El Celler is a free-style restaurant, committed to the avant-garde, but still faithful to the memory of different generations of the family’s ancestors dedicated to feeding people. It was founded by the brothers Joan and Josep Roca the end of August, 1986, in Girona. Joan, in the kitchen, and Josep, in the dining room. Immediately after that, in 1987,Encarna Tirado, now married to Josep Roca, joined the project in the dining room. And the youngest brother, Jordi, started in the kitchen of El Celler in 1998.
El Celler de Can Roca’s commitment to cuisine and to the avant-garde, and its link to academia, has led it to defend the dialogue between the countryside and science, a total dialogue. All three brothers studied at the Girona Catering School and believe in pedagogy as the basis for the professionals of the future.
All the leading restaurant guides and gastronomy critics have acknowledged El Celler’s achievements over its first twenty-five years. The first Michelin star was awarded in 1995; the second in 2002. And the third on November 25, 2009. Three suns by the Repsol Guide; 19/29, by 5 a Taula, by La Vanguardia; 9.5, by Gourmetour; 9.75/10, by the Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía and Gourmand guides. In 2009, the English Restaurant Magazine placed El Celler de Can Roca 5th in the World’s 50 best restaurants. It reached fourth place in 2010 and finally second in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 and 2015, the first position and third position in 2017.
- 3 Michelin Stars
- Best Restaurant of the World – Nº 1 The World´s 50 Best Restaurants (2013 and 2015)
- The third best Restaurant of the World – Nº 3 The World´s 50 Best Restaurants (2017)
Type: Fine Dining | Three Michelin Stars
Address: Calle Can Sunyer, 48, 17007 Girona (located in the city of Girona, at 100 Km from Barcelona), Spain
Reservations Phone: +34 972 222 157
Source: El Celler de Can Roca Website
Photos: Property of El Celler de Can Roca