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The World’s Best Restaurants 2018 have recently been announced and once again Europe features high up in the list and in fact  all the Top 3 Restaurants 2018 are European !!!!

(Skip to the bottom for the FULL list of the World’s Best Restaurants 2018 or read on to find out all the World’s TOP 3 Restaurants over the years)

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The Worlds Best Restaurants List has been around for a quite a few years! and is organised and compiled by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by S Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List,  now in its 16th year,  is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

After 13 years of being presented in London, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Ceremony went on tour! First to New York, then to Melbourne and this year to Bilbao, Spain. Where in the World will the World’s 50 Best Restaurants be presented from in 2019????? We’ll let you know when we find out …

In the meantime here’s a look back over the last few years at all  the World’s TOP 3 Restaurants  from 2002 -> 2018:

World's Number ONE Restaurant 2018 + 2016

World’s Number ONE Restaurant 2018 + 2016

2018

  1. Osteria Francescana (Italy)
  2. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  3. Mirazur (France)

 

2017

  1. Eleven Madison Park (USA)
  2. Osteria Francescana (Italy)
  3. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)

 

2016

  1. Osteria Francescana (Italy)
  2. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  3. Eleven Madison Park (USA)

 

2015

  1. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  2. Osteria Francescana (Italy)
  3. Noma (Denmark)

 

2014

  1. Noma (Denmark)
  2. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  3. Osteria Francescana (Italy)

 

El Celler de Can Roca sign

World’s Number ONE Restaurant in 2015 + 2013

 

2013

  1. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  2. Noma (Denmark)
  3. Osteria Francescana (Italy)

 

2012

  1. Noma (Denmark)
  2. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  3. Mugaritz (Spain)

 

2011

  1. Noma (Denmark)
  2. El Celler De Can Roca (Spain)
  3. Mugaritz (Spain)

 

2010

  1. Noma (Denmark)
  2. El Bulli (Spain)
  3. The Fat Duck (UK)

 

2009

  1. El Bulli (Spain)
  2. The Fat Duck (UK)
  3. Noma (Denmark)

 

El Bulli

World’s Number ONE Restaurant in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 + 2002

 

2008

  1. El Bulli (Spain)
  2. The Fat Duck (UK)
  3. Pierre Gagnaire (France)

 

2007

  1. El Bulli (Spain)
  2. The Fat Duck (UK)
  3. Pierre Gagnaire (France)

 

2006

  1. El Bulli (Spain)
  2. The Fat Duck (UK)
  3. Pierre Gagnaire (France)

 

2005

  1. The Fat Duck (UK)
  2. El Bulli (Spain)
  3. The French Laundry (USA)

 

2004

  1. The French Laundry (USA)
  2. The Fat Duck (UK)
  3. El Bulli (Spain)

 

2003

  1. The French Laundry (USA)
  2. El Bulli (Spain)
  3. Le Luis XV, Alain Ducasse (Monaco)

 

2002

  1. El Bulli (Spain)
  2. Gordon Ramsey (UK)
  3. The French Laundry (USA)

 

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KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE CURRENT 100 WORLDS BEST RESTAURANTS FOR 2018:

FULL LIST 1 – 50 World’s  Best Restaurants 2018 here ->  https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/results-worlds-50-best-res…/

 

FULL LIST 51 – 100 World’s  Best Restaurants 2018 here -> https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/worlds-50-best-restaurants…/

 

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The World’s 50 Best (well, the Top 100) Restaurants 2018 have now been released and Spain and Portugal occupy 14 places in the Top 100 World’s Best Restaurants – 7 in the 1-50 List and 7 in the 51-100 List!

El Celler de Can Roca hits the Top 3 again and is awarded the World’s Nº 2 Restaurant 2018

Can Roca

Here are all 14 Restaurants from Spain and Portugal in the World’s Best Restaurants List 2018:

No. 2  El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain climbs from last year’s Number 3

No. 9 Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain stays put at No.9 from 2017

No. 10 Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain falls from No. 6 in 2017

No. 18 Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain rises 37 places and achieves winner of the Highest New Entry Award 2018

No. 31 Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain falls 1 place from 2017

No. 32 Tickets – Barcelona, Spain falls 7 places from No25 in 2017

No.43 Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain falls 5 places from 2017 but achieves winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award 2018, which it also won in 2014!

