The 2016 Michelin Guide to the Main Cities of Europe has been announced and covers 44 major cities in 20 European countries. 486 restaurants have received stars — 414 of them are one-starred restaurants — compared to 242 just 10 years ago. Five new restaurants have received the coveted three stars: Le Cing (Paris), Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée (Paris), Geranium (Copenhagen), The Table Kevin Fehling (Hamburg), and Maaemo (Oslo).
Directors of the guide are impressed with the growth they've seen in the dining scene in Europe and across the world. The cities with the most growth have been Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, Turin, and Zurich. Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Guide, says, "It's great to see so many stars awarded this year, especially to restaurants in these emerging cities." This new guide also includes 55 new Bib Gourmand awards, bringing the total number of affordable, recommended dining options without stars to 296. Below, the full list of stars:
Le Cinq and Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris, Geranium in Copenhagen, The Table Kevin Fehling in Hamburg and Maaemo in Oslo. This brings the total number of three Starred restaurants in the guide to 19.