These Are The 50 Best Restaurants In The World

New York is now home to the finest eatery on Earth

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The world's greatest restaurants have been revealed at the annual World's 50 Best Awards, which took place in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday.

Eleven Madison Park in New York triumphed as it was named both the Best Restaurant in North America and the World's Best Restaurant this year. The Madison Avenue establishment, which puts a "New York twist on modern European," is led by Swiss-born cook Daniel Humm, who won his first Michelin star at 24. He became executive chef at the restaurant in 2006 and is now co-owner with restauranteur Will Guidara.

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Praised for offering a "harmonious" customer experience, Humm and Guidara's restaurant will no doubt attract visitors from around the world, despite the $295 price tag for the 11 course tasting menu.

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"It's the perfect partnership of outstanding hospitality and exquisite food in an iconic setting in New York City that makes Eleven Madison Park the No.1 in the The World's 50 Best Restaurants," the event's website says.

Eleven Madison Park's rise to the top of the list meant Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, dropped into second place from number one. Last year's number two, El Celler de can Roca in Girona, Spain, fell to number three.

Osteria Francescana

Paris was the city with the most entries on the list, but Lima in Peru also deserves a special mention as it secured two places inside the top 10.

Three UK restaurants were ranked, including Shoreditch's The Clove Club, which was the best performer in 26th place. The Ledbury in Notting Hill followed close behind in 27th, and Heston Blumenthal's Knightsbridge restaurant Dinner was placed in the 36th spot.

The Clove Club

The restaurants were judged by an 'academy' of over 1,000 industry experts, including chefs, restauranteurs and critics, who voted across 26 regions.

Want to know where else you can find the world's finest food? Here's the full list:

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York, US)

2. Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)

3. El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain)

4. Mirazur (Menton, France)

5. Central (Lima, Peru)

6. Asador Etxebarri (Axpe, Spain)

7. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)

8. Maido (Lima, Peru)

9. Mugaritz (Errenteria, Spain)

10. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)

11. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York, US)

12. L'Arpège (Paris, France)

13. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris, France)

14. Restaurant Andre (Singapore)

15. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)

16. D.O.M. (São Paulo, Brazil)

17. Le Bernardin (New York, US)

18. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)

19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)

20. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)

21. Alinea (Chicago, US)

22. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)

23. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)

White Rabbit

24. Amber (Hong Kong)

25. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)

26. The Clove Club (London, UK)

27. The Ledbury (London, UK)

28. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)

29. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)

30. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)

31. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)

32. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)

33. Astrid y Gastón (Lima, Peru)

34. De Librije (Zwolle, Netherlands)

35. Septime (Paris, France)

36. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (London, UK)

37. Saison (San Francisco, USA)

38. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

39. Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark)

40. Cosme (New York, US)

A tostada from Cosme, New York

41. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)

42. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)

43. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)

44. Brae (Birregurra, Australia)

45. Den (Tokyo, Japan)

46. L'Astrance (Paris, France)

47. Vendôme (Cologne, Germany)

48. Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)

49. Tegui (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

50. Hof Van Cleve (Kruishoutem, Belgium)

From Good Housekeeping.