This is the best restaurant in Spain according to Spanish magazine

by Lorraine Williamson
best restaurant in Spain

The gastronomy of Castilla y León is in the spotlight due to the awards given to chefs, shops and restaurants. Recently, the leading prestigious awards of the magazine El Club del Gourmet have been awarded. Castilla y León won several important awards. Among other things, that of the best restaurant in Spain.

The restaurant Ambivium, which belongs to a winery, was awarded ‘el Premio al Mejor Restaurante’. An honour for creative chef Cristóbal Muñoz and his team, which consists of about thirty people.

What makes this best restaurant in Spain special?

The restaurant stands out for its dedication, innovation, and philosophy. It works with the best raw materials, both from the sea and from the land. You can taste the most delicious wines while enjoying a spectacular view over the valley and the vineyards. With the castle of Peñafiel in the background. It has had the status of a national monument for more than 100 years. It is also home to the Provincial Wine Museum.

According to the company itself, one of Ambivium’s most important values is its commitment to offering unforgettable experiences around the wines. It is “unique in Spain”. Two years ago, the restaurant opened the doors of its wine cellar, with space for 7,500 bottles.

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The menus change depending on the season and the availability of each product. From a sustainability point of view, the restaurant opts for local and seasonal products. It has its own organic vegetable garden that supplies the kitchen with vegetables, spices and aromatic herbs, just fifty metres from the kitchen.

Restaurant has already received more awards

The Gourmet Club’s accolade joins the other accolades the restaurant continues to garner. Such as the Michelin Star and Green Star 2024 of the Michelin Guide; the two Repsol Suns 2024 from the Repsol Guide. But also the award for Restaurant of the Year 2023. In addition, Ambivium was the winner of the national edition of the X Copa Jerez, against Vinos de Jerez.

Other Categories

The Gourmet Club also awarded prizes to the Hotel María Cristina in San Sebastián, as the best accommodation; the podcast La Picaeta (about gastronomy), as the best gastronomic media; and the DO Ribeiro, as the best organisation and institution. In addition, in the category of best book “CCR. El Celler de Can Roca” by Montagud Editores. The award for the best product, olive oil in this case, went to the Almaoliva Arbequino company this year


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