Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Noma in Copenhagen has again been voted ‘Best Restaurant in the World’. It retained its position when the results of the voting were announced last night. Two Spanish restaurants, El Cellar de con Roca in Girona (2nd) and Magaritz in San Sebastian (3rd) also held their places while D.O. M. in Sao Paola, Brazil jumped three places to take 4th. Osteria Frankescana in Modena, Italy slipped one place to fifth.

Others in the Top Ten were Per Se, New York (6th), Alinea, Chicago (7th), Arzak, San Sebastian (8th), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (a new entry in the Top 50- 9th) and Eleven Madison Park, New York (10th).

No French restaurant made the Top Ten but three are included in the Top 20. No Irish restaurant featured in the awards.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is compiled by ‘Restaurant Magazine’.

The list is created from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 800 international leaders in the restaurant industry, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene. The Academy comprises 27 separate regions around the world. Each region has its own panel of 31 members including a chairperson to head it up. The panel is made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’ each of whom has seven votes. Of the seven votes, at least three  must be used to recognise restaurants outside of their region. At least 10 panellists from each region change each year.

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