Ferran Adrià, El Bulli
"'And the winner is…' In some ways, it's no surprise that El Bulli, perhaps the most talked-about restaurant in the world tops the list for the third time in a row and the fifth time since the inception of the 50 Best in 2002. Last year he dedicated his win to Alinea's Grant Achatz, who was then recovering from cancer of the mouth. This year he prefaced his remarks by saying he'd been asked, in the event of another win, to not make his acceptance speech quite so long. "I'm not going to do that," he (partly) joked, before going on to use the opportunity to honour his comrade-at-knives, Heston Blumenthal, just recently himself recovered from a media frenzy over a spate of incidences of food poisoning at The Fat Duck."