El Celler de Can Roca
El Celler de Can Roca © Wim Jansen.
Global Traveler

The top 25 fine dining restaurants in the world, as chosen by travelers like you

Travel review website TripAdvisor published its Travelers' Choice Awards for the world's best fine-dining restaurants, with European eateries doing better than those in the U.S.

France, Spain, the U.K. and Italy each have three entries in the list of 25 restaurants. Here's a look at the full rundown.

1. Au Crocodile, Strasbourg, France

This Strasbourg restaurant is housed in a building dating back to 1659 and a four-course menu starts at 108 euros ($123.19). Crocodile is not offered, but diners can choose from French classics such as duck foie gras, frogs' legs and lobster. The restaurant is currently closed for renovation and is scheduled to reopen in early 2020.

Au Crocodile reopens in early 2020.
Courtesy of Au Crocodile

2. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain

"Culinary poetry" is how one reviewer described this restaurant, which focuses on seasonal food, with truffles, gazpacho and grilled sirloin all featuring on its 25-year anniversary tasting menu, for 260 euros.

3. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

Started by brothers Joan, Jordi and Josep Roca in 1986, the three credit their mother Montserrat Fontane for teaching them to cook. More than 90 percent of TripAdvisor reviewers gave this place five stars.

El Celler de Can Roca
© El Celler de Can Roca

4. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, UK

Sat and Amanda Bains' restaurant opened in 2002 on the outskirts of the city of Nottingham in central England and won a Michelin star the following year. Diners can stay over in one of the restaurant's rooms, housed in converted farm buildings.

Chef Sat Bains of Restaurant Sat Bains
Courtesy of Restaurant Sat Bains

5. Restaurant Benazuza, Cancun, Mexico

Part of the Pyramid hotel Grand Oasis resort in Cancun, Benazuza, the food is described on its website as "techno-emotional." Chef Rafael Zafra grew up in his family's restaurant in Seville, Spain, and became a consultant for Oasis Hotels and Resorts in 2010.

6. La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa

This Asian-French fusion restaurant is run by 29-year-old chef James Gaag, who joined La Colombe as a student in 2010, before working in the U.K. with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons (entry 15). TripAdvisor reviewers talk about its "exquisite" tasting menu.

La Colombe
Andrea van der Spuy | La Colombe

7. TRB Hutong, Beijing, China

TRB Hutong is housed in a former Qing Dynasty temple, which was once used as a TV factory and serves modern European dishes. Diners choose from tasting menus, or can "be picky," choosing four dishes from any of the menus for 498 renminbi ($72.84).

TRB Hutong
Courtesy of TRB Hutong

8. Ristorante Villa Crespi, Orta San Giulio, Italy

Run by Michelin-starred chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo, the restaurant's menu focuses on the Italian regions of Piedmont and Campania and has around 1,800 wines to choose from.

Restaurant Villa Crespi
Courtesy of Villa Crespi

9. The Grove, Auckland, New Zealand

Owners Annette and Michael Dearth opened The Grove in 2004, with a focus on New Zealand food with a French twist. TripAdvisor reviewers rave about its passion fruit souffle.

The Grove
Courtesy of The Grove

10. David's Kitchen, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Londoner and former theater director David Gordon set up his eponymous eatery after meeting his wife Prom at a restaurant in Chiang Mai. Gordon focuses on unstuffy service, while Prom is the pastry chef, even making English favorite sticky toffee pudding.

Rounding out the list of the Top 25 are:

11. Adam's, Birmingham, UK
12. Maido, Lima, Peru
13. Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
14. Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau, La Rochelle, France
15. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, UK
16. Gabriel Kreuther, New York City, US
17. Ristorante Lido '84, Gardone Riviera, Italy
18. Epicure, Paris, France
19. Azurmendi, Larrabetzu, Spain
20. Ciel Bleu Restaurant, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21. I Latina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
22. Da Vittorio, Brusaporto, Italy
23. Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong, China
24. Europea, Montreal, Quebec
25. Daniel, New York City, US