A New York restaurant where an average meal for two will cost $700 has been named the best in the world.
The annual World’s Best 50 Restaurants were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday.
Eleven Madison Park won the accolade for the first time after debuting on the list at number 50 in 2010. The restaurant was praised for a fun sense of fine-dining, “blurring the line between the kitchen and the dining room”.
Signature dishes include Swiss-born chef Daniel Humm’s roasted duck and diners can feast on an eight-course tasting menu which costs $300 per person.
Last year’s winner No.1 Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy came runner-up in this year’s award, retaining its Best Restaurant in Europe title.
The highest-ranking restaurant in the UK comes from London’s The Clove Club, based in Shoreditch, which was ranked 26th. One position down was The Ledbury in Notting Hill, for which the Ledbury in Notting Hill, for which the commended standout dish was Chinese water deer with smoked bone marrow.
Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London was the final UK restaurant on the list coming in at 26th place. The chef was also honoured at the ceremony with the Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards list has previously been criticised for favouring expensive restaurants and neglecting affordable ones. It has also been criticised for a lack of diversity in terms of the areas of the world featured and gender imbalance. This year, three out of the fifty chefs featured are women.
The list in full:
1 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
2 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
3 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona,
4 Mirazur, Menton, France Spain
5 Central, Lima, Peru
6 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
7 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
8 Maido, Lima, Peru
9 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
10 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
11 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA
12 Arpège, Paris, France
13 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France
14 Restaurant André, Singapore
15 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
16 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil
17 Le Bernardin, New York, USA
18 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
19 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
20 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
21 Alinea, Chicago, USA
22 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico
23 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
24 Amber, Hong Kong, China
25 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
26 The Clove Club, London, UK
27 The Ledbury, London, UK
28 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
29 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
30 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
31 Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France
32 Attica, Melbourne, Australia
33 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru
34 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
35 Septime, Paris, France
36 Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
37 Saison, San Francisco, USA
38 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
39 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
40 Cosme, New York, USA
41 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
42 Boragó, Santiago, Chile
43 Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy
44 Brae, Birregurra, Australia
45 Den, Tokyo, Japan
46 L’Astrance, Paris, France
47 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
48 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
49 Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
50 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium