Barcelona’s Disfrutar named The World’s Best Restaurant

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Barcelona’s Disfrutar named The World’s Best Restaurant

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Disfrutar in Barcelona has been named the best place to eat on the planet by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Headed by chef trio Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, Disfrutar is ‘famed for modern techniques and beautiful ingredients, resulting in an experience that subverts traditional fine dining in a completely surprising way’. 

Ranked number two in the 2023 list, Disfrutar is followed in the ranking by Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, Spain, and Table by Bruno Verjus in Paris (see below for the full list).

Just two UK restaurant have made the 2024 list, with Santiago Lastra's Kol placing at 17 and Jeremy Chan's Ikoyi placing at 42. 

Announced last night at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas, the 2024 ranking includes restaurants from 26 territories in five continents worldwide and sees three restaurants make their debut on the list. 

“It is with great excitement that we announce the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and honour the iconoclastic Disfrutar as The World’s Best Restaurant,” says William Drew, director of content for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. 

“The Disfrutar team has shown extraordinary dedication to its craft, amazing and delighting diners with every dish on its extensive menu. This year sees the culinary community celebrate a truly global list featuring restaurants across 26 territories, demonstrating that the appetite for diversity and excellence in hospitality shows no sign of waning.”

Special awards at the annual event include Australian chef Neil Perry winning the Woodford Reserve Icon Award; the Paris-based Nina Métayer wins The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award 2024, sponsored by Sosa; and Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura from Maido in Lima receiving the Estrella Damm Chefs’ Choice Award 2024. 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 list in full

1. Disfrutar, Barcelona
2. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
3. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris
4. Diverxo, Madrid
5. Maido, Lima
6. Atomix, New York
7. Quintonil, Mexico City
8. Alchemist, Copenhagen
9. Gaggan, Bangkok
10. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
11. Septime, Paris
12. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
13. Trèsind Studio, Dubai
14. Quique Dacosta, Dénia
15. Sézanne, Tokyo
16. Kjolle, Lima
17. Kol, London
18. Plénitude, Paris
19. Reale, Castel di Sangro
20. Wing, Hong Kong
21. Florilège, Tokyo
22. Steirereck, Vienna
23. Sühring, Bangkok
24. Odette, Singapore
25. El Chato, Bogotá
26. The Chairman, Hong Kong
27. A Casa do Porco, São Paolo
28. Elkano, Getaria
29. Boragó, Santiago
30. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
31. Belcanto, Lisbon
32. Den, Tokyo
33. Pujol, Mexico City
34. Rosetta, Mexico City
35. Frantzén, Stockholm
36. The Jane, Antwerp
37. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro
38. Sorn, Bangkok
39. Piazza Duomo, Alba
40. Le Du, Bangkok
41. Mayta, Lima
42. Ikoyi, London
43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
44. Mingles, Seoul
45. Arpège, Paris
46. SingleThread, Healdsburg
47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid
49. La Colombe, Cape Town
50. Uliassi, Senigallia

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