The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 announces the 51-100 list

The Staff Canteen

With just one week to go until the live ceremony in Bilbao, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranking from 100-51.

Sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, the list was compiled by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants voting Academy, which consists of over 1000 industry experts and is independently adjudicated by Delloite. It features 15 new entries from 23 countries across five continents, with the highest newcomer being Sühring in Bangkok, Thailand at number 54.

The announcement comes ahead of the annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday, June 19 at Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao.

The USA boasts the most places on the list, with eight restaurants in total and two new entries - Miele's One To Watch 2018 SingleThread, Healdsburg and Le Coucou, New York.

Also amongst the new entries to this part of the list for 2018 are Twins Garden (No.72) in Moscow, Russia and Frantzén (No.65) in Stockholm, Sweden - both of which have re-launched since previously ranking. 

Two London restaurants have placed in this second half of the list: St John, Clerkenwell and Hedone by Mikael Jonsson. The highest placing UK restaurant was The Fat Duck at number 74, which once held the top spot back in 2005.

William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “We are delighted to be featuring such an impressive number of new entries on the 51-100 list this year. The global spread is testament to the geographic diversity of culinary excellence celebrated on this extended list and at our annual awards. We are particularly thrilled that so many of the chefs and restaurateurs from the 51-100 list will be joining us in person at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in Bilbao on 19th June. It is an honour to acknowledge the world’s most exciting new culinary talent, as well as
celebrating perennial favourites.”

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 100-51 – full list

100. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

99. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia - NEW ENTRY

98. Restaurant 108, Copenhagen, Denmark - NEW ENTRY

97. Atelier, Munich, Germany - NEW ENTRY

96. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

95. Enigma, Barcelona, Spain - NEW ENTRY

94. Alo, Toronto, Canada - NEW ENTRY

93. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China

92. L'Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan - NEW ENTRY

91. SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA - NEW ENTRY and Miele One To Watch 2018

90. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

89. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

88. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany - NEW ENTRY

87. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

86. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

85. Le Coucou, New York, USA - NEW ENTRY

84. St John, London, England

83. Estela, New York, USA

82. Hedone, London, England

81. Per Se, New York, USA

80. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

79. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil - NEW ENTRY

78. Mingles, Seoul, Korea

77. Elkano, Getaria, Spain - NEW ENTRY

76. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain

75. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

74. The Fat Duck, Bray, England

73. Aqua, Wolsburg, Germany

72. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

71. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

70. Selfie, Moscow, Russia

69. Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA

68. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

67. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

66. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

65. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

64. Sud777, Mexico City, Mexico

63. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

62. Momofuku Ko, New York, USA

61. Burnt Ends, Singapore

60. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

59. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

58. Brae, Birregurra, Australia

57. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

56. Amber, Hong Kong, China

55. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina - NEW ENTRY

54. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand - NEW ENTRY

53. Benu, San Francisco, USA

52. L'Astrance, Paris, France

51. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall  – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 16 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 560,000 followers across Facebook, X, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

The Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 12th June 2018

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 announces the 51-100 list