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TripAdvisor Names 2012 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants
London restaurant named favourite in Europe

LONDON, UK. – June 26, 2012 – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice® Restaurants awards.  The inaugural awards recognise favourite dining establishments in popular cities worldwide, based on millions of valuable traveller reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.

Le Gavroche in London was not only named favourite restaurant in London, but Michel Roux Jr’s Mayfair restaurant also takes top spot in Europe, and fourth in the overall world ranking.

Cementing London’s place on the gastronomic map, the city boasts three additional restaurants in the European favourite list; with Chez Bruce, Barrafina and La Trompette in seventh, ninth and tenth places respectively.

“As the UK’s capital city, London is visited by millions of tourists every year, but in the past it has sometimes been derided for its culinary offerings, “ said Emma Shaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson, “But now millions of TripAdvisor users have spoken, proving that London’s restaurants are not only world-class, but enjoyed by those that really matter – diners.”

Travellers’ Choice Favourite London Restaurants:

  1. Le Gavroche

  2. Chez Bruce

  3. Barrafina,

  4. La Trompette

  5. The Ledbury

  6. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

  7. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

  8. Goodman

  9. Moro

  10. Petrus

“We’re thrilled to highlight some of the TripAdvisor community’s favourite restaurants,” continued Emma Shaw, “We found that travellers’ favourite restaurants range from well-known, casual chains to upscale fine dining options – the common thread for these award-winners being a consistently remarkable dining experience with outstanding service and quality.”

In total, 576 restaurants around the world were honoured, including travellers’ overall favourites, plus travellers' favourites in the U.S., Europe and popular travel destinations. Restaurants that offer dinner and table service were eligible for the awards.

Travellers’ Choice Europe Favourite Top 10 Restaurants:

1. Le Gavroche, London, England

2. La Pergola, Rome, Italy

3. Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul, Turkey

4. Guy Savoy, Paris, France

5. El Club Allard, Madrid, Spain

6. Tantris, Munich, Germany

7. Chez Bruce, London, England

8. Pierre Gagnaire, Paris, France

9. Barrafina, London, England

10. La Trompette, London, England

Travellers’ Choice Overall Favourite Restaurants:

  1. Le Bernardin, New York City

  2. Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco

  3. Le Cirque (Bellagio), Las Vegas

  4. Girl & The Goat, Chicago

  5. Le Gavroche, London

  6. La Pergola, Rome

  7. Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul

  8. Guy Savoy, Paris

  9. Europea, Montreal

  10. Toulouse Petit, Seattle

For the complete list of 2012 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants winners, go to