Organised by Restaurant magazine, the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 800 international restaurant industry experts.
Danish restaurant Noma is named as the S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2011 in the annual list of the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants . For the second consecutive year Rene Redzepi’s restaurant topped the voting in the annual awards – widely considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the restaurant world - reflecting the continued excitement around its unique treatment of local and regional ingredients.
For the second time, the Best Restaurant in Africa is named as Franschhoek’s Le Quartier Francais and is at number 36 on this year’s list. A regular name on the list for many years now, its head chef, Dutchwoman Margot Janse is well known for her use of local ingredients such as Wildebeest, Franschhoek Trout or Ganzvlei Vastrap Cheddar.
Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch became 61th in the 2011 world wide ranking, while South Africa's third Top100 restaurant La Colombe in Cape Town became 82th.