2 London Restaurants Named In World’s 50 Best List

By Ellie Smith

2 weeks ago

The 2024 list has dropped: who made the cut?

Which is the top restaurant in the globe right now? According to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, announced in a glitzy ceremony in Las Vegas last night, the most impressive eatery is Disfrutar in Barcelona – renowned for its imaginative 30-course menus. It wasn’t the sparkliest year for London though, with the capital city seeing just two of its restaurants securing a spot on the prestigious list. 

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The top-ranking London eatery for 2024 was Kol, the buzzy Mexican restaurant opened in Marylebone in 2020. It’s the brainchild of chef Santiago Lastra, who trained at culinary schools in Mexico and Copenhagen before making a name for himself running sellout supper clubs around the world. His London restaurant offers a fresh take on Mexican cuisine, using British ingredients to create innovative tasting menus, which feature dishes like langoustine tacos, scallop ceviche, and pork cheek carnitas. 

Santiago Lastra


It was a celebratory night, too, for Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale, the founders of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Ikoyi, which came in at number 42. The acclaimed spot, located on the Strand, combines West African spices with British ingredients, made using organic meats, biodynamic vegetables and fish from UK waters dispatched using the Ikejime method.

Other London restaurants were listed in the 50 – 100 section, including The Clove Club, which fell from number 32 last year to 80th place for 2024. Notting Hill favourite Core by Clare Smyth, meanwhile, came in at number 97, alongside buzzy Soho spot Mountain, which scooped up 94th place after opening just last year.

Plate of food

Ikoyi (c) Irina Boersma

Created by British media group William Reed, the annual list is put together by a panel of more than 1,000 figures from the food and drink industry, including chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.

You can find the full list below.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024: Full List

  1. Disfrutar, Barcelona
  2. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain
  3. Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris
  4. Diverxo, Madrid
  5. Maido, Lima
  6. Atomix, New York
  7. Quintonil, Mexico City
  8. Alchemist, Copenhagen
  9. Gaggan, Bangkok
  10. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
  11. Septime, Paris
  12. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
  13. Trèsind Studio, Dubai
  14. Quique Dacosta, Dénia
  15. Sézanne, Tokyo
  16. Kjolle, Lima
  17. Kol, London
  18. Plénitude, Paris
  19. Reale, Castel di Sangro
  20. Wing, Hong Kong
  21. Florilège, Tokyo
  22. Steirereck, Vienna
  23. Sühring, Bangkok
  24. Odette, Singapore
  25. El Chato, Bogotá
  26. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  27. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
  28. Elkano, Getaria
  29. Boragó, Santiago
  30. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  31. Belcanto, Lisbon
  32. Den, Tokyo
  33. Pujol, Mexico City
  34. Rosetta, Mexico City
  35. Frantzen, Stockholm
  36. The Jane, Antwerp
  37. Oteque, Rio
  38. Sorn, Bangkok
  39. Piazza Duomo, Alba
  40. Le Du, Bangkok
  41. Mayta, Lima
  42. Ikoyi, London
  43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
  44. Mingles, Seoul
  45. Arpege, Paris
  46. Single Thread, Healdsburg
  47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau
  48. Hisa Franko, Kobarid
  49. La Colombe, Cape Town
  50. Uliassi, Senigallia

Find the full list at theworlds50best.com