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The world’s best restaurants have officially been named for 2024

Two Spanish restaurants claimed the top spots in the annual guide to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Liv Kelly
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Liv Kelly

We know a thing or two about the best cities in the world for food, but finding the world‘s best restaurants is a slightly more complicated task. Thankfully, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants does the legwork every year, with the help of 1,080 international restaurant industry experts, including critics, food writers, chefs and restaurateurs.

Following last month’s announcement of the top 51-100 restaurants, the eagerly anticipated list of winners has finally dropped for 2024 – and the 22nd edition has named Disfrutar in Barcelona as the world’s best restaurant this year. 

The restaurant, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is known for exceptional technical execution and offers two 30-course (!) menus: The Classic and The Festival. It’s not the only winner in SpainAsador Extrebarri in Atxondo and Diverxo in Madrid also made the top 10, claiming second and fourth place respectively. 

Table by Bruno Verjus in Paris came in third, and features a wave-like counter where diners can enjoy the rotating menu and watch the chefs do their thing in the open kitchen. 

Claiming the last spot in the top ten was Don Julio in Buenos Aires – sound familiar? That’s because this family-run restaurant, famed for its local vibe and whopper wine list (there are more than 14,000 Argentinian wines in its cellar) was also recently named as the world’s best steak restaurant.

These are the 10 best restaurants in the world 

  1. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain
  2. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
  3. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris, France
  4. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain
  5. Maido, Lima, Peru
  6. Atomix, New York, USA
  7. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
  8. Alchemist, Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

To browse the full list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, you can do so here

Did you see that this European city is officially the best in the world for food?

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