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GOURMET GETAWAYS: Can you guess which city has the most Michelin starred restaurants? (Pic: GETTY)

With the cold, dark nights drawing in, now is the perfect time to book an exotic escape for next year.

If you're a massive foodie you'll probably consider the cuisine before booking your next break.

Alpha Travel Insurance has analysed the number of Michelin stars and fine-dining restaurants in the worlds major cities to find the top dining destination.

Their research has named Tokyo the fine-dining capital of the world, with 229 Michelin stars and 1,758 fine-dining restaurants.

With traditional Japanese dishes including sushi, tempura and sashimi, Tokyo is a top choice for experimental eaters.

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Paris, the second largest city in Europe, came in second place overall with a total of 113 Michelin stars and 756 fine-dining restaurants.

While London came fourth overall for the total number of Michelin stars with a total of 73 stars – behind Osaka with 99 stars.

Europe was the continent with the most Michelin starred restaurants. London, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome and Paris were named the top five European cities for a gastronomic adventure.

The French capital has the highest number of Michelin stars per square mile, with almost three per square mile.

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STAYCATION: London came fourth overall for the total number of Michelin stars (Pic: GETTY)

Here are the top five foodie destinations in the world according to number of Michelin stars:

1. Tokyo: 229

2. Paris: 1133 Osaka: 99

4. London: 73

5. New York: 71

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WINNER: Denmarks “capital of cool” Copenhagen was named the best city break destination (Pic: GETTY)

Amber Moon, Travel Expert at Alpha Travel Insurance said. “Travel and food go hand in hand – and we all look forward to the prospect of trying out a local dish in a new city or simply want to enjoy ourselves with a good meal at the end of a day exploring.

"Whether youre a foodie who enjoys the finer things in life and wants to sample the finest foods on offer in one of the worlds major cities or you dont want to be left disappointed by a meal, our ranking shows the top cities around the world for top rated food."

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Looking for more travel inspiration? Travel experts at Lonely Planet voted Copenhagen the number one city break destination for next year.

Denmarks “capital of cool” is famed for its world-renowned food scene and picturesque old town.

The best food market in town – Paper Island – is the perfect place to try Denmark's famous open sandwiches (smørrebrøds).

Across the bridge from Paper Island is one of the most famous streets in the Scandinavian city.

Nyhavn, which can be found on nearly ever postcard, is comprised of pretty multicoloured houses along the river.

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