AWARDS 2021

World's Best
Food Places

GR
100 Greatest
Traditional Restaurants
World's most reliable and consistent iconic restaurants serving local food, with heritage recipes perfected and proven for generations.
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65.8 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1720
Kelly's Cellars
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Much of the original features of Kelly's Cellars since it started operating in 1720 have been retained. Being a pub, it only serves bowls of Irish stew on top of drinks, which visitors could enjoy with live music six nights a week.
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65.9 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1904
Vincent's Clam Bar
North Hempstead, United States of America
Vincent's was established in 1904 as a family-run Italian restaurant nestled in Little Italy. Although it later moved to Long Island, it managed to preserve its original charm, consistent quality, and the distinctive vintage Italian-American dining experience.
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66.0 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1908
La Fontaine de Mars
Paris, France
One of the oldest bistros in Paris, La Fontaine de Mars was opened in 1908. Acquired by a set of new owners in 1991 and thoroughly remodeled a year after, the brasserie remains faithful to the tradition of ancient Parisian brasseries, mainly serving French classics.
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66.1 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1917
The Ivy
Camden, England
Founded in 1917, The Ivy was a favorite in the theater community. An actress and a regular said she would cling to the cafe like an ivy, giving rise to its name. It has since become a London landmark for a century of exceptional food and hospitality.
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66.6 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1884
Kanda Matsuya
Chiyoda, Japan
Kanda Matsuya is one of Tokyo's most famous soba restaurants, established in 1884. The restaurant is known for a Japanese great writer Ikenami Shotaro, who was a regular guest, but the real secret to their enduring success lies in its delicious homemade noodles.
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66.7 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1849
Fichtekränzi
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
An iconic Frankfurter venue, Fichtekränzi is one of the oldest places in the city that serves proper Apfelwein. Apart from the apple wine and other beers and wines on tap, the restaurant boasts a wide selection of Frankfurter, as well as international specialties.
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66.7 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1849
Café du Grütli
Lausanne, Switzerland
Café du Grütli got its name after the meadow, where the pact, which is considered to be the founding act of the Swiss Confederation, was concluded. Since 1986, the Café has been a family restaurant serving Swiss and brasserie specialties prepared from seasonal products.
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67.1 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1962
El Palacio del Poroto con Rienda
Santiago, Chile
This traditional restaurant opened its doors in 1962 when the rural world began to migrate to the urban centers. Started as a family restaurant with typical Chilean food, it was mainly known for the house's special dish El Poroto after which it got today's name.
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67.2 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1860
Hostería de Santo Domingo
Mexico City, Mexico
With 160 years of history, Hostería de Santo Domingo prides itself on being the oldest restaurant in Mexico City. Situated in the historic center, close to the iconic Plaza de Santo Domingo, Hostería offers more than 40 dishes of traditional Mexican cuisine.
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67.4 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1880
Josephine Chez Dumonet
Paris, France
This bistro is a mecca for enthusiasts of old-fashioned authentic French specialties such as duck confit and boeuf bourguignon. Founded by the end of the 19th century, Josephine Chez Dumonet is the very image of a typical, traditional French bistro.
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67.5 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1982
Restaurante José Maria
Segovia, Spain
This iconic restaurant has been a place for people to meet and celebrate since 1982. Visitors have the unique opportunity to taste traditional Segovian cuisine, as well as discover innovative dishes prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
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67.5 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1525
Auerbachs Keller
Leipzig, Germany
Auerbachs Keller was constituted in 1525, making it the second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. One of the best places for wine in the 16th century, it has served roughly 100 million guests since its inception, including the likes of Goethe and many more.
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67.6 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1961
Churrascaria Majórica
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Churrascaria Majórica, which name was inspired by the island of Mallorca, was founded in 1961 by brothers Francisco and Bartolomeu Bou. The combination of barbecue, traditional in Brazil, and Mediterranean cuisine is the recipe for the success of this steakhouse.
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67.6 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1911
Il Latini
Florence, Italy
Located just a short walk from Ponte Vecchio, Il Latini is a well-known restaurant in Florence with traditional home-style Tuscan cuisine. The star of the restaurant is its Bistecca alla Fiorentina, often praised to be the best in the city.
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68.0 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1937
7 Mehmet
Antalya, Turkiye
Restaurant 7 Mehmet was founded in 1937 as a small soup shop. Through years, the shop grew into a restaurant that today brings modern Mediterranean flavors and traditional Turkish cuisine. The menu is quite extensive, offering nearly 650 varieties of Turkish cuisine.
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73.1 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1920
Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta
Fatih, Turkiye
Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta began its journey in 1920 as a meatball shop. Today it is led by the 5th generation who pridely says how the world has changed a lot in the past 100 years but the taste of their meatballs remained the same.
