S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 Winners

S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 WinnersAfter seven years waiting in the wings, the Roca brothers have claimed the coveted number one spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

El Celler believes in free-style cooking, with a commitment to the avant-garde, but remaining faithful to the memory of different generations of the family's ancestors, all dedicated to feeding people. Its philosophy is one of ‘emotional cuisine’, with different ingredients chosen to take diners back to childhood memories and a specific place in their past.

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Attica wins Best Restaurant in Australasia and takes home the ‘Highest New Entry’ award, making its debut on the list at no. 21.

Melbourne’s Attica wins The Acqua Panna Best Restaurant in Australasia award and takes home the Highest New Entry award, sponsored by LesConcierges.com, making its debut on the list at no. 21.

Executive chef Ben Shewry has carved himself a reputation for respecting nature and the environment, and working carefully with ingredients to demonstrate their pure flavour and texture.

S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 WinnersBelieving a chef should express himself through his cooking, Shewry takes his own experiences and memories, often from childhood, and attempts to portray them through several dishes on Attica’s tasting menu. The result is a playful yet humble reminder of all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Peter Gilmore’s Quay ranks no. 48 on the list.

Peter Gilmore’s restaurant Quay, overlooking Sydney Harbour, ranks no. 48 and appears on the list for the fifth consecutive year. Gilmore prides himself on being one of the first chefs to refocus on the natural world and an organic aesthetic and describes his cuisine as ‘food inspired by nature’. Renowned for his signature dishes, such as the white nectarine snow egg and pig jowl with maltose crackling, Gilmore is a leader in culinary craftsmanship.

David Thompson climbs 18 places to no. 32 on the list with Nahm in Bangkok.

Australian-born chef David Thompson’s Nahm in Bangkok climbs 18 places to no. 32. Earlier this year at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Singapore, Nahm placed no.3 on the list. David is renowned as a world authority on Thai food. He established himself with Darley Street Thai in Sydney, a restaurant that opened in 1991 and was voted 'Best Thai Restaurant' by the Sydney Morning Herald eight years in a row. It is a remarkable achievement for an Australian chef cooking a foreign cuisine to rank third in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 and 32nd in the world.

S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 Winners

Brett Graham at The Ledbury in London moves up one place to no. 13.

Brett Graham, born and bred in Australia, wins the no. 13 place for his Notting Hill, London restaurant, The Ledbury, which is up one place from last year. Brett began his cooking career in Newcastle, New South Wales in a simple fish restaurant before moving to Sydney, where he won the Josephine Pignolet Award, which granted him a trip to the UK. The Ledbury is renowned for exceptional service standards and his low-key but refined cooking style.

S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 WinnersThe Entire World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2013

1. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, España

2. Noma Copenhague, Dinamarca

3. Osteria Francescana Modena, Italia

4. Mugaritz San Sebastián, España

5. Eleven Madison Park Nueva York, EE UU

6. D.O.M. São Paulo, Brasil

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Londres, Gran Bretaña

8. Arzak San Sebastián, España

9. Steirereck Viena, Austria

10. Vendôme Bergisch Gladbach, Alemania

11. Per Se Nueva York, EE UU

12. Frantzén/Lindeberg Estocolomo, Suecia

13. The Ledbury Londres, Gran Bretaña

14. Astrid y Gastón Lima, Perú

15. Alinea Chicago, EE UU

16. L'Arpège París, Francia

17. Pujol México DF, México

18. Le Chateaubriand París, Francia

19. Le Bernardin Nueva York, EE UU

20. Narisawa Tokio, Japón

21. Attica Melbourne, Australia

22. Nihonryori RyuGin Tokio, Japón

23. L'Astrance París, Francia

24. L'Atelier Saint-Germain de Joël Robuchon París, Francia

25. Hof Van Cleve Kruishoutem, Bélgica

26. Quique Dacosta Dénia, España

27. Le Calandre Rubano, Italia

28. Mirazur Menton, Francia

29. Daniel Nueva York, EE UU

30. Aqua Wolfsburg, Alemania

31. Biko México DF, México

32. Nahm Bangkok, Tailandia

33. The Fat Duck Bray, Gran Bretaña

34. Fäviken Järpen, Suecia

35. Oud Sluis Sluis, the Netherlands

36. Amber Hong Kong, China

37. Vila Joya Albufeira, Portugal

38. Restaurant Andre Singapur

39. 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana Hong Kong, China

40. Combal.Zero Rivoli, Italia

41. Piazza Duomo Alba, Italia

42. Schloss Schauenstein Fürstenau, Suiza

43. Mr & Mrs Bund Shanghai, China

44. Asador Etxebarri Atxondo, España

45. Geranium Copenhagen, Dinamarca

46. Mani São Paulo, Brasil

47. The French Laundry Yountville, EE UU

48. Quay Sydney, Australia

49. Septime París, Francia

50. Central Lima, Perú

S.Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant 2013 Winners

Australia in The World's

50-100 Ranking

The World's Best panel of judges in each region is made up of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria.

Australia's representation in the top 100 includes Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney at No. 89.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is organised by Restaurant magazine and the awards were presented in the company of the world’s most influential restaurateurs, finest chefs and international media at London’s Guildhall on 29th April.