France’s ‘Mirazur’ Crowned World’s Best Restaurant
— Updated on 18 June 2021

France’s ‘Mirazur’ Crowned World’s Best Restaurant

— Updated on 18 June 2021
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Mirazur in France has been crowned the world’s best restaurant at an awards ceremony in Singapore. The French Riviera eatery came first in the competition organised by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, an annual award that began in 2002.

Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco, who runs Mirazur, was praised for providing “the ultimate restaurant experience”, with his salt-crusted beetroot dish sourced from its own garden with caviar cream a standout in particular.

The judgement, which was reached after an assessment from 1000 culinary critics, noted the “unrivalled views of the French Riviera, three levels of cascading vegetable gardens churning out the sweetest produce and a team of outrageously talented cooks and front-of-house staff”.

The top ten was rounded out by three additions from Spain, and two each from France, Denmark and Peru. Australia was nowhere to be seen in the top 50, with no local offerings making the cut. Mirazur was opened in 2006 and now has three Michelin stars.

Avid followers of the list will notice previous winners like Eleven Madison Park and Osteria Francescana are missing – that’s because World’s 50 Best have a new rule which excludes previous winners from ever placing on the list again, and have instead been moved to a ‘best of the best‘ list.

2019 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

1. Mirazur (Menton, France)
2. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
3. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)
4. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)
5. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
6. Central (Lima, Peru)
7. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
8. Arpège (Paris, France)
9. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
10. Maido (Lima, Peru)
11. Den (Tokyo, Japan)
12. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
13. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
14. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
15. Septime (Paris, France)
16. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
17. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
18. Odette (Singapore)
19. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)
20. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
21. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)
22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
23. Cosme (New York City, USA)
24. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
25. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
26. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
27. The Clove Club (London, United Kingdom)
28. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, USA)
29. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
30. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)
31. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
32. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)
33. Lyle’s (London, United Kingdom)
34. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
35. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, USA)
36. Le Bernardin (New York City, USA)
37. Alinea (Chicago, USA)
38. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
39. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)
40. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
41. The Chairman (Hong Kong)
42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)
43. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
44. Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)
45. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)
46. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)
47. Benu (San Francisco, USA)
48. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
49. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
50. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)

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