Incredible restaurants around the world that no longer exist

London landmark Le Gavroche, which closed its doors in January, and Denmark's Noma, which is regularly named the world's best restaurant and will close at the end of the year.

Gone but never forgotten

Michel Roux Jr closed the doors of his French fine dining restaurant Le Gavroche in January 2024, after 34 years at the helm.

Le Gavroche, London, England, UK

French pastry chef and restauranteur Dominique Ansel worked for several Michelin-starred restaurants in France before moving to the US in 2006 and eventually opening his renowned London bakery in 2016.

Dominique Ansel Bakery, London, England, UK

Despite the rather confusing name, Español Italian Restaurant survived close to 100 years as a favourite dining spot for many in California’s state capital.

Español Italian Restaurant, Sacramento, California, USA

Reportedly the oldest café in Texas, this iconic spot was known for its original neon sign, diner-style bar stools and classic, made-from-scratch dishes like chicken fried steak.

Cafe Texan, Huntsville, Texas, USA

Chef David Chang rose to fame as the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, quickly becoming a leading figure in the culinary industry and receiving numerous awards.

Momofuku CCDC, Washington DC, USA

Chefs don't come much more legendary or innovative than Ferran Adrià, the Spanish chef who revolutionised cooking and trained many future culinary stars.

elBulli, Catalonia, Spain

Ferran and his equally talented brother, Albert Adrià, launched this Michelin-starred restaurant together, taking tapas to another level. It quickly became an institution in Barcelona.

Tickets, Barcelona, Spain

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