Top 50 organizations in the world name Geranium the #1 restaurant

Earlier this week, the World’s 50 Best organization announced its highly anticipated annual ranking of the best restaurants. And for the second year in a row, Copenhagen’s Geranium landed a coveted top spot.

After landing second to Noma last year, the famous Danish hotspot has been named the world’s No.1 restaurant for 2022, Travel + Leisure reports.

“I wrote something in case the magic happened, and the magic did happen,” said chef Rasmus Kofoed as he accepted the award. “I remember a time when I looked in the mirror and I didn’t like and couldn’t identify with the person I saw there. My determination and curiosity to learn more every day gave me confidence, and I finally found the world I belong.”

Here are the top 10 restaurants in the world for 2022:

  1. Geranium—Copenhagen
  2. Central—Lima, Peru
  3. Disfrutar—Barcelona
  4. DiverXO—Madrid
  5. Pujol—Mexico City
  6. Asador Etxebarri—Atxondo, Spain
  7. A Casa do Porco—São Paulo
  8. Lido 84—Gardone Riviera, Italy
  9. Quintonil—Mexico City
  10. Le Calandre—Rubano, Italy

“With big dreams and strong friendships […] with burning passion and dedicated team members like everyone else in Copenhagen, Geranium became our vision to create a holistic space embracing the circle of life,” added Kofoed. “Food is a connector, uniting people from different continents, sharing culture and creativity, and I feel so grateful to be part of it.”

Atomix and Le Bernardin of New York landed in the top 50, while Single Thread of Healdsburg, Calif., also made the cut.

Aubrey L. Morgan