Danish Chef René Redzepi’s Noma restaurant in Copenhagen has once again been voted the best restaurant in the world.
Taking over from France’s Mirazur, Noma has ruled the annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2021. According to the judges, Noma’s award is a testament to Chef Redzepi and his team’s unerring focus on unusual seasonal ingredients foraged locally and made into creative and complex dishes The seasonal menu consists of seafood in the winter, vegetable in the summer, and ingredients from forest in the autumn.
This Noma restaurant has changed its location, concept and ownership. The previous version topped The World’s 50 Best Restaurants many times, in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Photo credit: Noma.
William Drew, Director of Content at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “Noma has arguably been the most influential restaurant of its generation, setting new standards in terms of research and ingredient sourcing, dish development and presentation. It has become one of the most sought-after dining destinations by consumers from all over the world and we are delighted to announce it as this year’s number one.”
The number two in the 2021 list went to Geranium, also a restaurant in Copenhagen. Spain and the U.S. lead the way with six restaurants each in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list with Spain boasting two in the top ten: Asador Etxebarri (No.3) and Disfrutar (No.5).
Many Asia’s restaurants were also named in the list such as Odette, Singapore (No.8); The Chairman, China (No.10); Den, Japan (No.11); Sühring, Thailand (No.40); etc.