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73.3 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1928
Schwartz's
Montreal, Canada
Montreal's iconic Schwartz's, founded in 1928, is Canada's oldest deli known for serving the best smoked meat. At Schwartz's, raw brisket is marinated upstairs then dry-cured with secret blend spices, and it is only ready to serve after a 10-day aging process.
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73.3 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1928
Vete-Katten
Stockholm, Sweden
Vete-Katten was founded in 1928 by Ester Nordhamma, whose idea was to start a simple patisserie where everyone was welcome. She was successful because to this day Vete-Katten pattisserie offers good pastries, freshly brewed coffee, warm atmosphere and nice environment.
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73.3 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1920
J. Hearsch & Co.
Mumbai, India
J. Hearsch and Co is a century-old bakery with an interesting history. Located at Bandra West in Mumbai, this vintage bakery is somewhat of a hidden gem, not known to many. The ones who know it, love it for its chicken burgers, chicken croissaint, cakes and more.
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73.4 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1905
Shapiro's Delicatessen
Indianapolis, United States of America
Shapiro's has been serving kosher specialties since 1905. This iconic, family-run establishment is best known for its scrumptious sandwiches—corned beef, pastrami, and brisket are some of the favorites—and house-made desserts.
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73.5 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1931
Casa do Preto
Sintra, Portugal
Founded in 1931, Casa do Preto is a pastry shop in a small town of Sintra, a longtime royal sanctuary, located near Lisbon. Their most famous pastry is queijada - a traditional Portuguese pastry originating from Sintra, primarly made of cheese.  
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73.5 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1870
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Naples, Italy
Owned by the Condurro family, the Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples, dates back to the the late 19th century. The world-famous pizzeria, known for Neapolitan-style pizza, gained its legendary status after being mentioned in the book and movie Eat Pray Love.
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73.6 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1542
Café In De Blaauwe Hand
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Situated in the heart of the city, Café In De Blaauwe Hand is the oldest café in the oldest city in the Netherlands - Nijmegen. Established in the middle of the 16th century, the cafe is known for its historic atmosphere, specialty beers, and homemade delicacies.
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73.6 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1938
Banketbakkerij Jan de Groot
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Founded in 1938, Banketbakkerij Jan de Groot is a family-run confectionery specializing in the Bossche bol- a chocolate-covered creampuff. Known for having the only real Bossche bollen in the city, in front of the shop you can often see a long queue. 
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73.7 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1969
La Xampanyeria
Barcelona, Spain
Also known as "La Champañería," Can Paixano is quite famous for its cava, a Catalan sparkling wine, similar to champagne. Apart from their bubbly, they also make some tasty tapas and sandwiches in a truly friendly atmosphere.
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73.8 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1880
Restaurant Luegibrüggli
Unterseen, Switzerland
In 1880, Luegibrüggli served as a rest stop for horse-drawn carts and stagecoaches. Today, the restaurant is a popular destination for those who want to enjoy home-style cuisine and a wide range of wines with a panorama view of mountain scenery and Lake Thun.
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89
73.8 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1811
Tripperia La Casana
Genoa, Italy
Tripperia La Casana is a family-run historic establishment in the heart of Genoa since 1811. With original decorations dating back to the early 20th century, the restaurant/shop prepares tripe specialties such as filling bowls of hot tripe soup.
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73.8 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1690
In De Wildeman
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Situated in a former distillery, In De Wildeman is an authentic Amsterdam bar established in 1690. Known as one of the best beer tasting places in the city with 17 draft beers and 200 bottled beers, the bar attracts a wide variety of people from all over the world.
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73.8 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1912
Grigolon
Mondovì, Italy
A member of the historic establishments of Italy, Grigolon is one of the oldest cafes in the city of Mondovì. Still decorated in the age-old Liberty style fashion, its selection of herbal teas is marvelous.
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73.9 points
For each restaurant, we took into account its longevity and reliability, as well as the opinion of critics and guests. Each restaurant earned points for each year of existence (0.33 points per year, max 33 points), recommendations from food / travel guides and food critics (max 20), Google reviews (max 35), and the popularity and iconic status of dishes served (max 15).
Founded 1939
Hotel Ram Ashraya
Mumbai, India
Established in 1939, Hotel Ram Ashraya is known as one of the best places for authentic South Indian cuisine, especially for dosas, in Mumbai. The menu changes every day, so you will not see a standard menu card, but all daily dishes are written on the walls.
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Legendary Restaurants
of the World
100
years
Restaurants come and go, but few survive such a long test of time. Iconic world restaurants that are 100 years old or older.
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