Leading travel website TripAdvisor has ranked an Athenian restaurant, Funky Gourmet, among the world's top 10 best eateries in its most recent review, which is topped by Maison Lameloise in the Burgundy region of France.
The selections are based on how many reviews the restaurants have received recently, the volume of reviews overall and how many of them gave favorable ratings, Hayley Coleman, a public relations consultant for TripAdvisor, told Reuters.
Funky Gourmet, which is located in the central neighborhood of Metaxourgeio, came in sixth place worldwide and fourth in Europe.
Georgiana Hiliadaki, who co-owns the restaurant along with Argyro Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, is thrilled about receiving the distinction.
“The entire team is incredibly proud,” Georgiana Hiliadaki told Kathimerini. “The fact that Funky Gourmet has ranked among the 10 best restaurants in the world according to TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice 2013 review vindicates all our efforts. This distinction gives us the boost we need to go on and we are very happy that there is such a positive response to modern Greek cuisine worldwide.”
France's Maison Lameloise was followed by Colicchio & Sons Main Dining Room in New York, Le Cinq in Paris, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain, and Caprice in Hong Kong. After Funky Gourmet came Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons at Great Milton in the United Kingdom, Cum Quibus in San Gimignano, Italy, Voila Bistrot in Paraty, Brazil, and Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
[Reuters, AMNA, Kathimerini]