Blumenthal's Dinner in world top 10

The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards
The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Two London restaurants have been named in the world's top 20 by a group of experts.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in central London is the UK's top offering, falling two spots to seventh place compared to last year's list.

The two Michelin starred restaurant provides diners with historically-inspired British dishes.

Brett Graham's The Ledbury in west London, which also has two Michelin stars, is down 10 positions to 20th.

The results were revealed at The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, which were held in the capital.

The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards
The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards

El Celler de Can Roca of Girona, north-east Spain, regained its title as the world's number one restaurant.

Renowned for its free-style cooking and cutting edge techniques, it held the title in 2013 but slipped to number two last year.

Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana in Modena, northern Italy, moved up to second place after two years occupying the third spot.

The annual awards ceremony is considered a highlight of the global gastronomic calendar.

William Drew, group editor of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, said: "It has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight.

"As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary talent within the industry."

The list is made up of votes of more than 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, who each cast seven votes.

Heston Blumenthal Talks Tea Brewing
Heston Blumenthal Talks Tea Brewing

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