Results of The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2007

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Selected by the largest, most internationally diverse panel yet, with 22 voting regions worldwide, Restaurant magazine presents the list everyone's been waiting for...The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants How we did it The academy system of voting that ..

Selected by the largest, most internationally diverse panel yet, with 22 voting regions worldwide, Restaurant magazine presents the list everyone's been waiting for...The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants

How we did it

The academy system of voting that we introduced last year remains largely unchanged this year. To recap: in 2006 we divided the world up into different voting regions and appointed a chairperson for each region, each of whom, in turn, nominated a voting panel for their region. These panels were formed of chefs, restaurateurs and food critics. Each regional chair and each panel member was asked to vote for five restaurants, with the condition that they could only vote for a maximum of two restaurants within their own region.

This year, in an attempt to improve the diversity of the panel, we introduced two new voting regions in Asia to bring the total number of voting panels up to 22. There were 651 voters in total this year and 3,255 votes were cast.

The only other new stipulation this year was that all restaurants voted for this year all had to have been visited by the voters in the last 18 months.

As was the case last year, on the rare occasions when restaurants were tied with the same number of votes, the votes from their home region were discounted, and were any restaurants still tied for position, we then gave preference to the restaurant that had votes spread across the largest number of regions.

2007 rank

Restaurant name

Country

Winner of the award:

1

El Bulli

Spain

World's Best Restaurant
Best in Europe

2

The Fat Duck

UK

Chefs Choice

3

Pierre Gagnaire

France

 

4

The French Laundry

USA

Best in the Americas

5

Tetsuya's

Australia

Best in Australasia

6

Bras

France

 

7

Mugaritz

Spain

 

8

Le Louis XV

Monaco

 

9

Per Se

USA

 

10

Arzak

Spain

 

11

El Celler de Can Roca

Spain

 

12

Gambero Rosso

Italy

 

13

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

France

 

14

Hof van Cleve

Belgium

 

15

Noma

Denmark

Highest Climber

16

Le Calandre

Italy

 

17

Nobu London

UK

 

18

Jean Georges

USA

 

19

Hakkasan

UK

 

20

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

France

 

21

L'Astrance

France

 

22

Can Fabes

Spain

 

23

L'Ambroisie

France

 

24

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

UK

 

25

Troisgros

France

 

26

Le Bernardin

USA

 

27

Martin Berasategui

Spain

 

28

Le Gavroche

UK

 

29

Le Cinq

France

 

30

Charlie Trotter's

USA

 

31

Dal Pescatore

Italy

 

32

Daniel

USA

 

33

Rockpool

Australia

 

34

St John

UK

 

35

Chez Dominique

Finland

 

36

Alinea

USA

Highest New Entry

37

Bukhara

India

Best in Asia

38

DOM

Brazil

 

39

Oaxen Skärgårdskrog

Sweden

 

40

Chez Panisse

USA

 

41

Enoteca Pinchiorri

Italy

 

42

Cracco Peck

Italy

 

43

L'Arpège

France

 

44

River Café

UK

 

45

Oud Sluis

Netherlands

 

46

Combal Zero

Italy

 

47

Le Quartier Français

South Africa

Best in Mid East & Africa

48

Taillevent

France

 

49

Bocuse

France

 

50

Les Ambassadeurs

France

 

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