World’s 50 Best Restaurants includes London’s Kol and Ikoyi

World’s 50 Best Restaurants includes London’s Kol and Ikoyi



Disfrutar in Barcelona took the coveted number one spot. 

London's culinary scene is setting the world on fire. The city is sizzling its way onto The World's 50 Best Restaurants list with two extraordinary establishments taking the spotlight. Kol, with its Mexican-British fusion, and Ikoyi, with its global gastronomy, have earned their well-deserved spots among the crème de la crème of the food world.

Kol sits at number 17. The restaurant is a unique addition to London's gastronomic offerings. Chef Santiago Lastra has embarked on a quest to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to the British capital, but with a twist. He dug deep into the heart of Britain to discover innovative substitutes like the zesty sea buckthorn that puts a uniquely British spin on his dishes. The result is a rebellious celebration of flavours.

Ikoyi sits at number 42. The restaurant has been making waves with its bold and captivating culinary style. Chefs Jeremy Chan and Ire Hassan-Odukale bring their shared passion for spices, British produce and global flavours to create a dining experience that draws inspiration from Africa and Asia. Ikoyi's signature dish, the smoked jollof rice, is a flavour bomb that explodes with innovation.

The World's 50 Best Restaurant number one restaurant was awarded to Disfrutar, Barcelona. Chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas are behind the restaurant. Now in its tenth year, the dishes include a Thai-style cuttlefish with coconut multi-spherical, and squab with kombu spaghetti, almond and grape.

The top ten also includes Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain; Table by Bruno Verjus, Paris; Diverxo, Madrid; Maido, Lima; Atomix, New York; Quintonil, Mexico City; Alchemist, Copenhagen; Gaggan, Bangkok and Don Julio, Buenos Aires.

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