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The World's Best Restaurants Have Been Announced

And the UK has more in the top 10 than any other place.

18/10/2016 07:56

You don’t need to buy a plane ticket to eat delicious food because the UK has more top restaurants than any other place in the world. 

TripAdvisor has released its 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Restaurants and three in the top 10 are in the UK. 

Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire has been named the fourth best rated restaurant in the world and the number one restaurant in the UK. 

Meanwhile Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn in Bray has been named seventh best in the world, while Adam Stokes’ eponymous restaurant Adam’s in Birmingham came in ninth.  

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Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons.

The 2016 list marks the second time Raymond Blanc’s flagship restaurant has topped the UK rankings, having previously done so in 2013.

The restaurant offers cuisine with a French flair using fresh, seasonal produce.

It was awarded two Michelin stars in 1985 and has held them ever since. Dishes on the menu include pan-fried Cornish sea bass with langoustine, garden carrots, fennel and anise and roasted goosnargh duck with warm blackberries and garden chard.

In addition to the restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons is also a country manor house hotel.

Raymond Blanc, OBE, chef patron at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, commented: “I am thrilled that we have been awarded such a wonderful accolade - it is a credit to my restaurant director, Mourad Ben Tekta, and the entire team.

“This is a huge achievement and I am immensely proud of everyone here at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.”

The Travellers’ Choice Awards honour the public’s favourite fine dining establishments worldwide, based on the millions of reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

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Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn. 

Other winners in the UK rankings include Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, ranked in fourth place and the Three Chimneys Restaurant, located on the Isle of Skye, which was named the fifth best rated restaurant in the UK for the first time.

The coveted title of number one restaurant in the world goes to Spain’s Martin Berasategui in Lasarte for the second year in a row. Located in Lasarte-Oria, a small, picturesque town just outside San Sebastián, the cuisine on offer is modern Spanish and Berasategui’s cooking is creative with a focus on technique.

“With more UK restaurants in the world top 10 than any other country for the second year running, the UK has again proved that it’s a heavyweight player in the world of fine dining,” said TripAdvisor spokesperson, Hayley Coleman.

See the top 10 restaurants in the world, Europe and UK below:

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants UK:

  1. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire
  2. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, Berkshire
  3. Adam’s, Birmingham, West Midlands
  4. The Fat Duck, Bray on Thames, Berkshire
  5. The Three Chimneys Restaurant, Colbost, Isle of Skye
  6. Prithvi, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  7. Northcote Restaurant, Langho, Lancashire
  8. The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Ambleside, Cumbria
  9. The Five Fields, London
  10.  L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants Europe:

  1. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
  2. Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France
  3. L’Auberge de I’lll, Illhaeusern, France
  4. Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom
  5. Ristorante Don Alfonso, Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, Italy
  6. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
  7. Adam’s, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  8. Azurmendi Gastronomico, Larrabetzu, Spain
  9. Auberge du Vert Mont, Boeschepe, France
  10.  El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants Worldwide:

  1. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
  2. Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France
  3. L’Auberge de I’lll, Illhaeusern, France
  4. Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom
  5. Ristorante Don Alfonso, Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi, Italy
  6. Alinea, Chicago, United States
  7. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
  8. Voila Bistrot, Paraty, Brazil
  9. Adam’s, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  10. 10. Azurmendi Gastronomico, Larrabetzu, Spain

 

For the complete list of 2016 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants winners, go to: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.

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