5. Per Se – The restaurant is located at Columbus Circle in New York. It was opened in 2004 by Thomas Keller (owner of several other successful restaurants) and it is currently a four star restaurant. Per Se features two prix-fixe menus: a nine-course vegetable tasting menu or a nine-course chef’s tasting menu; each costs $275,which includes non-alcoholic beverages and service.
4. Osteria Francescana – This is a restaurant that went up in the world rankings very quickly. It is located in Modena, Italy. The dishes have a rare combination of complex elaboration and poetic simplicity, with detailed research, reflection and passion.Each course is served in a special dish, best suited for the specific ingredients. Wine is available by the glass only, the average price for a meal is EUR 150 per person.
3. The Fat Duck – In Bray, Berkshire, England, the restaurant is known for its unusual and unique dishes, created following the principles of molecular gastronomy (snail porridge, bacon and egg ice cream). Although it was an incident regarding the sanitary aspects in 2009, The Fat Duck maintains its position among the first restaurants in the world.
2. El Bulli – The restaurant was opened in 1961 and it is named as the French bulldogs the owner had. Situated near the Town of Roses, Catalonia, Spain, El Bulli has a limited season (from June to December) and bookings for the following year are taken on a single day after the closing of the current season. It accommodates only 8,000 diners a season, but gets more than two million requests. The average cost of a meal is 250 EUR.
1. Noma – The restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine and it was ranked as the best restaurant in the world. The restaurant is located in an old warehouse on the waterfront in the Christianshavn neighbourhood of central Copenhagen, Denmark. The cuisine is Nordic-Scandinavian.