Worlds best restaurant 2013

by Neil Morris - 30 April 2013

roca-brothersEl Celler de Can Roca claims top spot for Roca brothers in prestigious awards

It was a great result for Spain and Catalonia when Restaurant magazine announced El Celler de Can Roca as the worlds best restaurant 2013. The restaurant in Girona, has re-claimed the crown for Catalonia that was last held by Ferran Adrias El Bulli in 2009. The Roca brothers have been sat in second position for the last two years behind René Redzepi's Noma, the three-time winning restuarant from Copenhagen.

The charasmatic trio recieved a standing ovation at the ceremony sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna at London's Guildhall on Sunday 29th April.

Mugaritz in San Sebastián, headed by Andoni Luis Aduriz, fell one place to number four in the list while Arzak, also in San Sebastián, held on to the number eight spot. One of the big movers for Spain was Quique Dacosta whose eponymous restaurant in Dénia rose 14 places to number 26 on the list but Asador Etxebarri dropped 13 places to number 44.

Other Spanish restaurants inside the top 100 include Martin Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria at number 64 and a new entry at 77 for Ferran Adrias circus-themed venture, Tickets in Barcelona.

The top 10 restaurants in the world

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
2. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
4. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain
5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA
6. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil
7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria
10. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

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