The world’s best restaurants named – including one from South Africa

TripAdvisor has published a list of of the world’s best fine dining restaurants, with French eatery Au Crocodile in Strasbourg rated number one.

The winners of TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants Awards, are decided by an algorithm that analyses millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from global travellers.

Within the list of 25 restaurants selected by the group, is a South African eatery – La Colombe – Constantia – which is ranked sixth.

Au Crocodile scored 4.5 out of 5 from 1,305 reviews.

A 4 course meal starts at €108 (R1,700), moving up to €148 (R2,300) for a six course meal

And expect to pay R1,460 for a Gourmand Menu at La Colombe, and R2,390, with wine pairing.

Here are the world’s top restaurants:

  1. Au Crocodile – Strasbourg, France
  2. Martin Berasategui – Lasarte, Spain
  3. El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
  4. Restaurant Sat Bains – Nottingham, United Kingdom
  5. Restaurant Benazuza – Cancún, Mexico
  6. La Colombe – Constantia, South Africa
  7. TRB Hutong – Beijing, China
  8. Ristorante Villa Crespi – Orta San Giulio, Italy
  9. The Grove – Auckland, New Zealand
  10. David’s Kitchen – Chiang Mai, Thailand

The travel and restaurant review website also named the top 10 restaurants in South Africa:

La Colombe – Constantia

Rust en Vrede Restaurant – Stellenbosch


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The Pot Luck Club – Cape Town Central

Delaire Graff Restaurant – Stellenbosch

Le Bon Vivant – Franschhoek

La Mouette Restaurant – Cape Town Central

Buitenverwachting Restaurant – Constantia

Tokara Restaurant – Stellenbosch

Foliage Restaurant – Franschhoek

Pigalle Restaurant – Cape Town Central

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