The best restaurants in Europe right now

Home to some of the best restaurants in the world – and, arguably, some of the freshest ingredients around – Europe is an amazing place to stuff yourself silly. The best restaurants in Europe come in all shapes and sizes, too. You can splurge on Michelin-starred meals in Paris, twirl pasta on a terrace in Rome, taste the sea in Lisbon and slurp oysters in Nice. (Are you getting hungry yet?) No matter what you’re craving, the continent’s vast gastronomic landscape is bound to tickle your taste buds in new and unexpected ways, no matter which city, region or country you end up visiting. Take a look at the best restaurants in Europe and plan your next dining adventure accordingly.

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The best restaurants in London

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The best restaurants in London

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Dine out at the best restaurants in London, from well-seasoned stalwarts to tasty newcomers doing fresh things in the kitchen

The best restaurants in Paris

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The best restaurants in Paris

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Want to know what’s what on the French dining scene? Get around with our ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Paris

The best restaurants in Barcelona

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The best restaurants in Barcelona

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All budgets and tastes are catered to in our pick of the absolute best restaurants in Barcelona right now

The best restaurants in Madrid

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The best restaurants in Madrid

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Looking for top-notch food in the Spanish capital? This is our ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Madrid right now

The best restaurants in Lisbon

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The best restaurants in Lisbon

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Take a look at our list of the best Lisbon restaurants, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars

The best restaurants in Europe

The best restaurants in Aberdeen

The best restaurants in Aberdeen

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Sample the best cuisine in the northeast with our guide to the best restaurants in Aberdeen

The best restaurants in Amsterdam

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The best restaurants in Amsterdam

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The current food scene could rival almost any city in Europe for platefuls of fun and flair

The best restaurants in Athens

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The best restaurants in Athens

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Ever thought of chucking cuttlefish in your moussaka? One Athenian chef has

The best restaurants in Barcelona

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The best restaurants in Barcelona

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Our pick of the 50 best restaurants in Barcelona to sample the tastiest dishes from the city’s creative chefs.

The best restaurants in Bath

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The best restaurants in Bath

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Enter foodie heaven with our guide to the best restaurants in Bath

The best restaurants in Belfast

The best restaurants in Belfast

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Discover Belfast’s best grub with our guide to the Northern Irish capital’s top restaurants

The best restaurants in Berlin

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The best restaurants in Berlin

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This city’s very best addresses have received nearly dozens of Michelin stars between them

The best restaurants in Birmingham

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The best restaurants in Birmingham

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Our pick of Birmingham’s absolute best restaurants, from the cheap and cheerful to the oh-so-fancy

The best restaurants in Brighton

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The best restaurants in Brighton

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Fine-dining establishments wrestle each other for space here, but you can still find plenty of less expensive and more relaxed places to dine

The best restaurants in Bristol

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The best restaurants in Bristol

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Frankly, there’s nowhere better than Bristol for an unpretentious and delicious dining experience

The best restaurants in Budapest

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The best restaurants in Budapest

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Whether it’s spiced sausage or seared duck breast, eating on the cheap comes naturally here

The best restaurants in Cambridge

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The best restaurants in Cambridge

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Welcome to the land of pubs. There’s enough ale in this city to fill the Cam twice

The best restaurants in Cardiff

The best restaurants in Cardiff

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Whether it’s a piping hot Welsh cake, prize-winning leeks or succulent lamb for your Sunday roast

The best restaurants in Chester

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The best restaurants in Chester

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You’ll find a variety of classy outlets and unpretentious eateries among the best restaurants in Chester

The best restaurants in Copenhagen

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The best restaurants in Copenhagen

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Don’t know where to start in this gourmet capital? Get ahead with our run-down

The best restaurants in Dublin

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The best restaurants in Dublin

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The food you’ll find in Ireland is as good, if not better, than in any corner of the world

The best restaurants in Durham

The best restaurants in Durham

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Cobbled streets, an imposing castle and romantic bridges make Durham a worthy UNESCO World Heritage site

The best restaurants in Edinburgh

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The best restaurants in Edinburgh

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From the Old Town’s cheap eats to the hard-to-bag-a-seat spots around Leith Harbour

The best restaurants in Florence

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The best restaurants in Florence

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Traditional Florentine cuisine is heavy on the ‘peasant’ recipes that have been around for centuries

The best restaurants in Frankfurt

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The best restaurants in Frankfurt

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In recent years this overlooked metropolis has blossomed into something of a foodie haven

