The judges spoke and rendered their verdict for S.Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurants on April 26 in London.
Following Noma are El Bulli at number 2 and The Fat Duck at Number 3.
So Top 3 is all European.
Not one French establishment made it in the Top 10 as Lizzy Davies notes in Sacré bleu! French rue absence from world's top 10 restaurants (Guardian, April 28).
She quotes Francois Simon (Le Figaro) as stating:
Should we call for an end to all awards?
(* top illustration taken at the event by Fine Dining Explorer...thanks to Noma for dining room photo by Mads Damgaard).