Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca reclaims world’s best restaurant crown

By: | Published: June 3, 2015 9:03 PM

Girona-based El Celler de Can Roca has reclaimed its crown as the world's top restaurant in 2015.

Girona-based El Celler de Can Roca has reclaimed its crown as the world’s top restaurant in 2015.

2014’s winner Danish restaurant Noma slipped to third after Osteria Francescana won second place, the Independent reported.

The highest-placed British entry was Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner in seventh place, while The Ledbury in London also placed highly at 20th, although it was down 10 places since last year.

There is a notable absence of any French restaurants in the top 10.

Rating Dinner, the World’s Best Restaurant described it as “a modern-day celebration of 600 years of British cooking”. The two restaurants had moved down two and 10 places respectively.

The list is made up of votes of more than 900 international leaders in the restaurant industry, who each cast seven votes, but has come under criticism for the way that it is assembled.

French chef Joel Robuchon said that voters are supposed to have eaten in the restaurants they vote for at least once in the preceding 18 months, but no proof of their visit, no expense bill is required, which is a major loophole in the process.

William Drew, group editor of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said that it has been a hugely exciting year with such a variety of culinary talents celebrated here tonight.

Drew added that the list is created from the votes of almost 1,000 independent experts from across the world. Neither the organizers, nor any of the sponsors, can vote or influence the voting or the results.

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