El Celler de Can Roca │ The Best Restaurant in the World

30th April 2013
Robert Westacott
Roca cut El Celler de Can Roca │ The Best Restaurant in the WorldThe Roca brothers, El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca, a restaurant in Girona, Spain with three Michelin stars, was last night named the World’s Best Restaurant for the first time by Restaurant magazine. The restaurant, which is headed up by three brothers: Josep, Jordi and Joan Roca has made it onto the list for the past eight years, and has been in second place for the past two years.

The World’s 50 Best ceremony, sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, was held at the illustrious Guildhall in London. In attendance were some of the most experienced and respected restaurateurs, chefs, and culinary connoisseurs on the planet.

Noma, the famous Copenhagen venue overseen by innovative head Chef Rene Redzepi, was looking to make it a staggering four consecutive years at the top. However, the tables have turned with Noma now sitting in second place. Furthermore, a new restaurant has taken the third place position this year – Osteria Francescana, from Modena, Italy.

There were a number of other awards, aside from the all important list, which were presented at the ceremony. Narisawa from Tokyo, Japan was awarded the first ever Sustainable Restaurant Award, sponsored by Zacapa. The Silestone Chef’s Choice Award went to Alinea, from Chicago Illinois. Additionally, some of the prestigious awards were announced in advance, as discussed in our preview earlier this month.

You can find full coverage of the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 ceremony below, courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers.

The official list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 is as follows:

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