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On June 19 in Bilbao, Spain, the World's 50 Best Restaurants organization announced its annual list. 

Maria Yagoda
June 12, 2018

On June 19 in Bilbao, SpainWorld's 50 Best Restaurants announced their highly-anticipated top 50 restaurant list. Earlier this month, they announced the restaurants that rank 51 to 100. And SingleThread, the restaurant-hotel in Healdsburg, California, was named by the organization as "One to Watch" in May, coming in at 91 on the list.

After a moving tribute to Anthony Bourdain, Paul Bocuse, and Gualtiero Marchesi, the top 50 List was announced at the Bilboa ceremony. See below for the 50 best restaurants in the world and the rest of this year's awards.

50 Best Restaurants in the World

1. Osteria FrancescanaModena, Italy

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

3. Mirazur, Menton, France

4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA (Best Restaurant in North America

5. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand (Best Restaurant in Asia)

6. Central, Lima, Peru (Best Restaurant in South America)

7. Maido, Lima, Peru

8. Arpège, Paris, France

9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

11. Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA

13. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico

14. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

15. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

16. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

17. Den, Tokyo, Japan (Highest Climber Award)

18. Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain (Highest New Entry) 

19. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark (Art of Hospitality Award)

20. Attica, Melbourne, Australia

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

22. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

23. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

24. Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

25. Cosme, New York, NY

26. Le Bernardin, New York, NY

27.  Boragó, Santiago, Chile

28. Odette, Singapore

29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France

30. D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

31. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

32. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain 

33. The Clove Club, London, U.K. 

34. Alinea, Chicago, USA

35. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway

36. Reale, Castel Di Sangro, Italy

37. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany

38. Lyle's, London, U.K.

39. Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru

40. Septime, Paris, France

41. Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

42. The Ledbury, London, U.K.

43. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain (Sustainable Restaurant Award)

44. Mikla, Istanbul, Turkey

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

46. Saison, San Francisco, USA

47. Schauenstein Schloss, Switzerland

48. Hiša Franko, Slovenia

49. Nam, Bangkok, Thailand

50. The Test Kitchen, Capetown, South Africa

Best Pastry Chef: Cédric Grolet

The Chef's Choice Award: Dan Barber

World's Best Female Chef: Clare Smyth

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gastón Acurio

Notably, there is only one restaurant from the entire continent of Africa on the top 50 list, being The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa. A few American restaurants slipped down on the list, with Alinea going from 21 to 34 this year, and Le Bernardin, from 17 to 26. NYC's Cosme leaped to 25. Eleven Madison Park remained the Best Restaurant in North America, though was bumped from #1 to #4. 

Below, find the runners-up to this year's top 50:

51. De Librije Zwolle, Netherlands

52. L’Astrance Paris, France

53. Benu, San Francisco, USA

54. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand

55. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina

56. Amber, Hong Kong, China

57. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

58. Brae Birregurra, Australia

59. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan

60. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina

61. Burnt Ends, Singapore

62. Momofuku Ko, New York, USA

63. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

64. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico

65. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden

66. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

67. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden

68. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

69. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA

70. Selfie, Moscow, Russia

71. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark

72. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia

73. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany

74. The Fat Duck, Bray, England

75. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal

76. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain

77. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

78. Mingles, Seoul, Korea

79. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil

80. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China

81. Per Se, New York, USA

82. Hedone, London, UK

83. Estela, New York, USA

84. St John, London, UK

85. Le Coucou, New York, USA

86. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA

87. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil

88. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany

89. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

90. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India

91. SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA

92. L’Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan

93. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Bombana Hong Kong, China

94. Alo, Toronto, Canada

95. Enigma, Barcelona, Spain

96. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain

97. Atelier, Munich, Germany

98. 108, Copenhagen, Denmark

99. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia

100. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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