World’s Best Restaurant 2015 is El Celler de Can Roca

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Editor 2nd June 2015
El Celler de Can Roca has taken the number one slot in The World’s Best Restaurants Awards. Here are the 10 top restaurants, with videos of the top three restaurants which we have featured on The Staff Canteen. 50_best_2015_dt1838_webEl Celler de Can Roca has taken the crown as the world's best restaurant back from Danish restaurant Noma. Previously the No.1 in 2013, the Roca brothers’ thee Michelin star restaurant in Spain, has continued to gain global recognition for its gastronomic prowess. They were awarded the prestigious title at London's Guildhall last night. Speaking about regaining the number one spot, the Roca brothers said: "We are very surprised, we were not expecting to win so it's a real shock. There are so many great restaurants on the list and any one of them could be at the top. "We are also very proud of the number of Spanish restaurants in the top 50 this year and it's good to see this talent being well recognised." With seven restaurants in the 50 Best list, Spain has more than one reason to celebrate with Mugaritz remaining at No.6 and Tickets in Barcelona making its first appearance in the list at No.42. Albert Adrià of Tickets – and formerly pastry chef of El Bulli - is also recognised for his extraordinary talent as the 2015 World’s Best Pastry Chef, sponsored by Cacao Barry. Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has moved up to No.2 after two years occupying third place. Bottura’s ambitious creations are perfectly executed and altogether enchanting, successfully balancing the demands of both heritage and modernity. Osteria Francescana is one of three Italian restaurants recognised on the list alongside Le Calandre in Rubano and Piazzo Duomo in Alba. Last year's winner Noma dropped to third place and the UK's highest entry in the list was Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at number seven with The Ledbury dropping from the number 10 spot to number 20. Next year the awards will no longer be in London, after 14 years it is relocating to New York, a move welcomed by top chefs in the US including Daniel Humm who received the Chefs' Choice Award last night. His restaurant, 11 Maddison Park came in at number five and talking about The 50 Best's American move he said: "It's amazing for the city, it has so much to offer and some equally fantastic restaurants. "I love attending the awards, being in a room with all my friends and being a part of such a prestigious list of chefs. People are very excited to see that brought to New York." Organised annually by Restaurant Magazine, The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards are voted for by nearly 1000 industry experts, and are considered an alternative to the more established Michelin rankings. William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “It has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight. As the appetite for reaching new gastronomic heights continues to grow we feel privileged to play a part in this journey of discovery and are proud to bring together this unique community of extraordinary talent within the industry.” Here are the top ten, click here to see the full list 1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain. 2. Osteria Franciscana, Modena, Italy. 3. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark. 4. Central Restaurante, Lima, Peru. 5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, New York. 6. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain. 7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK. 8. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan. 9. D.O.M., Sao Paulo, Brazil. 10. Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand.

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 2nd June 2015

World’s Best Restaurant 2015 is El Celler de Can Roca