No.57 Nerua – Bilbao, Spain  falls 1 place from 2017

No.68 Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain falls 6 places from 2017

No.75 Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal climbs 10 places from 2017

No.76 Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain climbs 1 place from 2017

No.77 Elkano – Getaria, Spain NEW for 2018

No.95 Enigma – Barcelona, Spain NEW for 2018

No.96 DiverXO – Madrid, Spain reenters from the 2016 list- last placed at No79

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World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 COMPLETE LISTS:

FULL LIST 1 – 50 here ->  https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/results-worlds-50-best-res…/

FULL LIST 51 – 100 here -> https://www.gourmandbreaks.com/…/worlds-50-best-restaurants…/

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 RESULTS ARE IN for the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

and  there’s a NEW NUMBER ONE RESTAURANT!!!

LIVE from Bilbao, Spain and the Foodie Mecca that is the Basque Country, the sixteenth edition of the prestigious awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has finally been presented.

And Oh! What a Delicious Night!!!!

Congratulations Osteria Francescana and chef Massimo Bottura  for regaining the NUMBER ONE spot in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 List!!!

OSTERIA FRANCESCANA sign

El Celler de Can Roca, Girona – Spain climbs from last year’s 3rd place to the World’s NUMBER 2 RESTAURANT in 2018 and at Nº 3 Mirazur, Menton – France climbs one place from Nº 4 in last year’s list.

Here’s the COMPLETE FULL 1-50 The World’s Best Restaurants 2018 list

  • 1.Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
  • 2.El Celler De Can Roca (Girona, Spain)
  • 3.Mirazur (Menton, France)
    4. Eleven Madison Park (New York City)
    5. Gaggan (Bangkok, Thailand)
    6. Central (Lima, Peru)
    7. Maido (Lima, Peru)
    8. Arpège (Paris, France)
    9. Mugaritz (San Sebastian, Spain)
    10. Asador Etxebarri (Atxondo, Spain)
    11. Quintonil (Mexico City, Mexico)
    12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, NY)
    13. Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico)
    14. Steirereck (Vienna, Austria)
    15. White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia)
    16. Piazza Duomo (Alba, Italy)
    17. Den (Tokyo, Japan)
    18. Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
    19. Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    20. Attica (Melbourne, Australia)
    21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenée (Paris, France)
    22. Narisawa (Tokyo, Japan)
    23. Le Calandre (Rubano, Italy)
    24. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet (Shanghai, China)
    25. Cosme (New York, New York)
    26. Le Bernardin (New York, New York)
    27. Boragó (Santiago, Chile)
    28. Odette (Singapore)
    29. Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen (Paris, France)
    30. D.O.M. (Sao Paolo, Brazil)
    31. Arzak (San Sebastian, Spain)
    32. Tickets (Barcelona, Spain)
    33. The Clove Club (London, England)
    34. Alinea (Chicago, Illinois)
    35. Maaemo (Oslo, Norway)
    36. Reale (Castel Di Sangro, Italy)
    37. Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany)
    38. Lyle’s (London, England)
    39. Astrid y Gaston (Lima, Peru)
    40. Septime (Paris, France)
    41. Nihanryori RyuGin (Tokyo, Japan)
    42. The Ledbury (London, England)
    43. Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)
    44. Mikla (Istanbul, Turkey)
    45. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal (London, England)
    46. Saison (San Francisco, California)
    47. Schloss Schauenstein (Fürstenau, Switzerland)
    48. Hisa Franko (Kobarid, Slovenia)
    49. Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand)
    50. The Test Kitchen (Cape Town, South Africa)

 

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Click here  -> World’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 FULL COMPLETE LIST 2018  including Nerua at No.57, Quique Dacosta at No.68, Martín Berasategui at No.76 and Belcanto at No.75 all staying in the 51-100 list from the previous year.

