situations; Janaína Torres, winner of The World’s Best Female Chef Award; Plénitude in Paris, which was presented with the Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award; and Kato, Los Angeles, which picked up the Resy One To Watch Award.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024– The Official Ranking

1- Disfrutar, Barcelona

2- Asador Extebarri, Axpe

3- Table By Bruno Verjus, Paris

4- DiverXO, Madrid

5- Maido, Lima

6- Atomix, New York (Best Restaurant In North America)

7- Quintonil, Mexico City

8- Alchemist, Copenaghen

9- Gaggan, Bangkok (Best Restaurant in Asia)

10- Don Julio, Buenos Aires

11- Septime Paris (Wold's Best Sommelier Award)

12- Lido 84, Gardone Riviera

13- Trèsind Studio, Dubai

14- Quique Dacosta, Denìa

15- Sézanne, Tokyo

16- Kjolle, Lima

17- Kol, London

18- Plénitude, Paris

19- Reale, Castel di Sangro

20- Wing, Hong Kong (Highest New Entry Award)

21- Florilège, Tokyo

22- Steirereck, Vienna

23- Sühring, Bangkok

24- Odette, Singapore

25- El Chato, Bogotá

26- The Chairman, Hong Kong (Highest Climber Award)

27- A Casa Do Porco, Sao Paulo (which also receives Best Female Chef award)

28- Elkano, Getaria

29- Boragó, Santiago

30- Tim Raue, Berlin

31- Belcanto, Lisbon

32- Ten, Tokyo

33- Pujol, Mexico City

34- Rosetta, Mexico

35- Frantzén, Stockholm

36- The Jane, Belgium

37- Oteque, Rio de Janeiro

38- Sorn, Bangkok

39- Piazza Duomo, Alba

40- Le Du, Bangkok

41- Maita, Lima

42- Ikoyi, London

43-Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin

44- Mingles, Seoul

45- Arpège- Paris

46- SingleThread, Healdsburg

47- Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau

48- Hiša Franko, Caporetto

49- La Colombe, Cape Town

50- Uliassi, Senigallia 

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