50 Best awards

Thanks to the support of the Regional Government of Bizkaia, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, known as the “Oscars” of fine dining, have chosen Bilbao/Bizkaia as the host for the 2018 ceremony. Bilbao Metropoli-30 collaborates with the Provincial Council of Bizkaia supporting some of the actions of this project.

The 50 Best awards have been held since 2002 by the British magazine Restaurant (William Reed Business Media), and the list celebrates the world’s 50 best restaurants. The list is based on a poll held by the Academy of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, made up of a select community of over a thousand global leaders in the restaurant business. The list’s importance lies in this community’s profile and its media impact.

Until 2015, the gala event was held in London. In 2016, the decision was made to move it to New York, followed by Melbourne in 2017. It returns to Europe for the 2018 ceremony, and Bilbao/Bizkaia has been given the privilege of hosting the event.

Euskadi-The Basque Country has four restaurants among the top 50; two of which are in Bizkaia, and the other two are in the neighbouring province of Gipuzkoa.