France has claimed the two top spots on TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards - Best Fine Dining Restaurants, with the third place going to Buenos Aires, in a list that looks very different to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Auberge du Vieux Puits, in Fontjoncouse, France, took first place in the online review platform’s annual rankings, followed by La Ville Blanche, in Rospez, France; and then Chila, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The U.K. leader is the Black Swan at Oldstead, in fourth place, while fifth place went to Leonor Espinosa’s flagship restaurant, Leo in Bogota, Colombia. Latin America’s impressive showing was confirmed by a sixth place result for Aramburu, also in Buenos Aires and an eighth place result for Restaurante 040 in Santiago, Chile.
Italy’s top rating went to the Camanini brothers’ Ristorante Lido '84, Gardone Riviera, in 18th position followed by Quintessenza in Trani, Puglia. Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and New Zealand all had high-placing restaurants, the highest US position was the French Laundry in Yountville, California, at 24th.
The Travelers’ Choice Awards are based on the quantity and quality of diners’ TripAdvisor reviews and ratings specific to each award category. The absence of professional and expert judges means the winning line up has a very different complexion to other restaurant lists.
1. Auberge Du Vieux PuitsFontjoncouse, France
2. La Ville BlancheRospez, France
3. ChilaBuenos Aires, Argentina
4. The Black Swan at OldsteadOldstead, United Kingdom
5. LeoBogota, Colombia
6. AramburuBuenos Aires, Argentina
7. Restaurant La Maison d'a CoteMontlivault, France
8. 040 RestauranteSantiago, Chile
9. Ise SueyoshiNishiazabu, Japan
10. The Fat DuckBray on Thames, United Kingdom
11. 5Stuttgart, Germany
12. TRB HutongBeijing, China
13. La ColombeConstantia, South Africa
14. L'EnclumeCartmel, United Kingdom
15. AzurmendiLarrabetzu, Spain
16. Ciel Bleu RestaurantAmsterdam, The Netherlands
17. Martin BerasateguiLasarte, Spain
18. Ristorante Lido '84Gardone Riviera, Italy
19. QuintessenzaTrani, Italy
20. Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Italy
21. The GroveAuckland Central, New Zealand
22. i LatinaBuenos Aires, Argentina
23. Uri BuriAcre, Israe
24. The French LaundryYountville, California
25. Restaurante BenazuzaCancun, Mexico