The Danish restaurant Noma has taken first place from Spain's El Bulli in the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants 2010. writes Emma Eversham. The restaurant in Copenhagen, run by head chef Rene Redzepi and his team, jumped from third to first place in the 2010 list, unveiled last night at the awards held at London's Guildhall which are organised by M&C Report's sister publication Restaurant magazine. El Bulli, which, until last year, had occupied the top slot for four consecutive years, dropped down to second place, pushing last year's number two restaurant, The Fat Duck, down to third place. Other restaurants picking up special awards on the night included Alinea, voted best in North America, Les Créations de Narisawa, voted best in Asia and Daniel in New York, the highest climber from 41 last year to eighth place this year. There are nine new entries into the top 50 this year and three re-entries. New entries are: Schloss Schauenstein in Switzerland, Aqua in Germany, De Librije in The Netherlands, Jaan par Andre in Singapore, Il Canto in Italy, Biko in Mexico, Nihonryori RyuGin in Japan, Hibiscus in the UK and Eleven Madison Park in the USA. Re-entries are: Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee and La Maison Troisgros in France and wd~50 in the USA. Best in World and Europe: Noma Best in North America: Alinea Best in South America: D.O.M Best in Africa: La Colombe Best in Asia: Les Créations de Narisawa Best in Australasia: Quay Highest climber: Daniel, USA Highest new entry:Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland

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