World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards Moved from Moscow

World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2021

© The World's 50 best Ceremony

World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2021

© The World's 50 best Ceremony

The World’s 50 Best confirmed that it will move its annual restaurant awards ceremony in July from Moscow to London. The 50 Best organisation announced the news on Twitter and Instagram after Russian forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February.

"At this current time, we are planning on holding The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 in London in July," the statement posted by the 50 Best team read. The ceremony's planners refused to provide further information and switched comments off on the post. The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards have been likened to the Oscars of the fine-dining world.  

The awards ceremony was held in London from 2003 to 2015 before it went international, with stops in New York in 2016, Melbourne in 2017, the Basque Country in 2018, Singapore in 2019 and Antwerp in 2021. 

Last year, Copenhagen’s Noma by chef René Redzepi was named the best restaurant in the world, cementing the city's reputation as one of the best fine-dining destinations in 2021. The iconic restaurant also topped the list in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 and came second in 2019.

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