[UPDATE 10.02 PM BST] René Redzepi and his team raised the roof at the 10th anniversary of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, as Denmark’s Noma was named no. 1 for the third year in a row. The standard bearer for the New Nordic movement, Redzepi’s meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach has enabled Noma to maintain its position at the coveted top spot of the list, which is widely considered to be the highlight of the global dining calendar.
[UPDATE 09.18 pm BST] Per Se, the restaurant by Thomas Keller, is at number 6 and best restaurant in North America: the USA chef has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and is on the stage again for this important award.
[UPDATE 09.15 pm BST]
The highest new entry in the list is Diner by Heston Blumenthal, at number 9.
[UPDATE 8.55 pm BST]
Australian restaurant Quai, at number 29, is awarded as the best restaurant in Australasia.
[UPDATE 8.45 pm BST]
Spanish chef Quique Dacosta is a new entry in the list, at number 40.
The event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna waters, has been held at their usual venue ofthe London'sGuildhall. This year's event is even more special as The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, created by Restaurant Magazine, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
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Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.