Whether enjoying a meal in your local pub or dining out at a Michelin starred restaurant we all love enjoying the experience of eating out. From Spanish Tapas to superbly flavoured Thai food or a simple pasta dish there are plenty of fantastic restaurants to suit all tastes. The 2011 list of best fifty restaurants in the world includes establishments across the UK, Europe, Australasia and the Americas so to get the best you may have to take a short break away.
At the top of the list is the Norwegian restaurant Noma, set in the heart of Copenhagen Noma embraces the Norwegian tradition of sharing food. Using local produce and traditional cooking methods the chefs at Noma create original dishes by adding innovative twists onto customary recipes. Serving elaborate 7 course meals from crab and caramelized sweetbreads to dill and cabbages and Gammel dansk and wood sorrel Noma combines it’s Nordic heritage with fine craftsmanship.
The second and third restaurants, El Celler de Can Roca and Mugaritz, in the top 50 are both in Spain, while the first UK restaurant appears fifth. Heston Blumenthal’s world-famous Fat Duck is set in the small village of Bray in Berkshire and serves an imaginative menu to tantalise the taste buds. This exciting restaurant won the Best Restaurant in the world in 2005 and has been awarded three Michelin stars.
Other restaurants on the list include Le Chateaubriand in France, with its five course fixed price menu, Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York and Les Creations de Narisawa the first Japanese restaurant to make this list.
Will you be trying any of the top 50 restaurants? What’s your favourite food to dine out on?