Last night, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants were revealed in Bilbao, Spain. A new number one and a European top 3, it is!

No. 1 Osteria Francescana, source: The World’s 50 Best

Osteria Francescana is the World’s Best Restaurant

The first place was for Osteria Francescana, a 3 Michelin star restaurant, located in Modena, Italy. Chef and owner Massimo Bottura is a well-known chef, but the restaurant remains a small and discrete restaurant with only 12 tables. On the menu, you’ll find the Italian classics with an artsy twist and with a focus on local specialties like Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano and Adriatic Chowder. The restaurant is not a new winner as it ended first in 2016 as well and second in 2017.

Take a look at the joy of the kitchen team after winning first place in the video below!

Numeroooo unooooo !!! 🎉🎉🎉💪💪💪Fière de faire partie de cette aventure et de cette famille ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Charlotte Brazi on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Read more about the extraordinary restaurant here.

European top 3

The second and third place were also for European restaurants, with the famous El Cellar de can Rocca from Girona, Spain on number 2 and Mirazur from Menton, France on number 3. They were number 3 and number 4, respectively, in 2017.

No. 2 El Cellar de can Rocca, source: The World’s 50 Best


No. 3 Mirazur, source: The World’s 50 Best

More awards…

During the ceremony, other chefs and restaurants were awarded with different awards.

Highest Climber: Den, Japan

Hospitality Award: Geranium, Copenhagen

Best Pastry Chef: Cédric Grollet, Le Meurice, Paris

Chef’s Choice Award: Dan Barber, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, USA

Sustainable restaurant award: Azurmendi, Spain

Highest New Entry award: Disfrutar, Spain

Elit Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award: Clare Smith (restaurant Core, London)

Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award: Gaston Acurio from Astrid & Gaston

Miele One to Watch: Single Thread, California, Kyle and Katina Connaughton