As it enters its 13th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be returning to London’s historic Guildhall for the prestigious ceremony on a new date: Monday 1st June.
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “In 2015, for the first time, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards event will move from its traditional date in April to take place in June. We are very pleased to be hosting this annual gathering of the world’s gastronomic elite at London’s historic Guildhall once again. After Noma’s dramatic return to the number one spot in 2014, we look forward to another year of exciting results and spirited celebration in 2015.”
The 2014 awards saw Denmark’s Noma regain its title as the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant, having spent the previous year at no.2 on the list when Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca topped the list. Each year the awards provide an annual snapshot of the world’s gastronomic scene - a globally recognised and respected reference point which showcases leading trends from all corners of the Earth.

The Awards
At the ceremony, The World's 50 Best Restaurants are announced, culminating in the coveted award for the S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant. Further award categories include the Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef and The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award.

How the list is compiled
The list is created from the votes of The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of almost 1,000 international leaders in the restaurant industry. The Academy comprises 27 separate regions around the world, each of which has 36 members, including a chairperson, and each member can cast seven votes. Of those seven, at least
three votes must recognise restaurants outside of the academy member’s own region. The panel in each region is made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria.

The results will be published online at as soon as they have been announced to the assembled chefs and Academy members at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony in London on the evening of 1st June. Everyone is welcome to follow the announcement live via Twitter @theworld50best which will have up to the minute updates from the Guildhall as the evening’s events unfold. The results will also feature in a standalone The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Guide, which will be available for sale from 2nd June.


Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino – The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards main sponsor
and continental awards sponsor

Cacao Barry – World’s Best Pastry Chef sponsor and official chocolate supplier

Diners Club International – Official financial services sponsor and sponsor of The

Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award and The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best
Restaurants Academy.

Lavazza – Highest Climber Award sponsor and official coffee supplier

LesConcierges – Highest New Entry Award sponsor and official global concierge

Veuve Clicquot – sponsor of the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef and official
Champagne supplier

Farm Africa - Official charity partner