The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Revealed: Geranium In Copenhagen At The Top (2022)

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced the winners of this year’s event with Denmark’s Geranium crowned as the top dining establishment on the planet.

Central in Lima, Peru, the first South American restaurant to break into the list’s top three, got second place while Disfrutar in Barcelona snared third.

Another two Peruvian restaurants in Lima, the capital of the country, made it to the list: Maido, a place where the Peruvian and Japanese cultural heritages of Chef Mitsuharu ‘Micha’ Tsumura collide on the plate in #11 and Mayta, which means Noble Land in the Aymara language, in # 32 and where Chef Jaime Pesaque offers refined Peruvian cuisine with its 12-course Yachay tasting menu that attracts diners from all over the world.

Don Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ranked #14 while Boragó in Santiago, Chile, is #43.


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Since the list’s inception in 2002, the top prize has been given to 16 out of 19 restaurants in Europe. The other three times went to restaurants in the United States.

“This is a victorious year for Danish gastronomy with Geranium claiming the title as World’s Best Restaurant and two new Danish restaurant entering the top 50 list,” the organization announced.

Located on the eighth floor above Denmark’s national soccer stadium parking lot with panoramic views over the Fælledparken (the Common Gardens), the restaurant specializing in seasonal ‘Scandi” food, was second in last year’s rankings behind the iconic Noma which, after a change of the rules that now declares former winners ineligible to win again, will now move to the Best of the Best list.

The current menu at Geranium, “The Summer Universe,” costs $440 per person and lasts for a minimum of three hours. They offer various wine menus as well as a non-alcohol pairing. From the start of the 2022 season, Geranium removed meat from its menu to focus solely on vegetables and seafood.

Geranium was the first Danish restaurant to receive three Michelin stars and the head chef and co-owner of the restaurant, Rasmus Kofoed, has also won gold, silver and bronze medals at the global cooking competition, the Bocuse d’Or.

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The restaurant first opened in 2007, closed in 2009 in order to move to its current location in 2010 in the middle of the financial crisis. “All odds were against us,” explained Chef Kofoed in a speech during the ceremony that took place in London and was hosted by American actor Stanley Tucci.

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“The menu is a reflection of me, of who I am and how I am evolving as a chef and as a human being,” Kofoed said. “I haven’t been eating meat for the last five years at home, so to no longer use meat on the new menu was a logical decision and a natural progression for Geranium.”

Denmark: culinary capital of the world

Two other Danish restaurants made it to the 50 Best Restaurants ranking, confirming Copenhagen’s reputation as one of the culinary capitals of the world.

Ranked at #18 is Alchemist, a two-star Michelin ‘holistic’ dining experience led by Chef Rasmus Munk with a menu that involves 50 courses or “impressions” that include light, theater, art and sound. The experience lasts between four and six hours and costs $600.

Alchemist is located in a former welding hall in the once-industrial Copenhagen neighborhood of Refshaleøen, also home to Noma.

Jordnær, which means ‘down to earth’ is the new addition from Denmark to the World’s 50 Best list. It enters at #38 and holds two Michelin stars. The current 17-course menu costs $436.

“Head here for huge langoustines, turbot and king crab, generous volumes of caviar and more – all fresh from the ocean,” said host Tucci, adding that the owner-couple, Eric Kragh Vildgaard and Tina Kragh Vildgaard, have six children and deserve an award for parenting as well.

Central, the world’s second-best restaurant

Chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León’s flagship restaurant, Central, is an ode to Peru in all forms. The dishes celebrate the unique landscapes, history and traditions of their homeland by using an abundance of locally-sourced produce.

The husband-and-wife team were married just four days after Central’s first appearance on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013. Nearly 10 years later, Martínez and León have enjoyed their share of success, with the opening of Mil in the Andes and Kjolle in Lima alongside an international outpost in Tokyo called Maz.

León was also voted as The World’s Best Female Chef 2021.

Disfrutar: the # 3 best restaurant in the world

Disfrutar (to enjoy), the Spanish restaurant that ranked third, is a ‘legacy’ from the legendary El Bulli restaurant, (now another member of the Best of the Best group), because its three chefs — Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas — all worked there. After that restaurant closed in 2011, they joined forces to open Compartir in Cadaqués, Catalonia, followed by Disfrutar – their most ambitious project – in 2014.

Contemporary techniques, daring combinations and the drive to surprise diners are among the features of Disfrutar. Dishes such as panchino (a fluffy bun) stuffed with caviar and sour cream, and multi-spherical pesto with tender pistachios and eel are designed to “please, surprise and excite.”

With the renowned Eleven Madison Park now, like Noma, on the Best of the Best list, another two New York restaurant, the Korean Atomix at #33 and Le Bernardin at #44 represents the United States in the rankings.

