The world’s best restaurant is in Copenhagen

Photo: Restaurant Geranium Facebook

Nordic cuisine has maintained its place at the top of the culinary food chain with a restaurant in Copenhagen named the world’s best, the second year in a row a restaurant in the city has claimed the top spot.

Geranium took top honours in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, which was held in London. Last year, Copenhagen restaurant Noma was named number one.

Rounding out the podium were Lima’s Central at number two and Disfrutar in Barcelona in third spot.

Headed by chef Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium is located on the 8th level of a football stadium with views of the park.

Accepting the award, Kofoed said cooking had given him a sense of belonging.

“When I was young, I also had the same questions in my head as many youth: Where do I belong in this world, and in which direction should my life take me?” he said.

“Later in life, I found myself in a space full of flavors, aromas, beautiful patterns and colors, surrounded by the same spirit and people sharing the same vision.”

Photo: Restaurant Geranium Facebook

The pandemic has caused disruption for the hospitality sector globally, with US restaurant representation in the list markedly down on pre-pandemic levels.

Only three US eateries made it into the top 50. No Australian restaurants made the list, due in so small part to the fact no overseas visitors were allowed in until recently.

The full list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are below.

  1. Geranium, Copenhagen
  2. Central, Lima
  3. Disfrutar, Barcelona
  4. Diverxo, Madrid
  5. Pujol, Mexico City
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
  7. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
  8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
  9. Quintonil, Mexico City
  10. Le Calandre, Rubano
  11. Maido, Lima
  12. Uliassi, Senigallia
  13. Steirereck, Vienna
  14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
  15. Reale, Castel di Sangro
  16. Elkano, Getaria
  17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
  18. Alchemist, Copenhagen
  19. Piazza Duomo, Alba
  20. Den, Tokyo
  21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian
  22. Septime, Paris
  23. The Jane, Antwerp
  24. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  25. Frantzén, Stockholm
  26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem
  28. Le Clarence, Paris
  29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano
  30. Florilège, Tokyo
  31. Arpège, Paris
  32. Mayta, Lima
  33. Atomix, New York
  34. Hiša Franko, Kobarid
  35. The Clove Club, London
  36. Odette, Singapore
  37. Fyn, Cape Town
  38. Jordnær, Copenhagen
  39. Sorn, Bangkok
  40. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
  41. La Cime, Osaka
  42. Quique, Dacosta Denia
  43. Boragó, Santiago
  44. Le Bernardin, New York
  45. Narisawa, Tokyo
  46. Belcanto, Lisbon
  47. Oteque, Rio de Janeiro
  48. Leo, Bogotá
  49. Ikoyi, London
  50. SingleThread, Healdsburg