The 10 best restaurants in the world

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Every year, theworlds50best publishes a list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. The ranking is based on the judgement of over 900 experts, who are asked to give a list of 7 restaurants. Of course, the experts must have eaten in the restaurants and have no connection whatsoever with them.

It’s also the restaurants that are rated, not their chefs. Here are the 10 best restaurants of 2013:

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

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Robert Young

« The Roca brothers dominate the restaurant world » is what you remember when you see the ranking. Three brothers, Joan, Josep and Jordi, help you rediscover traditional Catalan cuisine with a modern twist.

This restaurant serves mainly Catalan products in an unusual presentation. Their modern, flavorful dishes earned them first place in 2013.

Where to find it :

2. Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark)

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Nordic cuisine that pushes the boundaries of nature. Three times number 1 in this ranking, Noma continues to impress the jury with its revolutionary cuisine.

The dishes served by René Redzepi may sometimes be strange and even unappetizing, but they all recall the culture and landscapes of Denmark with incredible taste. The menu consists of a large number of appetizers with several courses. Among this multitude of dishes, you’ll always find one whose flavors will make you glad you’re alive to have tasted it…..

Where to find it :

  • Strandgade 93

    1401 Copenhagen

    +45 32 96 32 97
  • noma.dk

3. Osteria Francescana, Modena (Italy)

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In Modena there’s a chef you don’t want to miss: Massimo Bottura

Tradition mixed with modernity is often a guarantee of success. This year, his new « camouflage » dish won over the jury. A thin slice of foie gras decorated with various powders and shaped to resemble military camouflage. A brilliant cuisine with an eccentric twist, Bottura’s cooking never ceases to amaze.

Where to find it :

4. Mugaritz, San Sebastian (Spain)

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Here’s a restaurant where we love our customers. There are many dishes on every menu designed to play with your imagination and amaze you. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz’s attention to detail on the plates is pushed to the extreme. A restaurant like no other.

Where to find it :

  • Otzazulueta Baserria, Altura Aldea 20

    20100 Errenteria, Gipuzkoa

    +34 943 52 24 55
  • mugaritz.com

5. Eleven Madison Park, New York (USA)

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It’s hard to imagine what chef Daniel Humm and his manager Will Guidara have in store for you at his restaurant. A highly original experience designed to surprise you. All we can say is that you can expect the very best in New York cuisine.

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6. D.O.M, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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A chef, a historian and a botanist. All in one person: Alex Atala. A great connoisseur of the ingredients of Brazilian cuisine, but also of the great European cuisines. Exotic fruits that can’t be found elsewhere, that’s what D.O.M. cuisine is all about. With a country as rich in ingredients as Brazil, there’s no shortage of inspiration!

Where to find it :

7. Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, London (England)

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Traditional English cuisine revisited. That’s what this restaurant is all about. Recipes from the 14th century reworked using modern cuisine. Flavors that leave a lasting impression, dishes that bring out the flavor of things, that’s what you’ll remember after your visit to this restaurant.

Where to find it :

  • Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

    66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

    +44 207 201 3833
  • dinnerbyheston.com

8. Arzak, San Sebastian (Spain)

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A father and daughter. The Arzak family rules the San Sebastian restaurant scene with their breathtaking Basque cuisine. The chef pair choose the best local ingredients and Basque culture to serve you uniquely Basque dishes!

Where to find it :

  • Avenida Alcalde José Elosegui 273

    20015 San Sebastián

    +34 943 27 84 65
  • www.arzak.es

9. Steirereck, Vienna (Austria)

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For the first time in the top 10 this year. Chef Heinz Reitbaueur and his cuisine finally get the attention they deserve. Rare ingredients make up this menu, which is always dedicated to highlighting the ingredients themselves. The chef owns his own farm from which the produce comes, as well as a cooperative with other farmers in the region.

Where to find it :

  • Am Heuemarkt 2A / im Stadtpark

    A-1030 Vienna

    +43 713 31 68
  • steirereck.at/restaurant

10. Vendôme, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)

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And no, you won’t find French cuisine in this restaurant, despite the name. Joachim Wissler only serves ingredients from his homeland. Meals here are memorable, with the largest menu featuring no less than 25 courses…

Where to find it :

  • Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

    Kadettenstrasse, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach

    +49 2204 42 1941
  • schlossbensberg.com

What do you think of this ranking? Have you ever eaten in one of these 10 best restaurants in the world?