World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants award ceremony was held this week with Copenhagen's three-Michelin-starred Geranium taking the top spot. We take a look at this year's highlights.

Following in the footsteps of Copenhagen's multiple winner Noma, a five-time winner but which no longer qualifies for the awards following a recent change in eligibility which sees former victors unable to make the shortlist, Geranium invites guests to taste nature whilst observing it around them thanks to its eighth floor position overlooking the beautiful Fælledparken gardens.

The restaurant features a locally-inspired, meat-free seasonally-changing 20 course tasting menu which is consumed over the course of three hours. Co-owners Rasmus Kofoed and Søren Ledet achieved the feat of becoming the first Danish restaurant to win three Michelin stars in 2016.

European restaurants featured highly in this year's awards with three venues in the top five thanks to Barcelona's Difrutar and Madrid's Diverxo placing third and fourth respectively, with there other Europe-based venues in the top 10.

South America was the other hot spot with the other four restaurants to feature in the top 10 including second place Central, in Lima, a regular in the top spots of the awards over the years. Central is the flagship restaurant from chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León, embodying an ode to Peru in restaurant form, benefiting from the abundance of locally-sourced produce in its menu that champions sustainability.

London's Ikoyi and The Clove Club both once again featured in the top 50, placing 49th and 35th respectively.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. Geranium, Copenhagen
2. Central, Lima
3. Disfrutar, Barcelona
4. Diverxo, Madrid
5. Pujol, Mexico City
6. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
7. A Casa Do Porco, Sao Paolo
8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
9. Quintonil, Mexico City
10. Le Calandre, Rubano

Image - Geranium Facebook page.