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The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: the list in pictures

Laura Price

13/06/2016

Header images: Sometimes mallard, sometimes partridge and even bollito at Osteria Francescana; Scarpetta al pomodoro at Le Calandre; a selection of dishes at Combal Zero

It's finally here – The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016 list was announced at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, and features 23 countries across six continents.

There are four new entries and four re-entries to the list, plus a host of Special Awards including the brand new Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award.

Feast your eyes on a few of the signature dishes from the brand new 50 Best, and if you're still hungry, check out the 51-100 list too. 



No.50 Septime, Paris, France - RE-ENTRY

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Endive, pear and trout egg at Septime



No.49 Quique Dacosta, Dénia, Spain 

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Red king prawn from Denia just boiled at Quique Dacosta (image: Pelut i Pelat)



No.48 Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York, USA

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Pig head in salt crust at Blue Hill (image: Andre Baranowski)



No.47 Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland 

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Char, carrot, smoked, whey at Schloss Schauenstein



No.46 Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy - RE-ENTRY

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From the Up menu at Combal Zero



No.45 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

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Pigeon cooked with ale and artichokes at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal



No.44 Estela, New York, USA - NEW ENTRY

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Beef tartare with sunchoke at Estela



No.43 Biko, Mexico City, Mexico

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No.42 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China

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Gummies Hibernatus Cola Rocks at Ultraviolet (image: Scott Wright)



No.41 Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden 

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No.40 Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark 

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Beet, crab apple and sol at Relae



No.39 Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy 

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Bone with herbs at Le Calandre (image: Sergio Coimbra)



No.38 De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands 

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Langoustine, kombucha, boemboe at De Librije (image: Eric Kleinberg)



No.37 Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand 

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Southern curry of mud crab at Nahm



No.36 Boragó, Santiago, Chile 

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No.35 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany 

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No.34 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany 

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Turbot, leek and ginger at Restaurant Tim Raue



No.33 Attica, Melbourne, Australia 

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Chicken carrots at Attica



No.32 Restaurant André, Singapore

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D.I.Y. cake at Restaurant André



No.31 Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan

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No.30 Astrid y Gastón, Lima, Peru 

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No.29 Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

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No.28 Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark 

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Salted hake, Finnish kaviar, parsley stems in buttermilk at Geranium 



No.27 Saison, San Francisco, USA

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Golden nugget at Saison



No.26 The Clove Club, London, UK - HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

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Brown butter poached sea bass, spinach and oak-smoked roe (image: PA Jorgensen)



No.25 Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico 


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Green mole at Pujol



No.24 Le Bernardin, New York, USA

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Halibut, shimmon and tammar at Le Bernardin



No.23 Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand 

 

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Galar halwa at Gaggan



No.22 The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

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Barbecued langoustine en gele at The Test Kitchen



No.21 Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain

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Oysters and colour at Arzak



No.20 Amber, Hong Kong, China 

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Cleanser, canapes and mise en bouches at Amber



No.19 Arpège, Paris, France 

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Lobster at Arpège (image: J.C Amiel)



No.18 White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia

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Barley porridge with hazel grouse and morels at White Rabbit



No.17 Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

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Licorice at Piazza Duomo



No.16 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain

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Roasted lobster out of the shell, its crunch and mayonnaise at Azurmendi



No.15 Alinea, Chicago, USA

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Lamb at Alinea (image: Matthew Gilson)



No.14 The Ledbury, London, UK

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Lobster at The Ledbury



No.13 Maido, Lima, Peru - HIGHEST CLIMBER

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Frejoles andinos at Maido



No.12 Quintonil, Mexico City, Mexico

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Mamey panna cotta, sweetened corn crumble and mamey seed ice cream at Quintonil



No.11 D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil

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Tapioca biscuit and botarga (image: Rubens Kato)



No.10 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

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No.9 Steirereck, Vienna, Austria

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Paprika melon with olive herb and clams at Steirereck



No.8 Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan

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Vergin at Narisawa



No.7 Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

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Bread with tender fuet (image: Jose Luis Lopez de Zubiria)



No.6 Mirazur, Menton, France

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Pork belly at Mirazur



No.5 Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Flower pie at Noma



No.4 Central, Lima, Peru

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Pseudocereals at Central



No.3 Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

 

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Lavender roasted duck at Eleven Madison Park



No.2 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

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A burst of colour at El Celler de Can Roca



No.1 Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

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Sometimes mallard, sometimes partridge and even bollito at Osteria Francescana




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  • Laura Price