The 10 Best Restaurants in the World

Some of the 10 best restaurants in the world are currently closed due to COVID-19. But most of them have planned to reopen and they can be a top destination to get out more and enjoy world-class quality food.

These restaurants aren’t even the most expensive but they might require booking a few months in advance given their even rising popularity.

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10. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Located in London in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is where the chef himself is cooking on occasion. It currently has 3 Michelin stars which put it on the world map of best restaurants for almost any type of food taste.

It has gone through an expensive refurbishment just a few years ago. Critics say that almost 2 million were invested in this restaurant.

9. Arpège

This incredible restaurant went on to win 3 Michelin stars. Located, in Paris, it’s the workshop of the famous Alain Passard.

While you can eat all types of great foods here, it’s certainly the place to sample some incredibly-imaginative vegan meals. Sure, if you eat meat you can also come here just for the elite level of dining and serving.

8. The French Laundry

The historic French Laundry in Napa Valley is one of the best Californian restaurants. It has been awarded 3 Michelin stars in 2006. Since then, the restaurant went on to win multiple other awards and train some of the best up-and-coming chefs in the world.

The food here is based on a 9-course menu that changes every day. The restaurant tries to use unique ingredients for every course here and this is why the food experience is so unique when you try out their menu.

7. Pierre Gagnaire

Modern French food is very different from the roots of this cuisine. Many can’t truly understand it without tasting it in Paris. But Pierre Gagnaire on Rue Balzac in Paris is such a place where you can taste some of the best modern interpretations of French food from the world-class Pierre Gagnaire chef.

At the age of 70, the chef still inspires new talent in the industry and some of the foods from this original restaurant can be tried in its other locations around the world such as Tokyo and Las Vegas Pierre Gagnaire.

6. The Fat Duck

Located in Berkshire England, The Fat Duck is a fine dining restaurant open on the location of an old pub. The food here is the creation of none other than celebrity Heston Blumenthal. Some of the food here is shocking to those who haven’t tried avant-garde food. 14 courses here included bacon ice cream.

But there’s a food laboratory on site that creates further unique dishes which you can also sample here. You can travel to London if you want to get to the Fat Duck to taste some of the most daring meals in the world.

5. El Celler de Can Roca

If you’re interested in upscale creative Catalan food, it’s hard to overlook El Celler. This place is also popular for its thousands of bottles of quality wines. But you can try out various bites and foods here. Since 2007, it has moved its location. But it still gets high praise.

It was awarded the title of the best restaurant in the world by multiple magazines and it continues to inspire even those that aren’t that fond of Spanish food.

4. Osteria Francescana

Osteria Francescana is located in Modena Italy. It has received positive reviews from some of the best chefs in the world. The food here is reasonably priced for a restaurant that is always among the best.

You can order a lobster in double sauce or tagliatelle with chopped ragu here.

3. Asador Etxebarri

This restaurant isn’t afraid to do things differently. It cooks all of the foods on a grill. Even sweets are made over the grill here. The foods have a unique smoky flavor which is what makes them unique but which eventually will stop this restaurant from truly becoming world number 1.

Still, for those who value unique approaches to making food, this is the best place to visit. Located in the Basque Country in Spain, the restaurant also has that special appeal of homemade food. The location of this restaurant is also secluded, similar to what you can see at other world-class restaurants.

2. Mirazur

Mirazur is a fantastic restaurant in the picture-perfect town of Menton in France. This restaurant is the creative work of chef Mauro Colagreco. You might know Mauro from his work at Alain Passard.

But the Argentinian chef went down his culinary path stepping away from the glamorous streets of Paris and creating what went on to receive 3 Michelin stars and high praises.

1. Noma

Located in Copenhagen, Noma is one of the few world-class restaurants that is found in large cities or metropolitan areas. It aims to recreate classic Nordic food and it has done it successfully to this date.

With 2 Michelin stars, the restaurant serves dishes such as grilled leeks, raw prawns with seaweed, or rye bread with chicken skin. Nordic food is certainly simple and based on many fresh ingredients. The food at Noma is also very simple.

Getting a free table at Noma seems like an impossible task. If you want to try out meals such as marrow with pickled vegetables here, you need to make a booking at least a few months ahead.

The current pandemic is changing Noma fast. At the moment, it serves simple takeaway food. You can only buy burgers here to eat at home.

But if the Covid-19 situation changes, it’s expected to see a new fresh reopening menu right here on the streets of Copenhagen. If you’re in the city, you can cycle to the restaurant to check if it’s open or simply call to see what dishes can be ordered as a takeaway.