Noma is the World’s Best Restaurant 2021 Check the Full List Here!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (W50B) awards just went down in Antwerp. And what an exciting evening it was – Noma was once again crowned the world’s best restaurant! Of course, we were present in Belgium to cover the events (and to eat all the Belgian frites). At the last awards ceremony in 2019, the “Best of the Best list” was announced, effectively changing the top-list by removing all of the past winners, including Mirazur, Osteria Francescana, El Celler de Can Roca, and the Fat Duck, from the competition. The original Noma was also moved to this top list (after winning the title in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014), but the 50 Best organization still allowed René Redzepi to remain in the competition with his new restaurant, Noma 2.0. As TasteHunters for the Scandinavian region, we are thrilled that Noma has once again reclaimed the throne this year, and we couldn’t be happier that Geranium is in second place. That’s right – the city of Copenhagen is home to the two best restaurants in the world! That means most of our predictions this year came true, and we couldn’t be happier to see our favorite restaurant, Frantzén, finally on the top ten list. Keep reading to see the full list of winners in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021.

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

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

No. 50 – Wolfgat, Paternoster, South Africa (New, Best Restaurant in Africs)

No. 49 – Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

No. 48 – Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

No. 47 – Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

No. 46 – Leo, Bogota, Colombia

No. 45 – Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany (New)

No. 44 – Le Bernardin, New York, USA

No. 43 – Atomix, New York, USA (New)

No. 42 – Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

No. 41 – Alleno Paris Au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

No. 40 – Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand

No. 39 – Florilege, Tokyo, Japan (New)

No. 38 – Borago, Santiago, Chile

No. 37 – SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA

No. 36 – Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

No. 35 – Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

No. 34 – Burnt Ends, Singapore (New)

No. 33 – Lyle’s, London, UK

No. 32 – The Clove Club, London, UK

No. 31 – Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

No. 30 – Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

No. 29 – Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

No. 28 – Benu, San Francisco, USA

No. 27 – Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

No. 26 – Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

No. 25 – White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

No. 24 – Septime, Paris, France

No. 23 – L’Arpège, Paris, France

No. 22 – Cosme, New York, USA

No. 21 – Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

No. 20 – DiverXo, Madrid, Spain (New)

No. 19 – Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

No. 18 – Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

No. 17 – A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil

No. 16 – Elkano, Getaria, Spain

No. 15 – Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy (Highest New Entry)

No. 14 – Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

No. 13 – Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

No. 12 – Steirereck, Vienna, Austria (Art of Hospitality Award)

No. 11 – Den, Tokyo, Japan

No. 10 – The Chairman, Hong Kong, China (Highest Climber Award)

No. 9 – Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico (The Best Restaurant in North America)

No. 8 – Odette, Singapore (The Best Restaurant in Asia)

No. 7 – Maido, Lima, Peru

No. 6 – Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

No. 5 – Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

No. 4 – Central, Lima, Peru (The Best Restaurant in South America)

No. 3 – Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

No. 2 – Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

No. 1 – Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark (The Best Restaurant in Europe and the World)

Special Awards at the Singapore Ceremony – The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021

The One to Watch Award
Ikoyi, London, UK

Sustainable Restaurant Award
Borago, Santiago, Chile

The World’s Best Pastry Chef
Will Goldfarb – Room4Dessert, Bali, Indonesia

The World’s Best Female Chef
Pía León – Kjolle and Central, Lima, Peru

The Chef’s Choice Award
Victor Arguinzoniz, Asador Extebarri, Spain

The Highest Climber Award
The Chairman, Hong Kong, China

The Art of Hospitality Award
Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

The Icon Award
Dominique Crenn – Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, USA

Champions of Change
Kurt Evans – Philadelphia, USA; Viviana Varese – Milan, Italy; Deepanker Khosla – Bangkok, Thailand

How many of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 have you dined at? Feel free to comment below.


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