Which 3 UK Spots Made The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List?

The Ledbury

Getting a coveted spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is no easy feat. Think about the seemingly limitless amount of restaurants there are in the world, and then imagine them all battling it out to get 1 of a limited 50 spots. This year was no exception to the high caliber of competitors we’ve seen in the past. While Massimo Bottura of Italy’s Osteria Francescana scored the powerful No.1 title, Britain’s top eateries were not far behind.

Three UK restaurants secured spots on the list this year. The highest-ranking British restaurant was Chef Brett Graham’s 2-Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury in London’s Notting hill, which came in at number 14. Which in turn, makes it the best restaurant in the entire United Kingdom.

The Clove Club however, was the highest new entry on the list at number 26. This Shoreditch spot is notorious for their ambitious five-course menu, which highlights rare and overlooked British ingredients. The famous Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park managed to get in at 47 for his ability to highlight Britain’s gastronomic history.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Check out the full list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants below:

  1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
  2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
  3. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
  4. Central, Lima, Peru
  5. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
  6. Mirazur, Menton, France
  7. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
  11. D.O.M, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  12. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  13. Maido, Lima, Peru
  14. The Ledbury, London, UK
  15. Alinea, Chicago, USA
  16. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
  17. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  18. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
  19. Arpege, Paris, France
  20. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  21. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
  22. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
  23. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  24. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
  25. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  26. The Clove Club, London, UK
  27. Saison, San Francisco, USA
  28. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  29. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
  30. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
  31. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
  32. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
  33. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
  34. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
  35. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  36. Borago, Santiago, Chile
  37. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  38. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
  39. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  40. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
  41. Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden
  42. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  43. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
  44. Estela, New York, USA
  45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
  46. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
  47. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
  48. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantino Hills, USA
  49. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
  50. Septime, Paris, France