Daniel Silva

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2023 have been announced at a live ceremony in Valencia, Spain.

Central in Peru snagged the no.1 position after coming second last year, with the win a personal victory for husband and wife team Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon.

“Virgilio Martinez, Pía León, and the whole Central team have truly paved the way in celebrating indigenous ingredients through their innovative dishes and warm hospitality,” says William Drew, director of content for World’s 50 Best.

“Their commitment to research, respect for their country’s heritage and promotion of Peru’s unique biodiversity is unmatched.”

Disfrutar in Barcelona has been awarded the no.2 position followed by Diverxo in Madrid, Asador Etxebarri in Atxondo, and Alchemist in Copenhagen.

There are no Australian restaurants featured in the top 50 this year, nor the extended 51-100 list.

South America had the largest number of restaurants listed with a total of nine followed by Asia with seven, and two new entries from Dubai.

Fine diners from 24 territories in five continents have been celebrated this year, with 12 first-timers making the cut.

The World’s Best Pastry Chef award has been won by Pia Salazar from Nuema, with Miguel Angel Millan from Diverxo (no.3) named the World’s Best Sommelier.

Fyn in Cape Town is the most Sustainable Restaurant, with Table by Bruno Verjus in Paris receiving the Highest New Entry Award and Atomix in New York the Highest Climber, which ascended 25 places to no.8 thi syear.

Alchemist in Copenhagen was awarded the Art of Hospitality award, with Julien Royer from Odette in Singapore receiving Chefs’ Choice.

Top 50 restaurants

PositionRestaurantLocation
1CentralLima
2DisfrutarBarcelona
3DiverxoMadrid
4Asador EtxebarriAtxondo
5AlchemistCopenhagen
6MaidoLima
7Lido 84Gardone Riviera
8AtomixNew York
9QuintonilMexico City
10Table by Bruno VerjusParis
11Trèsind StudioDubai
12A Casa do PorcoSão Paulo
13PujolMexico City
14OdetteSingapore
15Le DuBangkok
16RealeCastel di Sangro
17Gaggan AnandBangkok
18SteirereckVienna
19Don JulioBuenos Aires
20Quique DacostaDenia
21DenTokyo
22ElkanoGetaria
23KolLondon
24SeptimeParis
25BelcantoLisbon
26Schloss SchauensteinFürstenau
27FlorilègeTokyo
28KjolleLima
29BoragóSantiago
30FrantzénStockholm
31MugaritzSan Sebastian
32Hiša FrankoKobarid
33El ChatoBogotá
34UliassiSenigallia
35IkoyiLondon
36PlénitudeParis
37SézanneTokyo
38The Clove ClubLondon
39The JaneAntwerp
40Restaurant Tim RaueBerlin
41Le CalandreRubano
42Piazza DuomoAlba
43LeoBogotá
44Le BernardinNew York
45Nobelhart & SchmutzigBerlin
46Orfali Bros BistroDubai
47MaytaLima
48La GrenouillèreLa Madeleine-sous-Montreuil
49RosettaMexico City
50The ChairmanHong Kong