THE most prestigious international event in gastronomy, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, has revealed its runners-up. 

Taking place in Bilbao this month, the organisation announced this week the fine-dining spots around the globe that rank 51 to 100.

Recognised as the most sought-after title in the culinary world, the awards are voted for by international chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands and critics and after being held in Melbourne last year, the 16th edition will return to Europe this summer.

The full list is set to be announced on June 19 at the award ceremony.

Kicking off on June 16, the five day culinary celebration will take place at Palacio Euskalduna in the Basque city centre.

Here’s a look at this year’s runners-up:

  1. De Librije Zwolle, Netherlands
  2. L’Astrance Paris, France
  3. Benu, San Francisco, USA
  4. Sühring, Bangkok, Thailand
  5. Don Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  6. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  7. Nerua, Bilbao, Spain
  8. Brae Birregurra, Australia
  9. Florilège, Tokyo, Japan
  10. Tegui, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Burnt Ends, Singapore
  12. Momofuku Ko, New York, USA
  13. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium
  14. Sud 777, Mexico City, Mexico
  15. Frantzén, Stockholm, Sweden
  16. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  17. Fäviken, Järpen, Sweden
  18. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain
  19. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York, USA
  20. Selfie, Moscow, Russia
  21. Relae, Copenhagen, Denmark
  22. Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia
  23. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
  24. The Fat Duck, Bray, England
  25. Belcanto, Lisbon, Portugal
  26. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte-Oria, Spain
  27. Elkano, Getaria, Spain
  28. Mingles, Seoul, Korea
  29. A Casa do Porco, São Paulo, Brazil
  30. Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
  31. Per Se, New York, USA
  32. Hedone, London, UK
  33. Estela, New York, USA
  34. St John, London, UK
  35. Le Coucou, New York, USA
  36. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA
  37. Maní, São Paulo, Brazil
  38. Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin, Germany
  39. The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium
  40. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  41. SingleThread, Healdsburg, USA
  42. L’Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan
  43. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo, Bombana Hong Kong, China
  44. Alo, Toronto, Canada
  45. Enigma, Barcelona, Spain
  46. Diverxo, Madrid, Spain
  47. Atelier, Munich, Germany
  48. 108, Copenhagen, Denmark
  49. Leo, Bogotá, Colombia
  50. Lasai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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