Here is the final list for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016

Following yesterday’s exciting announcement that the ultimate food bucket list awards, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, will be held in Melbourne for the first time ever next year, the 2016 edition of the coveted list has been released. Surprisingly, only one Australian restaurant (Melbourne mainstay Attica) made the the top 50 this year, while regional restaurant Brae (#65) and Sydney’s Quay (#98) slotted into the top 100.

Massimo Bottura’s famous Osteria Francescana in Italy has taken out the top spot, while other favourites include El Cellar de Can Roca (Spain), Eleven Madison Park (USA), Central (Peru), and Noma (Denmark) to round out the top five. See below for the full list and start adjusting your travel plans, particularly towards Spain, a country that has an impressive seven restaurants on the list, tying with the USA.

50 Septime, Paris, France
49 Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain
48 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA
47 Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
46 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy
45 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
44 Estela, New York, USA
43 Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
42 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
41 Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
40 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
39 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
38 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
37 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
36 Boragó, Santiago, Chile
35 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
34 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
33 Attica, Melbourne, Australia
32 Restaurant André, Singapore
31 Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
30 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
29 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
28 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 Saison, San Francisco, USA
26 The Clove Club, London, UK
25 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
24 Le Bernardin, New York, USA
23 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
22 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
21 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
20 Amber, Hong Kong, China
19 Arpège, Paris, France
18 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
17 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
16 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
15 Alinea, Chicago, USA
14 The Ledbury, London, UK
13 Maido, Lima, Peru
12 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
11 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
10 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
9 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
7 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
6 Mirazur, Menton, France
5 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
4 Central, Lima, Peru
3 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
2 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
1 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

Headline image: Attica Restaurant


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.