The prestigious annual awards for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants have crowned Barcelona’s Disfrutar as the top dining destination for 2024. Announced at a grand ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas.

50 Best Restaurants 2024

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Full List of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024:

  1. Disfrutar, Barcelona
  2. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
  3. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris
  4. Diverxo, Madrid
  5. Maido, Lima
  6. Atomix, New York
  7. Quintonil, Mexico City
  8. Alchemist, Copenhagen
  9. Gaggan, Bangkok
  10. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
  11. Septime, Paris
  12. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
  13. Trèsind Studio, Dubai
  14. Quique Dacosta, Dénia
  15. Sézanne, Tokyo
  16. Kjolle, Lima
  17. Kol, London
  18. Plénitude, Paris
  19. Reale, Castel di Sangro
  20. Wing, Hong Kong
  21. Florilège, Tokyo
  22. Steirereck, Vienna
  23. Sühring, Bangkok
  24. Odette, Singapore
  25. El Chato, Bogotá
  26. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  27. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
  28. Elkano, Getaria
  29. Boragó, Santiago
  30. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  31. Belcanto, Lisbon
  32. Den, Tokyo
  33. Pujol, Mexico City
  34. Rosetta, Mexico City
  35. Frantzén, Stockholm
  36. The Jane, Antwerp
  37. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro
  38. Sorn, Bangkok
  39. Piazza Duomo, Alba
  40. Le Du, Bangkok
  41. Mayta, Lima
  42. Ikoyi, London
  43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
  44. Mingles, Seoul
  45. Arpège, Paris
  46. SingleThread, Healdsburg
  47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
  48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid
  49. La Colombe, Cape Town
  50. Uliassi, Senigallia

Led by chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casanas, all alumni of the legendary El Bulli, Disfrutar is celebrated for its imaginative and playful dishes executed with technical mastery. Highlights include the caviar-filled Panchino doughnut and frozen gazpacho sandwich.

Disfrutar has consistently been a top contender in past years holding the second spot in 2023 and third in 2022. This year it takes the coveted number one position.

Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain) Known for its flame-grilled meats and seafood, this Basque region gem helmed by chef Victor Arguinzoniz, showcases simple yet exquisite dishes such as the red Palamós prawn.

Asador Etxebarri maintains its reputation for delivering a barbecue experience that highlights the natural flavors of high-quality ingredients.

Located in the 12th arrondissement, Table is the top Parisian entry on the list. The restaurant is known for its open kitchen and emphasis on organic and locally sourced produce, providing an intimate dining experience.

Chef Dabiz Muñoz brings an adventurous dining experience with Asian influences to Madrid. Diverxo is renowned for its innovative dishes that challenge traditional culinary boundaries.

The restaurant’s unique approach includes a playful and artistic presentation making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking something extraordinary.

Maido, led by chef Mitsuharu Tsumura expertly combines Japanese techniques with Peruvian ingredients offering a seasonal menu that celebrates the best of both culinary traditions.

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As the highest-ranking restaurant in South America, Maido reinforces Lima’s status as a premier dining destination on the continent.

Atomix, a 14-seat counter restaurant in Manhattan’s Koreatown is the top-ranked establishment in North America. It offers a crafted dining experience. With its unique tasting menu and personal interaction between the chefs and diners.

Focusing on fresh, local ingredients and traditional Mexican flavors, Quintonil offers a modern twist on classic dishes such as spider crab in green mole and cactus sorbet.

Located in an industrial area of Copenhagen, Alchemist is known for its avant-garde approach to dining, offering a multi-sensory experience that goes beyond just food.

Guests can expect a wide range of delicacies including various types of caviar and pigeon aged in beeswax making Alchemist a top destination for adventurous diners.

Led by the legendary Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand, this Bangkok-based restaurant is celebrated for its creative and contemporary Indian cuisine that pushes culinary boundaries.

