The 50 best restaurants in the world are revealed (2024)

The 50 best restaurants in the world have been revealed - with Spain's Disfrutar crowned the ultimate place to dine.

The awards, considered the Oscars of international fine dining - were dished out at a ceremony at the Wynn in Las Vegas on Thursday.

Six eateries from the European nation made the cut, and three of them even scored a place in the top five.

But Barcelona restaurant Disfrutar was named the best in the world by the influential 50 Best list in a year dominated by Spanish and Latin American restaurants.

Disfrutar (translating to 'enjoy' in Spanish) opened in December 2014 next to the Ninot market in the heart of the Catalan city.

Barcelona's Disfrutar was crowned the best restaurant in the world by British magazine Restaurant in its 50 best list

Workers at the 'Disfrutar' restaurant prepare dishes from the tasting menu, on June 6, 2024

Diners at Disfrutar can expect dishesexecuted with technical mastery

Ranked number two last year, Disfrutar is owned and run by chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casanas.

The world's 50 best restaurants 2024

1. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

2. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)

3. Table by Bruno Verjus (Paris, France)

4. Diverxo (Madrid, Spain)

5. Maido (Lima, Peru)

6. Atomix (New York City) – Best restaurant in North America

7. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

8. Alchemist (Copenhagen, Denmark)

9. Gaggan Anand (Bangkok, Thailand)

10. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

11. Septime (Paris, France)

12. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)

13. Trèsind Studio (Dubai, UAE)

14. Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)

15. Sézanne (Tokyo, Japan)

16. Kjolle (Lima, Peru)

17. Kol (London, England)

18. Plénitude (Paris, France)

19. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy)

20. Wing (Hong Kong) – Highest New Entry Award

21. Florilège (Tokyo, Japan)

22. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

23. Suhring (Bangkok, Thailand)

24. Odette (Singapore)

25. El Chato (Bogotá, Colombia)

26. The Chairman (Hong Kong) - Highest Climber Award

27. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)

28. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

29. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

30. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

31. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

32. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

33. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

34. Rosetta (Mexico City, Mexico)

35. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)

36. The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium)

37. Oteque (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

38. Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)

39. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

40. Le Du (Bangkok, Thailand)

41. Mayta (Lima, Peru)

42. Ikoyi (London, England)

43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin, Germany)

44. Mingles (Seoul, South Korea)

45. Arpege (Paris, France)

46. SingleThread (Healdsburg, California)

47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

49. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)

50. Uliassi (Senigallia, Italy)

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Diners at the restaurant can expectdishes executed with technical mastery, such as the caviar-filled Panchino doughnut, the frozen gazpacho sandwich and squab with kombu spaghetti, almond and grape.

50 Best, run by British magazine Restaurant, describes it as having 'far-reaching technique, original thinking and ground-breaking flavours'.

It is run by three chefs who trained at the renowned El Bulli in Roses, Spain, which has topped the 50 Best list five times, including the first-ever in 2002.

A Spanish eatery also took second place: Asador Etxebarri, in the Basque town of Atxondo.

Asador Etxebarri has been consistently ranking high in The World's 50 Best Restaurants list and has only been off the list once since 2009.

Coming in at number three was Table de Bruno Verjus in Paris, among the most expensive in the French capital.

The restaurant achieve the rare feat of entering the top 10 on its first appearance in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2023, rising even higher in 2024.

The 50 Best list was launched in 2002 and quickly established itself as an international alternative to France's renowned Michelin Guide.

It has more than 1,000 voters across 27 regions around the world - a mix of chefs, food writers and 'well-travelled gourmets'.

Disfrutar and Table de Bruno Verjus both also have the highest three-star ranking from Michelin, while Asador Etxebarri has one.

Spanish and Latino establishments dominated the top 10 this year, with Madrid restaurant Diverxo in fourth place, Lima's Maido in fifth, Mexico City's Quintonil in seventh, and the Don Julio steakhouse in Buenos Aires in 10th.

Sixth place went to Atomix in New York City, an upscale Korean restaurant offering a chef's tasting menu with beverage pairings.

'Each dish is served in beautiful bespoke ceramics accompanied by an explanatory card providing accessible information on the ingredients, origin and inspiration, helping to make Atomix The Best Restaurant in North America 2024,' wrote 50 Best on its website.

Alchemist in Copenhagen, Denmark, was crowned the eighth best and offers diners an immersive dining experienceunder a dome-shaped roof with various graphic sceneries that change throughout the dinner.

And ninth place went to Gaggan Anand in Bangkok, Thailand, where diners can sit at the chef's table and overlook the open kitchen area.

Gaggan was voted Number three in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 and earned the title of The Best Restaurant in Asia 2024 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Elsewhere in the list, three restaurants from Tokyo were awarded, with eatery Sezanne ranking the highest in the Japanese capital in 15th place.

Hong Kong saw two of its restaurants make the list, as Wing was the city's highest new entry on the entire list, at 20, while The Chairman was the highest climber, moving from last year's 50th spot into an impressive number 26.

Restaurants can only scoop the top prize once, after which they're entered into a separate 'Best of the Best' programme.

Members of that elite group include Geranium and Noma in Copenhagen, as well as New York’s Eleven Madison Park, The Fat Duck near London, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and Mirazur in Menton, France.

Last year’s winner, Central of Lima, Peru, now also joins them on that list.

Second place went toAsador Etxebarri in Atxondo, Spain

Table de Bruno Verjus in Paris earned the third place title

In fourth place was Madrid's DiverXO restaurant

Lima'sMaido, which served a variety of Japanese food, has jumped from 44 to 13 in the 2016 list of the top 50 restaurants in the world before claiming fifth place in 2024

Atomix, an upscale Korean restaurant in NYC came sixth

Mexico City's Quintonil scooped seventh place

In eighth place was Copenhagen's Alchemist which offers diners an immersive experience

Gaggan Anand in Thailand came ninth in the 50 Best list

The final of the top 10 best restaurants went to Don Julio steakhouse in Buenos Aires

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