The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Unveiled in Singapore

Held at Marina Bay Sands Theater on June 25, the highly anticipated award ceremony will honor the best of the international culinary scene.

The Singapore skyline.

For the first time, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony is being held in an Asian city—Singapore, to be specific, after being hosted in New York, Australia and the Basque Country of Spain in previous years.

It’s no surprise to see that Singapore is the host country, considering its longstanding position as a hotspot for vibrant street food culture, as well as outstanding restaurants that have made previous years’ lists, including Odette  (No.28 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018).

Happening tonight at the Marina Bay Sands Theater, the “Oscars” of the culinary world will be a consolidation of votes cast by experts from around the globe, including chefs, food journalists, and established gourmands. Titles to watch include The World’s Best Restaurant 2019, as well as individual prizes such as the Miele One To Watch Award, the elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef and the American Express Icon Award.

In addition, the Best of the Best program will be launched, featuring restaurants that have already attained the No.1 spot in the list and hence, are no longer eligible for the annual vote.

These include Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana (The World’s Best Restaurant 2018) and the Roca brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca.


The chefs behind the restaurants ranked 1-50 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards 2019.

The full list of 2019 winners:

1. Mirazur (Menton, France)

2. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)

3. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)

4. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

5. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

6. Central (Lima, Peru)

7. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)

8. Arpège (Paris, France)

9. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

10. Maido (Lima, Peru)

11. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

12. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

13. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

14. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

15. Septime (Paris, France)

16. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

17. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

18. Odette (Singapore)

19. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)

20. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

21. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)

22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

23. Cosme (New York City, USA)

24. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

25. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

French restaurant Mirazur is named the World’s Best Restaurant of 2019.

26. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

27. The Clove Club (London, United Kingdom)

28. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, USA)

29. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

30. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)

31. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

32. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)

33. Lyle’s (London, United Kingdom)

34. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

35. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA)

36. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)

37. Alinea (Chicago, USA)

38. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

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

40. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

41. The Chairman (Hong Kong)

42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)

43. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

44. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

45. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)

46. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

47. Benu (San Francisco, USA)

48. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

49. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)

50. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

Best Pastry Chef 

Jessica Préalpato (Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris)

Best Female Chef

Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, New York City)

Icon Award

José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup, Washington D.C.)

One to Watch

Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy)

BBVA Scholarship Winner

Andersen Lee

Sustainable Restaurant Award

Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

Chefs’ Choice Award

Alain Passard

Highest Climber

Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

Art of Hospitality Award

Den (Tokyo, Japan)

More information here.

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