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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain
Photograph: David HolbrookThe World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 Awards Ceremony in Valencia, Spain

Odette wins the Best Restaurant in Asia at World's 50 Best 2023 Awards Ceremony

Chef-owner Julien Royer also clinches the prestigious chef’s choice award

Dawson Tan
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Dawson Tan

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list was revealed on June 21 in Valencia, Spain and only one restaurant in Singapore made rank. Once again, it is Odette at the National Gallery Singapore. Climbing from #36 on the 2022 list to #14 this year, the three Michelin-starred French restaurant reclaims the title of the highest ranked in Asia.

Odette - Chef-Owner Julien Royer
Photograph: OdetteOdette - Chef-Owner Julien Royer

Odette’s chef-owner Julien Royer also earned the prestigious chef’s choice award. It is the only peer-voted award category which solidifies him as a dynamic figure in the global chef community.

First place goes to Central, a Peruvian fine-dining restaurant in Lima helmed by culinary power couple Virgilio Martínez and Pía León. The tasting menu whisks gastronomes on a journey through Peru, from its vast biodiverse ecosystems to indigenous cultures, featuring produce from different altitudes. It is also the best restaurant in South America in 2023.

Restaurants in the Spanish contingent also scored high in this year’s report card. At a close second and third spot are Barcelona’s Disfrutar and Madrid’s Diverxo while the legendary Asador Etxebarri claims fourth spot. In the Asia region, Japan clinched three spots in the top 50 list with modern Kaiseki restaurant Den (#21), French restaurant Florilege (#27), and Tokyo-based Sezanne (#37). Two restaurants from Bangkok, Thailand also made the list, they are Le Du (#15) and Gaggan Anand (#17).

Since 2019, the rules state that the first-ranking restaurant on last year’s list will be out of contention, and former number one Danish-based Geranium is no longer at the top. You can view the full World’s 50 Best Restaurants list here.

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