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San Sebastian rated top destination for food lovers

San Sebastian rated top destination for food lovers
10 Sep 2012

The city of San Sebastian in northern Spain has been singled out as the best overseas holiday destination for food lovers from the UK.

Which? asked a panel of experts to rate a shortlist of ten places outside Britain on their gastronomic appeal using more than 30 different criteria, with the Spanish location topping the final list with a score of 81%.

San Sebastian scored particularly highly for its range of eating experiences available at various budgets, the depth of its culinary culture and the creativity of local chefs.

Announcing the results, Which? said this relatively small city 'really punches above its weight'.

'With more Michelin stars per head of the population than anywhere else in the world, its innovative chefs wield enormous influence over culinary trends all over the world,' the consumer group added.

Tokyo came a close second in the list with a score of 78% and Sydney was third with 77%, while New York and Paris shared fourth place.

Which? said all of the highest-rated destinations offer 'exceptional' food experiences.

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