South Africa makes it to the World's 50 best restaurants awards

Find out which South African restaurant is on this prestigious list with Heston Blumenthal and the world's best chefs.


How the vote works:

The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy is the mechanism used to create The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

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None of the employees of any of the sponsors associated with the awards, including the main sponsor and the Academy sponsor, votes or has any influence over the results.

The Academy is comprised of over 900 members, each selected for their expert opinion of the international restaurant scene.

To create the Academy, and give it a fair representation of the global restaurant scene, they divide the world up into 26 geographical regions.

Each region has a chairperson appointed for their knowledge of their part of the restaurant world. These chairs each selected a voting panel of 36 (including themselves) – ensuring a balanced selection of chefs, restaurateurs, food/restaurant journalists and gourmands.

The Test Kitchen was voted the top restaurant in Africa.

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais made it to 77 in the top 100.

List of the Top 50 around the world:

1.  Noma
Copenhagen, Denmark 

2.  El Celler de Can Roca
Girona, Catalonia, Spain

3.  Osteria Francescana
Modena, Italy

4.  Eleven Madison Park
New York City, USA

5.  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
London, England

6. Mugaritz?
San Sebastián, Spain

7.  D.O.M.
Sao Paulo, Brazil

8.  Arzak
San Sebastián, Spain

9. Alinea
Chicago, USA

10. The Ledbury
London, England

11. Mirazur
Menton, France

12. Vendôme
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

13. Nahm
Bangkok, Thailand

14. Narisawa
Tokyo, Japan

15. Central
Lima, Peru

16. Steirereck
Vienna, Austria

17. Gaggan
Bangkok, Thailand

18. Astrid y Gaston
Lima, Peru

19. Fäviken
Järpen, Sweden

20. Pujol
Mexico City, Mexico

21. Le Bernardin
New York City, USA

22. Vila Joya
Albufeira, Portugal

23. Restaurant Frantzén
Stockholm, Sweden

24. Amber
Hong Kong

25. L'Arpege
Paris, France

26. Azurmendi
Larrabetzu, Spain

27. Le Chateaubriand
Paris, France

28. Aqua
Wolfsburg, Germany

29. De Librije
Zwolle, Netherlands

30. Per Se
New York City, USA

31. L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joel Robuchon
Paris, France

32. Attica
Melbourne, Australia

33. Nihonryori RyuGin
Tokyo, Japan

34. Asador Etxebarri
Atxondo, Spain

35. Martin Berasategui
Lasarte-Oria, Spain

36. Maní
Sao Paolo, Brazil

37. Restaurant Andre
Singapore, Singapore

38. L'Astrance
Paris, France

39. Piazza Duomo
Alba, Italy

40. Daniel
New York City, USA

41. Quique Dacosta
Dénia, Spain

42. Geranium
Copenhagen, Denmark

43. Schloss Schauenstein
Fürstenau, Switzerland

44. French Laundry
Yountville, USA

45. Hof Van Cleeve
Kruishoutem, Belgium

46. Le Calandre
Rubano, Italy

47. The Fat Duck
Bray, UK

48. The Test Kitchen
Cape Town, South Africa

49. Coi
San Francisco, USA

50. Waku Ghin
Singapore, Singapore

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