The awards ceremony, held at the city’s Les Arts Opera House, honours the pinnacle of gastronomic talent from 24 territories across five continents.
Lima’s Central won the award for World’s Best Restaurant as well as Best Restaurant in South America. Central was followed by Disfrutar in Barcelona and Diverxo in Madrid.
Tresind Studio, which used to be tucked in the corner of the main Tresind restaurant at voco hotel, last year moved to Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah.
It serves a set tasting menu, which changes every four months: think wood apple pani puri, ghee roast crab with burnt cinnamon and curry leaf tempura, and morel pulao with Assam tea dashi.
Dubai's Orfali Bros Bistro was a newcomer to the list this year, claiming the position of No 46 on the highly competitive list.
In January, the restaurant was named this year's No 1 restaurant in the Mena region.
Orfali Bros Bistro is a modern, minimalist venue in Jumeirah.
Its menu is an exercise in boundary-pushing, experimenting with taste, textures and ingredients to create something unique, from red umami prawns to fluffy pides in various creative flavours.
Michelin-starred restaurants in Michelin Guide Dubai 2023 – in pictures
“It gives me great pleasure to share the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 and celebrate the fantastic achievement of Central as the new No1,” said William Drew, director of content for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
“This year’s list continues to show the breadth of culinary talent across the globe, and we look forward to seeing how it evolves even further in 2024 and beyond.”
The 2023 list includes 12 restaurants making their debut.
Pia Salazar of Nuema, Quito, received the World's Best Pastry Chef Award.
Fyn in Cape Town won the Flor de Cana Sustainable Restaurant Award.
Table by Bruno Verjus (No 10) in Paris took home the Highest New Entry Award.
Atomix (No 8) was awarded the Villa Massa Highest Climber Award, as the New York restaurant climbs 25 places from the 2022 list
Estrella Damm Chefs' Choice Award went to Julien Royer of Odette, Singapore
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 list is voted for by 1,080 international restaurant industry experts and well-travelled gourmands who make up the World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy.
The academy comprises 27 separate regions around the world, each of which has 40 members including a chairman.
Professional services consultancy Deloitte independently adjudicates the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, including the ranking from 51-100.
This adjudication ensures that the integrity and authenticity of the voting process and the resulting lists are protected.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – full list
1 – Central, Lima
2 – Disfrutar, Barcelona
3 – Diverxo, Madrid
4 – Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo
5 – Alchemist, Copenhagen
6 – Maido, Lima
7 – Lido 84, Gardone Riviera
8 – Atomix, New York
9 – Quintonil, Mexico City
10 – Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris
11 – Tresind Studio, Dubai
12 – A Casa do Porco, Sao Paulo
13 – Pujol, Mexico City
14 – Odette, Singapore
15 – Le Du, Bangkok
16 – Reale, Castel di Sangro
17 – Gaggan Anand, Bangkok
18 – Steirereck, Vienna
19 – Don Julio, Buenos Aires
20 – Quique Dacosta, Denia
21 – Den, Tokyo
22 – Elkano, Getaria
23 – Kol, London
24 – Septime, Paris
25 – Belcanto, Lisbon
26 – Schloss Schauenstein, Furstenau
27 – Florilege, Tokyo
28 – Kjolle, Lima
29 – Borago, Santiago
30 – Frantzen, Stockholm
31 – Mugaritz, San Sebastian
32 – Hisa Franko, Kobarid
33 – El Chato, Bogota
34 – Uliassi, Senigallia
35 – Ikoyi, London
36 – Plenitude, Paris
37 – Sezanne, Tokyo
38 – The Clove Club, London
39 – The Jane, Antwerp
40 – Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin
41 – Le Calandre, Rubano
42 – Piazza Duomo, Alba
43 – Leo, Bogota
44 – Le Bernardin, New York
45 – Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin
46 – Orfali Bros Bistro, Dubai
47 – Mayta, Lima
48 – La Grenouillere, La Madeleine-sous-Montreuil
49 – Rosetta, Mexico City
50 – The Chairman, Hong Kong