The best restaurants in Germany

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The best restaurants in Germany

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Beer, wurst, and lots of both – when people think of Germany’s cuisine, that’s often what comes to mind. But there is so much more to discover

The best restaurants in Glasgow

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The best restaurants in Glasgow

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Not everything is deep-fried here (though sure you should have that mars bar). This list shows Glasgow’s food scene is on the up

The best restaurants in Leeds

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The best restaurants in Leeds

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From well-established local favourites to the top new places, these are the Leeds restaurants you need to know about

The best restaurants in Lincoln

The best restaurants in Lincoln

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If your on the verge of becoming ‘hangry’, check out these tasty restaurants in Lincoln. You can thank us later

The best restaurants in Lisbon

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The best restaurants in Lisbon

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Take a look at our list of the best Lisbon restaurants, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars

The best restaurants in Liverpool

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The best restaurants in Liverpool

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This port city’s known for its artsiness and creativity, and that extends to its restaurants

The best restaurants in London

The best restaurants in London

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From seasoned stalwarts never falling out of fashion to tasty newcomers doing bold new things in the kitchen

The best restaurants in Manchester

The best restaurants in Manchester

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For railway-arch street food and world-class fine dining, Manchester delivers the goods

The best restaurants in Milan

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The best restaurants in Milan

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Finding something awesome in the centre of Milan is no small feat, so pay attention to the edges

The best restaurants in Munich

The best restaurants in Munich

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Top of your Bavaria bucket list should be a hearty, meaty meal at one of these addresses

The best restaurants in Newcastle

The best restaurants in Newcastle

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From award-winning fine dining to the stalls of Grainger Market, there’s something in Newcastle for all budgets

The best restaurants in Nice

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The best restaurants in Nice

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Young chefs are giving Nice’s local restaurant scene a gastronomic kick in a creative direction

The best restaurants in Nottingham

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The best restaurants in Nottingham

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The food scene here is eclectic, with plenty of budget DIY spots and a focus on unpretentiously good, fresh ingredients

The best restaurants in Norwich

The best restaurants in Norwich

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If you want to eat in Norwich we’ve got you covered. From sushi spots to taquerias to critically swooned-over bobby dazzlers, it’s all here

The best restaurants in Oxford

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In this most quaint of cities, you might expect the food to play it safe. That it doesn’t

The best restaurants in Paris

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The best restaurants in Paris

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The search for a decent place to eat may feel a little daunting here, but we think we can help

The best restaurants in Plymouth

The best restaurants in Plymouth

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Discover the best places for a Plymouth pit stop with our guide to the coastal city’s best restaurants and cafés

The best restaurants in Porto

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The best restaurants in Porto

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Porto has tons of amazing places to eat, but we reckon these are the best ones if you’re counting them on one hand

The best restaurants in Prague

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The best restaurants in Prague

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Think Czech food, think meat and potatoes? Time to reassess, we reckon

The best restaurants in Reykjavik

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The best restaurants in Reykjavik

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Reykjavik is hot right now. (Okay, it’s freezing, but you get the gist.) And it’s also a foodie heaven, especially if you’re into fish and meat

The best restaurants in Rome

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The best restaurants in Rome

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The majority of famous Roman dishes are rooted in cucina povera (poor man’s cuisine)

The best restaurants in Sheffield

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The best restaurants in Sheffield

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This student city has a varied food and drink scene that caters for all budgets – you can find street food, sourdough bakeries and even a fine dining restaurant in a shipping container

The best restaurants in Southampton

The best restaurants in Southampton

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With rustic artisanal spots, natty pizza vendors and brewpubs, So’ton has become an unlikely haven for southern England’s itinerant foodies

The best restaurants in Southend

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The best restaurants in Southend

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Like Margate, Southend is attracting a wave of young families and creative types – and an ascendant food scene reflects this fresh demographic.

The best restaurants in Stockholm

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The best restaurants in Stockholm

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There’s a lot more to this city’s food scene than just pricey New Nordic cuisine (and homey fika)

The best restaurants in Venice

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Forget eating Italian. Venetian cuisine blends flavours, spices and cultures – with outstanding results

The best restaurants in Windsor

The best restaurants in Windsor

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From fine dining restaurants, local taverns and farm-to-table cuisine, these are the best restaurants in Windsor

The best restaurants in York

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The best restaurants in York

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From traditional British tea rooms to globally-inspired fine-dining destinations

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