We take a closer look at the restaurants leading the pack at the 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.
El Celler de Can Roca Named the World's Best Restaurant
The three Michelin starred restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca, was named the world's best restaurant at the 50 Best Restaurants Awards presented in London in June 2015. The Spanish restaurant managed to knock last year's winner Noma off the top spot for a second time.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants is an annual prize sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Winning the top prize is a huge benefit to a restaurant's livelihood and usually results in diners having to book a table at least a year in advance. The awards are voted for by a panel of 1,000 international restaurant critics, chefs and restaurateurs. Each member of the panel has seven votes to give, 4 of which must be to restaurants located outside of their home region.
Having a restaurant on the list has become big business for tourist boards across the world, with many increasing their spend on offering food tours for voting members. Peru, in particular, is one country that has increased its spend and has several restaurants featured on this year's list.
The World's Best Restaurants Rankings 2015
|Rank||Restaurant||Location||Head Chef||Price per Head|
|1||El Celler de Can Roca||Girona, Spain||Joan Roca||€165-€195|
|2||Osteria Francescana||Modena, Italy||Massimo Bottura||€170-€195|
|3||Noma||Copenhagen, Denmark||René Redzepi||1,700 DKK|
|4||Central||Lima, Peru||Virgilio Martinez||s/298-s/388|
|5||Eleven Madison Park||New York City, USA||Daniel Humm||$225|
|6||Mugaritz||Guipúzcoa, Spain||Andoni Luis Aduriz||€185|
|7||Dinner by Heston Blumenthal||London, UK||Heston Blumenthal||£57.50-£81|
|8||Narisawa||Tokyo, Japan||Yoshihiro Narisawa||¥25000|
|9||D.O.M.||Sao Paolo, Brazil||Alex Atala||R$380-R$527|
|10||Gaggan||Bangkok, Thailand||Gaggan Anand||฿2500-฿4000|
|11||Mirazur||Menton, France||Mauro Colagreco||€85-€140|
|12||L'arpege||Paris, France||Alain Passard||€240-€320|
|13||Asador Etxebarri||Bisquay, Spain||Victor Arguinzoniz||€125-€195|
|14||Astrid y Gaston||Lima, Peru||Diego Muñoz||s/385|
|15||Steirereck||Vienna, Austria||Heinz Reitbauer||€132-€142|