The ceremony for “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022” was held on Monday July 18 in London. And it is the Danish restaurant “Geranium”, second last year, which was crowned “best restaurant in the world”.
It was a highly anticipated ranking. The Danish establishment “Geranium”, led by chef Rasmus Kofoed in Copenhagen, was crowned “best restaurant in the world 2022” on Monday evening in London, during the 20th anniversary of the influential “50 Best Restaurants” ranking, which has this year again shunned French chefs.
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The Peruvian restaurant “Central”, in Lima, comes second in this ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world established by the specialist British magazine Restaurant, the most coveted in the world gastronomy. Two Spanish tables follow, the establishment of Barcelona “Disfrutar” (3rd) and the Madrilenian “Diverxo” (4th).
Denmark still on top
This is the second year in a row that a Danish restaurant has been crowned. “Geranium”, second in the “50 Best” last year, succeeds “Noma”.
France absent from the top 20
Like last year, only three French restaurants, all Parisian, were honored in the top 50: “Septime”, by Bertrand Grébaud, who moved up two places to settle in 22nd place, “Le Clarence” by Christophe Pelé, new entrant (28th), and “Arpège” by Alain Passard, relegated to 31st position (-8 places).
Located in 41st place in 2021, “Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen”, by Yannick Alléno, fell to 58th place. The second part of the top 100, unveiled upstream in early July, honored a total of five tricolor tables, including the Marseille AM of Alexandre Mazzia, awarded him the prize of “chef to follow”.
The ceremony, originally scheduled in Moscow, was relocated to London in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. No Russian table was also on the list, in accordance with what the organizers had announced in March.
“50 Best” has been awarded since 2002 by 1,080 “independent experts” (chefs, specialist journalists, restaurant owners, etc.) who rate their experiences over the past 18 months under the aegis of “Restaurant” magazine, from the British press group William Reed. Distributed in 27 regions of the world, with 40 voters each, they can vote for 10 restaurants, including at least three outside their region.