"A British-dominated panel of food critics has decreed that the best place to eat in the world is the French Laundry, a French restaurant run by Americans in California. Eleven of the top 50 restaurants are in Britain, up from five last year, according to the Restaurant magazine poll of 300 chefs and restaurant reviewers...
The top 10 were:
1 French Laundry, California
2 El Bulli (last year's No 1), north of Barcelona
3 Le Louis XV, Monaco
4 Jean Georges, New York
5 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London
6 L'Arpege, Paris
7 Comme chez Soi, Brussels
8 Rockpool, Sydney
9 L'Ambroisie, Paris
10 Gramercy Tavern, New York... "