Introducing the World’s 50 Best Restaurants winners for 2024

Credit: Colleen O'Brien
A composed dish at Los Angeles restaurant Kato

Start planning your restaurant itineraries for 2024, because the World’s 50 Best Restaurants just dropped its hotly coveted annual list. Barcelona’s Disfrutar, a three-MICHELIN-Starred Mediterranean seafood stunner, nabbed the top honors from last year’s winner Central. In fact, Spain has four other restaurants in the top 50—more than any other country—further cementing its position as one of the top fine-dining destinations in the world. 

Over in America, the two-MICHELIN-Starred Korean tasting-menu restaurant Atomix in New York once again claimed top honors as The Best Restaurant in North America. California’s acclaimed three-MICHELIN-Starred sensation SingleThread, at 46, is the only other restaurant in the US that made the top 50 this year.

A few newcomers joined the list this year, too, including Hong Kong’s innovative Chinese tasting-menu spot Wing, Seoul’s contemporary Korean restaurant Mingles, and Cape Town’s beloved French-meets-Asian restaurant La Colombe, also the winner of The Best Restaurant in Africa.

Each year, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards lead to a surge in tourism and reservations, with many restaurants getting booked up months in advance. Here’s your chance to join in on the action because we have the full top 50 list below, as well as the restaurants that placed on the 51-100 list.

The Disfrutar team nabbed the top honors in Las Vegas. | Credit: 50 Best

1. Disfrutar [Barcelona, Spain]—also The Best Restaurant in Europe
2. Asador Etxebarri [Atxondo, Spain]
3. Table by Bruno Verjus [Paris, France]
4. Diverxo [Madrid, Spain]
5. Maido [Lima, Peru]—also The Best Restaurant in South America
6. Atomix [New York, USA]—also The Best Restaurant in North America
7. Quintonil [Mexico City, Mexico]
8. Alchemist [Copenhagen, Denmark]
9. Gaggan [Bangkok, Thailand]—also The Best Restaurant in Asia
10. Don Julio [Buenos Aires, Argentina]
11. Septime [Paris, France]
12. Lido 84 [Gardone Riviera, Italy]
13. Trèsind Studio [Dubai, UAE]—also The Best Restaurant in the Middle East
14. Quique Dacosta [Dénia, Spain]
15. Sézanne [Tokyo, Japan]
16. Kjolle [Lima, Peru]
17. Kol [London, UK]
18. Plénitude [Paris, France]—also the winner of Art of Hospitality Award
19. Reale [Castel di Sangro, Italy]
20. Wing [Hong Kong, China]—also the winner of Highest New Entry Award
21. Florilège [Tokyo, Japan]
22. Steirereck [Vienna, Austria]
23. Sühring [Bangkok, Thailand]
24. Odette [Singapore]
25. El Chato [Bogotá, Colombia]
26. The Chairman [Hong Kong, China]—also the winner of 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. Frantzen [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, UK]
43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig [Berlin, Germany]—also the winner of Sustainable Restaurant Award
44. Mingles [Seoul, South Korea]
45. Arpège [Paris, France]
46. SingleThread [Healdsburg, USA]
47. Schloss Schauenstein [Fürstenau, Switzerland]
48. Hiša Franko [Kobarid, Slovenia]
49. La Colombe [Cape Town, South Africa]—also The Best Restaurant in Africa
50. Uliassi [Senigallia, Italy]

51-100 List

51. Le Calandre [Rubano, Italy]
52. Atelier Moessmer Norbert Niederkofler [Brunico, Italy]
53. Leo [Bogotá, Colombia]
54. Kadeau [Copenhagen, Denmark]
55. Mérito [Lima, Peru]
56. Narisawa [Tokyo, Japan]
57. Potong [Bangkok, Thailand]
58. Lasai [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
59. Enigma [Barcelona, Spain]
60. Fyn [Cape Town, South Africa]
61. Nuema [Quito, Ecuador]
62. Coda [Berlin, Germany]
63. Bozar [Brussels, Belgium]
64. Orfali Bros Bistro [Dubai, UAE]
65. Brat [London, UK]
66. La Cime [Osaka, Japan]
67. Alcalde [Guadalajara, Mexico]
68. Burnt Ends [Singapore]
69. Fu He Hui [Shanghai, China]
70. Le Doyenné [Saint-Vrain, France]
71. Le Bernardin [New York, USA]
72. Aponiente [El Puerto de Santa María, Spain]
73. Mil [Cusco, Peru]
74. Nusara [Bangkok, Thailand]
75. Ernst [Berlin, Germany]
76. Flocons de Sel [Megève, France]
77. La Grenouillère [La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France]
78. Masque [Mumbai, India]
79. Alléno Paris Au Pavillon Ledoyen [Paris, France]
80. The Clove Club [London, UK]
81. Mugaritz [San Sebastián, Spain]
82. Sud 777 [Mexico City, Mexico]
83. Willem Hiele [Oudenburg, Belgium]
84. Restaurant Jan [Munich, Germany]
85. Ceto [Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France]
86. Mosu [Seoul, South Korea]
87. Lyle’s [London, UK]
88. Tantris [Munich, Germany]
89. Indian Accent [New Delhi, India]
90. Smyth [Chicago, USA]
91. Neolokal [Istanbul, Turkey]
92. Labyrinth [Singapore]
93. Sazenka [Tokyo, Japan]
94. Mountain [London, UK]
95. Meta [Singapore]
96. Onjium [Seoul, South Korea]
97. Core by Clare Smyth [London, UK]
98. Saint Peter [Sydney, Australia]
99. Cosme [New York, USA]
100. Fauna [Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico]

Other special awards

One to Watch: Kato [Los Angeles, USA]

The World’s Best Female Chef: Janaína Torres of A Casa do Porco [São Paulo, Brazil]

Champions of Change: João Diamante; Caroline Caporossi and Jessica Rosval

Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award: Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura of Maido [Lima, Peru]

Icon Award: Neil Perry of Margaret (Sydney, Australia)

The World’s Best Pastry Chef: Nina Métayer

World’s Best Sommelier: Pablo Rivero of Don Julio [Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Tanay Warerkar has spent more than a decade as a journalist, including several years as a food reporter and editor. He’s worked at the San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, and the New York Daily News, among others. He now oversees features content at OpenTable, where he also stays on top of the hottest trends and developments in the restaurant industry.

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