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S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012: The short list has been finalised – the names of 50 top restaurants in the world this year have been made public. For the third year in succession, the Danish restaurant "Noma" (Copenhagen) heads the list. Ranked second and third are two Spanish restaurants – "El Celler de Can Roca" (Girona) and "Mugaritz" (San Sebastian). The best of the best eateries are scattered around the world from Peru to China to Australia. Two restaurants in Germany and two in the UK made it into the top 50. This year the country best represented in the list is the USA with eight, closely followed by France with seven, names in the 50 best list.


The World´s 50 Best Restaurants Awards (2012)

  1.    Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

  2.    El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  4.    D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5.    Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

  6.    Per Se, New York, USA

  7.    Alinea, Chicago, USA

  8.    Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

  9.    Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, England
10.    Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

11.    Steirereck, Wien, Austria

12.    L´Atelier Saint Germain de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France
13.    The Fat Duck, Bray, England
14.    The Ledbury, London, England
15.    Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
16.    L'arpege, Paris, France

17.    Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France

18.    L´Astrance, Paris, France
19.    Le Bernardin, New York, USA
20.    Frantzen/Lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden
21.    Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands
22.    Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

23.    Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
24.    Mirazur, Menton, France
25.    Daniel, New York, USA
26.    Iggy's, Singapore
27.    Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
28.    Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

29.    Quay, Sydney, Australia
30.    Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland

31.    Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
32.    Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
33.    De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

34.    Fviken, Jarpen, Sweden
35.    Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
36.    Pujol, Mexiko City, Mexiko
Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, USA
38.    Biko, Mexiko City, Mexiko

39.    Waku Ghin, Singapore

Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
41.    Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm, Sweden
42.    Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
43.    The French Laundry, California, USA

44.    Amber, Hong Kong, China
45.    Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
46.    Il Canto, Siena, Italy

47.    Bras Restaurant, Laguiole, France
48.    Manresa, Los Gatos, USA
49.    Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
50.    Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand



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