DiverXO re-enters in 96th place after disappearing from 2017’s list and Elkano and Enigma are 2 NEW ENTRIES for Spain in 77th and 95th place respectively.

 

Congratulations to all the great Superchefs for their fantastic World rated restaurants :-) and for another year of the prestigious Restaurant Magazine list!

 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and List, which is now in its 16th year, is organised and compiled by Restaurant magazine and sponsored by S Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. It is an annual recollection of the opinions and experiences of over 900 international restaurant industry experts and is attended by the world’s finest chefs, international media and the world’s most influential restaurateurs.

After 13 years of being presented in London, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Ceremony went on tour! First to New York, then to Melbourne and this year to Bilbao, Spain. Where in the World will the World’s 50 Best Restaurants be presented from in 2019????? We’ll let you know when we find out :-)

UPDATE: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be continuing its world tour in 2019 by heading to Singapore for the presentation of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019

 

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The 51 – 100 World’s Best Restaurants List 2018 has already been revealed (Full List HERE) and this just leaves us hungry (pun intended :-)) to know who are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 !

 

What we do know is that there are 7 restaurants from Spain and Portugal in the NEW 51-100 list of the Worlds Best Restaurants 2018:

Nerua at No.57, Quique Dacosta at No.68, Martín Berasategui at No.76 and Belcanto at No.75 all staying in the 51-100 list from last year. DiverXO re-enters in 96th place after disappearing from last years list and Elkano and Enigma are 2 NEW ENTRIES for Spain in 77th and 95th place respectively.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2018 1 – 50 will be announced LIVE from Bilbao on June 19th, but, what can we expect next week ? A new World’s Number One Restaurant? and what about the 7 Spanish Restaurants that were in last years list that we have no news of, just yet:

EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA – Girona, Spain: Currently at  No. 3! 3 Brothers, 3 Michelin Stars, 3 Repsol Suns and the World’s Nº3 Restaurant (for 2017)! Since 2011 El Celler de Can Roca has been in the TOP 3 of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restautants List ultimately being voted the World’s Number One Restaurant in 2015, and 2013. Another Top 3 year for the 3 Roca Brothers?

ASADOR ETXEBARRI – Axpe, Spain: Currently at No. 6 and in 2016 were placed at  Nº10. Probably the best BBQ in the World has climbed higher in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List every year since 2013! Can Asador Etxebarri  climb further up the list again this year?

MUGARITZ – San Sebastian, Spain: Currently at No. 9 after slightly falling from 7th place in 2016. Mugaritz has been considered one of the World’s best 50 restaurants since 2006 by the prestigious Restaurant Magazine where it entered in 10th place!  Since then it has always appeared in the Top 10 with it’s highest placing being in 3rd place in 2011 and 2012. A Top 10 place again for Mugaritz this year?

TICKETS – Barcelona, Spain: Currently at No. 25 after climbing from Nº 29 in 2016. Actually Tickets has always climbed up the Restaurant Magazine’s prestigious World’s Best Restaurants List from Nº 77 in 2013 to nº 57 in 2014 to  Nº 42 in 2015 to Nº 29 in 2016 and currently (2017) to Nº 25. Another year climbing the prestigious list for Tickets?

ARZAK – San Sebastian, Spain: Currently at No. 30  falling from Nº21 in 2016. Arzak has constantly featured in the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine World’s Best 50 restaurants list, but surprisingly in 2015, after being in the Top 10  since 2006, Arzak fell to No 17! Hopefully 2018 will see Arzak climbing up the charts again.

AZURMENDI – Larrabetzu, Spain: Currently at No. 38 after quite a big fall from Nº16 in 2016.  Azurmendi was a NEW ENTRY at Nº26 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2014,   then in 2015 rose to 19th place. Hopefully last years fall is just a short setback for Azurmendi and they climb back up the list again this year.

