World's 50 Best 2021 in Antwerp

Returning with a somewhat muted fanfare this year, the awards for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants by Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino took place in Antwerp, Belgium. 

With a smaller audience, as most preferred to stay put given their countries’ varying travel restrictions, the award show saw two Copenhagen restaurants clinching the top two spots on the list — the newly relocated Noma and Geranium. 

On the Asian front, Singapore’s Odette showed up at eighth place to add to its Best Restaurant in Asia title while Burnt Ends debuted on the top 50 list at 34th. The Chairman in Hong Kong came close at 10th position after winning second place on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants after Odette. 

Like The Chairman, Sühring took 40th place and Ultraviolet at 35th as each of Bangkok and China’s only entry on the list. Japan fared a little better with three restaurants making the awards: Den, Narisawa and new entrant Florilege. 

View the full list below:

  1. Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  2. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  3. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)
  4. Central (Lima, Peru) *Best Restaurant in South America*
  5. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
  6. Frantzén (Stockholm, Sweden)
  7. Maido (Lima, Peru) (up three places)
  8. Odette (Singapore) *Best Restaurant in Asia*
  9. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) *Best Restaurant in North America*
  10. The Chairman (Hong Kong) *Highest Climber Award*
  11. Den (Tokyo, Japan)
  12. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria) *Art of Hospitality Award*
  13. Don Julio (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  14. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
  15. Lido 84 (Gardone Riviera, Italy) *Highest New Entry Award*
  16. Elkano (Getaria, Spain)
  17. A Casa do Porco (São Paulo, Brazil)
  18. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
  19. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
  20. DiverXO (Madrid, Spain)
  21. Hiša Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
  22. Cosme (New York City)
  23. Arpège (Paris, France)
  24. Septime (Paris, France)
  25. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
  26. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
  27. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
  28. Benu (San Francisco, California)
  29. Reale (Castel di Sangro, Italy)
  30. Twins Garden (Moscow, Russia)
  31. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
  32. The Clove Club (London, UK)
  33. Lyle’s (London, UK)
  34. Burnt Ends (Singapore) *New entry*
  35. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
  36. Hof van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)
  37. SingleThread (Healdsburg, California)
  38. Boragó (Santiago, Chile) *Sustainable Restaurant Award*
  39. Florilege (Tokyo, Japan) *New entry*
  40. Sühring (Bangkok, Thailand)
  41. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
  42. Belcanto (Lisbon, Portugal)
  43. Atomix (New York City) *New entry*
  44. Le Bernardin (New York City)
  45. Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin, Germany) *New entry*
  46. Leo (Bogotá, Colombia)
  47. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)
  48. Atelier Crenn (San Francisco, California)
  49. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
  50. Wolfgat (Paternoster, South Africa) *Best restaurant in Africa*