Above: Estiatorio Milos, xenodocheio Milos, Athens

Hotels once regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Nowadays, meals in hotel restaurants can provide the top gastronomic highlights of a trip. It’s notable that three of our winners from this past year are located in countries that were culinary backwaters just a few decades ago: England, Ireland and Canada. Mexico also made the list, along with more-obvious gourmet destinations like Italy, Spain and New Orleans. The rise of hotel-restaurant standards around the world continues unabated.

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