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The world's best restaurant has been named...

The world's best restaurant has been named...

It's located in Italy

Text: Maddison Glendinning


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Listen up foodies, the world's best restaurant has been named. Here's where you need to make your next reservation abroad...

Each year, top chefs and restaurateurs from around the globe gather for the highly anticipated World's 50 Best Restaurants awards. This year, the ceremony took place in Bilbao, Spain and saw a familiar name take out the top spot. 

Chef Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana was named as the world's best restaurant, beating out last year's winner, Eleven Madison in New York City, which came in fourth in this year's list. This is the second time the Moderna-based Italian restaurant (which has three Michelin stars) has won the accolade, having also received it in 2016. 

Not only did Osteria Francescana take out the top prize, it was also the only Italian restaurant in the top 35. The rest of the top 10 was filled with two restaurants from Peru and France, three from Spain, one from Bangkok and the aforementioned USA-based eatery. 

See the full top 50 below...

1. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

2. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

3. Mirazur (Menton, France)

4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)

5. Gaggan (Bangkok)

6. Central (Lima, Peru)

7. Maido (Lima, Peru)

8. Arpege (Paris, France)

9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)

10. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, New York)

13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

17. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen)

20. Attica (Melboure, Australia)

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

24. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)

25. Cosme (New York City)

26. Le Bernardin (New York City)

27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

28. Odette (Singapore)

29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

30. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

33. The Clove Club (London, UK)

34. Alinea (Chicago)

35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)

36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

37. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

38. Lyle's (London)

39. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

40. Septime (Paris, France)

41. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)

42. Ledbury (London, UK)

43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

46. Saison (San Francisco)

47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)

49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

Now, find out which Michelin-starred chef is opening his first restaurant in the Middle East

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