The World's 50 Best restaurants is an internationally acclaimed annual list that celebrates the best in the restaurant industry, ranking destinations across the globe, from London to Lima, Copenhagen to Tokyo. Hotly anticipated each year, 2022's results include both established favourites and newcomers.


We attended the 2022 awards, now in its twentieth year, at Old Billingsgate in London, thanks to coffee partners Illy, and have all the details to share with you. Much-loved gourmand Stanley Tucci was the host and announced the winners.

Who won best restaurant in the world 2022?

Geranium, a meat-free restaurant in Copenhagen, was this year’s winner. Rasmus Kofoed is the chef behind the 22-course tasting menu, using the best of the season’s ingredients.

Which London restaurants made the World's 50 Best restaurants list?

Ikoyi, where Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan give the flavours and ingredients of West Africa a slick, fine-dining polish, came in at 49. Read our full review of Ikoyi here, and our interview with chef Jeremy Chan here. The Clove Club, Isaac McHale’s modern European restaurant set in Shoreditch Town Hall, received the highest place in the UK, at number 35.

Which restaurants made the 50 Best list?

The World's 50 Best restaurants 2022

  1. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Central, Lima, Peru
  3. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain
  4. DiverXO, Madrid, Spain
  5. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Basque Country, Spain
  7. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil
  8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
  9. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  10. Le Calandre, Sarmeola di Rubano, Italy
  11. Maido, Lima, Peru
  12. Uliassi, Senigallia, Italy
  13. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
  14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  15. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy
  16. Elkano, Basque Country, Spain
  17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany
  18. Alchemist, Copenhagen, Denmark
  19. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  20. Den, Tokyo, Japan
  21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  22. Septime, Paris, France
  23. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium
  24. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  25. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
  26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
  27. Hof van Cleve, Kruisem, Belgium
  28. Le Clarence, Paris, France
  29. St Hubertus, Dolomites, Italy
  30. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
  31. Arpège, Paris, France
  32. Mayta, Lima, Peru
  33. Atomix, New York City, USA
  34. Hisa Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia
  35. The Clove Club, London, UK
  36. Odette, Singapore
  37. Fyn, Cape Town, Africa
  38. Jordnær, Copenhagen, Denmark
  39. Sorn, Bangkok, Thailand
  40. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
  41. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  42. Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain
  43. Boragó, Santiago, Chile
  44. Le Bernardin, New York, USA
  45. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  46. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal
  47. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  48. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia
  49. Ikoyi, London, UK
  50. Singlethread, California, USA

Next, find out who is on the current list for World's 50 Best Bars here.


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