ADVERTISEMENT

Three African restaurants feature in The World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2022 list

Three restaurants from Africa feature in The World’s 100 Best Restaurants 2022 list
  • Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been named the world's best restaurant.
  • Three African restaurants were among The World’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2022.
  • These include the highest-placed Fyn Restaurant in Cape Town (37th), followed by Wolfgat, Paternoster, South Africa (50), and La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa (81).

The best restaurant in the world is Copenhagen's Geranium, according to the World's 50 Best Restaurants annual rankings.

ADVERTISEMENT

The restaurant follows in the footsteps of fellow Danish eatery, Noma, which claimed the title last year. The rankings were announced on Monday at an awards show hosted by Stanley Tucci in London.

Geranium has a somewhat usual location. After relocating from King's Garden in 2007, it set up shop in 2010 on the eighth floor of the city's national soccer stadium, overlooking Flledparken gardens.

Since opening its doors to the public, Geranium also became the first Danish restaurant to win three Michelin stars.

Throughout 2022,Geranium has been serving a meatless menu for the first time. Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium's head chef, stopped eating meat five years ago.

This year, Geranium's menu has focused on local vegetables and seafood from organic and biodynamic farms in Denmark and other parts of Scandinavia, according to its website.

New entrant "Fyn Restaurant" was named the Best Restaurant in Africa. The restaurant, which is located in South Africa’s Cape Town, stood at 37th place overall.

Also, Kenyan social entrepreneur Wawira Njiru was named winner of the Icon Award!

Three African restaurants were among The World’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2022.

These include the highest-placed Fyn Restaurant in Cape Town (37th), followed by Wolfgat, Paternoster, South Africa (50), and La Colombe, Cape Town, South Africa (81).

Russian restaurants were notably absent from this year's list. In 2021, two Moscow restaurants made it onto the list, in 25th and 30th place.

Organizers of the awards responded swiftly to Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. They announced that they were moving the awards from their original location in Moscowto London.

  1. Geranium, Copenhagen
  2. Central, Lima
  3. Disfrutar, Barcelona
  4. Diverxo, Madrid
  5. Pujol, Mexico City
  6. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
  7. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo
  8. Lido 84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
  9. Quintonil, Mexico City
  10. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  11. Maido, Lima
  12. Uliassi, Senegallia, Italy
  13. Steirereck, Vienna
  14. Don Julio, Buenos Aires
  15. Reale, Castel di Sangro, Italy
  16. Elkano, Getaria, Spain
  17. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
  18. Alchemist, Copenhagen
  19. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy
  20. Den, Tokyo
  21. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
  22. Septime, Paris
  23. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium
  24. The Chairman, Hong Kong
  25. Frantzén, Stockholm
  26. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
  27. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
  28. Le Clarence, Paris
  29. St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy
  30. Florilège, Tokyo
  31. Arpège, Paris
  32. Mayta, Lima
  33. Atomix, New York
  34. Hiša Franko, Kobarid, Slovenia
  35. Clove Club, London
  36. Odette, Singapore
  37. Fyn, Cape Town
  38. Jordnaer, Copenhagen
  39. Sorn, Bangkok
  40. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau, Switzerland
  41. La Cime, Osaka, Japan
  42. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
  43. Boragó, Santiago
  44. Le Bernardin, New York
  45. Narisawa, Tokyo
  46. Belcanto, Lisbon
  47. Oteque, Oslo
  48. Leo, Bogato
  49. Ikoyi, London
  50. SingleThread, Healdsburg

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

9 most influential African presidents on Twitter

9 most influential African presidents on Twitter

5 things to know about Africa’s project to uncover the mysteries of the birth of the universe

5 things to know about Africa’s project to uncover the mysteries of the birth of the universe

10 African countries that have the most number of internet users in 2022

10 African countries that have the most number of internet users in 2022

More than 50% of Ugandans in paid employment earn $50 monthly and they may be satisfied with it

More than 50% of Ugandans in paid employment earn $50 monthly and they may be satisfied with it

Top 10 richest states in Nigeria according to National Bureau of Statistics

Top 10 richest states in Nigeria according to National Bureau of Statistics

Glencore pays DR Congo $180 million over its recent corruption scandal

Glencore pays DR Congo $180 million over its recent corruption scandal

Kidnappers in Niger drop guns, reject crime for chance at honest jobs

Kidnappers in Niger drop guns, reject crime for chance at honest jobs

EIU analysts forecast grim economic outlook for Africa in 2023

EIU analysts forecast grim economic outlook for Africa in 2023

See reason Tanzanian president cancelled the country’s Independence Day celebrations

See reason Tanzanian president cancelled the country’s Independence Day celebrations

ADVERTISEMENT