Argentina is renowned for its exceptional steaks made from grass-fed Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cattle, Don Julio emphasizes organic produce sourced from its own fields.

As the top restaurant in South America’s southern cone, Don Julio continues to set the standard for high-quality, traditional Argentinian cuisine.

Spain has solidified its status as a global culinary powerhouse with six restaurants making the list, including three in the top five.

Besides Disfrutar and Asador Etxebarri, Madrid’s Diverxo and Denia’s Quique Dacosta also feature prominently.

Paris emerges as a key player with four entries led by Table by Bruno Verjus at number three. Other Parisian restaurants include Septime and Arpege.

Atomix in New York City leads the way for North America at number six, followed by SingleThread in California at number 46.

Asia is well-represented with restaurants like Gaggan Anand in Bangkok and Sézanne in Tokyo making strides. The list includes a range of culinary styles from the modern twists at Quintonil to the avant-garde offerings at Alchemist.

Lima’s Maido leads the South American entries at number five highlighting the growing recognition of Peruvian cuisine on the global stage. Other mentions include Bogotá’s El Chato and Santiago’s Boragó.

Wing in Hong Kong, debuting at number 20 stands out for its culinary approach. The Chairman in Hong Kong, moving from 50th to 26th.

Septime (Paris, France) is ranked 11th, this Parisian gem continues to be a presence in the global dining scene.

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Trèsind Studio (Dubai, UAE) is at number 13, Trèsind Studio is the highest-ranking restaurant in the Middle East known for its innovative take on Indian cuisine.

Kol (London, England) is a new entry at 17th place, Kol is making waves in London with its modern Mexican-inspired menu.

Steirereck (Vienna, Austria) is positioned at number 22, Steirereck remains a top destination for those seeking refined Austrian cuisine.

Odette (Singapore) is ranked 24th, Odette continues to represent Singapore as a leader in fine dining with its French-Asian fusion cuisine.

Europe continues to play a central role in the world’s culinary accounting for nearly half of the top 50 restaurants.

France, a traditional culinary giant placed four restaurants in the top 50, all based in Paris. Table by Bruno Verjus secured the third spot.

The UK, however, had a less stellar year with only two entries in the top 50 both located in London. Kol, a Mexican-British fusion restaurant in Marylebone, climbed from 23rd to 17th making it the highest-ranking British establishment.

Ikoyi on the Strand, a modern British restaurant dropped seven places to 42nd. No British restaurants outside London made the list.

With 26 countries and five continents represented. The list still heavily favored Europe, South America, and parts of Asia.

Only one African restaurant, La Colombe in Cape Town made the cut, finishing 49th. North America’s representation was modest with two U.S. restaurants in the top 50.

Atomix in New York was the highest-ranked North American restaurant at sixth place, while SingleThread in Healdsburg, California, came in at 46th.

Mexico’s Quintonil, led by Jorge Vallejo, secured the seventh spot affirming the country’s growing influence in the culinary world.

In addition to the world’s 50 best restaurants 2024, several special awards were handed out. Nobelhart & Schmutzig in Berlin received the sustainable restaurant award for its commitment to local sourcing and better agricultural practices.

The sommelier award went to Pablo Rivero of Don Julio in Buenos Aires, which also made the top 10. Australian chef Neil Perry was honored with a lifetime achievement award recognizing his four-decade-long career including iconic establishments like Rockpool Bar & Grill in Melbourne.

Female chefs were also celebrated with Janaína Torres of A Casa Do Porco in São Paulo receiving the best female chef award.

A Casa Do Porco, which specializes in pork dishes and offers a relatively affordable tasting menu, finished 27th, down from 12th the previous year.

The champions of change awards went to Jessica Rosval and Caroline Caporossi of Roots in Modena, a restaurant training migrant women and João Diamante of Diamantes Na Cozinha in Rio de Janeiro, a culinary initiative for young people in vulnerable situations.

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