Asia, having been hit particularly hard by pandemic restrictions, made the top 20 with Den in Tokyo. Two other Japanese restaurants, Florilège and Narisawa, also are now included in the list of world’s best restaurants.

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Among the special awards, the “One to Watch” went to AM par Alexandre Mazziain Marseilles, which has three Michelin stars and features an African-accented menu.

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This is the list of winners, with the new entries marked NE:

1. Geranium, Copenhagen

2. Central, Lima

3. Disfrutar, Barcelona

4. Diverxo, Madrid

5. Pujol, Mexico City

6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain

7. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo

8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy

9. Quintonil, Mexico City

10. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy

11. Maido, Lima

12. Uliassi, Senegallia, Italy

13. Steirereck, Vienna

14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires

15. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy

16. Elkano, Getaria, Spain

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17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin

18. Alchemist, Copenhagen

19. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy

20. Den, Tokyo

21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain

22. Septime, Paris

23. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

24. The Chairman, Hong Kong

25. Frantzén, Stockholm

26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin

27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium

28. Le Clarence, Paris (NE)

29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy

30. Florilège, Tokyo

31. Arpège, Paris

32. Mayta, Lima

33. Atomix, New York

34. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia

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35. Clove Club, London

36. Odette, Singapore

37. Fyn, Cape Town (NE)

38. Jordnaer, Copenhagen (NE)

39. Sorn, Bangkok (NE)

40. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland

41. La Cime, Osaka, Japan

42. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain

43. Boragó, Santiago de Chile

44. Le Bernardin, New York

45. Narisawa, Tokyo

46. Belcanto, Lisbon

47. Oteque, Oslo (NE)

48. Leo, Bogato (NE)

49. Ikoyi, London

50. SingleThread, Healdsburg

This is the complete list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.


What is the most popular restaurant in the world 2022? ›

The World's 50 Best Restaurants has just named the world's best restaurants in 2022 at an awards ceremony in London. This year, the top place has gone to Geranium in Copenhagen, helmed by chef and restaurateur Rasmus Kofoed. In the last recognition, Geranium placed second on the prestigious list.

What is the number one restaurant in the world in Copenhagen? ›

The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 Revealed: Geranium In Copenhagen At The Top.

How much do geraniums eat in Copenhagen? ›

A meal there costs about $322

A meal at a restaurant like Geranium is more than just dinner; it's an experience. You should expect your meal here to take a minimum of three hours, between all the courses you'll be eating and wine or beverage pairings to go with it.

How many Spanish restaurants are on the list of the 50 best in the world? ›

It's the moment that restaurateurs around the world have been waiting for: the World's 50 Best Restaurants List for 2022 has officially been published. Spanish restaurants performed well, accounting for 6 in the top 50, 3 of which were in the top 10.

What is the number 1 ranked restaurant in the world? ›

Noma, the acclaimed tasting menu restaurant helmed by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, landed at No. 1 on the 2021 World's 50 Best Restaurants list. In 2019, the World's 50 Best Restaurants list declared previous No.

How much is Noma per person? ›

How much does it cost? About $375 for lunch or dinner without drinks, paid in advance when you reserve on the restaurant's website. Wine pairings cost about $166 and the slate of juices runs about $133.

What is the number 1 restaurant in America? ›

The French Laundry in Yountville, California, made its debut in this year's awards as the #1 Fine Dining Restaurant in the U.S. With over 1,100 “excellent” Tripadvisor reviews, this 20-year-old French restaurant is called “bucket list” or “life changing” by diners who visit.

What is the number 2 restaurant in the world? ›

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Does Geranium have a dress code? ›

over a year ago. No formal dress code. Still, if you do not want to feel embarassed, try to avoid slippers, shorts, sport T-shirts and similar.

What are the benefits of Geranium oil? ›

Geranium essential oil has been used to treat health conditions for centuries. There is scientific data indicating that it may be beneficial for a number of conditions, such as anxiety, depression, infection, and pain management. It's thought to have antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

What scent is Geranium? ›

Generally, for its scent, geranium is often mistaken for 'the other' rose but with a less powdery and more lemony, herbaceous aroma, with a soft but potent warm green scent.

What is the most popular food in the world? ›

Pizza is the topmost liked food in the world. Today you can find pizza in almost every corner of the world. This traditional Italian dish is made of flattened round dough topped with cheese, and tomatoes, and additionally garnished with basil, olives, and oregano.

Who is the best chef in the world 2022? ›

Introducing Joël Robuchon – the chef with the most Michelin stars. He holds the number one spot among the top 10 chefs in the world, which makes him the best chef in the world according to the Michelin star rating.

