Opinionated About Dining, a US-based company that rates restaurants, has released its list of the Top 100 European Restaurants.
The list has been collated from around 70,000 restaurant reviews, compiled by around 3,000 people. The UK’s, Fat Duck Bray-on-Thames, makes it to the top ten restaurants, the full listing for which is as follows:
1. Restaurant Quique Dacosta Denia, Spain;
2. Fat Duck Bray-on-Thames, United Kingdom;
3. Noma Copenhagen, Denmark;
4. Troisgros Roanne, France;
5. Bras Laguiole, France;
6. Oud Sluis Sluis, Netherlands;
7. Arpege (L’) Paris, France;
8. Pierre Gagnaire Paris, France;
9. Alain Ducasse- Louis XV Monte Carlo, Monaco, and
10. Mugaritz Errenteria, Spain
The Top 100 restaurants of Europe include around 37 from France, 15 each from Italy and Spain, nine each from Germany and the United Kingdom, eight from the Benelux countries, three from Denmark, and one each from Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Sweden.
Steve Plotnicki, the author of the Opinionated About dining blog, said, ‘Opinionated About Dining is a consumer-based survey. Our contributors share in detail their likes, dislikes and experiences. The compilation of first person feedback is what created our list of Top 100 Restaurants in Europe. Within the rankings are some interesting findings, close to 50 percent of the restaurants serve modern/progressive cuisine, which shows a shift in the preference and demographic of the diners.’
Plotnicki describes the respondents to the survey as ‘trending toward younger, more adventurous eaters that value the traditions of classic cooking, but are looking for new, thought-provoking experiences in dining.’