Updated: Tue, 01 May 2012 10:56:17 GMT | By Craig Butcher
The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012: Top 20

Which restaurant was crowned the world's best?

Which restaurant was crowned the world's best? (© Craig Butcher-MSN)
  • Which restaurant was crowned the world's best? (© Craig Butcher-MSN)
  • 20th: Frantzen/Lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden (© Fredrig-Skogqvis t- www.worlds50best.com)
  • 19th: Le Bernardin, New York, US (© Dan Krieger - www.worlds50best.com)
  • 18th: L'Astrance, Paris, France (© Ditte Isagar - www.worlds50best.com)
  • 17th: Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 16th: L'€™Arpege, Paris, France (© J.C.Amie l- www.worlds50best.com)
  • 15th: Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 14th: The Ledbury, London, UK (© Jonathan Glynn Smith - www.worlds50best.com)
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On 30 April, Restaurant magazine unveiled its hotly anticipated list of the top 50 places to eat on the planet and MSN Food was there. The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards are the biggest of the industry, with the power to make and break restaurants. "The list is democratic and fair" announced Will Drew, editor of Restaurant magazine - it's the result of over 800 restaurant critics from around the world. Could the 2011 winner, Noma, and its inspirational chef Rene Redzepi remain the world's very best restaurant? We reveal the top 20 world's best restaurants.

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