601 outstanding global restaurants and bars added to 50 Best Discovery

Mark Sansom - 11/11/2022

The world’s most authoritative platform for finding the best places to eat and drink across the globe has just seen hundreds of new venues added. With 2,632 expert-selected restaurants and bars to choose from on 50 Best Discovery, now is the time to take a dip into the refreshed website and start planning your next gastronomic adventure

Since its 2019 launch, 50 Best Discovery has become the essential resource for dining and drinking all over the planet, whether you’re visiting major cities or seeking out off-the-beaten track destinations. Each year, the 50 Best team takes a deep dive into the tens of thousands of votes cast in each of its seven different restaurant and bar rankings to find the essential venues to add to the database. Every venue that has received multiple votes in the most recent rounds of polling is then contacted and reviewed, and its details uploaded to the website.

It means that every 12 months, a new cohort of outstanding, expert-approved hospitality venues are at your fingertips to explore and help you to determine travel plans. After all, who doesn’t base their vacation around where they will be eating and drinking?

This term, a grand total of 601 more restaurants and bars have qualified for a listing on the website. Broken down, that’s 367 new restaurants and 234 extra bars for you to choose from. For restaurants there are a mammoth 65 new cities that have never before seen 50 Best Discovery representation and 27 new cities for bars. For the first time, venues from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia appear on 50 Best Discovery. Each year, the site becomes ever more diverse and shines a spotlight on a greater number of awesome food scenes and cuisines that might not have received quite enough votes to make it onto the main 50 Best lists, but are still well worth checking out.

The US continues with its position as a world-leader for cocktails with an extra 42 bars spread across the county, more than any other location. In the Middle East, the UAE is home to more new restaurant listings than anywhere else, with 33 fresh additions. Collectively, 50 Best Discovery now boasts 2,632 venues, including 1,679 restaurants and 953 bars. That’s a lot of food for thought.

So fire up 50 Best Discovery and make a booking to unlock a new world of flavour.

A smattering of global highlights from the latest restaurants and bars to qualify for 50 Best Discovery…


Aru, Melbourne – Fire-licked modern fare
Lankan Filling Station, Sydney – Vibey Sri Lankan hotspot
Margaret, Sydney – Masterful new-wave Australian

Caretaker's Cottage, Melbourne – Pub energy with outstanding cocktails
Re, Sydney – Ecologically aware cocktails

Re — a previous winner of the Sustainable Bar Award in 2021 — delivers some of Sydney's best ecologically-minded serves 

Fusions by Tala, Manama – Ambitious Bahraini reinventions
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Fusions by Tala offers classic Bahraini dishes, modernised and refined to a tee

Restaurante Manga, Salvador – Daring Brazilian brilliance
Origem, Salvador - Bahian tasting menus

Picco, São Paulo - Casual cocktail and pizza joint
Sub Astor, São Paulo – Hidden cocktail basement
Restaurante Manga in Salvador has the views to match the food, just a stone's throw from the beach


L'Abbatoir, Vancouver – Bistro classics updated
Mon Lapin, Montreal – Cosy inventive French bistro

Bar Mordecai, Toronto – Nostalgic hotel bar vibes
Mother Cocktail Bar – Tasty and technically impressive

French-influenced food with an astute wine offering to match, L'Abbatoir is one of Vancouver's hottest dining spots


Sachi, Cairo - Sumptuous and serene sushi
Zooba, Giza – Famous falafel

Shinko, Cairo – Exclusive top-end lounge
Sip on Shinko's signature martini in its opulent lounge in New Cairo


Restaurant A.T, Paris – Self-assured Fusion

Combat, Paris – Pared-back Belleville bistro
Moonshiner, Paris - Classic Prohibition-era speakeasy

Combat fights back against a city of dark speakeasies, offering a Paris a light and airy location to sip on cocktails

Barra, Berlin - Convivial neighbourhood eatery
Seven Swans, Frankfurt -  Boundary-pushing vegetarian degustation

Vegetarian? No problem. At Seven Swans, vegetables take centre stage across its lauded tasting menu


Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Florence – Fashion house meets Best of the Best
SantoPalato, Rome –  Laid-back local trattoria

At Gucci Osteria, the worlds of fine dining and fashion collide for a unique gastronomic experience


Igniv, Bangkok – Swiss-spiked twisted Thai
Sushi Masato – Big Apple meets Bangkok

BKK Social Club, Bangkok – Buenos Aires in Bangkok
Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar, Bangkok – Sustainable gastronomic mixology
Helmed by industry veteran Philip Bischoff, BKK Social Club has quickly become one of Bangkok's best cocktail spots


Brutto, London – La vita è bella at this Florentine charmer
Fallow, London – Sustainability with style

A Bar with Shapes For a Name, London – Late-night Bauhaus bar
Schofield’s, Manchester – Art deco stylish classics
Don't miss the roast at Fallow, with ex-dairy cow rump and potato millefeuille glued together with beef stock


Katz’s Delicatessen, New York - Iconic Jewish deli
Saga, New York – Nostalgic yet contemporary fine dining
Che Fico, San Francisco – Inviting Californian trattoria

The Silver Stamp, Las Vegas – Friendly throwback beer joint
The Teardrop Lounge, Portland – Innovative concoctions, urban feel

A pastrami on rye at the iconic Katz's Deli is a must for any visit to New York

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