These top fine dining restaurants in Europe will make you want to plan a Euro-Trip pronto!
Here we reveal THE definitive list of Europe’s finest fine dining restaurants, as nominated by millions of TripAdvisor diners worldwide. Have the credit card on standby, we guarantee you’ll be dreaming of a restaurant-hopping trip around Europe after you’ve read this!
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10. Epicure, Paris, France
Located in Paris, Epicure holds an impressive three Michelin stars, serving up dishes such as macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan.
9. Ristorante Lido ’84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
Located in the town of Gardone Riviera, west of Lake Garda, Lido 84, Giancarlo and Riccardo Camanini offer their customers dishes made up of fresh Northern Italian ingredients. With dishes such as green handmade tagliatella, porcini mushrooms and tagete and steamed monkfish, cod, melissa, spring onions, lime, chickpeas cream appearing on the menu.
8. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom
The restaurant, which offers cuisine with a French flair using fresh, seasonal produce, was awarded two Michelin stars in 1985 and has held them ever since. Dishes on the menu include confit of smoked trout, cucumber, horseradish and dill and tiramisu flavours, cocoa sauce and coffee bean ice-cream.
7. Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau, La Rochelle, France
Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau boasts an unusual decor that is inspired by the seabed and this theme continues in every little detail including the menu, plates and cutlery. Holding two Michelin stars, chef Christopher Coutanceau and his partner Nicolas Brossard serve up dishes including oyster with tarragon milk, kristal caviar and helichrysum and hake off the line, vegetable aioli with black lemon.
6. Adam’s, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The restaurant which, which is run by husband and wife team Adam and Natasha Stokes, serves a three-course menu alongside its signature tasting menu. Dishes include, monkfish with wild mussel, champagne and samphire and suckling pig, crispy belly, girolles, parsley and garlic.
5. Ristorante Villa Crespi, Orta San Giulio, Italy
Villa Crespi, the 2-star Michelin restaurant of the famous Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, offers an extraordinary cuisine experience, characterised by the use of excellent raw materials, fusing the past and present together for an engaging and exciting creative Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant serves fixed tasting menus as well as an a la carte menu, and a staggering choice of 1,800 different wines.
4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, United Kingdom
The restaurant, which offers a seven or ten-course tasting menu, was awarded a Michelin star in 2003, becoming the first restaurant in the UK’s city of Nottingham to win one. It has since received a second Michelin star. Dishes on the menu include baked potato smoked over embers with caviar, chicken royale with pain d’epices and popcorn and braised oxtail with truffle and beetroot.
3.El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
Located in Girona, El Celler de Can Roca is run by the Roca brothers, Josep, Jordi and Joan, who serve up dishes such as Lobster parmentier with black trumpets, a dish so successful it has been on the menu since 1988.
2. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
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. The tasting menu features some of his classic dishes including Mille-feuille of smoked eel, foie-gras, spring onions and green apple; as well as new creations such as Sea bass fillets over barnacle “marinière” sauce, crispy egg yolk and extract of green asparagus and spinach.
1. Au Crocodile, Strasbourg, France
The coveted title of number one restaurant in the world goes to Au Crocodile. Located in the city of Strasbourg, the restaurant holds a Michelin star under its head chef, Franck Pelux. Dishes on the menu include roasted fillet of venison, beets and pepper sauce, pike perch poached, potato mousse and sauerkraut extraction and sea bream in a bread crust, candied celeriac and smoked beurre blanc.