Who has the most Michelin Stars in the world? ›

Top 10 Chefs with the Most Michelin Stars
  • Joël Robuchon: 32 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Alain Ducasse: 21 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Gordon Ramsay: 17 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Pierre Gagnaire: 14 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Martin Berasategui: 12 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Yannick Alléno: 10 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Andreas Caminada: 9 Michelin Stars. ...
  • Anne-Sophie Pic: 9 Michelin Stars.
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Which chef makes the most money? ›

The highest paid chef, Gordon Ramsay, earned $63 million in 2019, according to Forbes.

Who is considered the best chef of all time? ›

Joël Robuchon, 31 Michelin Stars

He holds number one spot among the world's top 10 chefs, making him the world's best chef according to the Michelin star rating. Though he died with "just" 28 stars, Robuchon was at one point the proud owner of 31. He was also named "Chef of the Century" numerous times.

Who is the best chef in the world? ›

Joël Robuchon: 31 stars

Joël Robuchin holds the number one spot amongst the world's top 10 chefs, making him the best chef in the world according to Michelin star ratings.

Which country has the best food? ›

  • Italy. #1 in Has great food. #14 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Mexico. #2 in Has great food. #33 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Spain. #3 in Has great food. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Greece. #4 in Has great food. ...
  • Thailand. #5 in Has great food. ...
  • France. #6 in Has great food. ...
  • Turkey. #7 in Has great food. ...
  • India. #8 in Has great food.

What is the most prestigious restaurant award? ›

The Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide's awarded Michelin Stars have become the most coveted and respected culinary award a restaurant or chef can receive.

How many Michelin Stars can you have? ›

Being awarded three Michelin stars is the highest accolade a restaurant can receive. The Michelin Guide is famously secretive about how it decides which restaurants deserve stars and how many.

Do I tip at Noma? ›

Claus Meyer, a Noma co-founder, announced in February that he was ending the no-tipping policy at his own New York restaurant, Agern, after two years, citing slow business as a result of the higher menu prices.

Is Noma free on Wednesdays? ›

The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. On Wednesdays, Louisiana residents receive FREE general admission to the museum, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. Library Culture Pass holders receive free general admission to the museum.

What should I wear to Noma? ›

There is no dress code for Noma, so smart casual will do.

Which US city has the best food? ›

Best Foodie Cities in the U.S.
  • San Francisco.
  • New Orleans.
  • Chicago.
  • New York City.
  • Los Angeles.
  • Napa Valley.
  • Charleston, SC.
  • Seattle.

What is America's favorite restaurant? ›

Not only did Chick-fil-A lead the fast food industry, it also led the group of all chain restaurants.

Whats the most popular fast food in the world? ›

(MCD) McDonald's is the world's largest fast-food restaurant chain and one of the best-known brand names. The company has more than 39,000 locations in about 100 countries.

What is the most popular fast food? ›

McDonald's is still the most popular fast food brand in America today—with $46 billion in systemwide sales last year. This graphic uses data from a report on America's top 50 fast food chains by Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Magazine.

How many courses is geranium? ›

Squid, melted smoked lard, essence of yeast and potatoes is a true taste of the brackish waters that encapsulate Denmark, while quail with thyme seeds, berries and pickled pine is the only point where meat comes into the 16-course menu.

Does geranium lower blood pressure? ›

Calming the body by reducing these conditions helps lower blood pressure. Geranium improves circulation, detoxifies, lifts up sluggish digestion, balances emotions and promotes restful sleep.

Does geranium oil tighten skin? ›

Because geranium oil is an astringent, it can tighten skin, reduce the presence of wrinkles, and slow premature aging. We suggest adding 2-3 drops of geranium oil to your face cream to see results within 2 weeks. As mentioned above, since geranium oil is an astringent, it helps contract and tighten.

Does geranium oil increase estrogen? ›

Geranium. Essential oil from the geranium can boost the estrogen levels in menopausal women. It also helps stabilize the menstrual cycle of women in perimenopause (the period before menopause). Geranium aromatherapy can reduce your anxiety and stress levels and calm you thanks to its antidepressant effects.

What does Palmarosa smell like? ›

Palmarosa has a soft, sweet floral scent and is often diffused to freshen up and sanitize the air. It is also considered to be an excellent skin-balancing oil for all skin types, much like Neroli essential oil.

Can men use geranium? ›

Another ancient use and another for the man-list. Geranium Oil has many of the same compounds as lemon, peppermint, bergamot and rosemary. All of which are good for the hair and beard. Geranium could be a good substitute if your skin is extra sensitive due to it's gentle nature.

What is the most eaten meat in the world? ›

The global consumption of meat has more than doubled since 1990, reaching over 328 million metric tons in 2021. Between 1990 and 2021, the volume of poultry consumed worldwide increased from 34.6 million metric tons to more than 132 million metric tons. By weight, poultry is now the most consumed meat type worldwide.

