London, Paris and Barcelona among the best European cities for food lovers

London has the highest number of 5-star reviews with 2,906, for restaurants, cafes and bars

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A new study reveals that London is the best city in Europe for food lovers, with a total of 2,906 5-star reviews for restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs.   

Dutch lifestyle magazine Dailybase analyzed Tripadvisor data to discover the number of five-star reviews of restaurants in European cities. This resulted in a ranking of 193 cities in Europe where Tripadvisor data was available for investigation.

The crown as Europe's best city for foodies goes to London, the capital of the United Kingdom, with an impressive total of 2,906 5-star reviews for its food and drink establishments. London is famous for its traditional pub culture, where you'll find home-made pies and roast dinners, as well as plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants to delight your taste buds, making it the perfect destination for your next city break.

The French capital, Paris, is a close second, with a total of 2,898 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor for its restaurants. Foodies clearly enjoy Parisian culinary specialties such as snails and entrecôte, which is a premium cut of meat to be savored with French fries in the best French bistros and cafes.  

The lively city of Barcelona comes in third, with a total of 1,475 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor for its restaurants, cafes and bars. Popular for its exciting nightlife, this Spanish city will surprise foodies with its tapas, which include patatas bravas, which are potato cubes in a spicy tomato sauce, and also the classic rice dish, paella.

Rome comes in fourth place, with 1,407 reviews giving the Italian capital 5 stars for its food and drink venues. In addition to sampling the street food bites in Rome, venture into the city's restaurants to try traditional pasta carbonara and cacio e pepe, two simple but tasty spaghetti dishes, to find yourself in gastronomic heaven.

Just behind in fifth place is Athens, the capital of Greece, with a total of 1.40 3-star out of 5-star Tripadvisor reviews among food lovers. Famous for its tasty souvlaki, which are skewers of flavorful meat grilled over an open fire, along with the minced lamb dish moussaka, Athens offers delicious bites for all food enthusiasts.

Spain's capital, Madrid, ranks sixth on the list of best European cities for foodies, with 1,395 5-star reviews for its restaurants, bars and cafes. To eat like a local, try cocido madrileño, which is a multi-course stew made with chickpeas, meat, and vegetables. With two Spanish cities appearing in this ranking, make sure you don't miss out on this country for high-quality dining experiences.    

Lisbon in Portugal follows in seventh place, with a total of 1,177 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor for the capital's restaurants. For seafood lovers, Lisbon is perfect for your next trip, as cod stew, bacalhau, and hearty dishes with clams and sardines are very popular. And, of course, you can't miss the renowned egg custard tart, pastel de nata, to satisfy your sweet tooth.  

In eighth place is Berlin, the capital of Germany, with 1,074 5-star reviews for its food and drink establishments. From the classic currywurst, a delicious combination of spiced ketchup and sausage, to the Berlin-style meatball known as a boulette, this city offers a dynamic dining experience for visitors.

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is ninth on the list, with 1,015 reviews, giving the city 5 stars for best food spots. This could be your dream destination if you fancy a hearty beef goulash called hovězi guláš, served with homemade bread dumplings. To immerse yourself in this city, it is essential to order a pivo (beer), especially because it is known as the best in Europe.  

Completing the list of the ten best European cities for food lovers is Milan, Italy's second appearance, with a total of 814 5-star reviews for its restaurants, bars and cafes. Reflecting the city's fashionable elegance, creamy saffron-infused risotto is a staple to enjoy, followed by sweet ice cream for an exceptional dining experience.  

Source: Journo Research.

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