World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2024: Odette represents Singapore at No. 24

By Evan Mua June 6, 2024
World’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2024: Odette represents Singapore at No. 24
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2024 announced. Photos. clockwise from top left: Odette/Instagram,,, Odette/Instagram

It’s just been slightly over two months since the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best list in March but something even bigger has already dropped: The 2024 edition of World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

If you’re unaware, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a yearly affair where the best restaurants all over the globe are celebrated for their contributions to the culinary space.

As is tradition, the award ceremony is usually hosted gala-style, with folks from the F&B industry invited for a live unveiling of the 50 best restaurants in the world

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2024 have been announced on June 6, in Las Vegas. Nos. 51 to 100 were first announced on May 23.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2024 

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Modern French fine-dining outfit Odette is representing Singapore again this year. Photo: Odette/Instagram

The moment of truth: How many Singapore restaurants are in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2024?

Returning to the list is Odette, which comes in at No. 24 as the only entry in the top 50 from the Lion City.

In 2023, it was also the only Singapore restaurant listed on the World’s 50 Best list. Since it also came in 14th place that year, was also named the best restaurant in Asia.

Odette, which also has three Michelin stars, is helmed by chef Julien Royer and lauded for its artistry and in crafting some of the most exquisite modern French cuisine in Singapore

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Bangkok’s Gaggan comes in at No. 9 for the top spot in Asia. Photo:

By contrast, the top spot for Asia goes to eponymous Gaggan on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2024.

The Bangkok-based concept, which came in at No. 9 on the list, is opened by seminal restaurateur Gaggan Anand, who is also behind Tanjong Pagar Indian-Mexican restaurant Ms. Maria & Mr. Singh.

Three other Bangkok-based restaurants made it to the list: Suhring at No. 22, Sorn at No. 38 and Le Du at No. 40. 

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Spain is the big winner this year, with three entries in the top five, including Barcelona’s Disfrutar clinching top spot. Photo:

Onto the rest of the list: Disfrutar from Barcelona was crowned top restaurant in the world this year. 

The restaurant opened in 2014 and has earned plaudits for its experimental and inspired gastronomic approach. It came second on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2023.

Rounding out the top three is Asador Etxebarri from Spain’s Basque Country at No. 2, known for its expertise in wood-fire grilled dishes, and Table by Bruno Verjus from Paris at No. 3, renowned for showcasing the lush flavours of the region’s produce.

Spain is also the country with the most laurels, boasting a total of five restaurants, including three in the top five.

Check out the entirety of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings for 2024 here:

  1. Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain
  2. Asador Etxebarri – Atxondo, Spain
  3. Table by Bruno Verjus – Paris, France
  4. Diverxo – Madrid, Spain
  5. Maido – Lima, Peru
  6. Atomix – New York, USA
  7. Quintonil – Mexico City
  8. Alchemist – Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Don Julio – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Septime – Paris, France
  12. Lido 84 – Gardone Riviera, Italy
  13. Tresind Studio – Dubai, UAE
  14. Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain
  15. Sezanne – Tokyo, Japan
  16. Kjolle – Lima, Peru
  17. Kol – London, UK
  18. Plenitude – Paris, France
  19. Reale – Castel di Sangro, Italy
  20. Wing – Hong Kong
  21. Florilege – Tokyo, Japan
  22. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria
  23. Suhring – Bangkok, Thailand
  24. Odette – Singapore
  25. El Chato – Bogota, Colombia
  26. The Chairman – Hong Kong
  27. A Casa do Porco – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  28. Elkano – Getaria, Spain
  29. Borago – Santiago, Chile
  30. Restaurant Tim Raue – Berlin, Germany
  31. Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal
  32. Den – Tokyo, Japan
  33. Pujol – Mexico City
  34. Rosetta – Mexico City
  35. Frantzen – Stockholm, Sweden
  36. The Jane – Antwerp, Belgium
  37. Oteque – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  38. Sorn – Bangkok, Thailand
  39. Piazza Duomo – Alba, Italy
  40. Le Du – Bangkok, Thailand
  41. Mayta – Lima, Peru 
  42. Ikoyi London, UK
  43. Nobelhart & Schmutzig – Berlin, Germany
  44. Mingles – Seoul, South Korea
  45. Arpege – Paris, France
  46. SingleThread – Healdsburg, USA
  47. Schloss Schauenstein – Furstenau, Switzerland
  48. Hisa Franko – Kobarid, Slovenia
  49. La Colombe – Cape Town, South Africa
  50. Uliassi – Senigallia, Italy

Three Singapore restaurants on Nos. 51 to 100

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No one does smoky barbecue quite as satisfying as No. 68, Burnt Ends, does. Photo: Burnt Ends/Instagram

Though there might only be one Singapore entrant among the top 50, three Singapore restaurants made it to Nos. 51 to 100 or the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which was released in May.

Those who pay attention to the dining scene would be familiar with these three Michelin-starred stalwarts, all of which are noted for their exceptional approach to fine cuisine:

95. Meta

92. Labyrinth

68. Burnt Ends

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Local flavours are playfully reimagined at this modern-Singaporean outfit, such as this ensemble of snacks inspired by the iconic Chomp Chomp Food Centre. Photo: Labyrinth/Instagram

Coming in at No. 95, Meta is best known as one of the trailblazers bringing exquisite modern Korean cuisine to the forefront of Singapore’s ever-evolving restaurant space.

Meanwhile, No. 92 Labyrinth and its chef LG Han interpret nostalgic local flavours through an innovative, contemporary lens and elevate them to fit a fine-dining context.

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Meta’s exquisite take on Korean flavours shows it’s not just all bibimbaps and army fried chicken. Photo: Meta/Instagram

Rounding out the Singapore representation on this year’s World’s 50 Best 51 to 100 list is Burnt Ends at No. 68 — a modern-Australian smokehouse lauded for its bold, smoky barbecue-style of cooking that has captured the hearts of many.

With the inclusion of these three restaurants, we can’t wait to see what else the World’s 50 Best Restaurants award will bring for 2024.

Will more Singapore restaurants make the cut? Will we see a repeat of 2023 when Singapore claimed the top spot in Asia? Look forward to the announcement on June 3!

For more ideas on what to eat, read our stories on where you can get the most refreshing bingsu to beat the heat and which decadent Hokkien mee in Singapore are worth your calories!

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in service for awesome deals.

You can also book a ride to these three restaurants representing Singapore on this years’ World 50 Best Restaurants.

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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