London leads European culinary destinations with the highest 5-star reviews

By TravelWiseMar 18, 2024 15:45 PMNews
London leads European culinary destinations with the highest 5-star reviews
London's unique blend of traditional and contemporary culinary offerings makes it the perfect destination for epicurean adventures. Source: pexels

London boasts an impressive 2,906 5-star awards for a variety of dining options, from quaint coffee shops to luxury restaurants. The study, conducted by Dutch lifestyle publication Dailybase, delved into Tripadvisor's extensive database to evaluate reviews of 5-star dining establishments in European cities.

This exhaustive analysis covered 193 cities and allowed us to compile a table based on the available Tripadvisor information. The results of the study demonstrated the incomparable appeal of London for gourmets, emphasizing its vibrant gastronomy, which includes everything from classic pubs serving hearty British cuisine to upscale Michelin-starred cafes. This was reported by

After London, Paris came in second place with 2898 5-star reviews, which is a testament to its gastronomic excellence. The French capital is famous for its iconic dishes, such as escargot and entrecote, which can be tasted in the city's famous bistros and cafes.

Barcelona ranked third with 1475 5-star ratings, which speaks to the country's thriving culinary landscape. Known for its vibrant tapas culture and specialties such as patatas bravas and paella, Barcelona offers a dynamic gastronomic scene that delights foodies.

Rome, coming in at number four with 1407 5-star recommendations, is famous for its authentic Italian cuisine. In Rome's esteemed establishments, visitors are offered not only street food but also traditional dishes such as pasta carbonara and cacio e pepe.

Athens, ranked fifth with 1403 5-star reviews, is famous for its excellent Greek cuisine, particularly souvlaki and moussaka, offering a rich taste of local culinary traditions.

Seventh place was taken by Lisbon with 1,177 5-star reviews, which is known for its seafood dishes such as bacalhau, various recipes for clams and sardines, not forgetting the much-loved pastel de nata.

Berlin, ranked eighth with 1,074 5-star ratings, offers a unique culinary experience with dishes such as carrivourst and bouleth that reflect Germany's rich food culture.

Prague, ranked ninth with 1,015 5-star reviews, invites gourmets to try traditional Czech dishes such as goulash. They go perfectly with the country's famous beer.

Rounding out the top ten is Milan with 814 5-star reviews, reflecting Italy's chic reputation for dishes such as saffron risotto and gelato that guarantee an unforgettable dining experience.

Daniel de Woer, editor-in-chief of Dailybase, commented on the results of the study:

"Discovering the best gastronomic cities in Europe, whether it's gourmet restaurants, local cafes or original bars, is not only exciting, but can also inspire your next trip. Using Tripadvisor review data, we capture the real-life experiences of tourists and locals in each city. This analysis can offer a useful guide to the cuisine of each place, as well as favorite and recommended places for foodies."

Earlier, TravelWise reported the best destinations for a food tour.

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