World’s Best Restaurants 2009 – S. Pellegrino

Just Announced: The World’s Best Restaurants 2009 according to S. Pellegrino and other sponsors put together by Restaurant Magazine & William Reed Business Media Ltd. (all copyrighted material belongs to their respective owners).

Changes of Note: (1) The Fat Duck, in all probability, lost the No. 1 seat to El Bulli, due to the sickening of scores of it clients due to what was later found to be Norovirus Winter Vomiting Disease by health officials. (2) Marcus Wareing’s Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley placed No. 52 in the site of the former Ramsay owned Petrus. It also won the Breakthrough Restaurant award, meaning, it is most likely to enter the Top 50 next year.
Charlie Trotter’s which was on the list in 2008 at #38 has slipped off the list as have all of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants skidded into obscurity. Chez Panisse fell to position #59 down from #37 last year and there were a great deal of position changing this year.

1 El Bulli Spain
2 The Fat Duck UK
3 Noma Denmark
4 Mugaritz Spain
5 El Celler de Can Roca Spain
6 Per Se USA
7 Bras France
8 Arzak Spain (=)
9 Pierre Gagnaire France
10 Alinea USA
11 L’Astrance France
12 The French Laundry USA
13 Osteria Francescana Italy (New Entry)
14 St John UK (2)
15 Le Bernardin USA (5)
16 Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville Switzerland
17 Tetsuya’s Australia
18 L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon France
19 Jean Georges USA
20 Les Créations de Narisawa Japan (New Entry)
21 Chez Dominique Finland
22 Ristorante Cracco  Italy
23 Die Schwarzwaldstube Germany
24 D.O.M. Brazil
25 Vendôme Germany
26 Hof van Cleve Belgium
27 Masa USA (re-entry)
28 Gambero Rosso Italy  Tel +39 (0)56570 1021
29 Oud Sluis Netherlands
30 Steirereck Austria (New Entry)
31 Momofuku Ssäm Bar USA (New Entry)
32 Oaxen Skärgårdskrog Sweden
33 Martin Berasategui Spain
34 Nobu UK
35 Mirazur France (New Entry)
36 Hakkasan UK
37 Le Quartier Français South Africa
38 La Colombe South Africa (re-entry)
39 Asador Etxebarri Spain
40 Le Chateaubriand France (New Entry)  tel +33 (0)1 43574595
41 Daniel USA
42 Combal Zero Italy (re-entry)
43 Le Louis XV France
44 Tantris Germany
45 Iggy’s Singapore (New Entry)
46 Quay Australia (New Entry)
47 Les Ambassadeurs France
48 Dal Pescatore Italy
49 Le Calandre Italy
50 Mathias Dahlgren Sweden (New Entry)

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One Response to “World’s Best Restaurants 2009 – S. Pellegrino”

  1. Didier says:

    Le Chateaubriand, a nice trendy (very, very trendy, OK) bistro, at 40 in the top world restaurants? This is simply insane.
    Just an example.
    The ones who designed this list should be put in a mental institution ASAP.