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:
“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:
Le Bernardin, New York City
Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Le Cirque (Bellagio), Las Vegas
Girl & The Goat, Chicago
Le Gavroche, London
La Pergola, Rome
Ciya Sofrasi, Istanbul
Guy Savoy, Paris
Toulouse Petit, Seattle
For the complete list of 2012 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants winners, go tohttp://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.