The World’s 100 Best Restaurants List 2015

It’s that time of year again when gourmands and culinary experts around the globe find out where are the best restaurants in the world. The Worlds best is voted by a group of 1000 judges from 27 geographical zones around the world. In 2014 Noma (Denmark) beat The Roca brothers’ El Celler de Can Roca (Spain) for the #1 position. In 2015 there were some shocks (The Fat Duck, UK) and surprises (White Rabbit, Moscow) but also some redemption from El Celler de Can Roca who reclaimed the #1 position to be named the Best Restaurant in the World for 2015. We are thrilled to see Attica in the Top 50 again and their award for Best Restaurant in Australasia as well as Australian newcomers Brae in Birregurra, Victoria (#87). However one of the great delights when seeing this list was the terrifically talented Gaggan Anand and his “progressive Indian” restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. This was one of Foodie Mookie’s culinary treats in last year and the #10 position is truly deserved.


Here is the final top 100 list.

  1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (Spain) – World’s Best Restaurant + Best Restaurant in Europe
  2. Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy)
  3. Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  4. Central, Lima (Peru) – Best Restaurant in South America
  5. Eleven Madison Park, New York (USA) – Best Restaurant in North America
  6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)
  7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (UK)
  8. Narisawa, Tokyo (Japan) – Best Restaurant in Asia
  9. D.O.M, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  10. Gaggan, Bangkok (Thailand)
  11. Mirazur, Menton (France)
  12. L’Arpege, Paris (France)
  13. Asador Etzebarri, Atxondo (Spain)
  14. Astrid Y Gaston, Lima (Peru)
  15. Steirereck, Vienna (Austria)
  16. Pujol, Mexico City (Mexico)
  17. Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)
  18. Le Bernardin, New York (USA)
  19. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Spain)
  20. The Ledbury, London (UK)
  21. Le Chateaubriand, Paris (France)
  22. Nahm, Bangkok (Thailand)
  23. White Rabbit, Moscow (Russia)
  24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai (China)
  25. Faviken, Jarpen (Sweden)
  26. Alinea, Chicago (USA)
  27. Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)
  28. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town (South Africa) – Best Restaurant in Africa
  29. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo (Japan)
  30. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)
  31. Restaurant Frantzen, Stockholm (Sweden)
  32. Attica, Melbourne (Australia) – Best Restaurant in Australasia
  33. Aqua, Wolfsburg (Germany)
  34. Le Calandre, Rubino (Italy)
  35. Quintonil, Mexico City (Mexico)
  36. L’Astrance, Paris (France)
  37. Biko, Mexico City (Mexico)
  38. Amber, Hong Kong (China)
  39. Quique Dacosta, Denia (Spain)
  40. Per Se, New York (USA)
  41. Manu, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  42. Tickets, Barcelona (Spain) + Borago, Santiago (Chile) – EQUAL #42
  43. (see above)
  44. Maido, Lima (Peru)
  45. Relae, Copenhagen (Denmark) – Most Sustainable Restaurant for 2015
  46. Restaurant Andre, Singapore (Singapore)
  47. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Paris (France)
  48. Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau (Switzerland)
  49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown (USA)
  50. The French Laundry, Yountville (USA)
  51. Geranium, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  52. Tim Raue, Berlin (Germany)
  53. Hertog Jan, Bruges (Belguim)
  54. Hof Can Cleve, Kruishoutem (Belgium)
  55. The Clove Club, London (UK)
  56. Saison, San Francisco (USA)
  57. Septime, Paris (France)
  58. Quay, Sydney (Australia)
  59. Diverxo, Madrid (Spain)
  60. Hedone, London (UK)
  61. Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian (Spain)
  62. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong (China)
  63. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Paris, Paris (France)
  64. Maaemo, Oslo (Norway)
  65. Combal Zero, Rivoli (Italy)
  66. Amass, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  67. Nomad, New York (USA)
  68. Nerua, Bilbao (Spain)
  69. Momofuku KO, New York (USA)
  70. Waku Ghin, Singapore (Singapore)
  71. De Librije, Zwolle (Netherlands)
  72. Restaurant at Meadowood, St helena (USA)
  73. The Fat Duck, Bray (UK)
  74. Jaan, Singapore (Singapore)
  75. Coi, San Francisco (USA)
  76. Fu He Hui, Shanghai (China)
  77. Indian Accent, New Delhi (India)
  78. La Maison Troisgros, Roanne (France)
  79. Ryunique, Seoul (South Korea)
  80. Daniel, New York (USA)
  81. Joe Beef, Montreal (Canada)
  82. Alain Ducasse A L’hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo (Monaco)
  83. Tegui, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  84. Sepia, Sydney (Australia)
  85. L’Effervescene, Tokyo (Jaoan)
  86. Hajime, Osaka (Japan)
  87. Brae, Birregurra (Australia)
  88. The Tasting Rook at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek (South Africa)
  89. Zuma, Dubai (UAE)
  90. Estela, New York (USA)
  91. Belcanto, Lisbon (Portugal)
  92. St John, London (UK)
  93. Jungsik, Seoul (South Korea)
  94. Masa, New York (USA)
  95. FU1015, Shanghai (China)
  96. Mikla, Instanbul (Turkey)
  97. Esperanto, Stockholm (Sweden)
  98. Vila Joya, Albufeira (Portugal)
  99. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong (China)
  100. Manresa, Los Gatos (USA)


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A passionately positive foodie who loves travelling the world and experiencing what the best chefs in the world have to offer. Based in Sydney, Australia, Mookie also loves to dine locally and uncover great restaurants, chefs and food combinations with her #foodiemookie crew.