For the third year in a row, Copenhagen’s Noma is the best restaurant in the world according to Restaurant magazine’s annual survey of global gastronomic royalty.
The highest British entry is Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at Number Nine while his Fat Duck at Bray has fallen eight places to thirteen.
Six British restaurants made it into the top hundred, all of them based in London except for the Fat Duck.
The full survey is here.
Elena Arzak of the Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian was voted the Best Female Chef. You can get an idea of the level of cooking required to win at this level by looking at this Arzak recipe for lemon dessert with honey mead.
According to the recipe, prep time is just 40 minutes; a figure which could easily triple or even quintuple for mere mortals.