It seems we could dedicate our whole blog just to the Roca Brothers and their restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain. These boys do not stop with their award-winning perfection and this time, it’s the World’s Best Restaurants of 2014 – TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
TripAdvisor, the world travel reference for many, has announced its annual Travelers’ Choice awards and in the best restaurants around the world category, Michelin 3* restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain is in 1st place!! This year they beat off over 350 fine dining establishments, worldwide, to take the Number One spot for their “sublime” (a word we hear frequently from diners there) cuisine.
El Celler de Can Roca, run by 3 Catalan brothers, is currently ranked, by Restaurant Magazine, as the second best restaurant in the World (Nº1 in 2013) on their acclaimed World’s Best Restaurants for 2014 list. At the same awards ceremony, held in London back in April, Jordi Roca not only celebrated the restaurants’ success with his brothers, Joan and Josep, he was also crowned The World’s Best Pastry Chef.
But, apart from El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, at Nº1, 2 other Spanish restaurants feature in the Top 10 list of the World’s Best Restaurants of 2014 – TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards:
El Club Allard, in Madrid, at Nº6.
This now Michelin 2 star restaurant started life as a private club in 1998, but opened its doors to the public in 2007.
Martín Berasategui, in Lasarte – San Sebastián, at Nº10.
This Michelin 3* restaurant is also ranked 35th in the acclaimed World’s Best 50 Restaurants List compiled by Restaurant Magazine.
Special mention should also be made to DiverXO in Madrid, awarded 15th place in the World’s Best Restaurants of 2014 – TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Groundbreaking chef David Muñoz is on the rise and received the 3rd Michelin Star for DiverXO when the NEW Michelin Guide for Spain and Portugal 2014 was presented last November. Madrid’s only Michelin 3 star restaurant DiverXO was then awarded 94th place in the acclaimed World’s 50 (well 100) Best Restaurants Awards List of 2014.
The Top 10 World’s Best Restaurants of 2014 – TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are:
- 1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
- 2. Midsummer House, Cambridge, England
- 3. Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France (last year’s winner)
- 4. The French Café, Auckland, New Zealand
- 5. Alinea, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- 6. El Club Allard, Madrid, Spain
- 7. Epicure, Paris, France
- 8. Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, England
- 9. Le Gavroche, London, England
- 10. Martin Berasategui, San Sebastian, Spain
Spain is the country with the most restaurants featured in the list of the 25 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners with a total of 4! The UK, France and the USA each feature 3 restaurants. Argentina and Denmark are presented by 2 restaurants each, while Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Greece, South Africa, China and Hungary each have 1.
The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winners are based on the TripAdvisor travelers’ community and the millions of unbiased reviews and opinions received over a 12month timeframe. The procedure evaluates the quantity and quality of the reviews that worldwide restaurants receive on TripAdvisor.
With Spanish Chefs taking the World by storm, yet again, now is the time to visit Spain with some of the World’s Best Restaurants and numerous Michelin stars! On one of our Private Food, Wine and Cultural Tours you can indulge in the Best Michelin Starred Restaurants in Catalonia, Madrid and The Basque Country. Contact us for your personalized quote.