World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014: What to expect
As it enters its 12th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, sponsored by San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be returning to London’s historic Guildhall for a prestigious ceremony on Monday 28th April. Organised by Restaurant magazine and presented in the company of the world’s most influential restaurateurs, finest chefs and assembled international media.
Last year’s awards saw Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca end Noma’s three-year reign as the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, having spent the two previous years waiting in the wings at no 2 on the list. With three restaurants in the top 10, Spain led the upper echelons of the list in 2013, with both France and the USA also boasting a strong overall presence having six restaurants each in the top 50.
Each year the awards provide an annual snapshot of the world’s gastronomic scene; a globally recognised and respected reference point which showcases leading trends from all corners of the Earth.
At the ceremony, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants are announced, culminating in the coveted award for the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant. Further award categories include The Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef and The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will recognise a new individual award category: The World’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry.
The results will be published online at www.theworlds50best.com as soon as they have been announced to the assembled chefs and Academy members at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in London on the evening of 28th April.
The results will also feature in the May issue of Restaurant magazine and a standalone World’s 50 Best Restaurants Guide will be available for sale from 29th April. We’ll post all the interview with the chefs and a full list of the awards by the 29th April 2014.
William Drew, Group Editor of Restaurant magazine and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “As we enter our 12th year of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we are pleased to confirm the date of the awards for 2014. As always we strive to ensure the results reflect the current global dining scene, with the system enabling members to vote far and wide from small, unknown restaurants in secluded regions to the best-known restaurants in the world. We are proud of the integrity upheld by our Academy and have no doubt the 2014 list will prove to be as exciting and inspiring as ever.”