World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The annual ranking of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was announced yesterday. As usual, European restaurants dominated the list, although the number one restaurant, Central, is located in Peru and there is again increased worldwide representation. Only two US restaurants – Le Bernardin and Atomix, both in New York City – landed in the top 50.

Many chefs on the list list have written cookbooks, mainly about their highly regarded restaurants. These books are coffee-table expositions boasting incredible photography and often featuring highly complicated recipes that serve more as inspiration than practical instruction. Restaurants and/or chefs in the top 50 with cookbooks include: 

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  • FuzzyChef  on  June 22, 2023

    This is 50 best according to a marketing firm. Why on earth would we listen to them?

  • gamulholland  on  June 22, 2023

    I’m always kind of baffled by these lists. For example, who is deciding? How does a restaurant get on the radar of those placing the votes?

  • Rinshin  on  June 22, 2023


  • Vanessa  on  June 25, 2023

    Fascinating that so many are in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. And a bunch in Spain and Italy.

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