Who is the best female chef? ›

Leonor Espinosa: 'The World's Best Female Chef 2022'

In 2005, she opened the restaurant that bears her name - originally called Leo, but known as Leo Cocina y Cava - combining traditional and contemporary Colombian cuisine.

How many 3 Michelin chefs are there in the world? ›

All about Michelin Star Chefs? First, there are about 2500 restaurants awarded of 1 Michelin Star in the world, 500 restaurants with 2 Michelin Stars and around 150 awarded 3 Michelin Stars.

Who is the top 10 chefs in the world? ›

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  • Wolfgang Puck. Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and actor Wolfgang Puck is a force to be reckoned with. ...
  • Jamie Oliver. ...
  • Heston Blumenthal. ...
  • Ferran Adria. ...
  • Marco Pierre White. ...
  • Gordon Ramsay. ...
  • Shannon Bennett. ...
  • Thomas Keller.
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What is the salary of a Michelin Star chef? ›

The average chef michelin star salary in the United Kingdom is £27,000 per year or £13.85 per hour. Entry level positions start at £24,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £38,000 per year.

Who has 3 Michelin stars in the world? ›

Now it is Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and Le Louis XV that tend to be the most well-known – and the most awarded, with each boasting the maximum three Michelin stars. Le Louis XV also holds the title of the first restaurant to ever achieve such an accolade.

Can you lose a Michelin Star? ›

Michelin stars are awarded based on creativity, value, quality, skill, and consistency. Any single element of that grading criteria that is compromised can cause a restaurant to lose a star and not even celebrity chefs are safe from this.

Which country has the best food in the world? ›

  • Italy. #1 in Has great food. #14 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Mexico. #2 in Has great food. #33 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Spain. #3 in Has great food. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Greece. #4 in Has great food. ...
  • Thailand. #5 in Has great food. ...
  • France. #6 in Has great food. ...
  • Turkey. #7 in Has great food. ...
  • India. #8 in Has great food.

Who is the best chef in the world? ›

Joël Robuchon: 31 stars

Joël Robuchin holds the number one spot amongst the world's top 10 chefs, making him the best chef in the world according to Michelin star ratings.

What is the best fast food chain in America? ›

The American Customer Satisfaction Index released its list of best fast-food restaurants, and Chick-fil-A took the top title for the seventh straight year. Of the fast-food places, also known as limited-service restaurants, Chick-fil-A came in first place with a score of 83 out of 100.

Which country is famous for food? ›

1. Italy. It's hard to argue with the number one spot, which was taken by Italy. Italian cuisine is the most popular of any cuisine and grows year on year.

Which country eats the most spicy food? ›

Mexico. There's no doubt, the Mexicans can make the spiciest food in the world with their penchant for Jalapeno, Pabloan, Habanero, Ancho and Serrano peppers. These chilli and peppers that we just listed out are known to be the spiciest ones that you can find in the world.

What culture food is the healthiest? ›

These are the healthiest cultures and diets in the world
  • The Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted as one of the world's healthiest diets. ...
  • Japan. Japan has one the world's longest life expectancies and it 05/be due to its diet. ...
  • South Korea. ...
  • France.

Who is the most famous chef of all time? ›

Surprise, surprise – to no one, Gordon Ramsay is the most popular chef in the world. The ultra-famous chef and TV personality is probably the most well-known celebrity chef ever.

Who is the best female chef in the world? ›

On Tuesday, Colombia's Leonor Espinosa was named world's number one female chef by the prestigious list. The 59-year old owns the premium dining space Leo in Bogotá, Colombia.

Who is the youngest chef to get 3 Michelin stars? ›

In January 1995, aged 33, White became the first British chef (and the youngest chef at the time) to be awarded three Michelin stars.
Marco Pierre White
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What is the healthiest fast food? ›

10 Healthiest Fast-Food Menu Items
  • Arby's Roast Chicken Entrée Salad.
  • Panera's Napa Almond Chicken Salad on Country Rustic Sourdough.
  • Chick-Fil-A's Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
  • McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal.
  • Starbuck's Tomato and Mozzarella Panini.
  • Dunkin's Veggie Egg White Omelet.
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What is the cleanest fast food restaurant? ›

Chick-fil-A won a blue ribbon for being the cleanest fast-food restaurant in America. While the chain came neck-in-neck with the second-place restaurant for interior cleanness (at 68.6%), it jumped ahead thanks to higher marks for food prep and kitchen sparkle (66.5%).

What is the #1 fast food? ›

McDonald's is still the most popular fast food brand in America today—with $46 billion in systemwide sales last year.


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