Just one Dutch restaurant in world list of 50 best places to eat

Restaurant-De-Librije-Dutch restaurant De Librije has risen back up a ranking of the 50 best eating establishments in the world after slipping to 71th place last year.

De Librije, which is in Zwolle, is now in 38th place, almost back where it started in 2010 when it entered the list for the first time.

The ranking is drawn up by Restaurant Magazine and is topped by Osteria Francescana in Italy, followed by El Celler de Can Roca in Spain.

De Librije entered the rankings in 2010 at number 37 and had climbed to as high as 27 in 2014. It is one of two Dutch restaurant to have three Michelin stars.

‘Jonnie and Thérèse Boer have helped shape modern Dutch cuisine over a 20-year career, combining fabulous local food with cutting-edge techniques and idiosyncratic ideas,’ the jury said in their verdict.

The highest ranked Dutch chef on the list is Richard Ekkebus, who runs Amber, a restaurant in Hong Kong which has been voted the best in China.

There are no Dutch restaurants in the 51-100 list.

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