The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017

The full list announced with New York temple of fine dining taking the top spot

​Top chefs from across the globe gathered in Melbourne for the announcement of this year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, which saw Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park take the number one spot. Rising from third position, the three-Michelin-starred New York showstopper was lauded for its fun take on fine dining and impeccable service. Over the past 12 months, Swiss-born Daniel Humm cut down his 14-course tasting menu to just seven courses to allow his team to pay more attention to each dish and it has evidently paid off.

Elsewhere in the top 10, there was a reshuffle among the top five, with last year’s winner Osteria Francescana moving from pole position to second place, bumping El Celler de Can Roca to number three. There was cause for celebration for Bangkok’s Gaggan, which jumped into spot number seven from 23 and was subsequently named as the Best Restaurant in Asia.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was the fact that Heston Blumenthal’s madcap restaurant, The Fat Duck, did not make an appearance on the list; however, member favourite Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was ranked at number 36 and the chef received the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement award. At the age of 50, it seems a little early to be recognising his contribution to the industry but it's hard to ignore the fact that he has been one of the most influential chefs of the past two decades. His scientific and playful approach to food gave birth to molecular gastronomy and many of the chefs at the award ceremony have been hugely influenced by his wizardry in the kitchen.

Two of our members’ favourites in London made the top 50, with The Ledbury moving to number 27 – just behind Shoreditch's super cool and contemporary The Clove Club which stayed at number 26, having been the highest new entry in the 2016 list.

As you would expect, demand for reservations is huge in the wake of the awards ceremony, so if you would like us to try to secure a reservation at any restaurants on the list, please contact us for full booking information and have a selection of preferred dates on hand. Please note that many restaurants on the list have strict booking processes and many require prepayment or a deposit.

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 San Sebastian, Spain

10. Steirereck Vienna, Austria

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns Pocantico Hills, USA

12. Arpège Paris, France

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Paris, France

14. Restaurant André 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

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 new entry

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 new entry

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet Shanghai, China

42. Boragó Santiago, Chile

43. Reale Castel di Sangro, Italy new entry

44. Brae Birregurra, Australia new entry

45. Den Tokyo, Japan new entry

46. L'Astrance Paris, France

47. Vendôme Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

48. Restaurant Tim Raue Berlin, Germany

49. Tegui Buenos Aires, Argentina new entry

50. Hof van Cleve Kruishoutem, Belgium​

Last updated on 5 April 2017

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