Noma Tops World’s 50 Best Restaurant List



It was a frenzy of change at the S.Pellegrino World’s Best 50 Restaurants announcements this week when Famed Spanish restaurant elBulli restaurant  of Ferran Adria lost its crown as the world’s best after 4 years at the top, beaten to the number one spot by Denmark’s rising star Noma in Copenhagen. 

panel of more than 800 international critics, journalists and food experts voted 2 Michelin Star restaurant Noma as best in the world for its Nordic specialities in a converted 18th century shipping warehouse.

It has become a favourite of gourmets worldwide for using seasonal and local ingredients to create dishes such as radishes in edible soil by 32-year-old chef Rene Redzepi.  It was number two in last year’s list.
British restaurant The Fat Duck outside London, run by chef Heston Blumenthal, took third place in this year’s list.  Blumenthal and Adria have since the 1990s been at the forefront of efforts to use science to “deconstruct” and rebuild food, both astonishing diners and delighting reviewers.

There were many changes to this year’s list and Europe performed well with Spanish and Italian restaurants taking five of the top 10 spots.

The United States had three restaurants in the top 10 and Les Creations de Narisawa in Japan was named as the best restaurant in Asia, coming in at number 24 on the list.

Australia’s Quay Restaurant soared 19 places up to 27th position, passing Tetsuyas restaurant at 38th.

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