Eleven Madison Park in New York has been crowned the World’s Best Restaurant, knocking Osteria Francescana off the coveted top spot.

The restaurant, which was last year ranked number three on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, claimed the title at the awards ceremony, held in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. It becomes only the eighth restaurant to win the accolade in its 16-year history and is the first time a restaurant from New York has topped the list.

Eleven Madison Park is owned by best friends chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara and is renowned for its focus on breaking down the boundaries between the kitchen and the dining room. Last year it was named the Best Restaurant in North America and also took home the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality award.

It was a good night for New York’s fine dining scene with Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns climbing 37 places to sit just outside the top 10 at number 11. However, New York restaurant Estela, ranked number 44 last year, has fallen out of this year’s top 50.

Three London venues made the list once again - The Clove Club, The Ledbury and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, sitting in 26th, 27th and 36th positions respectively.

New to this year’s list are Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, which debuted at number 31, Cosme in New York, which entered at number 40, Reale in Italy (43), Brae in Australia (44), Den in Tokyo (45) and Tegui in Argentina (49). Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, meanwhile, returned to the top 50 in impressive style, re-entering the list at number 13.

Other winners announced on the night included Heston Blumenthal, who took home The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement, Dominique Ansel, who was named Best Pastry Chef, and Virgilio Martinez, who was awarded the Chefs’ Choice award. Septime in Paris took home the Sustainable Restaurant award and Disfratur in Barcelona was named the Miele One to Watch.

Launched in 2002, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list is created from the votes of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprising over 1,000 international restaurant industry experts. The academy is split into 26 separate regions around the world. Each region has its own voting panel of 40 members including a chairperson to head it up.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 list in full:

1 Eleven Madison Park, New York


2 Osteria Francescana, Modena


3 El Celler De Can Roca, Girona


4 Mirazur, Menton


5 Central, Lima


6 Asador Etxebarri, Axpe


7 Gaggan, Bangkok


8 Maido, Lima


9 Mugaritz, San Sebastian


10 Steirereck, Vienna


11 Blue Hill At Stone Barns, New York


12 Arpège, Paris


13 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris


14 Restaurant André, Singapore


15 Piazza Duomo, Alba


16 D.O.M., São Paulo


17 Le Bernardin, New York


18 Narisawa, Tokyo


19 Geranium, Copenhagen


20 Pujol, Mexico City


21 Alinea, Chicago


22 Quintonil, Mexico City


23 White Rabbit, Moscow


24 Amber, Hong Kong


25 Tickets, Barcelona


26 The Clove Club, London


27 The Ledbury, London


28 Nahm, Bangkok


29 Le Calandre, Rubano


30 Arzak, San Sebastian


31 Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris


32 Attica, Melbourne


33 Astrid y Gastón, Lima


34 De Librije, Zwolle


35 Septime, Paris


36 Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London


37 Saison, San Francisco


38 Azurmendi, Larrabetzu


39 Relae, Copenhagen


40 Cosme, New York


41 Ultraviolet By Paul Pairet, Shanghai


42 Boragó, Santiago


43 Reale, Castel Di Sangro


44 Brae, Birregurra


45 Den, Tokyo


46 L’Astrance, Paris


47 Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach


48 Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin


49 Tegui, Buenos Aires


50 Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem