The Best Restaurant In The World By Hannah Norman

El Celler De Can Roca

Whilst Denmark is not known for its cuisine in the same way as say, France or Italy are, it has certainly made its mark, not least due to Noma restaurant-owner René Redzepi’s reliance on entirely locally sourced produce, and his unabashed exuberance for doing things a little differently.

But, in a manner of speaking, that was so last year. Redzepi’s crown as the restaurant king of the world has slipped (if only a little), as he’s been down-stepped to number two in the annual listing of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

The most coveted accolade that all restaurateurs were vying for has been awarded to Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, run by the Roca brothers. Very familiar with the number two spot themselves, Head Chef Joan, Head Sommelier Josep and Head Pastry Chef Jordi will no doubt be pleased to have finally topped the list, where there were only six new entries, the highest of which was 21 (achieved by Ben Shewry at Australian restaurant Attica). Want to know who else was considered to have made their mark? See the full fifty restaurants listed below:

1. El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
2. Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
4. Mugaritz – San Sebastián, Spain
5. Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
6. D.O.M. – São Paulo, Brazil
7. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal – London, UK
8. Arzak – San Sebastián, Spain
9. Steirereck – Vienna, Austria
10. Vendôme – Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
11. Per Se – New York, USA
12. Frantzén/Lindeberg – Stockholm, Sweden
13. The Ledbury – London, UK
14. Astrid y Gastón – Lima, Peru
15. Alinea – Chicago, USA
16. L’Arpège – Paris, France
17. Pujol – Mexico City, Mexico
18. Le Chateaubriand – Paris, France
19. Le Bernardin – New York, USA
20. Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan
21. Attica – Melbourne, Australia
22. Nihonryori RyuGin – Tokyo, Japan
23. L’Astrance – Paris, France
24. L’Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon – Paris, France
25. Hof Van Cleve – Kruishoutem, Belgium
26. Quique Dacosta – Dénia, Spain
27. Le Calandre – Rubano, Italy
28. Mirazur – Menton, France
29. Daniel – New York, USA
30. Aqua – Wolfsburg, Germany
31. Biko – Mexico City, Mexico
32. Nahm – Bangkok, Thailand
33. The Fat Duck – Bray, UK
34. Fäviken – Järpen, Sweden
35. Oud Sluis – Sluis, Netherlands
36. Amber – Hong Kong, China
37. Vila Joya – Albufeira, Portugal
38. Restaurant Andre – Singapore
39. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana – Hong Kong, China
40. Combal.Zero – Rivoli, Italy
41. Piazza Duomo – Alba, Italy
42. Schloss Schauenstein – Fürstenau, Switzerland
43. Mr & Mrs Bund – Shanghai, China
44. Asador Etxebarri – Atxondo, Spain
45. Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark
46. Mani – São Paulo, Brazil
47. The French Laundry – Yountville, USA
48. Quay – Sydney, Australia
49. Septime – Paris, France
50. Central – Lima, Peru