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    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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