Let the race to book a table begin. For chefs, restauraters and Michelin star hunters, The World's 50 Best Restaurants is one of the biggest awards of the year for the dining industry.

The prestigious accolade was announced in Singapore, with a slew of pre-ceremony awards having already been released - including New York-based chef Daniela Soto-Innes, who was crowned The World's Best Female Chef, while Italian restaurant Lido 84 won the Miele One To Watch Award 2019.

On June 25, Alain Passard of Arpege in Paris, was voted by his peers as the winner of the Chefs' Choice Award and Schloss Schauenstein in Furstenau, Switzerland, took home the coveted Sustainable Restaurant Award.

But what about the pick of the bunch? These are the top trio of restaurants we'll be putting on our 'must eat at before we die' bucket lists, and the two British restaurants that also made the cut...

The big three...

1. Mirazur, Menton, France

Perched on the French Riviera, Mirazur snagged the Best In World and Best In Europe double-whammy. In the kitchen - which has a full three Michelin stars - is Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco, who makes incredible use of his three cascading vegetable gardens.

What to order: The oyster with tapioca, shallot cream and pear, or the salt-crusted red beetroot with caviar cream.

2. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

A pioneer of the foraging movement and famed for defining new Danish cuisine, Rene Redzepi's original Noma closed in 2017, only to reopen in a new location in 2018 - hence why it's claimed the Highest New Entry prize. Redzepi is all about celebrating produce, cutting out fussiness and bringing pure flavours.

What to order: There are only three menus (20 courses apiece) - Seafood Season, available January 9-June 1; Vegetable Season, June 25-September 21; and Game and Forest Season, October 15- December 21. Just pick your season.

3. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo, Spain

As seen in Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan's The Trip To Spain, Asador Extebarri is the ultimate barbecue joint - everything is grilled over charcoal, with meticulously chosen firewood. They have very firm rules too, like: "We only offer our tasting menu," and, "We don't have vegetarian or vegan menus." Best of all is: "If you don't eat seafood we suggest you think about your reservation."

What to order: There's a choice of earth, ocean or fire - but it's a choice for the chefs - you get what you're given (but hope for the prawns).

And the British contingent...

The Clove Club, London

The Clove Club - which serves modern British fare - came in at number 27. The food is delicate, beautiful, and sparingly laid out on the plate.

What to order: The raw Orkney scallop with Perigord truffle, hazelnut and mandarin.

Lyle's, London

At number 33 is Lyle's, based in a former Lipton's tea factory. It's adored for its hyper seasonal menu (whatever is good in London that day, goes directly on the menu), and light-flooded dining room.

What to order: Go with the flow, and be surprised by whatever's on offer.

For the full list of restaurants, visit theworlds50best.com.