La Colombe in world top 20

La Colombe takes an impressive 12th place at the 2010 S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

28 Apr 2010
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 S. Pellegrino released their highly anticipated yearly list of the World's Best Restaurants yesterday and El Bulli, after four years at the top has been knocked off its perch by Denmark’s Nomu.

The big news for South Africa however it that Constantia Uitsig's La Colombe has moved up 26 places since last year to take a very impressive  number 12 spot.  Another regular South African restaurant on the list, Le Quartier Français, moved up 6 positions to number 31.

 A huge achievement for both these restaurants in a very important year for South Africa.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy compiles this list of restaurants. The panel includes 806 people including top chefs, gourmands, restaurateurs and food critics.

World's 50 Best Restaurants of 2010

1, Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
2. El Bulli (Roses, Spain)
3. The Fat Duck (Bray, England)
4. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
5. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)
6. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
7. Alinea (Chicago, Illinois)
8. Daniel (New York)
9. Arzak (San Sebastián, Spain)
10. Per Se (New York)
11. Le Chateaubriand (Paris, France)
12. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)
13. Pierre Gagnaire (Paris, France)
14. L'Hotel de Ville - Philippe Rochat (Crissier, Switzerland)
15. Le Bernardin (New York)
16. L'Astrance (Paris, France)
17. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
18. D.O.M. (São Paolo, Brazil)
19. Oud Sluis (Sluis, Netherlands)
20. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
21. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
22. Vendôme (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
23. Chef Dominique (Helsinki, Finland)
24. Les Créations de Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
25. Mathias Dahlgren (Stockholm, Sweden)
26. Momofuku Ssäm Bar (New York)
27. Quay Restaurant (Sydney, Australia)
28.Iggy's (Singapore)
29. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Paris, France)
30. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
31. Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek, South Africa)
32. The French Laundry (Yountville, California)
33. Martin Berasategui (Lasarte-oria, Spain)
34. Aqua (Bath, England)
35. Combal Zero (Rivoli, Italy)
36. Dal Pescatore (Montava, Italy)
37. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)
38. Tetsuya's (Sydney, Australia)
39. Jaan Par Andre (Singapore)
40. Il Canto (Siena, Italy)
41. Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)
42. Oaxen Krog (Oaxen, Sweden)
43. St. John (London, England)
44. La Maison Troisgros (Roanne, France)
45. wd~50 (New York)
46. Biko (Mexico City, Mexico)
47. Die Schwarzwaldstube (Baiersbronn, Germany)
48. Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
49. Hibiscus (London, England)
50. Eleven Madison Park (New York)

Congratulations La Colombe and Le Quartier Français, Luke Dale-Roberts and Margot Janse.

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