The World’s Top 50 Restaurants awards, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, judges the world's best restaurants from 1 to 100 (despite the name indicating it ranks only the top 50). The 2014 awards were announced in London last night (April 29th Australian time).

1. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
4. Eleven Madison Park, NY, USA
5.Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
7. DOM , Sao Paolo, Brazil
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9. Alinea, Chicago, USA
10. Ledbury, London, UK
11. Mirazur, Menton, France
12. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
13. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
14. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
15. Central, Lima, Peru
16. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
17. Gaggan, Thailand
18. Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
19. Faviken, Jarpen, Sweden
20. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico
21. Le Bernadin, New York, New York
22. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal
23. Frantzen, Stockholm, Sweden
24. Amber, Hong Kong, China
25. L'Arpege, Paris, France
26. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
27. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France
28. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
29. De Librije, Zwolle, Netherlands
30. Per Se, New York, USA
31. L'Atleier Saint-Germain de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France
32. Attica, Melbourne, Australia
33. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan
34. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
35. Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian, Spain
36. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil
37. Restaurant Andre, Singapore
38. L'Astrance, Paris, France
39. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
40. Daniel, New York, USA
41. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
42. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
43. Schloss Schauenstein,  Switzerland
44. French Laundry, Yountville, California
45. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
46. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
47. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
48. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
49. Coi, San Francisco, USA
50. Waku Ghin, Singapore

51. Combal.Zero,  Rivoli, Italy
52. Septime, France
53. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
54. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Westchester, USA
55. St John, London, UK
56. Le Louis XV, Monte Carlo, Monaco
57. Tickets, Barcelona, Spain
58. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
59. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico
60. Quay, Sydney, Australia
61. In De Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium
62. Manresa, Los Gatos, California, USA
63. Hedone, London, UK
64. Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, USA
65. Hertog Jan, Bruges, Belgium
66. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
67. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China
68. Nomad, New York, New York
69. Saison, San Francisco, USA
70. Momofuku Ko, New York, New York
71. White Rabbit, Moscow, Russia
72. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek, South Africa
73. Bras, Laguiole, France
74. 41 Grados, Barcelona, Spain
75. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Paris, France
76. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China
77. Zuma, Dubai
78. Tim Raue, Berlin, Germany
79. Maaemo, Oslo, Norway
80. Restaurant at Meadowood, St Helena, USA
81. La Petite Maison, Dubai, UAE
82. La Grenouillere, La Madelaine Sous Montreuil, France
83. Die Schwarzwaldstube, Baiersbronn, Germany
84. Iggy’s, Singapore
85. Caprice, Hong Kong, China
86. Les Amis, Singapore
87. The Clove Club, London, UK
88. L’Epicure, Paris, France
89. Taubenkobel, Schutzen, Austria
90. Dal Pescatore, Canneto Sull’Oglio, Italy
91. Borago, Santiago, Chile
92. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
93. Marea, New York, USA
94. Restaurant Diverxo, Madrid, Spain
95. Malabar, Lima, Peru
96. Landhaus Bacher, Mautern, Austria
97. Bo Innovation, Hong Kong, China
98. Jean Georges, New York, USA
99. Ishikawa, Tokyo, Japan
100. Jaan, Singapore


Other awards

Best female chef: Helena Rizzo, Mani, Sao Paulo (Brazil). Rizzo previosuly worked at Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca and now heads up the kitchen at Mani co-owned with her husband Daniel Redondo. Mani finished 36th this year - up from 46th in 2013.
Lifetime Achievement award: Fergus Henderson, St John, London, UK.
Chef’s Choice award: Alex Atala, D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil. D.O.M finished 7th.
One to watch award: Saison, San Francisco, USA.
The World’s Best Pastry Chef award: (new award in 2014): Jordi Roca
Sustainable Restaurant award: Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain.
Highest climber: Central, Peru, Lima.
Highest new entrant: Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Best restaurant in Africa: The Test Kitchen, Cape town, South Africa.
Best Restaurant in Europe: Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Best Restaurant in Asia:
Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand.
Best Restauraunt in Australasia:
Attica, Melbourne.
Best Restaurant in South America: D.O.M. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Best Restaurant in North America:
Eleven Madison Park, New York.