The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has just named the best restaurant in the world in 2022 at a starry awards ceremony in London. This year, the top gong has gone to Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark, helmed by Rasmus Kofoed. In the previous round-up, Geranium placed second on the prestigious list. Noma, which previously won the top spot, has been moved to the ‘Best of the Best’ category, alongside previous winners such as Osteria Francescana in Modena, Eleven Madison Park in New York and Mirazur in France. Central in Lima, Peru came in at second place, while Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain rounded out the top three.
Other notable prizes include The Highest New Entry Award. This went to Uliassi in Italy, which debuted at a dizzying number 12 on the list and the Icon Award which went to Wawira Njiru, a Kenyan social entrepreneur who founded Food for Education, a social enterprise that provides school meals to 40,000 kids per day. The Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award, which is voted for by other chefs on the list, went to Jorge Vallejo of Quintonil in Mexico City.
Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants returned to London, where the list was dreamt up. Since 2002, a series of panels compiled from global experts have voted for the restaurants they believe deserve a spot on the list. There are a few rules: those on the panel can’t vote for any restaurant they have an economic interest in, and they must have eaten at restaurants that win their votes in the previous 19 months.
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Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark was named the best restaurant in the world. The restaurant, which opened in 2007, is overseen by chef Rasmus Kofoed and has three Michelin stars. Here, guests sit down for a 16-course tasting menu that focuses on hyper-seasonality.