Geranium takes the top slot from Noma, which has been elevated to the Best of the Best hall of fame
Announced last night at an awards ceremony in London, the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 list includes restaurants from 24 territories in five continents worldwide.
The crème de la crème of the culinary world was in attendance at the awards ceremony, hosted by internationally famous foodie and actor Stanley Tucci.
Copenhagen’s Geranium topped the The World’s Best Restaurant 2022 list, also making it The Best Restaurant in Europe 2022 winner.
It replaces Noma – which is now a member of the Best of the Best hall of fame – as the number one restaurant in the world.
Led by legendary chef Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium moves up from the number two position on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 list, despite Chef Kofoed's recent decision to update his degustation menu, going meat-free.
William Drew, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “We are delighted to announce the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 and to celebrate Geranium as the new number one. Rasmus Kofoed, sommelier Søren Ledet and their team have created an unforgettable dining experience, taking seasonal cooking to superlative heights and delivering precise, beautiful and elegant food that combines art and flavour alongside a ground-breaking drinks programme."
Central in Lima, Peru, and Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain took second and third place respectively.
Despite the launch of MENA's 50 Best Restaurants in 2022, there weren't any restaurants from the Middle East and North Africa in the world's top 50.
Uliassi (12) in Senigallia, Italy is the winner of the Highest New Entry Award in recognition of the restaurant’s contemporary cuisine inspired by the traditions of the Adriatic Coast. Further new entries include: Alchemist (18) and Jordnær (38), both in Copenhagen; The Jane (23) in Antwerp; Le Clarence (28) in Paris; St Hubertus (29) in San Cassiano, Italy; and Ikoyi (49) in London.
Nobelhart & Schmutzig (17) is awarded the Villa Massa Highest Climber Award, after the Berlin restaurant climbed 28 places since the publication of the 2021 list, in high demand for its 10-course signature menu.
Further awards received include the Art of Hospitality Award, the World's Best Pastry Chef and the World's Best Sommelier.
Art of Hospitality Award
The Gin Mare Art of Hospitality Award was won by Atomix, a 14-seat tasting menu restaurant set around a single U-shaped counter in New York, run by husband and wife team Junghyun ‘JP’ and Ellia Park, offering ground-breaking Korean cuisine and impeccable service.
World's Best Pastry Chef
René Frank of Coda, Berlin, is the recipient of The World's Best Pastry Chef Award. The renowned pastry chef leads Germany’s first and only specialist high-end dessert restaurant.
New Award: World's Best Sommelier
Introduced as a new award for 2022, the Beronia World's Best Sommelier title is awarded to Josep Roca, sommelier and co-owner of El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain. Roca is a world-renowned sommelier, whose talent exemplifies excellence within wine and food and whose passion is captivating. El Celler de Can Roca, which Josep runs with his brothers Joan and Jordi, now sits in the Best of the Best hall of fame having won The World’s Best Restaurant title in both 2013 and 2015.
Here's the full list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2022:
No.1 Geranium, Copenhagen
No.2 Central, Lima
No.3 Disfrutar, Barcelona
No.4 Diverxo, Madrid
No.5 Pujol, Mexico City
No.6 Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
No.7 A Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo
No.8 Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
No.9 Quintonil, Mexico City
No.10 Le Calandre, Rubano
No.11 Maido, Lima
No.12 Uliassi, Senigallia
No.13 Steirereck, Vienna
No.14 Don Julio, Buenos Aires
No.15 Reale, Castel di Sangro
No.16 Elkano, Getaria
No.17 Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
No.18 Alchemist, Copenhagen
No.19 Piazza Duomo,Alba
No.20 Den, Tokyo
No.21 Mugaritz, San Sebastian
No.22 Septime, Paris
No.23 The Jane, Antwerp
No.24 The Chairman, Hong Kong
No.25 Restaurant Frantzen, Stockholm
No.26 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
No.27 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem
No.28 Le Clarence, Paris
No.29 St Hubertus, San Cassiano
No.30 Florilege, Tokyo
No.31 L'Arpege, Paris
No.32 Mayta, Lima
No.33 Atomix, New York
No.34 Hisa Franko, Kobarid
No.35 The Clove Club, London
No.36 Odette, Singapore
No.37 Fyn, Cape Town
No.38 Jordnaer, Copenhagen
No.39 Sorn, Bangkok
No.40 Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
No.41 La Cime, Osaka
No.42 Quique Dacosta, Dénia
No.43 Borago, Santiago
No.44 Le Bernardin, New York
No.45 Narisawa, Tokyo
No.46 Belcanto, Lisbon
No.47 Oteque, Rio de Janeiro
No.48 Leo, Bogotá
No.49 Ikoyi, London
No.50 SingleThread, Healdsburg