Two London Restaurants Named Among Top 10 In The World

Two London restaurants have been named among the top 10 in the world at an awards ceremony in the capital.


Take a bow the two Michelin starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Brett Graham’s The Ledbury.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal


The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards said it was the first time two UK restaurants had won a place in the top 10. Blumenthal’s Knightsbrudge restaurant was ranked fifth in the world (and the UK’s top dining venue) while Graham’s Notting Hill establishment sealed the 10th spot.

The Ledbury 2
The Ledbury


Meanwhile Fergus Henderson who owns a string of St John restaurants in London, was awarded The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the UK’s “culinary identity”.


But the big winner was the two Michelin star Danish restaurant Noma which claimed the coveted top spot for the fourth time. Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca – famed for its free-style cooking and cutting – was voted second.


The Ledbury
The Ledbury



The annual awards ceremony organised by Restaurant Magazine is considered a highlight of the global gastronomic calendar.


“It has been another exciting year for the awards and we are thrilled to have once again welcomed the world’s best chefs to London for a night of celebration within the industry,” said William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.


“The appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow and grow and we are honoured to play a small part in that process. It’s fantastic to witness the strength and breadth of talent that exists across all corners of the globe.”


The list is made up of votes of more than 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, who each cast seven votes and are considered an alternative to the Michelin rankings.



The top 50 restaurants

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
5. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain
7. D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9. Alinea, Chicago, USA
10. The Ledbury, London, UK
11. Mirazur, Menton, France
12. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
13. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
14. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
15. Central, Lima, Peru
16. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
17. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
18. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
19. Fäviken Järpen, Sweden
20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
21. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
22. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
23. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
24. Amber, Hong Kong, China
25. L’Arpège, Paris, France
26. Azuermendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
27. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
28. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
29. De Libreije, Zwolle, Netherlands
30. Per Se New York, USA
31. L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France
32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
33. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
34. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
35. Martin Beragategui, San Sebastian, Spain
36. Mani, Sao Paolo, Brazil
37. Restaurant Andrew, Singapore
38. L’Astrance, Paris, France
39. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
40. Daniel, New York, USA
41. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
42. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
43. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
44. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA
45. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
46. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
47. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
48. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
49. Coi, San Francisco, USA
50. Waku Ghin, Singapore