The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the 2018 list of restaurants, and Osteria Francescana from Modena, Italy has claimed back the top spot from Eleven Madison Park. (Also read: Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018)

The awards are announced in an annual awards ceremony held at Bilbao, Spain.

There are few surprises in the 50 Best though.

Italian restaurateur and Chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana has been known not only for his food, but charitable and global food-waste reducing efforts.

With Restaurant André out of the picture as it closed in February, Odette takes the top spot in Singapore at an impressive No. 28 – up from the previous No. 86.

Asia’s top position continues to be dominated by Gaggan from Bangkok, Thailand, which climbed two positions to No. 5.

Noma 2.0 by Chef René Redzepi is not considered as it opened after the voting period. Next year then.

(On another note, I happened to dine at 4 out of the top 5. Does heading to Menton, France sound a little irrational?)

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: 1 – 50

1. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3. Mirazur, Menton, France

4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

5. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Central, Lima, Peru

7. Maido, Lima, Peru

8. Arpège, Paris, France

9. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain

10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

11. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA

13. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

14. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

15. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

16. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

17. Den, Tokyo, Japan

18. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain

19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

20. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

22. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

23. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

24. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

25. Cosme, New York, USA

26. Le Bernardin, New York, USA

27. Boragó; Santiago, Chile

28. Odette, Singapore

29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

30. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

31. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain

32. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

33. The Clove Club, London, UK

34. Alinea, Chicago, USA

35. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

36. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy

37. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

38. Lyle’s, London, UK

39. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

40. Septime, Paris, France

41. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

42. The Ledbury, London, UK

43. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

44. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

46. Saison, San Francisco, USA

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

49. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand

50. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

Singapore’s other entry is Burnt Ends appearing at No 61. It was placed No 53 the year before.

Bangkok’s Sühring is the highest new entry for the 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018: 51 – 100

51. De Librije Zwolle, Netherlands

52. L’Astrance Paris, France

53. Benu San Francisco, USA

54. Sühring Bangkok, Thailand

55. Don Julio Buenos Aires, Argentina

56. Amber Hong Kong, China

57. Nerua Bilbao, Spain

58. Brae Birregurra, Australia

59. Florilège Tokyo, Japan

60. Tegui Buenos Aires, Argentina

61. Burnt Ends, Singapore

62. Momofuku Ko New York, USA

63. Hof Van Cleve Kruishoutem, Belgium

64. Sud 777 Mexico City, Mexico

65. Frantzén Stockholm, Sweden

66. Vendôme Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

67. Fäviken Järpen, Sweden

68. Quique Dacosta Denia, Spain

69. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare New York, USA

70. Selfie Moscow, Russia

71. Relae Copenhagen, Denmark

72. Twins Garden Moscow, Russia

73. Aqua Wolfsburg, Germany

74. The Fat Duck Bray, England

75. Belcanto Lisbon, Portugal

76. Martin Berasategui Lasarte-Oria, Spain

77. Elkano Getaria, Spain

78. Mingles Seoul, Korea

79. A Casa do Porco São Paulo, Brazil

80. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

81. Per Se New York, USA

82. Hedone London, UK

83. Estela New York, USA

84. St John London, UK

85. Le Coucou New York, USA

86. The French Laundry Yountville, USA

87. Maní São Paulo, Brazil

88. Nobelhart & Schmutzig Berlin, Germany

89. The Jane Antwerp, Belgium

90. Indian Accent New Delhi, India

91. SingleThread Healdsburg, USA

92. L’Effervescence Tokyo, Japan

93. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

94. Alo Toronto, Canada

95. Enigma Barcelona, Spain

96. Diverxo Madrid, Spain

97. Atelier Munich, Germany

98. 108 Copenhagen, Denmark

99. Leo Bogotá, Colombia

100. Lasai Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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