The big night is over and the list is in. The Roca brothers and their El Celler De Can Roca restaurant in Girona (Spain) now sit at number one on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2013, an event sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. René Redzepi from Noma in Copenhagen is now down to second place and Massimo Bottura from the Osteria Francescana restaurant in Italy up to third position.
It was a night enjoyed by some of the culinary profession's biggest players, the regulars who make the list every year and the face of a number of new entries - Piazza Duomo in Italy, the Central restaurant in Peru, Septime in France and Mani in Brazil to name just a few.
There was the obvious Asian effect as many of the restaurant highlighted through Asia's 50 Best Restaurants List made it onto the world list and the crowd erupted at the news of likable chef Gaston Acurio and his Astrid Y Gaston restaurant in Peru rising 21 places to take the highest climber award. It was The Attica restaurant in Melbourne that claimed the highest new entry ranking 21.
The USA and France came out as the countries with the most venues on the list - each with six. They were closely followed by Spain with 5 and Italy with 4. All together there were 29 restaurants from Europe, 6 from South America, 6 in the USA, 7 from Asia and 2 from Australia.
Below you'll find all the restaurants on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2013, plus some extra contents on some of the chefs from FDL.
1 El Celler De Can Roca - Girona, Spain - Best in Europe & The World.
2 Noma - Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Osteria Francescana - Modena, Italy
4 Mugaritz - San Sebastian, Spain
5 Eleven Madison Park - New York - USA - Best in USA
6 D.O.M. - Sao Paulo - Brazil - Best in South America
7 Dinner By Heston Blumenthal - London, UK
8 Arzak - San Sebastian, Spain
9 Steirereck - Vienna, Austria
10 Vendome - Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
* Joachim Wissler was picked as one of the best chefs in Germany back in 2012
11 Per Se - New York, USA
12 Frantzen & Lindeberg - Stockholm, Sweden
* The duo explain their passion for ingredients to Fine Dining Lovers
13 The Ledbury - London, UK
14 Astrid Y Gaston - Lima, Peru - Highest Climber Peru
15 Alinea - Chicago, USA
16 L'arpege - Paris, France
17 Pujol - Mexico City, Mexico
* Watch chef Enrique Olvera discuss ingredients and more at the Mad Food Symposium.
18 Le Chateaubriand - Paris, France
19 Le Bernardin - New York, USA
* Lots of news on Eric Ripert incuding his new online TV show.
20 Narisawa - Tokyo Japan - Best in Asia
21 Attica - Melbourne, Australia - NEW ENTRY Best in Australia & Highest New Entry
22 Nihonryori Ryugin - Tokyo, Japan
* Also featured on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants List.
23 L'Astrance - Paris, France
24 L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - Paris, France
25 Hof Van Cleve - Kruishoutem, Belgium
26 Quique Dacosta Restaurant - Denia, Spain
27 Le Calandre - Rubano, Italy
* Meet chef Massimiliano Alajmo in this FDL interview.
28 Mirazur - Menton, France
29 Daniel - New York, USA
* News on chef Daniel Boulud.
30 Aqua - Wolfsburg, Germany
31 Biko - Mexico
32 Nahm - Bangkok, Thailand
33 The Fat Duck - Bray, UK
34 Faviken - Jarpen, Sweden
35 Oud Sluis - Sluis, Netherlands
* A look at Sergio Herman's book, Sergiology.
36 Amber - Hong Kong, China
37 Vila Joya - Albufeira, Portugal
38 Restaurant Andre, Singapore NEW ENTRY
39 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo - Bombana, Hong Kong NEW ENTRY
40 Combal Zero - Rivoli, Italy RE-ENTRY
41 Piazza Duomo - Alba, Italy NEW ENTRY
42 Schloss Schauenstein - Frstenau, Switzerland
43 Mr And Mrs Bund - Shanghai, China NEW ENTRY
44 Asador Etxebarrri - AXPE, Spain
45 Geranium - Copenhagen, Denmark
46 Mani - Sao Paulo, Brazil NEW ENTRY
47 The French Laundry - Yountville, USA
48 Quay - Sydney, Australia
49 Septime - Paris, France NEW ENTRY
50 Central - Lima, Peru NEW ENTRY