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28 April 2011 12:36
Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck in Berkshire came fifth in a list of the best restaurants in the world
Moss, lichen and bone marrow are among the dishes on offer at the world's best restaurant, it has been revealed.
The Noma restaurant in Denmark, run by chef Rene Redzepi, has topped the S Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list for the second year running.
The list, billed as the 'Oscars' of the restaurant world, also features Heston Blumenthal's restaurant in Bray, Berkshire.
The Fat Duck, famed for its mustard ice cream and snail porridge, dropped two places to number five.
Food lovers keen to sample the world's best dishes might need to consider taking out a
worldwide travel insurance policy - the list also includes restaurants in Peru, Russia and Brazil.
Closer to home, The Ledbury in Notting Hill, West London, run by Australian Brett Graham, is the highest new entry at number 34.
Claude Bosi's Hibiscus, Mayfair, central London, was ranked at 43, up six on last year, and Fergus Henderson's St John, central London, was ranked at 41, up two places.
Spanish restaurants El Celler de Can Roca and Mugaritz were ranked second and third in the world.
El Bulli, the restaurant in Catalonia which has been given the top ranking five times and came second to Noma last year, does not appear after chef Ferran Adria announced a two-year closure.
The list was drawn from the votes of 800 industry experts worldwide.
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