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Presenting the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2018

Presenting the World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2018

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Text: Janice Sim


This year, Odette swooped in as a new entry at No. 28

Earlier this week, top restaurateurs and chefs congregated in Bilbao, Spain for the grand reveal of World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Predictions were made, expectations soared high and in the end, Italy's Osteria Francescana walked away with the top spot.

This isn't the first win for the Michelin-starred restaurant; but its second, having claimed No. 1 on the exclusive list back in 2016 — with head chef Massimo Bottura — known for his inventive spinoffs on Italian classics. Last year's winner, New York City's Eleven Madison Park came in at fourth place this year.

World's 50 Best Restaurants

In other exciting news, Singapore's very own Odette managed to secure a spot as a new entry at No. 28. An honourable feat helmed by Chef Julien Royer, who also led the team to No.9 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018.

Gourmands, may we suggest allowing this list decipher your next travel destination. Italy definitely sounds like a good place to start. 

World's 50 Best Restaurants

See the full list of winners 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, USA) 

5. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

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, USA)

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, Denmark)

20. Attica (Melbourne, 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, USA)

26. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)

27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

28. Odette (Singapore, 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, USA)

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, USA)

47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland) 

48. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia) 

49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

50. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

Visit the World's 50 Best Restaurants website for more details. 

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