Best Restaurants in The World: Top 10 of 2019

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Each year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants reveals a list of the Best Restaurants in the World. Honoring the stars of culinary, the list ranks are based on votes of 1000 international industry experts. The 2019 winners were recently announced at a glamorous ceremony at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. And for the first time, a French restaurant has ascended to the top of the rankings. Let’s take a look and discover the top 10 restaurants of 2019.

Top 10 Best Restaurants in the World

1. Mirazur in Menton (France)

Best Restaurants in the world: Mirazur
Mirazur Dining Room
Photo by Nicolas Lobbestael Courtesy of Lotus International

Located in Menton on the Cote D’Azur, the Mirazur has three Michelin Stars. Surrounded by lush vegetation the restaurant boasts a beautiful dining room with a panoramic view. The Chef, Mauro Colagreco, has absorbed his Italian-Argentinian Cultural. He invents colorful and pictorial dishes inspired by the sea, the mountains, the fruit and vegetables grown in his own gardens.

One of Mirazur dishes
Source: Photo by Eduarto Torres Courtesy of Lotus International

2. Noma in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Best Restaurants in the World: Noma
Photo by Ditte Isager Courtesy of Noma Restaurant

During the year, Noma has three menus, according to the seasons: Vegetable Season, Game & Forest Season, Seafood Season. This means that the menu changes automatically to match the type of ingredients used in that specific time of the year. The cuisine is lead by the talented Chef René Redzepi, and if you want to make a reservation, get ready because you’ll need months in advance!

One of Noma dishes
Photo by Ditte Isager Courtesy of Noma Restaurant

3. Asador Extebarri in Axpe (Spain)

What makes this restaurant special is that Chef Victor Arguinzoniz has the ability to make the most of each ingredient, providing their guest’s amazing flavor experiences.

4. Gaggan in Bangkok (Thailand)

Gaggan was for many years, the best restaurant in Asia. But, this year, took it to another level and when it was selected as the 4th best restaurant in the world!! Unfortunately, since August, Gaggan closed permanently, after 10 years of serving gastronomes from all over the globe. Sneak peek: Chef Gaggan Anand is planning to open a small restaurant in Fukuoka, Japan!

5. Geranium in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Best Restaurants in the World: Geranium
Photo: Claes Bech Poulsen)

The restaurant is located on the 8th floor in Fælledparken (Common Gardens) in the center of Copenhagen. The menu by the Chef Rasmus Kofoed is a 17-plus inspired, artistic courses that are composed of organic and wild Scandinavian ingredients.

One of Geranium dishes
Photo by Claes Bech Poulsen)

6. Central in Lima (Peru)

Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León (husband and wife) have been traveling the country to discover more local ingredients to provide their guests an interesting and unique dining experience.

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7. Mugaritz in San-Sébastian (Spain)

Best Restaurants in the World: Mugaritz
Photo by José Luis López de Zubiría/ Mugaritz

Developed by Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, the menu of the Mugaritz is comprised of 20 to 30 dishes, which change throughout its eight-month season.

One of Mugaritz dishes
Photo by José Luis López de Zubiría/ Mugaritz

8. L’Arpège in Paris (France)

Led by the famous chef, Alain Passard, in the restaurant L’Arpèpe, the vegetables take the main stage. They arrive daily from the chef’s own farms.

9. Disfrutar in Barcelona (Spain)

Best Restaurants in The World: Disfrutar
Photo by Adrià Goula Courtesy of Disfrutar Restaurant

The interior of the Restaurant is inspired by Barcelona and the colors of Mironian ceramics. The cuisine lead by Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas and Eduard Xatruch is completely visible to clients and leads to the main dining room. The tasty menu is composed of 30 dishes, where all af them stand out for their great, markedly Mediterranean identity.

Multi-spheric pesto with Smoked Eel
Multi-spheric pesto with Smoked Eel
Photo by Francesc Guillamet Courtesy of Disfrutar Restaurant

10. Maido in Lima (Peru)

Best Restaurants in The World:  Maido
Photo by Jose Cáceres Courtesy of Maido Restaurant

Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura created Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Everything sings with flavors and natural bright colors that come from Peru’s produce.

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Words by Rita Archer