The world’s top 10 restaurants
What do the world’s best restaurants have in common? The answer is not as simple as one might suppose. However, much of the enjoyment comes from trying and tasting. Here are ten top restaurants for your consideration.
Eleven Madison Park – New York City
Serving contemporary cuisine and magnificently located in the art deco Metropolitan Life North Building, its multi-course tasting menu wins many plaudits.
Mirazur – Menton, France
Idyllically set between sea and mountain, this restaurant is the proud holder of two Michelin stars. Diners can enjoy its culinary “picks of the month” in the light-drenched dining room overlooking the sea.
Gaggan – Bangkok
If you want to try this sublime modern Indian restaurant in Thailand, you have until 2020, when its founder plans to close it in favour of a new venture in Japan.
L’Arpège – Paris
This three-star Michelin restaurant is unusual among French restaurants for the imaginative consideration it displays towards vegan and vegetarian diners.
Piazza Duomo – Alba, Italy
One satisfied diner has described this small, intimate restaurant as invoking molecular gastronomy.
White Rabbit – Moscow
This restaurant is no conjuror’s trick. On clear nights, the views from the rooftop dining room are magical. The cocktails and food, luckily, are not weather-dependent.
The Ledbury – London
Unfailingly hospitable, unpretentious and known for its excellent British ingredients, this restaurant has many fans. Mass catering it is not, but it is just the sort of food plenty of Britons would like replicated in commercial ovens at a wedding. Any wedding planner might usefully be directed toward somewhere like https://www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/catering-equipment/heavy-cooking-equipment/commercial-ovens-ranges. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a venue, https://www.squaremeal.co.uk/venues/london/ has hundreds of mouth-watering suggestions.
Arzak – San Sebastian, Spain
From its exterior, this could almost be a Basque family home. Inside, it is a world-class restaurant. Originally a tavern, it still specialises in Basque cuisine but with an unashamedly modernist touch.
Vendôme – Cologne, Germany
The interior of this three-Michelin-star establishment is chic, glossy and somewhat reminiscent of a designer boutique. The food is “modern New German” and the wine list stretches to a choice of more than 900.
Tegui – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hidden behind a wall covered in graffiti, this restaurant does not disappoint. In addition to catering superbly for foodies, it is happy to substitute ingredients to accommodate individual preferences and allergies.