World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016: 100-51 list announced

By Sophie Witts contact

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James Lowe's Lyles entered the list this year
James Lowe's Lyles entered the list this year

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the list of restaurants ranked 51st-100th in 2016, ahead of the annual awards ceremony on 13 June.

Just three UK venues – all in London - have made the cut.

Chef James Lowe’s debut restaurant Lyles​ in Shoreditch features on the list for the first time in the 65th spot. The venue secured its first Michelin star in 2015,​ 18 months after opening.

Mikael Jonsson’s Hedone​ in Chiswick has held its 60th ​place for another year, after rising from 63rd​ in 2015.

Clerkenwell’s St John​, owned by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver, has moved up one spot to 92nd​ place. The restaurant fell sharply from 55th​ in 2015.

This year’s list features 16 new entrants, including the three Michelin-starred Epicure​ in Paris (69) and The Jane​ in Antwerp, Belgium (54).

Den​ in Tokyo – known for serving smiley-faced carrots and chicken wings in takeaway boxes– has made its debut in 77th​ place, and is also the recipient of this year’s One To Watch award.

A total of seven restaurants have fallen out of the top 50 for 2016, including Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry​ in California, which dropped from 50th ​to 85th​, while the chef’s Per Se​ in New York fell from 40th​ to 52nd​.

William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “Every restaurant listed should be incredibly proud and we hope that this provides a culinary compass for diners around the world.”

The announcement comes ahead of the Top 50 awards ceremony next week, which has moved from London to New York for the first time this year.

The world’s best chefs will descend on the city to see whether the Roca brothers, of El Caller de Can Roca in Girona, Spain can take the title of the World’s Best Restaurant for the third time.

In 2015 the UK’s presence on the Top 50 list was reduced to two, London’s The Ledbury (20) and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (7).

The full 100-51 list is as follows:

51

Maní

São Paulo

Brazil

52

Per Se

New York

USA

53

Hof Van Cleve

Kruishoutem

Belgium

54

The Jane

Antwerp

Belgium

55

Nerua

Bilbao

Spain

56

Mikla

Istanbul

Turkey

57

L'Astrance

Paris

France

58

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

Paris

France

59

Martín Berasategui

Lasarte-Oria

Spain

60

Hedone

London

UK

61

Maaemo

Oslo

Norway

62

La Grenouillere

La Madelaine Sous Montreuil

France

63

Aqua

Wolfsburg

Germany

64

Lasai

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

=65

Brae

Birregurra

Australia

=65

Lyle's

London

UK

67

The Restaurant at Meadowood

St. Helena

USA

68

Tegui

Buenos Aires

Argentina

69

Epicure

Paris

France

70

Burnt Ends

Singapore

Singapore

71

Daniel

New York

USA

72

Pavilion Ledoyen

Paris

France

73

Hertog Jan

Bruges

Belgium

74

Le Chateaubriand

Paris

France

75

Twins

Moscow

Russia

76

La Colombe

Cape Town

South Africa

77

Den

Tokyo

Japan

78

Belcanto

Lisbon

Portugal

79

Diverxo

Madrid

Spain

80

L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon Paris

Paris

France

81

Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

New York

USA

82

Hajime

Osaka

Japan

83

Manresa

Los Gatos

USA

84

Reale

Castel Di Sangro

Italy

85

The French Laundry

Yountville

USA

86

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Hong Kong

China

87

Indian Accent

New Delhi

India

88

Die Schwarzwaldstube

Baiersbronn

Germany

=89

Zuma

Dubai

UAE

=89

Benu

San Francisco

USA

91

St John

London

UK

92

Quintessence

Tokyo

Japan

93

Daniel Berlin

Skåne Tranås

Sweden

94

Bras

Laguiole

France

95

L'Effervescence

Tokyo

Japan

96

Cosme

New York

USA

97

Momofuku Ko

New York

USA

98

Quay

Sydney

Australia

99

La Petite Maison

Dubai

UAE

100

Chestnaya Kuhnya

Moscow

Russia

To view last year’s 100-51 list click here.

For 2015’s top 50 restaurants click here.

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