DISFRUTAR – Barcelona, Spain: Currently at No.55 … well, not theoretically Disfrutar’s current position as the Worlds 55th Best Restaurant 2018 has already been awarded to DON JULIO – Buenos Aires, Argentina, so can we expect to see them in the Top 50 for 2018? Disfrutar  was a NEW ENTRY in 2017 and was also the Miele One To Watch Award 2017 winner, so we’re watching for a Top 50 place this year for Disfrutar “To Enjoy”!

Congratulations to all the wonderful Chefs in the 51 – 100 World’s Best Restaurants List 2018 and good luck to all the Chefs anticipating the much awaited 1 – 50 World’s Best Restaurants List 2018 presentation next week. 

We’ll bring you the results of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 1-50 

LIVE from Bilbao on Tuesday …

 

 

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The countdown to the World’s Number One Restaurant 2018 has begun!!!! RESULTS ARE NOW IN for the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 places 51-100!!!!!

 

Spain and Portugal hold a fantastic 7 places in the 51-100 World’s Best Restaurants 2018:

DiverXo is back!! The Michelin 3* Madrid restaurant last appeared in the 2016 list.

Nerua, Quique Dacosta, Martín Berasategui and Belcanto stay in the 51 – 100 list for 2018

There are 2 NEW ENTRIES for Spain with ENIGMA, Barcelona and ELKANO, Getaria

Michelin 2* restaurant DISFRUTAR in Barcelona is out of the 51-100 list for 2018 but does that mean that they’re in the TOP 50???? Find out next week …

Here’s the FULL LIST of the 51-100 World’s Best Restaurants 2018:

  • No.51 DE LIBRIJE – ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS
  • No.52 L’ASTRANCE – PARIS, FRANCE
  • No.53 BENU – SAN FRANCISCO, USA
  • No.54 SÜHRING – BANGKOK, THAILAND
  • No.55 DON JULIO – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  • No.56 AMBER – HONG KONG, CHINA
  • No.57 NERUA – BILBAO, SPAIN            *  falls 1 place from No.56 in 2017 *
  • No.58 BRAE – BIRREGURRA, AUSTRALIA
  • No.59 FLORILÈGE – TOKYO, JAPAN
  • No.60 TEGUI – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  • No.61 BURNT ENDS – HONG KONG, CHINA
  • No.62 MOMOFUKU KO – NEW YORK, USA
  • No.63 HOF VAN CLEVE – KRUISHOUTEM, BELGIUM
  • No.64 SUD777 – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
  • No.65 FRANTZÉN – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
  • No.66 VENDÔME – BERGISCH GLADBACH, GERMANY
  • No.67 FÄVIKEN – JÄRPEN, SWEDEN
  • No.68 QUIQUE DACOSTA – DENIA, SPAIN   * falls 6 places from No.62 in 2017 *
  • No.69 CHEF’S TABLE AT BROOKLYN FARE – NEW YORK, USA
  • No.70 SELFIE – MOSCOW, RUSSIA
  • No.71 RELAE – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
  • No.72 TWINS GARDEN – MOSCOW, RUSSIA
  • No.73 AQUA – WOLFSBURG, GERMANY
  • No.74 THE FAT DUCK – BRAY, UK
  • No.75 BELCANTO – LISBON, PORTUGAL   * rises 10 places from No.85 in 2017 *
  • No.76 MARTIN BERASATEGUI – LASARTE-ORIA, SPAIN  * rises 1 place from No.77 in 2017 *
  • No.77 ELKANO – GETARIA, SPAIN          *** New Entry ***
  • No.78 MINGLES – SEOUL, KOREA
  • No.79 A CASA DO PORCO – SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
  • No.80 LUNG KING HEEN – HONG KONG, CHINA
  • No.81 PER SE – NEW YORK, USA
  • No.82 HEDONE – LONDON, UK
  • No.83 ESTELA – NEW YORK, USA
  • No.84 ST JOHN – LONDON, UK
  • No.85 LE COUCOU – NEW YORK, USA
  • No.86 THE FRENCH LAUNDRY – YOUNTVILLE, USA
  • No.87 MANÍ – SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
  • No.88 NOBELHART & SCHMUTZIG – BERLIN, GERMANY
  • No.89 THE JANE – ANTWERP, BELGIUM
  • No.90 INDIAN ACCENT – NEW DELHI, INDIA
  • No.91 SINGLETHREAD – HEALDSBURG, USA
  • No.92 L’EFFERVESCENCE – TOKYO, JAPAN
  • No.93 8 1/2 OTTO E MEZZO BOMBANA  – HONG KONG, CHINA
  • No.94 ALO – TORONTO, CANADA
  • No.95 ENIGMA – BARCELONA, SPAIN          ***  New Entry ***
  • No.96 DIVERXO – MADRID, SPAIN      ** Re-enters for 2018 last placed at No.79 in 2016 **
  • No.97 ATELIER – MUNICH, GERMANY
  • No.98 108 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
  • No.99 LEO – BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
  • No.100 LASAI – RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

