Look no further than this Michelin guide to find the hotspots in Europe for the best fine-dining restaurants, depicting the continent’s vast culinary cultures and dynamism. This 33rd edition of the 2014 MICHELIN guide Main Cities of Europe covers 44 cities in 20 European countries and features 1,562 hotels and 2,285 restaurants, of which:

  • 349 one star restaurants
  • 81 two star restaurants
  • 15 three star restaurants
  • 279 Bib Gourmand restaurants

Newly honoured restaurants are also listed and celebrated, including Greece’s new two star restaurant Funky Gourmet, and Austria’s four new restaurants, including vegetarian Vienna-based Tian.

As Nordic food gains prominence within the world of fine-dining, the Michelin guide is supporting its restaurants and awarding its important distinctions and has announced a new Nordic countries guide in 2014. For now three new stars have been awarded to Copenhagen’s restaurants, including Studio at the Standard and Marchal at D’Angleterre Hotel, as well as two new stars in Helsinki and two in Sweden: Operakällaren in Stockholm and Bhoga in Gothenburg.

We’ve seen exciting and diverse new restaurants adding to the enormous choice already available” says Rebecca Burr, Editor. “We’ve witnessed the rise of global influences and the adoption of modern cooking techniques but we’ve also observed a growing sense of pride and passion in the celebration of indigenous cooking”.

And for those who are drawn in by fine-dining for lower prices, this guide includes 279 Bib Gourmand restaurants, all of which are deemed to have wonderful food with exceptional value for money.