LONDON, UK, September 27, 2023 – TripadvisorⓇ, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, today announces its final Travellers’ ChoiceⓇ Award for 2023: Best of the Best Restaurants. These are the world’s best restaurants, according to Tripadvisor reviewers, across six categories: Fine Dining, Everyday Eats, Date Night, Hidden Gems, and two new subcategories for 2023, Family-Friendly and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants.
Analysing 12 months of review data from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023, the winners span six continents, 58 countries and 478 destinations - with 49 UK restaurants scooping awards this year. Five British restaurants have been named best in the world for 2023 and overall London comes out top with five winning restaurants, followed closely by Edinburgh and Bath with four each.
Britain’s Top Fare
The UK’s top three Fine Dining restaurants, all Michelin-starred eateries, have secured a place on the global stage this year. Last year’s number one Fine Dining restaurant in the world, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Ambleside, takes third place for 2023, followed by Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow at No. 8 and Edinburgh’s The Kitchin, at No. 13.
The UK bagged two top world spots in the inaugural Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants category. Mallow - Borough Market, London, has been named best Vegetarian-Friendly restaurant in the UK and No. 12 in the world and Herb, Leicester, the UK’s second best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant takes 13th place globally.
Rural romantic escapes are popular with diners this year, with two of the UK’s top 10 Date Night restaurants located in the Scottish Hebrides. Uig Sands Restaurant on the Isle of Lewis tops the charts at No. 1 and The Galleon Bistro on the Isle of Mull at No. 6. The Old Bank in Lynton, Exmoor National Park, has been named No. 8.
South Asian cuisine comes out top in the UK’s Hidden Gems list, with Ganesha Authentic Indian Cuisine in Bristol taking the No. 1 spot followed by Gurkha Bar and Restaurant Musselburgh at No. 5 and London’s The India - Best of the City at No.6.
Yorkshire tops the charts for this year’s Everyday Eats restaurants, with La Boca Steakhouse, Doncaster No. 1 in the UK, a new entry for 2023, followed by Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, Middlesbrough at No. 2, climbing one place from last year. Edinburgh also dominates the leaderboard, taking three out of the top 10 spots for the UK. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar is named No. 4 this year, while Dine and Howies Waterloo Place come in at No. 8 and No. 9 respectively.
Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor, said: “Restaurants provide a great way for travellers to get immersed in a destination's history and culture. This year’s Travellers’ Choice Restaurant winners—whose diversity and geographic reach reflect the fact that the last remaining pandemic-era travel restrictions have lifted—are especially exciting. We know Tripadvisor travellers seek out first-hand intel and guidance, and that’s exactly the spirit of these lists: All of our winners were selected not by professional food critics or editors, but by real diners who have left their feedback on Tripadvisor within the past year.”
According to Tripadvisor’s most recent Seasonal Travel Index, almost two thirds of global travellers (62%) are most excited about food when it comes to their next holiday. With 40% looking to make restaurant reservations in advance of their trip, Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Restaurants list is a go to for authentic traveller recommendations, with over 700 winners across the world, from Bora Bora to Uruguay.
On the prestigious Fine Dining list, Restaurant Bougainville in Amsterdam, which ranked No. 13 in Europe last year, shot all the way to No. 1 in the world for 2023. The top 25 Fine Dining restaurants in the world for 2023 feature a blend of new winners and familiar favourites, from Hong Kong’s Tin Lung Heen to Brazil’s Oro Restaurante, which both boast two Michelin Stars.
Tripadvisor’s Hidden Gems list is perfect for off the beaten track finds. Restauracja Future & Wine in Warsaw takes the No. 1 spot for 2023, serving up modern Polish cuisine. Vietnam is home to the most winners in the Hidden Gems category, taking three of the top 25 world spots, including Hanoi Food Culture, Hanoi at No. 8, Thìa Gỗ Restaurant, Da Nang at No. 9 and Nhan's Kitchen, Hoi An at No. 11.
As the top searched dietary restriction on the site, Tripadvisor is recognising travellers’ favourite Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants. Chia Vegan Restaurant in Cusco takes the No. 1 spot in the world with its focus on organic vegan food, and Blu Bar, Barcelona, Spain at No. 2 and Time Traveller, Bengaluru, India at No. 3.
South America boasts the best Family-Friendly restaurants according to Tripadvisor reviewers, taking six out of the top 10 world spots. El Huaso Mirra, Tongoy, Chile, is the world’s best Family-Friendly restaurant in this inaugural list, followed by two Brazilian restaurants, Pizzaria da Vila, Aquiraz at No. 2 and Restaurante Casa do Tempero, Penha at No. 3.
All of the winners across all regions and subcategories can be found here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Restaurants.
The Best of the Rest
Notes to Editor
From Tripadvisor Consumer Sentiment Survey, based on data drawn from an online survey of over 2,400 consumers, in partnership with Qualtrics, conducted between June 20 - July 1, 2023 across six countries, including Australia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, U.K. & U.S., as shared in Tripadvisor’s latest seasonal travel index.
Tripadvisor internal data based on the most common questions asked in the Q&A feature on Tripadvisor restaurant pages in 2022.
The 2023 Best of the Best Restaurants are calculated based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings for restaurants on Tripadvisor collected from June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023, specific to each award subcategory, as well as an additional editorial process.
Tripadvisor is proud to serve a broad and diverse community of travelers from all over the world. As such, Tripadvisor reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any property, business, destination or point of interest listed on Tripadvisor for an award based on additional factors that reflect Tripadvisor corporate policies and values. For more details on Tripadvisor's awards policy, see here.
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