Ordinarily, the organization behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list would be gearing up to announce the winners of its 2020 restaurant rankings. However, in light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the restaurant industry worldwide, there will be no list this year.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, originally planned for June 2 in Antwerp, Belgium will be postponed until 2021, at the earliest. And although World’s 50 Best went ahead with an online announcement for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants — with Odette in Singapore taking the No. 1 spot for the second year — it is now shifting its focus to “supporting, connecting and uniting the global gastronomic community” through other initiatives.