The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of almost 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. What constitutes "best" is left to the judgement of these trusted and well-traveled gourmets. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria; for example an interesting experience in a simple establishment, where exceptional innovation was discovered, could be judged better than a more opulent meal from a widely feted restaurant team. The results are a simple computation of votes.
Given that this well-constructed list is based on personal experiences it can never be definitive, but we believe it is an honourable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe.
The 50 Best Restaurants brand also includes Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants and Asia's 50 Best Restaurants.