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Osteria Francescana Wins The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Osteria Francescana: the winner of World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018

Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) took for the second time the winning spot at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.

The announcements of the winners of the prestigious celebration of the very best in global gastronomy took place on 19 June, in Bilbao, Spain.

Second place went to El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain), followed by Mirazur (Menton, France) in third place.

OTHER AWARDS 

During the highly-anticipated night, a number of restaurants and chefs were announced for the yearly awards, recognizing a variety of rising stars. These awards ranged from the restaurant that ranked the highest first entry into the list, to the venue recognized for the owners and chef’s strong environmental and social responsibility practices. 

  • The World’s Best Pastry Chef Award

    Chef Cedric Grolet
  • Highest Climber Award

    Den (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Highest New Entry Award

    Disfrutar (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Art of Hospitality Award

    Geranium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Chef’s Choice Award

    Chef Dan Barber
  • Sustainable Restaurant Award

    Azurmendi (Larrabetzu, Spain)

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AWARDS 

A number of awards that form part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants had been announced ahead of the ceremony and were presented during the night.

These included the very first 50 Best BBVA Scholarship that went to Jessie Liu, a 24-year-old self taught chef currently based in Melbourne, Australia, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award which went to Gastón Acurio of Astrid y Gastón in Lima, Peru, Miele One To Watch was presented to the restaurant Singlethread in California, run by chef Kyle Connaughton and farmer Katina Connaughton. The elit® Vodka Best Female Chef was presented to Clare Smyth, of Core by Clare Smyth in London.

THE FULL LIST: THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2018

1. Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy) | BEST RESTAURANT IN EUROPE and BEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD

2. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona (Spain)

3. Mirazur, Menton (France)

4. Eleven Madison Park, New York (USA) | BEST RESTAURANT IN NORTH AMERICA

5. Gaggan, Bangkok (Thailand) | BEST RESTAURANT IN ASIA

6. Central, Lima (Peru) | BEST RESTAURANT IN SOUTH AMERICA

7. Maido, Lima (Peru)

8. Arpège, Paris (France)

9. Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)

10. Asador Etxebarri, Atxondo (Spain)

11. Quintonil, Mexico City (Mexico)

12. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown (USA) 

13. Pujol, Mexico City (Mexico)

14. Steirereck, Vienna (Austria)

15. White Rabbit, Moscow (Russia)

16. Piazza Duomo, Alba (Italy)

17. Den, Tokyo (Japan) | Highest Climber

18. Disfrutar, Barcelona (Spain) | Highest New Entry

19. Geranium, Copenhagen (Denmark) | Art of Hospitality Award

20. Attica, Melbourne (Australia) | BEST RESTAURANT IN AUSTRALASIA

21. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris (France)

22. Narisawa, Tokyo (Japan)

23. Le Calandre, Rubano (Italy)

24. Ultraviolet, Shanghai (China)

25. Cosme, New York (USA)

26. Le Bernardin, New York (USA)

27. Boragò, Santiago (Chile)

28. Odette, Singapore

29. Alléno Paris at Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris (France) 

30. D.O.M. , Sao Paulo (Brazil)

31. Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)

32. Tickets, Barcelona (Spain)

33. The Clove Club, London (UK)

34. Alinea, Chicago (USA)

35. Maaemo, Oslo (Norway)

36. Reale, Castel di Sangro (Italy)

37. Restaurant Tim Raue, Berlin (Germany)

38. Lyle’s, London (UK)

39. Astrid Y Gastón, Lima (Peru)

40. Septime, Paris (France) 

41. Nihonryori Ryugin, Tokyo (Japan)

42. The Ledbury, London (UK)

43. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu (Spain)

44. Mikla, Instanbul (Turkey)

45. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London (UK)

46. Saison, San Francisco (USA)

47. Schloss Schauenstein, Fürstenau (Switzerland)

48. Hiša Franko, Kobarid (Slovenia)

49. Nahm, Bangkok (Thailand)

50. The Test Kitchen, Cape Town (South Africa) | BEST RESTAURANT IN AFRICA

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