The Fat Duck - Best Restaurant in the World, 2005
It seemed inconceivable that a tiny restaurant in Berkshire could be named as the best in the world, but Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck achieved this feat back in 2005 thanks to his hyper experimental cooking style. "When The Fat Duck was named number one I thought 'how could it even be in the top 100?'," says Blumenthal. "It really raised awareness of us."