Noma Tops World's 50 Best Restaurants 2014

San Pellegrino has announced the 50 best restaurants in the world for 2014

Noma returns to the top spot on San Pellegrino's list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2014.

San Pellegrino has just announced its selections for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2014, also known in the culinary world as the “Oscars of Fine Dining.”

In 2013, Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca beat out Noma of Copenhagen for the coveted top spot, but this year, René Redzepi's restaurant regained its place as the world's best restaurant.

The selections are expected to have considerable influence on the financial success of each restaurant, and according to some, have more weight than the Michelin star rankings. This year, the top 10 restaurants were found in Spain, Italy, London, South America, and the United States.

The top 10 restaurants in the world named by San Pellegrino were The Ledbury in London, Alinea in Chicago, Arzak in Spain, DOM in Brazil, Mugaritz in Spain, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, Eleven Madison Park in New York City, Osteria Francescana in Italy, El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, and finally, Noma in Copenhagen.

Immediately following the awards ceremony, Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, whose world-renowned restaurant elBulli was consistently named the world's best restaurant (four consecutive times from 2006 to 2009) until elBulli closed in 2011, tweeted the following message in three languages: 


Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy