This year only three South African restaurants made it into the top 100, down from five last year.However, they all moved up several positions with La Colombe making us proud by securing best restaurant in Middle East and Africa region and almost cracking the top 10.
La Colombe moved up 26 places to position 12, Le Quartier Francais moved up 6 places to position 31 and Rust en Vrede moved up from 98 to 74.
In a change from the last few years, El Bulli was knocked from the top spot by Noma in Denmark. The top five looks like this (notice that three are in Spain):
El Bulli (Spain)
The Fat Duck (UK)
El Celler de Can Roca (Spain)
See the full results here: