Restaurant magazine produces an annual list of the 50 best restaurants in the world based on a poll of international chefs and critics. In 2006 El Bulli in Catalonia (Spain) pushed the 2005 winner The Fat Duck down to second place. The two top restaurants are forerunners of molecular gastronomy. The list is believed to be compiled from a western-centric world viewpoint, as there is no restaurant from Asia in the 2008 top 50. Most of the restaurants serve classical French cuisine, or at least a close interpretation of it. The following gives the magazines global renowned rankings from 2002-2008.

Best restaurant in the world

  • 2008 El Bulli, Catalonia (Spain)
  • 2007 El Bulli, Catalonia (Spain)
  • 2006 El Bulli, Catalonia (Spain)
  • 2005 The Fat Duck, Bray, Berkshire, England, UK
  • 2004 The French Laundry, Yountville, California, USA
  • 2003 The French Laundry, Yountville, California, USA
  • 2002 El Bulli, Catalonia (Spain)

Best Restaurants Lsist

  • Best resturant – 2008
  • Best resturant 2007
  • Best resturant 2006
  • Best resturant 2005
  • Best resturant 2004
  • Best resturant 2003
  • Best resturant 2002