Cover Geranium, The World's Best Restaurant 2022 (Photo: World's 50 Best Restaurants)

The list includes restaurants from 24 territories across five continents, with seven restaurants located in Asia featured on this year’s ranking

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 was announced at a live awards ceremony in London last night (18 July). Copenhagen’s Geranium, led by chef Rasmus Kofoed, took the top spot on the list, with chef Virgilio Martinez’s Central in Lima, Peru taking second place, and Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain rounding out the top three.

Tokyo’s Den was the highest ranking restaurant in Asia on the list. It had ranked number one on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022, which was announced in March. Other Asian representation came from The Chairman, Hong Kong (#24); Florilège, Tokyo (#30); Odette, Singapore (#36), new entries Sorn, Bangkok (#39) and La Cime, Osaka (#41); and Narisawa, Tokyo (#45).

A number of individual awards were also announced at the awards ceremony. René Frank of Coda in Berlin, a specialist dessert restaurant, took home the World’s Best Pastry Chef award; while Josep Roca, sommelier and co-owner of El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, received the new award for World’s Best Sommelier. The Art of Hospitality Award went to 14-seat tasting menu restaurant Atomix in New York, and the Chef’s Choice award was received by Jorge Vallejo, chef-owner of Quintonil (#9) in Mexico City. The Sustainable Restaurant award went to Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. 

Previously announced awards were also presented. These included the One To Watch award, which went to AM par Alexandre Mazzia in Marseille, France; the Icon Award which was bestowed upon Wawira Njiru, founder of Food for Education, an organisation that provides nutritious and affordable meals to school children in various urban areas in Kenya; and World’s Best Female Chef 2022, which went to Leonor Espinosa of Leo, Bogotá (#48). Chef and entrepreneur Dieuveil Malonga, who hails from Congo-Brazzaville was named a Champion of Change alongside Koh Seng Choon, Singaporean founder of Dignity Kitchen, and duo Olia Hercules and Alissa Timoshkina, the drivers behind the #CookforUkraine initiative.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 ranking is listed in full below (those with an asterisk are new entries)

1. Geranium, Copenhagen
2. Central, Lima
3. Disfrutar, Barcelona
4. Diverxo, Madrid
5. Pujol, Mexico City
6. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
7. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
9. Quintonil, Mexico City
10. Le Calandre, Rubano
11. Maido, Lima
12. Uliassi, Senigallia*
13. Steirereck, Vienna
14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
15. Reale, Castel di Sangro
16. Elkano, Getaria
17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
18. Alchemist, Copenhagen*
19. Piazza Duomo, Alba
20. Den, Tokyo
21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian
22. Septime, Paris
23. The Jane, Antwerp*
24. The Chairman, Hong Kong
25. Frantzén, Stockholm
26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem
28. Le Clarence, Paris*
29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano*
30. Florilège, Tokyo
31. Arpège, Paris
32. Mayta, Lima*
33. Atomix, New York
34. Hiša Franko, Kobarid
35. The Clove Club, London
36. Odette, Singapore
37. Fyn, Cape Town*
38. Jordnær, Copenhagen*
39. Sorn, Bangkok*
40. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
41. La Cime, Osaka*
42. Quique Dacosta, Denia
43. Boragó, Santiago
44. Le Bernardin, New York
45. Narisawa, Tokyo
46. Belcanto, Lisbon
47. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro*
48. Leo, Bogotá
49. Ikoyi, London*
50. SingleThread, Healdsburg

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