The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

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The best of the best culinary talents on the planet have been announced for this year’s list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The selection is based on the votes submitted by The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, a group of over 1,000 highly influential individuals in the worldwide culinary scene, such as, chefs, restaurateurs, food critics, writers and highly regarded gastronomes. With more than seven restaurants included in the top 50, along with the number 1 spot awarded to the renowned El Celler de Can Roca, which also took the top spot in 2013, Spain has been crowned the king of the world’s best new gastronomic destination. Other notable culinary regions featured includes France, with five entries, as well as the United States, with six restaurants on the list in addition to one new entry.

Below is the entire list of the world’s hottest culinary destinations.

1. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

3. Noma (Copenhagen)

4. Central (Lima)

5. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)

6. Mugartiz (San Sebastian, Spain)

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London)

8. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

9. D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

10. Gaggan (Bangkok)

11. Mirazur (Menton, France)

12. Arpege (Paris)

13. Asador Etxebarri (Biscay, Spain) — this year’s highest climber

14. Astrid y Gaston (Lima)

15. Steirereck (Vienna)

16. Pujol (Mexico City)

17. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

18. Le Bernardin (New York City)

19. Azurmendi (Near Bilbao, Spain)

20. Ledbury (London)

21. Le Chateaubriand (Paris)

22. Nahm (Bangkok)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow) — highest new entry

24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)

25. Faviken (Fäviken, Sweden)

26. Alinea (Chicago)

27. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

28. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

29. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo)

30. Vendome (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)

31. Restaurant Frantzen (Stockholm)

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Aqua (Wolfsberg, Germany)

34. Le Calendre (San Pietro, Italy)

35. Quintonil (Mexico City)

36. L’Astrance (Paris)

37. Biko (Mexico City)

38. Amber (Hong Kong)

39. Quique Dacosta (Dénia, Spain)

40. Per Se (New York City)

41. Mani (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

42.= Tickets (Barcelona)

42.= Borago (Santiago)

44. Maido (Lima)

45. Relae (Copenhagen)

46. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee (Paris)

48. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Tarrytown, New York)

50. French Laundry (Yountville, Calfornia)