Updated: 01/05/2012 11:56 | By Craig Butcher, content editor, MSN Food
The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2012: top 20

13th: The Fat Duck, Bray, UK

13th: The Fat Duck, Bray, UK (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 14th: The Ledbury, London, UK (© Jonathan Glynn Smith - www.worlds50best.com)
  • 13th: The Fat Duck, Bray, UK (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 12th: L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon, Paris, France (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 11th: Steirereck, Vienna, Austria (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 10th, Eleven Madison Park, New York, US (© Francesco Tonelli - www.worlds50best.com)
  • 9th: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK (© www.worlds50best.com)
  • 8th: Arzak, San Sebastián, Spain (© Restaurante Arzak - www.worlds50best.com)
  • 7th: Alinea, Chicago, US (© Christian Seel - www.worlds50best.com)
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Heston Blumenthal described the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards as being "a snapshot of the moment." We'd hoped The Fat Duck would reach the top 10, but with Heston pretty distracted this year, it's perhaps no surprise. Sadly he's dropped from fifth place in 2011, but 'lucky 13th' - in the world - is a great achievement.


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