Global stars of the restaurant world gathered on 19 June 2018 for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, held at Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Spain.
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 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.
Osteria Francescana, which previously held the No.1 position in 2016, was joined in the top three by El Celler de Can Roca (No.2), in Girona, Spain, and Mirazur (No.3), in Menton, France.
The top spot for Osteria Francescana is testament to Bottura’s continued commitment to driving forward the restaurant’s unique character. The discreet Modena restaurant serves Bottura’s contemporary cuisine, which challenges and reinvents Italian culinary tradition while making use of the finest produce from the Emilia-Romagna region.
William Drew, Group Editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: “We applaud all those involved in this
list of inspiring restaurants, which is constantly redrawing and reflecting the global gastronomic map. We are
also thrilled to see Osteria Francescana return to the top spot in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranking this
See below for the full list for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018:
Main image by © Paolo Terzi