London has beaten Paris and New York to take the title as the top city for dining out in a new league table listing the world’s best restaurants.
US luxury travel magazine Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World, sponsored by Laurent Perrier Champagne, features 10 establishments in the capital, placing London above Paris with nine restaurants and New York with five.
The 10 London restaurants listed are: The Ledbury (10), Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (33), Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester (41), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (44), Amaya (64), Le Gavroche (65), Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley (69), Zuma (72), River Café (88) and Nobu (93).
Meanwhile, there are 14 UK restaurants included in the list, placing the UK second after France in the overall global food rankings. The top UK restaurant was Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck, which came second behind Grant Achatz’s Alinea in Chicago.
The remaining UK restaurants in the list are Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire (24), Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Scotland (62) and Michel and Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn in Bray (92).
The top 10 of Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World are:
1. Alinea, Chicago, USA
2. The Fat Duck, Bray, UK
3. Daniel, New York, USA
4. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France
5. La Pergola, Rome, Italy
6. Aqua, Wolfsburg, Germany
7. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain
8. Robuchon au Dôme, Macau, China
9. Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark
10. The Ledbury, London
The list was compiled from the feedback of Elite Traveler’s network of leaders, influencers, and experts – people who “live the private jet lifestyle”. View the full top 100 list here.