In 2019, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants elevated all its previous No.1s to a culinary hall of fame called the Best of the Best.

Read my profiles on each of those restaurants:

El Bulli, Roses, Spain – 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

The French Laundry, Yountville, USA – 2003, 2004

The Fat Duck, Bray, UK – 2005

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain – 2013, 2015

Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy – 2016, 2018

Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA – 2017

Image: Gianni Villa