Three make the top 100! One makes the top 5. 

Bangkok solidified its position as a fine-dining destination with a strong showing in this year's World's 50 Best Restaurants list. 

At a ceremony held in Bilbao, Spain, overnight, the top spot went to Massimo Bottura's Osteria Francescana of Modena, Italy.

Bangkok's presence on the list rose to three restaurants, with Gaggan leading the charge at #5 (up from #7 last year). 

Following Gaggan in the Bangkok list of entries was Nahm at #48 (from #28 in 2017). 

Joining them is Yen Akat's modern German restaurant Suhring, which last week became Bangkok's first entrant on the list when it scooped the #54 position

Gaggan's ascent to the top five follows its fourth straight win of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, the regional spin-off of the list, in March. 

Nahm maintained its spot despite a tumultuous year that saw the departure of figurehead David Thompson and right-hand man Prin Polsuk. In April, the Thai fine-dining restaurant announced its new head to be Bangkok-born chef Pim Techamuanvivit, who founded the one-Michelin-star Kin Khao restaurant in San Francisco.

Launched in 2002, World's 50 Best Restaurants is now considered one of the globe's top authorities on fine dining. 

The top 10 is as follows:
1. Osteria Francescana, Moden, Italy
2. El Celler De Can Roca, Girona, Spain
3. Mirazur, Menton, France
4. Eleven Madison Park, New York, U.S.
5. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
6. Central, Lima, Peru
7. Maido, Lima, Peru
8. Arpege, Paris, France
9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
10. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe, Spain
 
Bangkok's entries:
5. Gaggan
49. Nahm
54. Suhring