We take a closer look at the restaurants leading the pack at the 2015 World's 50 Best Restaurants awards.

the worlds 50 best restaurants awards 2015

© The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and onEdition Photography, the official photographers for 2015.

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