Vancouver has the 5th best airport restaurant in the world

Dec 19 2017, 6:35 pm

In the past couple of decades, it seems the only food that could be worse than airplane food is airport food. But the tables are turning towards a trend of airports really stepping up their dining options games. A recent ranking of best airport restaurants around the globe places one Vancouver spot at a respectable number five on the list.

The 35 Best Airport Restaurants list comes from The Daily Meal, who took a look at “existing rankings, like those of the Travel Channel, CNN, and Conde Nast Traveler” and combined those findings with feedback from “a selection of well-traveled chefs and food writers and polled [Daily Meal’s] own well-traveled editors,” to turn a roster of 100 to a trim list of 35.

[email protected], the award-winning fine dining restaurant at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, has been ranked the fifth best airport restaurant in the world. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is accessible from the airport; it’s located directed above the U.S. departures terminal. “Look for the elegant pedway linking the airport concourse to the luxurious lobby,” their website advises. (Noted!)

Photo courtesy Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Photo courtesy Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Daily Meal had previously done a list of top global airport dining spots in 2013, and since then, some world airports are really stepping things up (there are some notable changes going down at LAX when it comes to food). In2013, [email protected] ranked a humble 20 on the list of 35, so two years later a bump up to fifth place is remarkable.

Joining [email protected] in the 2015 rankings are places from Paris to Buenos Aires, from the more casual burger or rib joints to the full on white tablecloth, and some celeb-driven concepts, like LEE Kitchen by Susur Lee at Toronto’s Pearson International (No. 22)–the only other Canadian city to make the list.

Here is the full list of the 35 Best Airport Restaurants Around the World 2015:

1. The Gorgeous Kitchen, Heathrow Airport, London
2. Legal Sea Foods, Logan International Airport, Boston
3. Sushi Kyotatsu at Narita International Airport, Tokyo
4. Brasserie FLO, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris
5. [email protected], Vancouver International Airport
6. One Flew South, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
7. Altitude, Geneva Airport, Switzerland
8. Tortas Frontera, Chicago O’Hare International Airport
9. Corky’s Ribs &BBQ, Memphis International Airport
10. Porta Gaig, Barcelona -El Prat Airport
11. Cafe Versailles, Miami International Airport
12. Saison, Newark Liberty International Airport
13. Crust, La Guardia Airport, New York
14. Cat Cora’s Kitchen, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston; Salt Lake City International Airport; and San Francisco International Airport)
15. Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro, Copenhagen Airport
16. ink.sack, Los Angeles International Airport
17. La Pausa, Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires
18. Piquillo Tapas Bar, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City
19. Airbräu, Munich Airport
20. Caviar House and Prunier, various airports worldwide
21. Deep Blue Sushi, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City
22.LEE Kitchen by Susur Lee, Toronto Pearson International Airport
23. Barrio Café, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
24. Jamie’s Italian, Gatwick Airport, London
25. Maxim’s Jade Garden, Hong Kong International Airport
26. Obrycki’s, Baltimore-Washington International Airport
27. Giraffe, Birmingham Airport and Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London
28. 8 Bubbles Seafood & Winebar, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
29. Cádiz Tapas Bar, Dubai International Airport
30. The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
31. Kampong Café, Singapore Changi Airport
32. Chef Jimmy’s Bistro & Spirits, Denver International Airport
33. Perry’s, San Francisco International Airport
34. Kyotaru, Narita International Airport, Tokyo
35. Casa do Pão de Queijo, Viracopos International Airport and São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, São Paulo

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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