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Hot Dinners was down in Aldwych this morning for the announcement of the location of 2018's World's 50 Best Restaurants. So the party location was Eneko at One Aldwych, chefs in attendance included Eneko Atxa from Azurmendi; it didn't take a genius to work out that the next location would be Bilbao. It's a great spot for the awards to return to Europe, having been to Australia and America for the past two years.

The region has a good history for doing well in the list, currently featuring four restaurants in the top 50:

  • Asador Etxebarri in Axpe (No.6)
  • Mugaritz near San Sebastian (No.9)
  • Arzak in San Sebastian (No.30)
  • Azurmendi near Bilbao (No.38)

We'll be visiting Bilbao and San Sebastian in June, so keep an eye out for our guide to the area, where we ate, drank and stayed.

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