Luxury private jet title Elite Traveler, in association with Grey Goose, has announced the results of its sixth annual poll to find the world’s best 100 dining destinations.
Over 6,000 Elite Traveler readers voted on the top dining spots.
This year, Grant Achatz’s Alinea, which has been number one for the last five years, was knocked off the top spot for the first time.
The US was recognised as the best-performing country in the world, with 24 restaurants making the top 100 list, including five in the top 10.
Scroll down to see the 10 best dining destinations in the world, along with a photo of one of their signature dishes.
10. Fat Duck, Bray, UK
Run by British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck is a three Michelin-starred restaurant in the county of Berkshire.
Blumenthal says: “The whole experience is a Journey, centred around a nostalgic trip full of playful memories, filled with curiosity, discovery and adventure. This nostalgic trip is based on a collection of some of my favourite childhood holiday memories, taking place over the course of a day. The menu is your itinerary for the day, represented on the map you’ve just seen on the homepage.”
The Fat Duck was the UK’s highest entry in this list and the world’s top new entry. Britain is home to five of the world’s top 100 restaurants in total. The other restaurants to make the list are Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (15), Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (22) and The Ledbury (36), with Nottingham-based Sat Bains making its debut in 94th place.
9. Le Bernardin, New York, US
A tasting menu at Le Bernardin will set you back $180 (£139) per person, or $270 (£208) with a wine pairing, according to the online menu.
8. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, US
A tasting menu at The Restaurant at Meadowood costs $330 (£254), while the wine experience will set you back $250 (£193).
7. Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy
Osteria Francescana offers a nine-course tasting menu for €220 (£186, $242), while the 12-course taster costs €250 (£212, $275).
6. Robuchon au Dome, Macau, China
Formerly “Robuchon a Galera,” the three-Michelin-starred restaurant relocated to its new home at the pinnacle of Macau and was renamed “Robuchon au Dôme.”
Robuchon au Dôme is located at the dome of Grand Lisboa Hotel and boasts stunning views of Macau.
5. Per Se, New York, US
Per Se offers two tasting menus daily: a nine-course chef’s tasting menu as well as a nine-course vegetable tasting menu. No single ingredient is ever repeated throughout the meal, according to the restaurant.
Both tasting menus cost $325 (£275) including service.
4. Restaurant De L’Hotel De Ville, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Lausanne restaurant offers a “gastronomic menu” at CHF390 (£304, $395) or a “custom discovery menu proposed by the maître d’hôtel’” for CHF295 (£230, $299).
3. Eleven Madison Park, New York, US
The New York restaurant now offers an exclusive 11-course retrospective menu highlighting some of the most significant dishes it has served over the last 11 years. The menu, which lasts roughly three hours, will be available until 9 June for both lunch and dinner.
The price of the menu is $295 (£227) per guest. This price is all inclusive, excluding beverages and tax.
2. Alinea, Chicago, US
“The Kitchen Table” is Alinea’s “most intimate, immersive and cutting edge experience,” according to the restaurant’s website. Completely private, except for the chefs and servers, the Alinea Kitchen Table is its “highest dining expression.”
It costs $385 (£297) per person plus service and tax. Drinks service is available at the time of dining. This experience caters for parties of up to six.
1. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
Eneko Atxa’s three Michelin-starred Azurmendi is the best dining destination in the world, according to this list. It was ranked as the second best restaurant in 2016.
It takes inspiration from produce and tradition from its magical Basque surroundings in which it resides.
The restaurant offers a tasting menu for €180 (£152, $198) excluding VAT.
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