Here are the World’s 50 Best Restaurant winners for 2023

The interior of the Lima, Peru restaurant Central with light wood tables, a tall tree in a courtyard in the back, and dark floors.

Close on the heels of the James Beard Awards, another major awards body just named its winners—this time on a global stage. The eagerly awaited World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced in Valencia, Spain on June 20. Central, the famed Lima restaurant that celebrates Peruvian ingredients, emerged on top, further cementing the city’s reputation as a bonafide global culinary destination.

Awards darling Atomix in New York City came in eighth and also nabbed the distinction for the Best Restaurant in North America. Le Bernardin, another NYC favorite, was the other American restaurant that made it to the Top 50 list.

New additions to the list this year include modern Thai Bangkok restaurant Le Du, Central’s sister restaurant Kjolle (also in Lima), and Plénitude, one of the hottest openings in Paris in recent years. These awards function as a major tourism boost with travelers often making reservations months in advance at restaurants even before they’ve booked flights. A recent rule change at The World’s 50 Best organization prevents restaurants from taking the top place twice, which means diners have a brand new winner to look forward to each year.

Read on for the full list of winners, including the restaurants that ranked 51-100 on the list, along with a host of special awards, including the Highest New Entry Award.

Members of the Lima, Peru restaurant Central receiving their award for the best restaurant from the World's 50 Best Restaurants list at an award ceremony in Valencia, Spain
Central secured the top honors, cementing Lima’s position as a global culinary destination. Photo credit: David Holbrook.

1. Central [Lima, Peru]—Also Best Restaurant in South America
2. Disfrutar [Barcelona, Spain]—Also Best Restaurant in Europe
3. Diverxo [Madrid, Spain]
4. Asador Etxebarri [Atxondo, Spain]
5. Alchemist [Copenhagen, Denmark]
6. Maido [Lima, Peru]
7. Lido 84 [Gardone Riviera, Italy]
8. Atomix [New York City, USA]—Also Best Restaurant in North America
9. Quintonil [Mexico City, Mexico]
10. Table by Bruno Verjus [Paris, France]—NEW ENTRY
11. Trèsind Studio [Dubai, UAE]—Also Best Restaurant in the Middle East & Africa
12. A Casa Do Porco [São Paolo, Brazil]
13. Pujol [Mexico City, Mexico]
14. Odette [Singapore, Singapore]—Also Best Restaurant Asia
15. Le Du [Bangkok, Thailand]—NEW ENTRY
16. Reale [Castel di Sangro, Italy]
17. Gaggan Anand [Bangkok, Thailand]
18. Steirereck [Vienna, Austria]
19. Don Julio [Buenos Aires, Argentina]
20. Quique Dacosta [Denia, Spain]
21. Den [Tokyo, Japan]
22. Elkano [Getaro, Spain]
23. Kol [London, UK]
24. Septime [Paris, France]
25. Belcanto [Lisbon, Portugal]
26. Schloss Schauenstein [Fürstenau, Switzerland]
27. Florilège [Tokyo, Japan]
28. Kjolle [Lima, Peru]—NEW ENTRY
29. Boragó [Santiago, Chile]
30. Frantzén [Stockholm, Sweden]
31. Mugaritz [San Sebastian, Spain]
32. Hiša Franko [Kobarid, Slovenia]
33. El Chato [Bogotá, Colombia]—NEW ENTRY
34. Uliassi [Senigallia, Italy]
35. Ikoyi [London, England]
36. Plénitude [Paris, France]—NEW ENTRY
37. Sézanne [Tokyo, Japan]—NEW ENTRY
38. The Clove Club [London, England]
39. The Jane [Antwerp, Belgium]
40. Restaurant Tim Raue [Berlin, Germany]
41. Le Calandre [Rubano, Italy]
42. Piazza Duomo [Alba, Italy]
43. Leo [Bogotá, Colombia]
44. Le Bernardin [New York City, USA]
45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig [Berlin, Germany]
46. Orfali Bros. Bistro [Dubai, UAE]
47. Mayta [Lima, Peru]
48. La Grenouillère [La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France]
49. Rosetta [Mexico City, Mexico]
50. The Chairman [Hong Kong, China]
51. Narisawa [Tokyo, Japan]
52. Hof Van Cleve [Kruishoutem, Belgium]
53. Brat [London, United Kingdom]
54. Alcalde [Guadalajara, Mexico]
55. Ernst [Berlin, Germany]
56. Sorn [Bangkok, Thailand]
57. Jordnær [Copenhagen, Denmark]
58. Lasai [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
59. Mérito [Lima, Peru]
60. La Cime [Osaka, Japan]
61. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare [New York, United States]
62. Arpège [Paris, France]
63. Neolokal [Istanbul, Turkey]
64. Aponiente [El Puerto de Santa María, Spain]
65. Burnt Ends [Singapore, Singapore]
66. Turk Fatih Tutak [Istanbul, Turkey]
67. Le Clarence [Paris, France]
68. SingleThread [Healdsburg, United States]
69. Zén [Singapore, Singapore]
70. Sud 777 [Mexico City, Mexico]
71. Core by Clare Smyth [London, United Kingdom]
72. Sühring [Bangkok, Thailand]
73. Cosme [New York, United States]
74. Nusara [Bangkok, Thailand]
75. Fyn [Cape Town, South Africa]
76. Oteque [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
77. Tantris [Munich, Germany]
78. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen [Paris, France]
79. Nuema [Quito, Ecuador]
80. Flocons de Sel [Megève, France]
81. Azurmendi [Larrabetzu, Spain]
82. Enigma [Barcelona, Spain]
83. Sazenka [Tokyo, Japan]
84. Meta [Singapore, Singapore]
85. Enrico Bartolini [Milan, Italy]
86. Lyle’s [London, United Kingdom]
87. Ossiano [Dubai, United Arab Emirates]
88. Potong [Bangkok, Thailand]
89. Mingles [Seoul, South Korea]
90. Wing [Hong Kong, China]
91. Kadeau [Copenhagen, Denmark]
92. Neighborhood [Hong Kong, China]
93. Kei [Paris, France]
94. La Colombe [Cape Town, South Africa]
95. Ceto [Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France]
96. Ricard Camarena Restaurant [Valencia, Spain]
97. Labyrinth [Singapore, Singapore]
98. Saison [San Francisco, United States]
99. Fu He Hui [Shanghai, China]
100. Maito [Panama City, Panama]

The Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award: Julien Royer [Odette in Singapore, Singapore]
Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award: Alchemist [Copenhagen, Denmark]
Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award: Fyn [Cape Town, South Africa]
The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award, sponsored by Sosa: Pía Salazar (Nuema in Quito, Ecuador)
The Beronia World’s Best Sommelier Award: Miguel Ángel Millán [Diverxo in Madrid, Spain]
The Villa Massa Highest Climber Award: Atomix [New York City, USA]
The Highest New Entry Award, sponsored by Aspire Lifestyles: Table by Bruno Verjus [Paris, France]
Icon Award:
Andoni Luis Adoriz [Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain]
The World’s Best Female Chef: Elena Reygadas [Rosetta in Mexico City, Mexico]
Resy One to Watch Award: Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi
[New York City, USA]
Champions of Change: Nora Fitzgerald Belahcen & Othón Nolasco and Damián Diaz
Best of the Best: El Bulli, The French Laundry, The Fat Duck, Noma, El Celler de Can Roca, Osteria Francescana, Eleven Madison Park, Mirazur [These restaurants all previously topped this list and are no longer eligible to be on it]

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