Wednesday 21 February 2024 
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our favourite restaurants


GOOD (and good value)
Chile: Baco - Santiago
France/Pays Basque: Arcé - St Étienne de Baïgorry
France/Pays Basque: Bakéa - Biriatou, near Hendaye #
France/Jura: Hotel Taillard - Goumois
Germany/Rhine: Hotel Bellevue - Boppard
Italy/Trentino: Albergo Le Ciaspole - in Tret, near Fondo
Italy/Sardinia: Su Gologone - near Oliena
Italy/Piedmont: Il Giardino da Felicin - Monforte d’Alba
New Zealand/East Coast: Take Five - Napier
New Zealand/Bay of Islands: Kamakura - Russell
Poland: Park Hotel - Szczecin
Portugal: Avenue - Lisbon #
Slovenia: Strelec - in Ljubljana Castle
Spain/Catalonia: Parador - Seu d'Urgell
Spain/Catalonia: La Boella Mas La Boella - Tarragona
Spain/Catalonia: Mas de Torrent - Torrent
Spain/Valencia: Brasserie Sorolla - Hotel las Arenas
Spain/Andalucia: Sollun - Nerja
UK/Scotland: Summer Isles Hotel, Achiltibuie #

# sadly a number of these restaurants now seem to have closed

Of course there are also those restaurants on Oceania Cruises where we usually do eat several times a year:
La Reserve (24-seat tasting restaurant with wine pairing) - Marina & Riviera only
Toscana (Italian) - all ships
Polo Grill (steak & lobster) - all ships
Jacques (French) - Marina & Riviera only
Red Ginger (Asian) - Marina & Riviera only

Cheap and cheerful/great value
Canada: Red Fish, Blue Fish - Victoria, Vancouver Island
Germany: Gaffel am Dom - Cologne
Germany: Watzke brauhaus - Dresden
Italy: Il Veliero - Bologna
Spain/Huesca: Restaurante Cotiella - Campo

USA: Le Bernardin - New York City
Cyprus: Basiliko - Hotel Anassa, Polis
France/Pays-Basque: Les Lierres - Hotel Parc Victoria, St-Jean-de-Luz
Spain/Mallorca: El Olivo - Hotel Residencia, Deia
Spain/Catalonia: El Castell - Castelcuitat

DUFF (or very poor value-for-money)
France: Atlantic Hotel - Wimereux
Italy: Gritti Palace - Venice
Singapore: Japanese restaurant - Hotel Intercontinental
  described as minimalist, which is certainly a good description for the servings of wine that accompany the Tasting menu.
UK: Mallory Court - Leamington Spa

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