The World's 50 Best Restaurants Were Just Announced—Here's Where Foodies Should Book a Table This Year

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Photo credit: Karla Walsh
Photo credit: Karla Walsh

Park lovers collect National Park stamps. Wine aficionados collect bottles. And foodies have a whole bunch of deliciousness to collect during their travels.

Often, diners study the James Beard Awards and the Michelin Guide (and book trips and tables accordingly). Globe-trotters, however, turn to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Each year, a group of more than 1,000 journalists and chefs rank their favorites to be considered as the best of the best.

Recently, the organization has been under fire for allowing winners to dominate the top slot (2021’s #1, Noma in Copenhagen, occupied that position in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, too). There have also been accusations of sexism and some major gaps that help to showcase the real breadth and depth of the global dining scene. (The vast majority of the top 50 restaurants in the past have been owned by males and the list leans Euro-centric, critics say.) So this year, the voting body and rules were given an extreme makeover.

Yesterday, Stanley Tucci announced the 2022 winners in a ceremony in London. Beyond the top 50 spots themselves, the voting body celebrates a handful of top hospitality professionals. The 2022 winners include:

This year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurant victor, Geranium in Copenhagen, was last year’s runner-up on the Best 50 list. That made it the favorite to secure the top spot after the recent rule change. But Denmark isn’t the only location that made the list! So grab your passport and pack your appetite, and for the ultimate vacation experience, see if your chosen restaurant’s location is nearby with any of these brand-new luxury hotels.

The 2022 World’s Best Restaurants List

50. Single Thread in Healdsburg, California

49. Ikoyi in London, England

48. Leo in Bogotá, Colombia

47. Oteque in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

46. Belcanto in Lisbon, Portugal

45. Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan

44. Le Bernardin in New York City

43. Boragó in Santiago, Chile

42. Quique Dacosta in Dénia, Spain

41. La Cime in Osaka, Japan

40. Schloss Schauenstein in Furstenau, Switzerland

39. Sorn in Bangkok, Thailand

38. Jordnær in Copenhagen, Denmark

37. Fyn in Cape Town, South Africa

36. Odette in Singapore

35. The Clove Club in London, England

34. Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia

33. Atomix in New York City

32. Mayta in Lima, Peru

31. Arpège in Paris, France

30. Florilège in Tokyo, Japan

29. St. Hubertus in San Cassiano, Italy

28. Le Clarence in Paris, France

27. Hof Van Cleve in Kruishoutem, Belgium

26. Restaurant Tim Raue in Berlin, Germany

25. Frantzén in Stockholm, Sweden

24. The Chairman in Hong Kong

23. The Jane in Antwerp, Belgium

22. Septime in Paris, France

21. Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain

20. Den in Tokyo, Japan

19. Piazza Duomo in Alba, Italy

18. Alchemist in Copenhagen, Denmark

17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig in Berlin, Germany

16. Elkano in Getaria, Spain

15. Reale in Castel di Sangro

14. Don Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina

13. Steirereck in Vienna, Austria

12. Uliassi in Senigallia, Italy

11. Maido in Lima, Peru

10. Le Calandre in Rubano, Italy

9. Quintonil in Mexico City, Mexico

8. Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera, Italy

7. A Casa do Porco in São Paulo, Brazil

6. Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, Spain

5. Pujol in Mexico City, Mexico

4. DiverXO in Madrid, Spain

3. Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain

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