Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca named world’s top eatery of 2015

El Celler de Can Roca celebrated a return to the top of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

El Celler de Can Roca chefs

“May the force be with you!” That’s the message from the Roca brothers of El Celler de Can Roca, the brand new No.1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. The Spanish restaurant regained its title as The World’s Best Restaurant. Previously the No.1 in 2013, the Roca brothers’ restaurant has continued to gain global recognition for its gastronomic prowess. The results were announced at the annual celebration of global gastronomy in London: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, the most anticipated gastronomic event in the world.

Featuring restaurants from 21 countries around the world across six continents, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list provides an annual barometer of the greatest gastronomic experiences across the globe.

El Celler de Can Roca was opened in 1986 by brothers Joan and Josep alongside their parents’ simple restaurant in Girona. In 2007, younger brother Jordi completed the trio that has since created a gastronomic phenomenon.

El Celler de Can Roca celebrated a return to the top of The World’s 50 Best

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.

Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has moved up to No.2 after two years occupying third place. Osteria Francescana is one of three Italian restaurants recognised on the list alongside Le Calandre in Rubano and Piazzo Duomo in Alba.

The Chefs’ Choice Award 2015 goes to DANIEL HUMM of Eleven Madison Park, New York. Undoubtedly his warm and playful character, combined with his enormous talent in the kitchen, are among the reasons his peers voted him this year’s Chefs’ Choice winner – the ultimate accolade a chef can receive.

The winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award, audited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association and sponsored by Pago los Balancines, is… RELAE in Copenhagen, Denmark. With sustainability in its DNA, Relae uses sustainable fish, Fairtrade sugar, salt produced using no chemical intervention and over 90% of its ingredients from suppliers using fully organic production methods.

  • White Rabbit Restaurant in Moscow was named Highest New Entry.
  • Asador Etxebarri Restaurant in Atxondo, Spain, is Highest Climber;
  • Sydney’s Sepia is chosen as One To Watch;
  • Albert Adrià of Tickets Restaurant in Barcelona is The World’s Best Pastry Chef;
  • Daniel Humm wins Chefs’ Choice Award;
  • Relae Restaurant takes the Sustainable Restaurant Award;
  • Eight new restaurants gain a place in the 50 Best list.

Top 10 Best Restaurants of The World in 2015:

01 El Celler de Can Roca Restaurant;
02 Osteria Francescana Modena, Italy;
03 Noma Restaurant Copenhagen, Denmark;
04 Central Lima Restaurant, Peru;
05 Eleven Madison Park New York, USA;
06 Mugaritz San Sebastián, Spain;
07 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal London, UK;
08 Narisawa Tokyo, Japan;
09 D.O.M. São Paulo, Brazil;
10 Gaggan Restaurant Bangkok, Thailand;

White Rabbit in Moscow, Russia