Pubs left out of Top 100 Restaurants in the world

By Nikkie Sutton

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Top 100: seven UK restaurants were featured on the list
Top 100: seven UK restaurants were featured on the list
Pubs missed out on being featured on the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2018 list, which included venues from around the world.

While there were no pubs featured on the list – which was based on the seventh annual poll of the jetset lifestyle readers of the Elite Traveler’s publication – seven restaurants mentioned were British, including one in the top 10.

These were Heston Blumenthal’s the Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire (10) and his London restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (15) in Knightsbridge, central London.

UK restaurants

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (22) in Chelsea, south-west London also featured, along with The Ledbury (35) in Notting Hill, west London; Sat Bains (92) in Nottingham; Bibendum (97) in Chelseas, west London; and La Dame de Pic in Tower Hill, east London (100).

The USA was recognised as the best-performing country in the world with 28 restaurants making the list, while France followed with 18 being listed.

Spain had eight restaurants in the list, and Italy and the UK were joint fourth with seven winners from each making the grade.

Top spot

The number one spot was awarded to Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago, USA. On receiving the award he said: “It has been a busy year, but this recognition and everything we have accomplished makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

The year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was received by French chef Daniel Boulud, who described his work in the kitchen at Daniel in New York, USA, as collaborative as opposed to an individual project based around the ethos of one chef.

“Dishes are not coming from one individual. They are coming from everybody’s collaboration together. It is a collective work. It is definitely a form of partnership, the way we are working here,” he said.

The full list is:

  1. Alinea in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  2. Azurmendi in Larrabetzu, Basque Country, Spain
  3. Eleven Madison Park in New York, USA
  4. Per Se in New York, USA
  5. Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy
  6. Robuchon au Dôme in Macau, China
  7. The Restaurant at Meadowood in St Helena, USA
  8. Le Bernardin in New York, USA
  9. Restaurant de ‘Hôtel de Ville in Lausanne, Switzerland
  10. The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, UK
  11. El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  12. Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris, France
  13. Daniel in New York, USA
  14. DOM in San Paolo, Brazil
  15. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Knightsbridge, central London, UK
  16. Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, France
  17. La Pergola in Rome, Italy
  18. Pujol in Mexico City, Mexico
  19. Steirereck in Vienna, Austria
  20. L’Ambroisie in Paris, France
  21. L’Arpège in Paris, France
  22. Restaurant Gordon Ramsey in Chelsea, west London, UK
  23. Jean-Georges in New York, USA
  24. Le Calandre in Rubano, Padua, Italy
  25. Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo, Japan
  26. The French Laundry in Yountville, California, USA
  27. Victor’s Fine Dining in Perl, Saarland, Germany
  28. Restaurant Schwarzwaldstube in Schluchsee, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  29. Mizai in Kyoto, Japan
  30. Restaurant Vendôme in Bergisch Gladbach, Cologne, Germany
  31. Aqua in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
  32. DiverXO in Madrid, Spain
  33. Hof Van Cleve in Kruishoutem, East Flanders, Belgium
  34. Da Vittorio in Brusaporto, Bergamo, Italy
  35. The Ledbury in Notting Hill, west London, UK
  36. Villa Crespi in Orta San Giulio, Novara, Italy
  37. Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  38. Amber in Hong Kong, China
  39. Maaemo in Oslo, Norway
  40. Astrance in Paris, France
  41. Next in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  42. Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark
  43. Maison Pic in Valence, Drome, France
  44. La Maison Troisgros in Roanne, Loire, France
  45. Martín Berasategui in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
  46. The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa
  47. Saison in San Francisco, California, USA
  48. Quique Dacosta in Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain
  49. Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, USA
  50. Auberge du Vieux Puits in Fontjoncouse, Aude, France
  51. Le Prés d’Eugénie in Eugenie-les-Bains, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
  52. Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark
  53. Epicure in Paris, France
  54. Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, California, USA
  55. Manresa in Los Gatos, California, USA
  56. Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
  57. The NoMad in Manhattan, New York, USA
  58. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, France
  59. Al Sorriso in Soriso, Novara, Italy
  60. Narisawa in Toyko, Japan
  61. Alléno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, France
  62. Tantris in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  63. Bras in Laguoile, Aveyron, France
  64. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare in New York, USA
  65. Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  66. Arzak in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain
  67. La Vague d’Or in Saint-Tropez, French Riviera, France
  68. Toqué in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  69. Attica in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  70. Coi in San Francisco, California, USA
  71. Made in China in Beijing, China
  72. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin, Ireland
  73. Kitcho in Kyoto, Japan
  74. Momofuku Ko in New York, USA
  75. Quay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  76. Dal Pescatore in Canneto Sull'oglio, Mantua, Italy
  77. Taillevent in Paris, France
  78. Quintonil in Mexico City, Mexico
  79. De Librije in Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
  80. Mirazur in Menton, French Riviera, France
  81. Benu in San Francisco, California, USA
  82. Abac Restaurant in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  83. Le Cinq in Paris, France
  84. La Palme d’Or in Cap d'Agde, Herault, France
  85. Adaa at Falaknuma Palace in Hyderbad, Telangana, India
  86. Single Thread Farm in San Francisco, California, USA
  87. Marea in New York, USA
  88. Cosme in New York, USA
  89. Mélisse in Santa Monica, California, USA
  90. The Modern in New York, USA
  91. Quince in San Francisco, California, USA
  92. Sat Bains in Nottingham, UK
  93. Le Coucou in New York, USA
  94. Masa in New York, USA
  95. Brae in Vienna, Austria
  96. Smyth + The Loyalist in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  97. Bibendum, Chelsea, west London, UK
  98. Jöel Robuchon in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  99. Spondi in Athens, Greece
  100. La Dame de Pic in Tower Hill, east London, UK

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