07/28/2014 11:13 am ET Updated Sep 27, 2014

9 Restaurants Worth a Day Trip in Europe

Everyone knows that European capitals like Paris, London, and Rome are brimming with world-class gastronomy, but some of the world's best restaurants lie outside the city limits. Located in mountain hamlets, industrial suburbs, historic villages, and underappreciated provincial capitals, these 9 spots (all found on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list for 2014) offer destination-worthy dining experiences. From an experimental New Nordic lodge in the wilds of central Sweden to a castle retreat in the Swiss Alps, these restaurants prove that sometimes you have to leave the cities behind to find the most daring, delicious dishes in Europe.

by Nicholas DeRenzo

10 Restaurants Worth a Day Trip in Europe

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