Five European Cities for Classic Cuisines

For foodies, sampling local cuisines constitutes the best bits of a memorable holiday. So be it Bordeaux’s classic French cuisine or Copenhagen’s legendary seafood, the food scene in Europe has always been of great interest for tourists from around the world. So we bring to you a list of five cities that have marvelous restaurants. So whether you decide to dine in, eat out or check out some street food, here’s a bounty for you:


The gastronomic charm of Bordeaux goes well beyond its celebrated red wines. The vast expanse of vineyards has been an essential element of the beauty of Bordeaux’s landscape. With two Michelin stars, L’Hostellerie de Plaisance offers a great delight for the food-lovers. It lies along the Saint-Emilion village, designated as a World Heritage site.


The food scene of Copenhagen has been a great source of tourism in Copenhagen. Geranium here has garnered three Michelin stars. For classic Thai food, you may check out Kiin Kiin, the only Thai restaurant outside the South-east Asian country to have a Michelin rating. You may also lay your hand on sat-fresh lobster at Torvehallerne market.

San Sebastián

A beach haven and a putative culinary capital, San Sebastian is located in the mountainous region of Basque Country. The charm of the scenic beauty could give you a better estimate of culinary delight to the visitors. Do savor some pintxos, local morsels that you may relish at a local bar along with a glass of txaoli (dry white wine).


Huddled in the Saône and Rhône river valleys, Lyon, a major tourist city, is home to a number of classic diners. For a brilliant dining experience, Les Trois Domes is a place to be. It offers some spectacular settings while giving panoramic views of the city and river. For desserts, you may take to its balcony to add some grandeur to your experience.


Host to the best of European diplomacy at the headquarters of the EU, Brussels offers an interstellar level of fine dining for its visitors. At Comme Chez Soi, you would have a chance to savor the North Sea lobster with Royal Belgian caviar. The entire panorama of the city is a wonder in itself, with finest squares, the Grand Place and classic architecture.

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