Travellers name the world's best restaurants in TripAdvisor awards

Spain's Martin Berasategui restaurant has been named the world's best restaurant in TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards 2015.

The three Michelin star restaurant is owned by world-renowned chef Martín Berasategui and has an overall TripAdvisor rating of five out of five with a four out of four rating for price, according to the site.  

The restaurant, located in Lasarte-Oria, a town in northern Spain (outside San Sebastian), has retained its three Michelin star rating since 2001, has received more than 640 reviews with 550 reviewers (or almost 86 per cent) rating it in the "excellent" category.

Its most recent review on TripAdvisor, dated 14 October 2015, was titled "Wow" and received rating of five out of five stars. It reads: "Reading many positive reviews we decided to dine here for lunch. The food was outstanding and there was not a single flaw in any of the courses we ate. The service was one of the best we had all generally experienced. The attention to detail fantastic and the sommelier excellent. It was not cheap, but it was certainly worth the price. Would definitely return".

In second place is Europea in Montreal, Canada, which has been reviewed almost 1500 times, receiving an overall rating of fours and a half out of five stars and a four out of four price rating.

France makes the list at number three with Maison Lameloise in Chagny, eastern France. The five-dining-room restaurant, which features exposed stone walls and wood beams, belongs to a 15th-century inn-style hotel. The hotel's restaurant received its first Michelin star in 1926, and since 2007 it has received three Michelin stars. The restaurant has a five out of five star rating on TripAdvisor and a price rating of four out of four.

Rounding up the top five best are British restaurant Adam's, in Birmingham, and Restaurant Sat Bains, in Nottingham.

Voted fourth best, with one Michelin star, Adam's restaurant has a five out of five rating with more than 800 reviews and, like all the top scorers, it has a price rating of four out of five.

With two Michelin stars, Restaurant Sat Bains offers a seven- or 10-course tasting menu and has a TripAdvisor rating of four and a half stars out five, with a price rating of four.


While no Australian restaurants made the world's top 10, Melbourne's Vue De Monde was awarded top spot for Australia.

Vue De Monde, on the 55th floor of Melbourne's Rialto building, has received more than 1000 reviews on TripAdvisor and has an overall rating of four and a half stars and a price rating of four out of four.

The most recent review – "Absolutely Amazing" – dated October 14, 2015, gave the restaurant five out of five stars. The reviewer wrote: "Our experience was the best ever. From the staff downstairs when we arrived at 5.30, to the staff holding the door open as we left at 12.30, they are the most professional staff. Of course the food has to take centre stage, I'm not sure how to describe it, more than incredible, superb. The chefs, which you can see creating your meal, are so talented."

Australia's second-best restaurant as voted by travellers is The Fish House in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. The restaurant offers southern Europe-style cuisine cooked with Australian seafood. It has a four-and-a-half-star rating on TripAdvisor with no price rating listed.

Adelaide's famed Chianti was voted third-best, out-ranking Sydney's restaurant with killer views, Quay Restaurant, which came in at number four.

Rounding up Australia's best five is a Hunter Valley restaurant – the two-hatted Muse Restaurant located in Pokolbin, New South Wales.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel website. According to TripAdvisor, the winners of the 2015 Travellers' Choice Awards were determined based on millions of reviews and opinions of site users worldwide collected over 12 months. This year, the best restaurant awards recognised 356 restaurants globally, including the top 25 restaurants in the world, along with top restaurants by region and country, including Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, Britain and the US as published by TripAdvisor.

Top 10 Travellers' Choice for best restaurants in the world:

1.            Martin Berasategui – Lasarte, Spain

2.            Europea – Montreal, Canada

3.            Maison Lameloise – Chagny, France

4.            Adam's – Birmingham, England

5.            Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham, England

6.            Geranium – Copenhagen, Denmark

7.            PIC – Valence, France

8.            NARISAWA – Minato, Japan

9.            Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons – Great Milton, England

10.          Epicure – Paris, France

Top 10 Travellers' Choice Restaurants in Australia:

1.            Vue de Monde, Melbourne, Victoria
              (Read Good Food's review)

2.            The Fish House, Burleigh Heads, Queensland
               (Good Food's review)

3.            Chianti, Adelaide, South Australia

4.            Quay Restaurant, Sydney, New South Wales
               (Good Food's review)

5.            Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin, New South Wales
               (Good Food's review)

6.            Aria, Brisbane, Queensland
               (Good Food's review)

7.            Tetsuya's, Sydney, New South Wales
               (Good Food's review)

8.            The Stunned Mullet, Port Macquarie, New South Wales
               (Good Food's review)

9.            Sage Restaurant, Canberra, ACT
              (Good Food's review)

10.          Coda, Melbourne, Victoria
               (Good Food's review)

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