The event was originally intended to be held in Russia
Celebrating its 20th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2022 will be hosted on Monday 18 July at the historic Old Billingsgate market event space in the City of London, overlooking the River Thames and Tower Bridge.
This year will see the return of the world-renowned celebration to London, where it was hosted from 2003 to 2015. The ceremony is considered an important annual gathering of chefs, restaurateurs, media and gourmets.
Following the launch of MENA’s 50 Best, the restaurant teams in the region will be hopeful for greater representation on the global list
In December 2021, Zuma Dubai and Galaxy Bar, both located in Dubai International Financial Centre, appeared on the sibling World’s 50 Best Bars list at number 17 and number 45 respectively.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 programme highlights include a thought leadership forum, #50BestTalks, a Chefs’ Feast showcasing the finest produce and cooking from the UK, the much-anticipated Meet the Chefs media roundtable and, of course, the awards ceremony itself.
2021 winners in Antwerp
This edition of #50BestTalks will focus on the art of hospitality under the title ‘Bring the Magic!’, featuring some of the most inspirational and influential restaurateurs of the contemporary era.
New for this year is a 50 Best Collaboration Dining series, which will see leading chefs and restaurants in London team up with visiting 50 Best chefs from all over the world to create bespoke menus. Further information on participating chefs and restaurants and how to book will be made available in due course.
The 2022 Winners
The main event will be preceded by several individual award announcements including Champions of Change, The World’s Best Female Chef Award, the Licor 43 Icon Award and the American Express One To Watch Award.
Deloitte is the official independent adjudication partner for World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the 2022 winners will be announced at the awards.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 event held in Antwerp, Flanders, saw Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, named The World’s Best Restaurant
As last year’s winner, Noma is now part of the Best of the Best hall of fame list of former number one restaurants and therefore will not be eligible to appear in further rankings.
Commenting on the event, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants director of content William Drew said: “We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated date for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2022 at such an iconic and historic London venue. We can’t wait to bring the global gastronomy community back together once again.”
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