Europe's top 100 eateries revealed
13 June 2014 09:10
The top 100 European places to grab a bite to eat have been revealed
In De Wulf in Belgium has been named the best restaurant in Europe.
The Heuvelland diner, run by head chef Kobe Desramaults, serves up a delicious range of dishes that showcase the flavours and aromas of the country, particularly Flanders in the north.
It fought off a wealth of competition to claim number one spot in the Opinionated About Dining 2014 list of top 100 European restaurants, jumping from what was an impressive fifth position last year.
Troisgros, located in Lyon, France, took second place, followed closely by Quique Dacosta Restaurante, in Denia, Spain, in third.
The former, led by Michel Troisgros, practices a style of cooking known as cuisine acidulée, which really is a treat for the palate, while the latter, with Quique Dacosta at the helm, boasts a feast of culinary expressionism.
A dish called Abstraction of the Sea is one of the favourites at Quique Dacosta Restaurante. Diners claim it gives them the sensation that they are walking along a beach - but don't just take their word for it, why not drop by if you're in the area and try it for yourself.
As with any trip overseas though, make sure you purchase travel insurance before you jet off, just to give you peace of mind should anything happen while you're away.
Albert Adria's 41 Degrees Experience, located in Barcelona, Spain, and Louis XV - Alain Ducasse in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, run by Alain Ducasse, complete the top five. Both are extremely different but equally unique.
Closer to home, meanwhile, Fat Duck, run by Heston Blumenthal, ranked eighth in the list, down two places from 2013.
The Bray-on-Thames establishment, set in fabulous building of London's Mandarin Hotel, is famous for a wonderfully creative menu that is a treat for the senses.