Aponiente and Dacosta improve and DiverXO could climb to the top of the table

Aponiente and Dacosta improve and DiverXO could climb to the top of the table

As a forerunner of the final ceremony to be held on October 5 in Antwerp (Belgium), the organization of ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ has just announced positions from 51 to 100, in which Quique Dacosta Restaurant and Appointing They have climbed positions with respect to the last edition. The famous – and controversial – ranking took a break in 2020 due to the pandemic, and returns this year with the expectation of seeing if new names appear after the latest changes in its rules.

Let us remember that the list decided in 2019 that the winners with the first position could no longer opt for that first position, becoming part of a special category dubbed “Best of the Best”. The French Mirazur by Mauro Colagreco, who has been holding the title of Best Restaurant in the World since the last edition, will thus become part of the group in which there are already former winners such as El Celler de Can Roca or Eleven Madison Park.

In positions 51 to 100 on the list there have already been some movements, among which the presence of Spanish names has been reduced. If in 2019 we found seven in this first ranking, this year there are only four: Arzak (No.94), Appointing (No.79), Quique Dacosta (No.74) and Nerua (No.53). The restaurants of Ángel León and Quique Dacosta are the only ones to improve positions, climbing from positions 94 and 81, respectively.

They are therefore out of this first selection DiverXO, Martin Berasategui and Enigma, which were in the expanded list in 2019. We will have to wait for the ceremony on October 5 to see if the first two have managed to climb to the final ranking of the top 50; Enigma will not be eligible, as it is temporarily closed.

With Mirazur already out and the renewed prestige of the reinvented Noma, which has just recovered its three Michelin stars, we will see if the Etxebarri Grill by Víctor Arguinzoniz manages to overtake the Danish, returning first place to Spain, or if there is any other climb -Mugaritz stayed near the podium- or more unexpected appearance.

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List from 51 to 100

Complete list of the ranking
51. Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo, Japan)
52. Uliassi (Senigalli, Italy)
53. Nerua (Bilbao, Spain)
54. St. Hubertus (San Cassiano, Italy)
55. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare (New York, USA)
56. Sud 777 (Mexico City, Mexico)
57. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)
58. Alchemist (Copenhagen, Denmark)
59. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
60. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)
61. DOM (São Paulo, Brazil)
62. Mingles (Seoul, Korea)
63. Sorn (Bangkok, Thailand)
64. Core by Clare Smyth (London, UK)
65. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)
66. The Jane (Antwerp, Belgium)
67. Oteqe (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
68. Alcaldo (Guadalajara, Mexico)
69. From Librije (Zwolle, The Netherlands)
70. Alinea (Chicago, USA)
71. See (Hong Kong, China)
72. Le Du (Bangkok, Thailand)
73. Il Ristorante Luca Fantin (Tokyo, Japan)
74. Quique Dacosta (Denia, Spain)
75. Sazenka (Tokyo, Japan)
76. La Cime (Osaka, Japan)
77. Willem Hiele (Koksijde, Belgium)
78. Brat (London, UK)
79. Appointing (El Puerto de Santa María, Spain) e **
80. El Chato (Bogotá, Colombia)
81. La Colombe (Cape Town, South Africa)
82. Indian Accent (New Delhi, India)
83. Epicure (Paris, France)
84. Le Clarence (Paris, France)
85. Lasai (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
86. Restaurant David Toutain (Paris, France)
87. Ikoyi (London, UK)
88. Belon (Hong Kong, China)
89. Amass (Copenhagen, Denmark)
90. Mil (Moray, Peru)
91. La Grenouillère (La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France)
92. Fyn (Cape Town, South Africa)
93. Gaa (Bangkok, Thailand)
94. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
95. Kjolle (Lima, Peru)
96. Astrid and Gastón (Lima, Peru)
97. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
98. Alo (Torono, Canada)
99. L’Effervescence (Tokyo, Japan)
100. Amber (Hong Kong, China)

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