At a ceremony earlier today, June 9th, in Brussels,Opinionated About Dining officially unveiled this year’s list of the Top 100 European Restaurants of 2014. More than 4,300 food enthusiasts contributed over 140,000 reviews as part of this year’s survey – the largest to date.

The 2014 list introduces a new “Top 10” of leading European restaurants with In de Wulf (Dranouter, Belgium) earning first place; Troisgros (Roanne, France) ranking second; Quique Dacosta Restaurante (Dènia, Spain) third; 41 Degrees (Barcelona, Spain) jumping from nineteenth to fourth; Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse (Monte-Carlo, Monaco) fifth; Amador (Mannheim, Germany) leaping from number nine to number six; Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) ranking seventh; Fat Duck (Bray-on-Thames, UK) eight; L’Astrance (Paris, France) ninth; and L’Arpège (Paris, France) rounding out the top 10.

The Top 100 European Restaurants list for 2014 showcases a variety of restaurants from 12 European countries including France with 34, Belgium with 7, Spain with 13, Monaco with 1, Germany with 11, Denmark with 4, United Kingdom with 7, Italy with 12, Sweden with 5, Netherlands with 1, Norway with 1, and Austria with 1.

“I always anxiously await the trending styles and types of cuisine highlighted in the European list, it’s incredibly forward thinking and this year’s list is no different with our European voters showing they are on the cutting edge of the contemporary dining scene as illustrated by their voting In de Wulf to the top of the list,” explains Steve Plotnicki, founder of Opinionated About Dining. “There is also, interestingly enough, a resurgence of interest in restaurants featuring classical French cooking.”


New restaurants recognized this year include Azurmendi Larrabertzu, Spain (19), Maaemo Olso, Norway (49), Andreas Caminada, Fürstenau, Switzerland (54); Time Raue Berlin, Germany (62), Passage 53 Paris, France (71); Restaurant Bareiss, Baiersbronn, Germany (72); Oaxen (79), Stockholm, Sweden; Marcus Wareing London, UK (97), and Yam’Tcha (100) Paris, France. “This year’s list also feature our first-ever ‘Just Missed’ list, which gives readers a look into the contenders for next year,” continues Plotnicki.

Started in 2008 in the US, the list made its way to Europe in 2012 where it has since influenced diners all around the globe. The OAD survey relies on tapping into the experience and opinions from diners who are passionate about where they eat. The methodology assigns a weight to each restaurant based on factors such as price point and the type of diners it attracts, and assigns a weight to reviewers based on the quantity and quality of restaurants a reviewer has visited.

Just a few months ago saw the release of Opinionated About Dining’s Top 100 American Restaurants of 2014 list which determined Joshua Skenes’ Saison (San Francisco) as this year’s number one.

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