LE MANOIR NAMED ONE OF WORLD’S 10 FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ ChoiceRestaurants awards. The awards honour travellers' favourite fine dining establishments worldwide, based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.

This year’s awards spell great news for famed chef Raymond Blanc, whose celebrated restaurant Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton has been named the UK’s favourite fine dining experience, and is the only UK restaurant to be named among the top ten favourites in the world and top five favourites in Europe.

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Second in the UK is Devon’s Gidleigh Park in Chagford which also comes ninth in Europe. Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus in London takes the UK’s third spot.

The world’s number one restaurant is Maison Lameloise which, perhaps not surprisingly, is located in France, the culinary home of fine dining. Restaurants in the US, Spain, China, Greece, Italy, Brazil and the Dominican Republic complete the worlds’ top ten.

"This year’s list of Travellers’ Choice Restaurants award winners proves just how diverse fine dining experiences have become across the UK. Whether you’re as far north as Auchterarder or as far south as Jersey, you’ll be able to find a Travellers’ Choice winner close by,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson, James Kay.

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants UK:

1.    Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England

2.    Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Devon, England

3.    Petrus, London, England

4.    Lumiere, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

5.    Andrew Fairlie @ Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland

6.    Ocean Restaurant, St. Brelade, Jersey, Great Britain

7.    The Ledbury, London, England

8.    Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

9.    Maison Bleue Restaurant, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

10. Le Gavroche, London, England

 

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants Europe:

1.    Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France

2.    Le Cinq, Paris, France

3.    El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

4.    Funky Gourmet, Athens, Greece

5.    Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom

6.    Cum Quibus, San Gimignano, Italy

7.    MacNean Restaurant, Blacklion, Ireland

8.    Restaurant Regis & Jacques Marcon, Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, France

9.    Gidleigh Park, Chagford, United Kingdom

10. Martin Berasategui, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

 

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants Worldwide:

1.    Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France

2.    Colicchio and Sons Main Dining Room, New York City, New York

3.    Le Cinq, Paris, France

4.    El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

5.    Caprice, Hong Kong, China

6.    Funky Gourmet, Athens, Greece

7.    Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom

8.    Cum Quibus, San Gimignano, Italy

9.    Voila Bistrot, Paraty, Brazil

10. Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

For the complete list of 2013 Travelers’ Choice Restaurants winners, go to: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.