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The gourmet restaurant Vendôme, near Cologne, headed by 3-star chef Joachim Wissler, is indeed the best gourmet restaurants in Germany. Enjoy gourmet cuisine by the best representative of so-called "New German Cuisine". The restaurant itself look like a rather well kept Prada store, understated and chic with splashings of sage green and discreet ruby red, and the glossy gourmet crowd are enamoured with the acclaimed menu.

Chef Joachim Wissler serves a blend of classical cuisine, creativity and modernity. In his first award in 2005 the magazine "Der Feinschmecker" voted Wissler "Chef of the Year" and later in 2009 he was deemed "The Best Chef in Germany." Apart from the three Michelin stars, the gourmet restaurant Vendôme at the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg has also been decorated with 19.5 Gault Millau points as well as 5 Feinschmecker F's, and now it is ranked 21st in the "San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants" list, and No. 1 in the country.

The minute you turn into the drive of the imposing Schloss Bensberg – the hotel in which Vendôme is housed – you know you're in for a treat. Here, Chef Joachim Wissler invites diners to accompany him on a small or grand 'expedition', where they can feast on simply prepared dishes that come thick and fast. It's a surreal Alice in Wonderland-like jaunt through Germany's forgotten culinary landscape: fun, but with an underlying seriousness.

The chef, Joachim Wissler, first award was the chef of the year by the “Feinschmecker” (“the Gourmet”) in 2005. Finesse, originality and variety are the characteristics of Joachim Wissler’s cuisine. He harmonises high-quality ingredients to create original dishes in diverse variations, from local tradition to international cuisine. Star chef Joachim Wissler, restaurant manager Miguel Angel Calero Novillo and their team have established the Vendôme as one of Germany's best restaurants. 

In their first year in business, the Vendôme, which shares its name with the famous square in Paris, received its first Michelin star. Now the restaurant boasts three Michelin stars.  Joachim Wissler imaginative concoctions are unforgettable - refined yet daring - using only the finest ingredients, the purest aromas and unique visual arrangements to create an artistically exciting dining experience. 

The wine list, featuring over 900 selections, meets the highest standards of world-class wine enthusiasts, offering both classic wines as well many well-kept secrets. Our Sommelier, Romana Echensperger, is happy to help you find the perfect wine of your meal. 

The Vendôme, located inside a nobleman's house, was completely renovated in August 2007. Zebrano wood, Travertine granite, carved crown moulding and stained glass enhance the historic atmosphere of the restaurant, for a modern and timeless elegance that matches the culinary excellence.

Contact Details
Address: Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Kadettenstrabe, 51429, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)2204 42 1941
Web Site: www.schlossbensberg.com
Opening hours: Wed-Sun: 12:00 - 14:00 hours and 19:00 - 21:00 hours 
Signature dish: Calf's head in a parsley-horseradish vinaigrette with wild celery and an aioli of capers

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Vendome's 3 Michelin star Chef, Joachim Wissler has maintained Gourmet Perfection
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The World's Great Resturants
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Discover the world's top Restaurants. This list is one and the same as the world top 50 in the Restaurant Magazine, the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 800 international restaurant industry experts. What constitutes "best" is left to the judgement of these trusted and well-travelled gourmets. Here we have the list and more details about each of them. In the absence of any definitive list of top chefs in the world, we have used the chefs of these restaurants to define our list. Organised by Restaurant Magazine,

The Craft Guild of Chefs also listed some of the best British Resturants like Gidleigh Park restaurant in Devon that was crowned the best eatery in Britain.  Heston Blumenthal's famous Fat Duck restaurant that came a close second.  And Marcus Wareing's restaurant in The Berkeley Hotel gained number three spot, followed by The Ledbury in fourth.  Finishing off the top five is The Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire.Discover the world's top chefs. This list is one and the same as the world top 50 in the Restaurant Magazine, the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list is an annual snapshot of the opinions and experiences of over 800 international restaurant industry experts. What constitutes "best" is left to the judgement of these trusted and well-travelled gourmets. Here we have the list and more details about each of them. In the absence of any definitive list of top chefs in the world, we have used the chefs of these restaurants to define our list.

World's Top Restaurants Researched and Reviewed:


1. Noma, Denmark - Chef René Redzepi
2. El Celler de Can Roca, Spain - Chef Joan Roca
3. Mugaritz, Spain - Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz
4. Osteria Francescana, Italy - Chef Massimo Bottura
5. The Fat Duck, UK - Chef Heston Marc Blumenthal OBE
6. Alinea, USA - Chef Grant Achatz
7. D.O.M São Paulo Made, Brazil - Chef Alex Atala
8. Arzak, Spain - Chef Juan Mari Arzak and Daughter Elena Arzak
9. Le Chateaubriand, France - Chef Inaki Aizpitarte
10. Per Se, USA - Chef Thomas Keller

11. Daniel, USA
12. Les Creations de Narisawa, Japan
13. L’Astrance, France
14. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, France
15. Hof van Cleve, Belgium
16. Pierre Gagnaire, France
17. Oud Sluis, Netherlands
18. Le Bernardin, USA
19. L’Arpège, France

20. Nihonryori RyuGin, Japan
21. Vendôme, Germany
22. Steirereck, Austria
23. Schloss Schauenstein, Switzerland
24. Eleven Madison Park, USA
25. Aqua, Germany
26. Quay, Australia
27. Iggy’s, Singapore
28. Combal Zero, Italy
29. Martín Berasategui, Spain
30. Bras, France

31. Biko, Mexico
32. Le Calandre, Italy
33. Cracco, Italy
34. The Ledbury, UK
35. Chez Dominique, Finland
36. Le Quartier Français, South Africa
37. Amber, China
38. Dal Pescatore, Italy
39. Il Canto, Italy
40. Momofuku Ssäm Bar, USA

41. St John, UK
42. Astrid Y Gastón, Peru
43. Hibiscus, UK
44. Maison Troisgros, France
45. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, France
46. De Librije, Netherlands
47. Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville, Switzerland
48. Varvary, Russia
49. Pujol, Mexico
50. Asador Etxebarri, Spain
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