The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 to be announced on June 19th in Bilbao

Laura Price - 21/03/2018

Save the date: the 2018 edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be revealed at a ceremony in Bilbao, Spain, on Tuesday 19th June, with a series of gastronomic events to celebrate.

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, makes the third stop on its global tour this year, with the 17th annual edition of the list landing in the Basque Country of Spain. Held for more than a decade in London, the annual awards ceremony moved to New York in 2016 then Melbourne in 2017, and now it returns to Europe in one of the most gastronomically rich regions of the planet.

In the run-up to the main awards ceremony held at Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will announce a series of special awards celebrating the finest of global gastronomic talent:

April 25th: elit® Vodka World’s Best Female Chef Award 2018

May 16th: Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

May 30th: Miele One To Watch Award 2018

June 12th: The 51-100 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

June 19th: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list

All special awards will be announced on the 50 Best website and social media channels, while The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony will also be livestreamed on Facebook and via Fine Dining Lovers, the content hub of S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.

As part of the awards programme, 50 Best will also be hosting a special edition of #50BestTalks at the Basque Culinary Center, San Sebastian, on Sunday 17th June. Stay tuned for more information on the line-up and how to be involved.

Watch the highlights of the 2017 awards programme held in Australia:

Follow The World’s 50 Best Restaurants on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more photos, videos and chef interviews.