 

Some Individual Awards have already been announced in advance and here are the following results that have already been revealed:

World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018

The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Miele One To Watch Award 2018

 

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The 1 – 50  list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Who will be the World’s Number ONE Restaurant 2018 ?????  Find out on the 19th of June LIVE from Bilbao, Spain

 

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In the run up to the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants ceremony to be held live from Bilbao, Spain, on June 19th 2018, the WINNER of the Miele One To Watch Award 2018 has now been announced as:

Single Thread in Healdsburg, USA

Single Thread

This Michelin 2 star restaurant in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country and at the hands of chef Kyle Connaughton and his farmer wife, Katina.

Single Thread is a farm, a restaurant and an inn. The farm is located on five acres between the Russian River and the historic San Lorenzo Ranch and supplies vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil to their restaurant kitchen.

In the dining room an eleven-course tasting menu can be enjoyed, showcasing the seasonal produce from the couple’s farm combined with Japanese technique.

Single Thread Dish

The One to Watch Restaurant Award is sponsored by Miele, and is part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Previous winners of the One To Watch Award are: 

2017 – Disfrutar, Barcelona – Spain

2016 – Den, Tokyo – Japan

2015 – Sepia, Sydney – Australia

2014 – Saison, San Francisco – USA

2013 – The Test Kitchen, Cape Town – South Africa

2012 – La Grenouillere, La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil – France

2011 – Frantzen/Lindeberg, Stockholm – Sweden

 

Other Individual Awards have been announced in advance and here are the following results that have already been revealed:

World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018

The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

 

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The countdown begins with the 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

In the run up to the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants ceremony to be held live from Bilbao, Spain, on June 19th 2018, the WINNER of The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 has now been announced as Gastón Acurio:

Gaston Acurio

Gastón Acurio is a chef, writer, business man and Peruvian cuisine ambassador.

50 year old Acurio began his career as a chef in 1989 in Madrid, after he abandoned a law degree to go to cooking school. A few years later, he moved to Paris to continue his training at Le Cordon Bleu, and there met his future wife, German-born pastry chef Astrid Gutsche. Together they inaugurated Astrid & Gastón in Lima in 1994 and since then Acurio has opened 34 restaurants in 11 worldwide countries dedicated to the different specialities of the Peruvian Cuisine.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is sponsored by Diners Club ®, and is part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Previous winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award are: 

2017 – Heston Blumenthal

2016 – Alain Passard

2015 – Daniel Boulud

2014 – Fergus Henderson

2013 – Alain Ducasse

2012 – Thomas Keller

2011 – Juan Mari Arzak

2010 – Eckhart Witzigmann

2009 – Joël Robuchon

2008 – Gualtiero Marchesi

2007 – Alice Waters

2006 – Albert Roux and Michel Roux

2005 – Paul Bocuse

 

Other Individual Awards are being announced in advance such as:

World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018

Next up:

One to Watch Award 2018

 

In the run-up to the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2018 presentation, June 19th from Bilbao – Spain, the World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018 has now been revealed:

Clare Smyth  – UK

Clare trained under world famous chef Gordon Ramsey and became the only female chef in the UK to head a Michelin 3* restaurant.

Now Clare heads fine-dining restaurant Core by Clare Smyth in the Notting Hill area of London, UK and combines her background of French cuisine with her passion for Great Britain’s  produce to create a unique and British cuisine.

