The world’s 50 best restaurants list has been revealed and Spanish eatery El Celler de Can Roca is back at the top

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One ticket to Spain please …

The world’s best restaurant has been named and, no, it isn’t Noma.


The René Redzepi-helmed kitchen, which held the world's 50 best restaurants crown from 2010 to 2012 and then again last year, lost the top spot to the same competitor that piped it to the post in 2013: Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca.


The restaurant in Girona, Spain, which is owned by three brothers Joan, Josep and Jordi, is known for its cutting-edge techniques and free-style Catalan cooking.


Perhaps unsurprisingly, there was an absence of any restaurants from France in the award's top 10. The Gallic knives had been sharpened as top French chefs including Joël Robuchon and Georges Blanc signed an online petition called Occupy last week criticising the ranking which was founded by Restaurant Magazine in 2002 – they argued that judging was arbitrary and not transparent enough.


And what of the UK? Well, we kept our toe in with Dinner by Heston Blumenthal retaining its place in the top 10, although it fell two spots from last year. Brett Graham’s The Ledbury came in at number 20 (down 10 places).


So, who took the top spots? Drum roll please …

The top 10 from the world’s 50 best restaurant list


1. El Celler de Can Roca

Where: Girona, Spain
Chef: Joan Roca
Last year’s ranking: 2

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Eleven Madison Park, New York

2. Osteria Francescana

Where: Modena, Italy
Chef: Massimo Bottura
Last year’s ranking: 3


3. Noma

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
Chef: René Redzepi
Last year’s ranking: 1

4. Central

Where: Lima, Peru
Chef: Virgilio Martínez Véliz
Last year’s ranking: 15


5. Eleven Madison Park

Where: New York, US
Chef: Daniel Humm
Last year’s ranking: 4


6. Mugaritz

Where: San Sebastián, Spain
Chef: Andoni Luis Aduriz
Last year’s ranking: 6

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Where: London, UK
Chef: Ashley Palmer-Watts
Last year’s ranking: 5

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D.O.M, Brazil

8. Narisawa

Where: Tokyo, Japan
Chef: Yoshihiro Narisawa
Last year’s ranking: 14


9. D.O.M

Where: São Paulo, Brazil
Chef: Alex Atala
Last year’s ranking: 7


10. Gaggan

Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Chef: Gaggan Anand
Last year’s ranking: 17

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