The 2015 Michelin Main Cities of Europe Restaurants and Hotels red guide awarded 471 restaurants with stars in 46 major cities in 20 European countries. Michelin increased the number of three-star restaurants by one to 15 restaurants in six cities. Bib Gourmands were given to 292 restaurants serving excellent food at reasonably prices.
2015 Michelin Main Cities of Europe Red Guide
The Michelin Main Cities of Europe Restaurants and Hotels red guide covers 46 cities in 20 different European countries. This guide has the advantage that it does cover important European tourist and business destinations that often are not included in the limited number of Michelin single country red guides.
For example, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Vienna offer a surprising number of highly rated restaurants. Aarhus in Denmark and Malmo in Sweden were included for the first time in the 2015 guide and both debuted with three one-star restaurants each.
In contrast to the Michelin single-country guides, the European cities guide covers more restaurants than hotels. In all, the guide describes 1537 hotels and 2380 restaurants in all price classes. The aim of Michelin guides has traditionally been to identify the best establishments in various comfort classes rather than just the best and most-expensive places.
The Michelin Main Cities of Europe Guide is written in English.
Star Restaurants in the Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2015
In the 2015 Michelin Main Cities of Europe red guide, 471 restaurants were awarded stars.
Three-Star Restaurants in European Cities 2015
The number of three-star Michelin restaurants in the guide increased by one 15. The new addition is Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris.
Nine of the three-star restaurants are in Paris. Most of the top restaurants in the rest of Europe are in smaller towns and thus not covered by this particular guide.
The non-Parisian three-star restaurants in European cities are Paul Bocuse in Lyon, La Pergola in Rome, Enotheca Pinchiorri in Florence, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and Gordon Ramsay in London, and Diver XO in Madrid.
Other Top Restaurants in the Main Cities of Europe 2015
Two-stars were awarded for the first time by Michelin to 8 restaurants to bring the total in the guide to 83. Six restaurants from 2014 lost their two-star rating.
The number of one star Michelin restaurants in the guide is now 373 with 57 new entries.
Michelin awarded 292 restaurants with its popular Bib Gourmand label for establishments offering good quality cuisine at reasonable prices.
Buying the Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2015 Guide
The Michelin 2015 Main Cities of Europe Restaurants and Hotels red guide is available in most of Europe from early April 2015 for around €30 while Amazon US sells the guide for around $22.