 

Clare Smyth 2018 female chef

 

 Previous holders of the World’s Best Female Chef Award:

  • 2017 Ana Roš,  Hiša Franko – Kobarid, Slovenia
  • 2016 Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn – San Fransicso, US
  • 2015 Hélène Darroze, Restaurant Hélène Darroze – Paris,  France & Hélène Darroze at the Connaught – London, England
  • 2014 Helena Rizzo,  Maní – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013 Nadia Santini, Dal Pescatore –  Canneto sull’Oglio, Italy
  • 2012 Elena Arzak, Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain
  • 2011 Anne-Sophie Pic, Maison Pic – Valence, France

 

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The prestigious 2018 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be presented

on Tuesday 19th June!

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, will be presented this year from Bilbao, Spain. And what better place for the ceremony to be held than in the foodie mecca of the Basque Country :-)

The presentation of the much acclaimed Restaurant Magazine list moves back to Europe for 2018 after having been held for more than a decade in London, it moved to New York in 2016 and to Australia, to Melbourne, in 2017.

Prior to the countdown, on June 19th 2018, from number 50 to the World’s Number One Restaurant for 2018, various individual awards will be released and the 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 will be unveiled the week before so WATCH THIS SPACE.

 Current TOP 3 World’s Best Restaurants:

  1. Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
  2. Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
  3. El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain

 

Further reading to whet your appetite in the run-up to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018:

Full List of No. 1-50 plus all individual and continental awards for 2017 

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 No.51 -100 

World’s Number One Restaurant over the years 2002 – 2017 

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The New World’s Best Restaurants 2017 (Full List) has been now been presented and the Top Spots for 2017  have been claimed by:

  • Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA, at Number 1
  • Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy, at Number 2
  • El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain, at Number 3

 

 

Eleven Madison Park climbed 2 places from last years Number 3 to become the Worlds Best Restaurant for 2017, while Osteria Francescana and El Celler de Can Roca both fell 1 place to their current places of 2 and 3 respectively.

 

It seems that Spain and Portugal had a bit of a roller coaster ride in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017, with some climbing, some falling, some appearing and others disappearing! There is, however, still a strong Iberian presence in the acclaimed Restaurant Magazine’s world famous List and here’s what happened and where everyone stands for the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017:

 

  • El Celler De Can Roca – Girona, Spain – falls 1 place to No.3 but is awarded the Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award 2017

 

  • Asador Etxebarri – Axpe, Spain – climbs 4 places to No.6 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain – falls 2 places to No.9 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Tickets – Barcelona, Spain – climbs 4 places to No.25 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017 

 

  • Arzak – San Sebastian,  Spain – falls 9 places to No.30 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain –  falls 22 places to No.38 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Disfrutar – Barcelona, Spain  – appears for the 1st time at No.55 and is also awarded the Miele One To Watch Award 2017

 

  • Nerua – Bilbao, Spain – falls 1 place to No.56 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Quique Dacosta – Denia, Spain – falls 13 places to No.62 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Martin Berasategui – Lasarte-Oria, Spain  – falls 18 places to No.77 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • Belcanto – Lisbon, Portugal – falls 7 places to No.85 in the Worlds Best Restaurants List for 2017

 

  • DiverXo – Madrid, Spain – disappears from the Worlds Best Restaurants List where, in 2016, it held position No.79

 

 

FULL LIST of all the top 50 restaurants :  World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 from 1 – 50 

All restaurants placed 51 – 100 FULL LIST : World’s Best Restaurants 2017 from 51 – 100 

 

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Let’s hope that next year, 2018, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony provides Spain and Portugal with lots of high places on the Restaurant Magazine’s prestigious gastronomic list ! After all, the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards will be presented from Spain :-) from the foodie mecca known as the Basque Country – in particular from Bilbao!

We’re already excited for next year !!!!!

We have many fine dining opportunities for you all over Spain and / or Portugal.  Any of our sample private Gourmand Breaks Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours gives you the chance of fine dining – contact us for your personal quote!.