These Are the World’s Top 50 Restaurants

Some of the world’s most esteemed food critics, chefs and luminaries released their annual ranking of the world’s 50 best restaurants on the planet yesterday.

Canada’s culinary hot spots again failed to crack the final 50, despite many industry professionals nationwide expecting Montreal’s Toque!, Vancouver’s Hawksworth, Toronto’s Buca, or Calgary’s Model Milk to have a fair chance of being our country’s first-ever representative on the list.

Montreal’s Joe Beef was selected as Canada’s lone restaurant in the final ranking – which actually places the world’s top 100 – finishing at No. 81.

The top spot this year went to family-run, three-Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, helmed by chef Joan Roca. Here’s a little breakdown of what you can expect at this quaint Catalan home, which requires three staffers just to decline reservations.

Italy’s Osteria Francescana (Modena) finished runner-up, while perennial number 1 of years past Noma of Copenhagen slipped to third place.

European restaurants featured heavily on the list, most notably those from France and Spain. Six restaurants from South of the Border made the final cut, with 21 countries overall being represented.

Here’s the full ranking of 2015’s top restaurants as published in Restaurant magazine:

50. The French Laundry, Yountville, California
49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown, New York
48. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau, Switzerland
47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Paris, France
46. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
45. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
44. Maido, Lima, Peru
42. Boragó, Santiago, Chile (TIE)
42. Tickets Bar, Barcelona, Spain (TIE)
41. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
40. Per Se, New York, New York
39. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
38. Amber, Hong Kong, China
37. Restaurante Biko, Polanco, Mexico
36. L’Astrance, Paris, France
35. Quintonil, Polanco, Mexico
34. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
33. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
32. Attica Restaurant, Melbourne, Australia
31. Restaurant Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
30. Restaurant Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
29. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
28. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
27. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
26. Alinea, Chicago, Illinois
25. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
24. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
23. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
22. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
21. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
20. The Ledbury, London, UK
19. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
18. Le Bernardin, New York, New York
17. Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain
16. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
15. Restaurant Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
14. Astrid y Gaston, Miraflores, Peru
13. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
12. L’Arpege, Paris, France
11. Mirazur, Menton, France
10. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
9. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Restaurant, London, UK
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastián, Spain
5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, New York
4. Central Restaurante, Lima, Peru
3. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain