Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana reclaims the No.1 spot in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Global stars of the restaurant world gathered this evening (19 June 2018) for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards, held at Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Spain. The awards, which saw 23 countries across six continents honoured with a place on the list, culminated with the announcement of a new No.1, with chef patron Massimo Bottura taking to the stage to collect the award for his Modena restaurant, Osteria Francescana.


The World’s Best Restaurant winner, Massimo Bottura

Award highlight as below:

  • Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, is revealed as The World’s Best Restaurant
  • The 2018 list includes restaurants from 23 countries worldwide and features nine new restaurants: six making their debut and three returning to the list as re-entries
  • Den in Tokyo, Japan, wins the Highest Climber Award
  • Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain, is announced as the Highest New Entry
  • Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, USA, is voted by his peers as the winner of the Chefs’ Choice Award
  • Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark, wins The Ferrari Trento Art of Hospitality Award
  • Azurmendi takes home the Sustainable Restaurant Award
  • French chef Cédric Grolet wins The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award
  • Pre-announced special award winners accepting their accolades include:
    • London-based chef Clare Smyth, winner of the elit® Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018
    • Gastón Acurio from Peru, honoured with The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
    • Californian restaurant SingleThread, winner of the Miele One To Watch Award 2018
    • Taiwanese chef Jessie Liu, collecting the inaugural 50 Best BBVA Scholarship
The World’s Best Pastry Chef, Cédric Grolet


The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 List:

No.1  Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy

No.2  El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain

No.3  Mirazur in Menton, France

No.4  Eleven Madison Park in New York, USA

No.5  Gaggan in Bangkok, Thailand

No.6  Central in Lima, Peru

No.7  Maido in Lima, Peru

No.8  Arpège in Paris, France

No.9  Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain

No.10  Asador Etxebarri in Axpe, Spain

No.11  Quintonil in Mexico City, Mexico

No.12  Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, USA

No.13  Pujol in Mexico City, Mexico

No.14  Steirereck in Vienna, Austria

No.15  White Rabbit in Moscow, Russia

No.16  Piazza Duomo in Alba, Italy

No.17  Den in Tokyo, Japan

No.18  Disfrutar in Barcelona, Spain (New Entry)

No.19  Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark

No.20  Attica in Melbourne, Australia

No.21  Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, France

No.22  Narisawa in Tokyo, Japan

No.23  Le Calandre in Rubano, Italy

No.24  Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet in Shanghai, China

No.25  Cosme in New York, USA

No.26  Le Bernardin in New York, USA

No.27  Boragó in Santiago, Chile

No.28  Odette in Singapore  (New Entry)

No.29  Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, France

No.30  D.O.M. in São Paulo, Brazil

No.31  Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain

No.32  Tickets in Barcelona, Spain

No.33  The Clove Club in London, UK

No.34  Alinea in Chicago, USA

No.35  Maaemo in Osla, Norway

No.36  Reale in Castel Di Sangro, Italy

No.37  Restaurant by Tim Raue in Berlin, Germany

No.38  Lyle’s in London, UK  (New Entry)

No.39  Astrid y Gastón in Lima, Peru

No.40  Septime in Paris, France

No.41  Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo, Japan  (Re-Entry)

No.42  The Ledbury in London, UK

No.43  Azurmendi in Larrabetzu, Spain

No.44  Mikla in Istanbul, Turkey  (New Entry)

No.45  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London, UK

No.46  Saison in San Francisco, USA

No.47  Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau, Switzerland (Re-Entry)

No.48  Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia  (New Entry)

No.49  Nahm in Bangkok, Thailand

No.50  The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa (Re-Entry)


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