The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013: 1-50

By Peter Ruddick

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Run by the three Roca brothers, El Celler de Can Roca in Spain has replaced Noma atop the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants
Run by the three Roca brothers, El Celler de Can Roca in Spain has replaced Noma atop the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 have been revealed and Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca has taken the top spot from Noma, meanwhile Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck has dropped 20 places in the list.

The awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, were announced tonight in a glittering ceremony held at London’s famous Guildhall.

Restaurants in France and the US dominated the top 50 - each country has six representatives on the list – but the growing gastronomic influence of countries in South America and Asia is clear with new entries from a number of nations including China and Peru.

However the top story from the night was undoubtedly the trio of Roca brothers knocking René Redzepi’s Noma off its long-held number one spot.

The same three UK restaurants which were present on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2012 were also the only British venues to make the top 50 this time around, however there was a change in positions. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal climbed two places to 7th​, while its sister restaurant the Fat Duck dropped 20 places to number 33. Brett Graham’s the Ledbury climbed one place to 13th​. 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013, 1-50:

  1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain - Best in Europe & World
  2. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy       
  4. Mugaritz, San Sebastian, Spain 
  5. Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA - Best in USA
  6. D.O.M, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Best in South America
  7. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London, UK
  8. Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain       
  9. Steirereck, Vienna, Austria        
  10. Vendome, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany                              
  11. Per Se, New York, USA
  12. Frantzen/Lindeberg, Stockholm, Sweden           
  13. The Ledbury, London, UK            
  14. Astrid Y Gaston, Lima, Peru - Highest Climber
  15. Alinea, Chicago, USA - Chefs' Choice
  16. L'arpege, Paris, France 
  17. Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico                         
  18. Le Chateaubriand, Paris, France                               
  19. Le Bernardin, New York, USA                    
  20. Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan - Best in Asia & Sustainable Restaurant Award
  21. Attica, Melbourne, Australia – Best in Australia & Highest New Entry
  22. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo, Japan             
  23. L'astrance, Paris, France                              
  24. L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joel Robuchon, Paris, France                             
  25. Hof Van Cleve, Kruishoutem, Belgium                  
  26. Quique Dacosta, Denia, Spain   
  27. Le Calandre, Rubano, Italy
  28. Mirazur, Menton, France
  29. Daniel, New York, USA 
  30. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
  31. Biko, Mexico City, Mexico          
  32. Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  33. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK                  
  34. Fäviken, Jarpen, Sweden            
  35. Oud Sluis, Sluis, Netherlands    
  36. Amber, Hong Kong, China
  37. Vila Joya, Albufeira, Portugal    
  38. Restaurant Andre, Singapore, Singapore - New Entry      
  39. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong, China – New Entry    
  40. Combal Zero, Rivoli, Italy – Re-entry                                     
  41. Piazza Duomo, Alba, Italy – New Entry                  
  42. Schloss Schauenstein, Frstenau, Switzerland    
  43. Mr & Mrs Bund, Shanghai, China – New Entry    
  44. Asador Etxebarrri, Leon, Spain 
  45. Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  46. Mani, Sao Paulo, Brazil – New Entry                        
  47. The French Laundry, Yountville, USA                     
  48. Quay, Sydney, Australia                              
  49. Septime, Paris, France – New Entry        
  50. Central, Lima, Peru – New Entry        

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What a joke!

Posted by titanium,

What a joke!

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Posted by Aydin,

It is interesting to see that there are no Turkish restaurants or any located in Turkey. This is as I can see left to a bunch of judges that walk in certain circles and do not go beyond. I wonder if nay have even had good Turkish food and no thats not a Kebab.
Broden your horizons. It not all France, Spain, UK , US.

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N0 51!?

Posted by Toby Goddard,

I was fortunate enough to visit and dine at Le Tour D'argent, on the Isle D'Cite, underneath Notre Dame's Cathedral Towers, which was not only absolutely fabulous, but I believe one of the world's earliest Restaurants, established in 1105, the kitchen was fashioned entirely in stainless steel and copper, the food classic French - amazing!

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