Restaurant in Spain is named world's best by TripAdvisor

Restaurant in Spain is named world's best by TripAdvisor (with eateries in France, Italy, the UK and America in the top 10)

As part of their 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards series, American travel website and reviews aggregator TripAdvisor has published a list of the world’s top 10 fine dining establishments.

The website used an algorithm which took into account the quantity and quality of user restaurant reviews submitted over the past 12 months. Despite having their food historically stereotyped as bad, it was the UK who made the most appearances in the list with 3 inclusions: Adams in Birmingham, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton and the Waterside Inn in Bary on Thames. Martin Berasategui’s eponymously titled restaurant — home of the squid bon bon — near the culinary capital of San Sebastian in Spain came out on top of the list, with Maison Lameloise in France taking the runner-up spot.

The only American inclusion was Grant Achatz’s avant-garde Chicago restaurant, Alinea, which, thanks to inventions like helium-filled edible balloons, ranked sixth. The top 10 in full was:

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. Azurmendi Gastronomico, Larrabetzu, Spain

BEST RESTAURANTS IN 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