TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Highest Rated French Restaurants in 2022

Two restaurants in France are in the top 10 2022 for the best gourmet cuisine, in the latest results of the Travelers’ Choice Awards published by the global evaluation site TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor has released its ranking for Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best, for Fine Dining, Date Night, Hidden Gems, Picture-Perfect Restaurants, Everyday Eats and Quick Bites.

The site specifies: “The Travellers’ Choice Awards reward the favorite destinations of travelers, on the basis of the opinions and opinions collected, over a period of 12 months.”

The “Best of the Best” category is its highest accolade, with “winners representing 1% of TripAdvisor’s top-rated listings.”

French restaurants: Gastronomy

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  • 7th place: Les Plaisirs Gourmands, a starred site in Schiltigheim (Bas-Rhin), near Strasbourg

  • 9th: The Auberge du Vieux Puits, a three-star Michelin site in Fontjoncouse (Aude), near Narbonne

Out of the top 10, the three-star Maison Pic in Valance, in Drôme, took 15th place.

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French Restaurants: Date Night

Two other restaurants outside mainland France were also in the 2022 ranking, but this time in the Date Night category, and outside the top 10 in each case.

  • 19th: Stretta, in Porto (South Corsica)

  • 22nd place: Lagoon Restaurant, Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

However, no French restaurant is in the top 10 of the other categories.

International rankings

This year, the winning restaurants are in 51 countries on six continents.

The winning restaurant in the Fine Dining category was, for the second consecutive year, The Old Stamp House Restaurant in Ambleside, UK. This site, run by two brothers, has a Michelin star and is unanimously rated five stars out of five on the TripAdvisor site.

Reviewers say it offers a “brilliant dining experience”, “a memorable evening” and “incredible food”.

The other category winners were:

  • Eat every day: Wooden kitchen and bar, Bangor, Maine, USA

  • Quick bites: Bleecker Street Pizza, New York, New York, USA

  • Perfect Restaurants: Sunset Monalisa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • A romantic date: Altto Ristorante & Lounge Bar, Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

  • Hidden gems: Green Dot, Cuzco, Peru

TripAdvisor also publishes Travellers’ Choice Awards in the categories of Hotels, Beaches, Destinations and Things to Do.

Full listings, including all categories, are available to view, including photos of each, at TripAdvisor website here.

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