Mirazur is the World’s Best Restaurant 2019! Noma Re-entered as No. 2 and Geranium Jumped to No. 5!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (W50B) awards just went down in Singapore – one of my favorite street food cities in the world. Of course, we were present to cover the events (and to eat all the food)! Two major changes affected the list this year. First of all, the list was extended from 100 to 120 restaurants in celebration of San Pellegrino’s 120th anniversary. Secondly, the Best of the Best-list was announced, effectively changing the top-list by removing all of the past winners, including Osteria Francescana, El Celler de Can Roca, and the Fat Duck, from the competition. The original Noma was also moved to this top list, but the W50B organization still allowed René Redzepi to remain in the competition with Noma 2.0. As a Scandinavian, Noma will always be close to my heart. For the same reason, both Geranium and Frantzén was also huge favorites for me this evening. In fact, I consider Frantzén the best restaurant in the Nordics at the moment. This year, Björn Frantzén and his team re-entered the World’s 50 Best-list as no. 21 (up from no. 65 last year), having previously held the no. 12 spot back in 2013. I’ll be honest, I thought they would go directly into the top 10 list and I think they are a strong contender for the no. 1 spot in the coming years. Geranium jumped from no. 19 to no. 5. Impressive and well-deserved! As if it wasn’t a big enough day for Denmark, Noma re-entered the list as no. 2, which is the highest new entry in the history of the W50B-list. But no one could take away the no. 1 spot this year from chef Mauro Colagreco and his restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France. Huge congrats!

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

Here is the full list – you can also click here for the official page.

No. 50 – Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

No. 49 – Leo, Bogota, Colombia (New)

No. 48 – Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

No. 47 – Benu, San Francisco, USA (New)

No. 46 – De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

No. 45 – Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand (New)

No. 44 – The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa (The Best Restaurant in Africa)

No. 43 – Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

No. 42 – Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal (New)

No. 41 – The Chairman, Hong Kong, China (New)

No. 40 – Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

No. 39 – A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil (New)

No. 38 – Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

No. 37 – Alinea, Chicago, USA

No. 36 – Le Bernardin, New York, USA

No. 35 – Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA (New)

No. 34 – Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina (New)

No. 33 – Lyle’s, London, UK

No. 32 – Nerua, Bilbao, Spain (New)

No. 31 – Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

No. 30 – Elkano, Getaria, Spain (New)

No. 29 – Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

No. 28 – Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

No. 27 – The Clove Club, London, UK

No. 26 – Borago, Santiago, Chile

No. 25 – Alleno Paris Au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

No. 24 – Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

No. 23 – Cosme, New York, USA

No. 22 – Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

No. 21 – Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden (New)

No. 20 – Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

No. 19 – Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

No. 18 – Odette, Singapore

No. 17 – Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

No. 16 – Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

No. 15 – Septime, Paris, France

No. 14 – Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (Highest Climber Award)

No. 13 – White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

No. 12 – Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico (The Best Restaurant in North America)

No. 11 – Den, Tokyo, Japan (The Art of Hospitality Award)

No. 10 – Maido, Lima, Peru

No. 9 – Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

No. 8 – L’Arpège, Paris, France

No. 7 – Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

No. 6 – Central, Lima, Peru (The Best Restaurant in South America)

No. 5 – Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

No. 4 – Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand (The Best Restaurant in Asia)

No. 3 – Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

No. 2 – Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark (Highest New Entry)

No. 1 – Mirazur, Menton, France (The Best Restaurant in Europe and the World)

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019 was held in Singapore
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2019 was held in Singapore
Chef Mauro Colagreco from restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France – the no. 1!
Chef Mauro Colagreco from restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France – the no. 1!

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019

The Frantzén team from Stockholm, Sweden claimed the no. 21 spot on the list
The Frantzén team from Stockholm, Sweden claimed the no. 21 spot on the list
James Spreadbury from Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Back at no. 2!
James Spreadbury from Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Back at no. 2!
The Italian cheese brand Grana Padano is one of the sponsors of W50B
The Italian cheese brand Grana Padano is one of the sponsors of W50B
Blaine Wetzel, Daniela Soto-Innes (the world's best female chef) & Kaitlin
Blaine Wetzel, Daniela Soto-Innes (the world’s best female chef) & Kaitlin

Special Awards at the Singapore Ceremony – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

Miele – One to Watch
Lido 84, Verona, Italy

Sustainable Restaurant Award
Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

Sosa – The World’s Best Pastry Chef
Jessica Préalpato, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

The World’s Best Female Chef
Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, New York, USA

Estrella Damm – Chef’s Choice Award
Alain Passard – L’Arpège, Paris, France

Westholme – Highest Climber Award
Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

The Art of Hospitality Award
Den, Tokyo, Japan

American Express – Icon Award
José Andrés

How many of the Worl’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 have you dined at? Feel free to comment below.

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