How the voting works

The World's 50 Best Restaurants list is sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna and is owned, organised and compiled by William Reed Business Media. No employees of William Reed, S.Pellegrino or any other sponsors have any influence over the voting or results.

The World's 50 Best Restaurants voting and list are subject to independent adjudication by international consultancy Deloitte.

How the list is created:

Voting rules:

What constitutes 'best' is left to the judgement of these 950-plus trusted and well-travelled gourmets. There are no criteria that a restaurant has to meet. Given that this list is based on personal experiences it can never be definitive, but we believe it is an honourable survey of current tastes and a credible indicator of the best places to eat around the globe.