World's best airport restaurants, food and coffee: I Love Paris by Guy Martin named best airport fine dining experience

Dubai may claim title to the world's busiest airport but its France's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport that takes out the title of world's finest airport restaurant.

I Love Paris by Guy Martin was named the finest airport restaurant taking out the 'airport chef-led/fine dining' category in the 2016 Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Awards. 

The annual award recognises the best and most innovative projects in travel-related food and beverage industry.

I Love Paris by Guy Martin, located in Hall L of terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle was recognised for top-quality cuisine and its unique design setting.

The upmarket restaurant opened in June 2015 and offers a menu conceived by three-Michelin-star French chef, Guy Martin, consisting of traditional French cuisine with a modern twist and a setting designed by Iranian-born, Paris-based architect, India Mahdavi. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport was ranked among the top 10 international airports by Skytrax in 2015.

Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food located at London Heathrow Airport received highly commended in the same category.

Locally, Hudsons at Brisbane Airport took out the title of best airport coffee shop of the year and Sydney Airport's Sumo Green Label was highly commended for its airport food-to-go offer.

Brisbane International Airport was the only Australian airport to be recognised in multiple categories; it also took out the title of best transformation in the airport food and beverage category and received highly commended for its overall airport food and beverage offer.

The best airport food court of the year title goes to Universal Dining, Straits Food Village, Singapore Changi Airport. Changi was also named the world's best airport for 2016 in the Skytrax awards.

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2016 Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Awards winners:

Airport coffee shop of the year

Winner: Emirates Leisure Retail: Hudsons, Brisbane Airport
Highly Commended: Caffè Nero, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 Arrivals; Red Rock Leisure, Brunetti, Melbourne Airport

Airport food to go offer of the year

Winner: Tastes on the Fly, Modmarket, Denver International
Highly Commended: Wrights of Howth, Dublin Airport; Lagardère Travel Retail, Sumo Green Label, Sydney Airport

Airport bar of the year

Winner: JD Wetherspoon, The Windmill, London Stansted Airport
Highly Commended: JD Wetherspoon, Birmingham Airport; Lagardère Travel Retail, Loksins Bar, Keflavik Airport

Airport wine bar of the year

Winner: SSP Finland, Wine & View, Helsinki Airport
Highly Commended: OTG, Vinifera, Toronto Pearson International Airport; Feudi di San Gregorio, Dubl Lounge, Naples International Airport

Airport casual dining restaurant of the year

Winner: Hausmann's Flughafen Gastronomie, Hausmann's, Frankfurt Airport
Highly Commended: HMSHost Corporation, Lee Kitchen, Toronto Pearson International Airport; TRG Concessions, Wondertree, London Heathrow Airport

Airport chef-led/fine dining offer of the year

Winner: Areas, I love Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Highly Commended: Gordon Ramsay Group, Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food, London Heathrow Airport

Airport food court of the year

Winner: Universal Dining, Straits Food Village, Singapore Changi Airport
Highly Commended: Areas, MyChef, Milan Malpensa Airport; Marqette and ARI: Marqette, Dublin Airport

Fast food/quick service restaurant (QSR) of the year

Winner: HMSHost International, Leon, London Heathrow Airport
Highly Commended: Crews, Cava Mezze Grill, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport; HMSHost Corporation, Local Food Truck, Los Angeles International Airport

The great transformation in airport food and beverage award

Winner: Brisbane Airport Corporation: Brisbane International Airport Terminal Development
Highly Commended: Finavia Corporation, Helsinki Airport

Airport food and beverage offer of the year

Winner: Copenhagen Airport
Highly Commended: London Heathrow Airport; Brisbane Airport

For a full list of winners in the 2016 Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Awards winners, click here.

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