Opinionated About Dining's annual list of the 100+ best restaurants in Europe has been revealed and it's L’Arpège restaurant in Paris by chef Alain Passard that tops the list again.
Andreas Caminada's three Michelin star Schloss Schauenstein restaurant in the Swiss Alps jumps a staggering 45 places, from 47 to second, while both Fäviken in Sweden and Azurmendi in Spain also climb the list, to third and fourth respectively. Propping up the top five is Jonnie Boer'sDe Librije in Zwolle, Netherlands.
Noma drops off the list, having temporarily relocated to Mexico, while Osteria Francescana jumps to number 10. The highest UK entry is The Fat Duck at number 19.
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