Food & Drink

TripAdvisor has named the best restaurants in the world

TripAdvisor's sizable impact on travel and tourism shows no sign of slowing down.

With millions of reviews, more star ratings than a McDonald’s staff convention and everyone's dad considering themselves an internationally-recognised travel expert, the sheer size of the website means it's moved far beyond upholding consumer rights at shabby all-inclusives. Now it carries a weight in the high-end world too.

So behold: TripAdvisor's list of the best restaurants in the world, ranked using the countless reviews posted by readers from across the globe.

But before you go digging out that passport and hitting the bureau de change, the UK actually fairs very well, with no less than three making the top 10.

A handy guide to have. Read on for the best.

  • TripAdvisor has named the best restaurants in the world

    Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain

    “The best combinations of flavors we have ever experienced. The meal was culinary poetry.”

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    Europea, Montreal, Canada

    “A masterpiece. Four hours of food, wine, creative food presentation, great atmosphere and a dining experience we will always remember.”

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    Maison Lameloise, France

    “The service is impeccable, the setting is lovely and the memory of the food will stay with you forever.”

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    Adam's, Birmingham, UK

    “As each dish was served, it became harder and harder to select our favourite. I'd gladly have each one again tonight.”

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    Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, UK

    “A unique vision to maximize intensity of flavour, to create carefully balanced tasting menus, paired with unusual wines.”

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    Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark

    “Each course was illustrative of a place in summer in plating and flavours: We started in the field, took walk in the forest, went to the beach and ended in the garden.”

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    PIC Valence, France

    “Powerful, inventive and courageous flavours; beautiful presentation; interesting textures.”

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    NARISAWA Minato, Japan

    “Every dish is absolutely stunning, plated wonderfully and cooked to perfection.”

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    Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, UK

    “Not only is the food superb and the service excellent, but the gardens deserve both a mention and a visit.”

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    Epicure, Paris, France

    “The entire experience achieved perfection, from the food to the service to the atmosphere to the attitude.”

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    El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

    “Outstanding. Brilliant. Sublime. Perfect. What more is there to say?”

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    TRB, Beijing, China

    “Modern, upscale international cuisine that isn't overdone or fussy. The clean, straightforward decor and lighting pair beautifully with the menus.”

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    Table 9, Dubai, UAE

    “The food was to die for with tastes that exceeded anything we have had before.”

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    HanTing, The Hague, The Netherlands

    “Plates are incredibly beautiful, with a burst of taste, colours and texture, offered with an infinite attention to details.”

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    Bouley, New York City, US

    “David Bouley is to Food what Leonardo da Vinci is to Art.”

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    Alinea, Chicago, US

    “Performance art. Every dish was a surprise for the senses, not just a fabulous taste.”

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    Restaurant Locavore, Ubud, Indonesia

    “A marvelous place that will have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about food.”

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    El Club Allard, Madrid, Spain

    “With surprise and imagination firmly on the menu, this is progressive, fresh and even, at times, amazing.”

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    The French Cafe, Auckland, New Zealand

    “The service was just right, the flavours of the food amazing, the presentation was a work of art, the music and atmosphere spot on."

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    Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

    “The food is exceptionally creative. Expect to have your preconceptions, palate and mind challenged.”

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    Funky Gourmet, Athens, Greece

    “Don't miss this one of a kind experience in Athens. The food is creative and playful, but most importantly—DELICIOUS!”

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    The Test Kitchen, Woodstock, South Africa

    “Booked six months in advance. It was worth the wait. The menu was incredibly inventive and well-prepared. The different tastes and flavors were incredible.”

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    La Bourgogne, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    “Let Chef Jean Paul Bondoux bewitch you with his extremely sophisticated cuisine.”

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    Vue de Monde, Melbourne, Australia

    “A dining experience that is as much fine theatre as gourmet eating. Tastes are many and varied.”

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    Borago, Santiago, Chile

    “If you're looking for a creative, inventive, exciting and totally different experience, then you need to book here and soak up the experience.”