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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announced Its 51-100 List

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announced Its 51-100 List

FoodieS Team
27 September 2021


The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, has revealed its list of restaurants ranked from 51st to 100th ahead of the annual awards ceremony on October 5.


The annual list is created by a voting panel comprising over 1,000 independent authorities in the world of gastronomy, from renowned international chefs and food journalists to travelling gastronomes. This announcement has been much anticipated since the last list was revealed in 2019.

The 51-100 List in Numbers 

  • The 51-100 list includes 13 new entries from 9 countries, offering a global spectrum from Belgium to Thailand
  • The 51-100 list includes restaurants in 22 countries across six continents
  • With two new entries in Tokyo – Sazenka and L’Effervescence – Japan has five restaurants in the 51-100, the highest number from any country
  • UK, France and Spain follow with four restaurants apiece
  • 21 entries are from Europe, 13 from Asia and nine from South America
  • Two new entries for 2021, Kjolle and Mil in Peru, are restaurants co-owned by The World’s Best Female Chef Award winner Pía Léon
  • The highest new entry in the 51-100 list is Alchemist in Copenhagen, Denmark at No.58
  • St. Hubertus in San Cassiano, Italy has risen the greatest number of places, improving by 62 positions since 2019, when the list was extended to 120 restaurants 
  • The list includes two entries from South Africa: Cape Town’s Fyn and La Colombe

More Asian Restaurants Than Ever Before

This year’s extended list includes more Asian establishments than ever before, with five countries represented in the list. Restaurants include Nihonryori RyuGin (Tokyo, No.51), Il Ristorante Luca Fantin (Tokyo, No.73) and Sazenka (Tokyo, No.75), La Cime (Osaka, No.76) and L’Effervescence (Tokyo, No.99) in Japan; Mingles (No. 62) in Seoul, South Korea; Sorn (No. 63), Le Du (No. 72) and Gaa (No.93) in Bangkok, Thailand; Vea (No.71), Belon (No.88) and Amber (No. 100) in Hong Kong and Indian Accent (No. 82) in New Delhi, India. Two restaurants from Japan – Luca Fantin and L’Effervescence – and two new restaurants from Thailand – Sorn and Le Du –  are new entries for 2021.

William Drew, Director of Content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, comments: “With restaurants in 22 countries across six continents, the 51-100 list this year recognises a broader range of destinations than ever. We’re thrilled to see 13 new entries join the list for the first time, as the gastronomic world continues to overcome the huge challenges wrought by the pandemic. We look forward to sharing the celebration at the awards ceremony in Antwerp, Flanders on 5thOctober.”

The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Awarding ceremony will be held on October 5th, 2021, in Antwerp, Flanders.

The World’s 50 Best Website

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