List of World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012

Copenhagen restaurant Noma topped The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards in London Monday night, cementing chef René Redzepi's reputation as the standard bearer in innovative, game-changing gastronomy.

Voted on by more than 800 food critics, chefs, and restaurateurs around the globe, the list reflects what's trending now in the culinary world. Here are the winners for 2012, as announced at Guildhall in London:

1     Noma - Copenhagen, Denmark
2     El Celler de Can Roca - Girona, Spain
3     Mugaritz - San Sebastián, Spain
       Mugaritz chef Andoni Luis Aduriz was also given the Chef's Choice award
4     D.O.M. - São Paulo, Brazil
       Also named Best Restaurant in South America
5     Osteria Francescana - Modena, Italy
6     Per Se - New York, USA
       Per Se chef Thomas Keller was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Per Se
       was named Best Restaurant in North America
7     Alinea - Chicago, USA
8     Arzak - San Sebastián, Spain
       Arzak Head Chef Elena Arzak was named The World's Best Female Chef
9     Dinner by Heston Blumenthal - London, UK
       Highest New Entry      
10    Eleven Madison Park - New York, USA
11    Steirereck - Vienna, Austria
       Slow Food UK Award
12    L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon - Paris, France
13    The Fat Duck - Bray, UK
14    The Ledbury - London, UK
       Highest Climber Award
15    Le Chateaubriand - Paris, France
16    L'Arpège - Paris, France
17    Pierre Gagnaire - Paris, France
18    L'Astrance - Paris, France
19    Le Bernardin - New York, USA
20    Frantzén/Lindeberg - Stockholm, Sweden
21    Oud Sluis - Sluis, Netherlands
22    Aqua - Wolfsburg, Germany
23    Vendôme -Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
24    Mirazur - Menton, France
25    Daniel - New York, USA
26    Iggy's - Singapore
       Best Restaurant in Asia
27    Narisawa - Tokyo, Japan 
28    Nihonryori RyuGin - Tokyo, Japan
29    Quay - Sydney, Australia
       Best Restaurant in Australasia
30    Schloss Schauenstein - Fürstenau, Switzerland
31    Asador Etxebarri - Atxondo, Spain
32    Le Calandre - Padua, Italy
33    De Librije - Zwolle, Netherlands
34    Fäviken - Järpen, Sweden
35    Astrid y Gastón - Lima, Peru
36    Pujol Mexico City - Mexico
37    Momofuku Ssäm Bar - New York, USA
38    Biko - Mexico City, Mexico
39    Waku Ghin - Singapore
40    Quique Dacosta - Denia, Spain
41    Mathias Dahlgren - Stockholm, Sweden
42    Hof Van Cleve - Kruishoutem, Belgium
43    The French Laundry - Yountville, USA
44    Amber - Hong Kong
45    Vila Joya - Albufeira, Portugal
46    Il Canto - Siena, Italy
47    Bras - Laguiole, France
48    Manresa - Los Gatos, USA
49    Geranium - Copenhagen, Denmark
50    Nahm - Bangkok, Thailand

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