Find out the best ever according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking, released in October, where the English agency William Reed draws up each year, with the help of 1000 experts, the experiences most popular cuisine in the world. 

Great chefs, restaurateurs, critics and culinary connoisseurs meet once a year to vote and decree the best restaurant on the planet.

The Top 4 in the world: Denmark, the queen of restaurants

1. NOMA

The first restaurant in the ranking is NOMA, a typical Copenhagen restaurant with two Michelin stars and led by René Redzepi. Noma has been rated the best restaurant in the world five times according to The World’s 50 Best.

The key to its success is the seasonal variety of the menu . After the closure of 2016, Noma reopened in 2018 and has staked everything on offering three totally different seasonal menus.

From January to June, Noma focuses on fish dishes, in the summer it offers a menu based on vegetables, while in the winter months it serves tastings and game dishes.

2. GERANIUM

Geranium, also this site in Copenhagen. The restaurant managed to climb the rankings from number 49 in 2012 to second place in 2021 with the first Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed, who has earned three Michelin stars.

The strength of Geranium is a highly artistic, special, colorful and contextualized menu in every flavor of the Danish land.

In Autumn Universe, the menu proposed for the ranking, the chef juggles Jerusalem artichoke leaves and pickled walnuts, then moving on to fish and seafood.

3. ASADOR ETXEBARRI

In third place we land in Spain and find Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, with the Basque chef Victor Arguinzoniz specialized in cooking all types of meat: a magical chef who manages to find incredible flavors from apparently simple ingredients. 

The local Asador Etxebarri also emphasizes the strong points of its territory by creating dishes with homemade chorizo, anchovies, buffalo cheese, Palamos prawns or beef ribs. Their desserts are also enhanced by an authentic flavor that has at least a hint of smoke. 

4. CENTRAL LIMA

We fly to the end of the capital of Peru where we find Central Lima . Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pia León are happily married.

Oh yes, even you who are reading and have your own family restaurant can dream big and achieve amazing goals, why not start now?

This place is the mirror of Peru in all its forms; in fact, using only locally sourced products, their dishes celebrate the unique landscapes, history and culture of their land.

Sustainability for Central Lima is the foundation of their restaurant. The team’s focus on recycling, composting and closing the cycle on waste ingredients are all second nature.

Their menu best represents Peruvian ecosystems and varies between fish and meat.

Our advice to get to be one of the top? 

It is important to personalize every decision as much as possible and try to express yourself and your passions within the venue . We are unique people, with different shades of thoughts, flavors and views and it is right to give the value we want to what we are and what we believe in.

I have specifically analyzed Italian restaurants as they can help improve your service and your dishes as a territorial base. 

Let’s find out together what their strengths are.

1. LIDO 84

Lido 84 in Gardone has as its main feature the specialty of Chef Riccardo Camanini: spreading great love for hospitality by imbuing his cuisine with the ancient flavors of Bergamo, his birthplace .

The chef offers typical culinary variations such as the sylvan symphony of “Rice, fermented black garlic and berries” and the “Romanità Transalpina” of “Cacio e pepe cooked in a bladder”. 

The uniqueness of this restaurant makes it one of the most appreciated on earth and this is exactly what you can try to create too: a place where flavors, dreams and experiences are intertwined all together.

2. PIAZZA DUOMO 

In the local Piazza Duomo in Alba, the Piazza del Duomo is the protagonist, in all its splendor; this can be seen from inside the restaurant, with its Romanesque cathedral, the town hall, public offices and those of the bishopric. 

According to the land registry data, no change of ownership has taken place since 1600. It is the heart of Alba, made up of composure and pride. The same that Mr. Bruno was able to experience by purchasing that only civil building on the square, today an international symbol of excellence and Italian culinary culture. For the cuisine of Piazza Duomo in Alba we find ourselves choosing between two menus: Il Barolo and Viaggio Crippa XXI.

  • The Barolo menu is made up of great Savoyard Piedmont traditions but also peasant ones . Curiosity: the same idea of ​​a menu takes shape in the nineteenth century in the House of Savoy, from an idea of ​​the chef Giovanni Vialardi, to whom we also owe the wine list. At the time, Barolo was already the main protagonist, as are risotto and game, king dishes that Crippa today reinterprets alongside monastic or popular recipes, such as snails of the Benedictine tradition or Tartrà, that is a savory pudding. Truffles are a key ingredient in this menu.

  • The travel menu of Crippa XXI is composed of creativity, continuous research and delicious raw materials that are indispensable ingredients and are always updated at the base of the eight kaleidoscopic courses of the Il Viaggio menu, a profound expression of Crippa’s culinary philosophy. A continuous summary of his human and working journey, and of the wealth of Italian experiences with which he combines those of French cuisine as well as Japan’s passion for choreography.

 3. THE CALANDERS

Le Calandre di Rubano is the beating heart and research laboratory of the Alajmo group. The restaurant was opened in 1981 by Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto, while in 1994 the baton passed to the sons Massimiliano and Raffaele. In 2003 he was awarded three Michelin stars, making Max the youngest chef in the world to have received this recognition. Subsequently he was awarded in “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” which he has been part of for over 10 years.

The kitchen brigade is characterized by professionalism, harmony and friendship . Max’s right hand is chef Diego Magro, who has been in the Alajmo world for many years. Their main slogan is “Treat each customer as if you were yourself, without neglecting any detail”.

Le Calandre’s menu is divided into three tasting itineraries: “Classico”, “Max” and “Raf”. Each one leads to a different vision of Chef Max’s kitchen. Each customer is also free to create their own 3, 4 or 5 course course, choosing from the various dishes.

The complete ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world, updated in October 2021:

1. Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark

2. Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark

3. Asador Extebarri – Atxondo, Spain

4. Central – Lima, Peru

5. Disfrutar – Barcelona, ​​Spain

6. Frantzén – Stockholm, Sweden

7. Maido – Lima, Peru

8. Odette – Singapore

9. Pujol – Mexico City, Mexico

10. The Chairman – Hong Kong, China

11. Den – Tokyo, Japan

12. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria

13. Don Julio – Buenos Aires, Argentina

14. Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain

15. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera – Italy

16. Elkano, Getaria – Spain

17. A Casa do Porco, San Paolo – Brazil

18. Piazza Duomo, Alba – Italy

19. Narisawa, Tokyo – Japan

20. DiverXO, Madrid – Spain

21. Hiša Franko, Kobarid – Slovenia

22. Cosme, New York – United States

23. Arpége, Paris – France

24. Septime, Paris – France

25. White Rabbit, Moscow – Russia

26. Le Calandre, Rubano – Italy

27. Quintonil, Mexico City – Mexico

28. Benu, San Francisco – Usa

29. Reale, Castel di Sangro – Italy

30. Twins Garden, Moscow – Russia

31. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin – Germany

32. The Clove Club, London – United Kingdom

33. Lyle’s, London – United Kingdom

34. Burnt Ends, Singapore

35. Ultraviolet, Shanghai – China

36. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem – Belgium

37. Singlethread, Healdsburg – California

38. Boragó, Santiago – Chile

39. Florilège, Tokyo – Japan

40. Sühring, Bangkok – Thailand

41. Alléno Paris at Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris – France

42. Belcanto, Lisbon – Portugal

43. Atomix, New York – United States

44. Le Bernardin, New York – United States

45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin – Germany

46. ​​Leo, Bogota – Colombia

47. Maaemo, Oslo – Norway

48. Atelier Crenn, San Francisco – United States

49. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu – Spain

50. Wolfgat, Paternoster – South Africa

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