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