LONDON, UK, 27 September, 2022 – A Lake District restaurant has today been named the best fine dining restaurant in the world according to Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform.
The Old Stamp House Restaurant in Ambleside takes the coveted title of No. 1 Fine Dining Restaurant in the world for the second consecutive year in the 2022 Best of the Best Restaurants list – Tripadvisor’s food establishment focussed installment of its well-known community-powered Travellers’ Choice Award series.
Housed in the former office of William Wordsworth, The Old Stamp House Restaurant boasts a Michelin Star and celebrates the food and cultural heritage of Cumbria. Run by two brothers, the restaurant is revered for its intimate, unique setting and tasting menu.
Here to help provide inspiration on the top spots to dine out whatever the occasion, whether at home or while travelling, Tripadvisor today reveals the top-rated spots across six different subcategories of restaurant types: Fine Dining, Everyday Eats, Picture-Perfect, Date Night, Hidden Gems and Quick Bites (US only). Discerning diners can peruse the menu of this year’s winners here: tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.
The UK Wins Big in Fine Dining Category
In the Fine Dining category, not only does the UK boast the world #1, the nation is also home to the tenth best in the world rankings – Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow. And in the list of Europe’s top spots, the UK celebrates five of the top 25: The Old Stamp House Restaurant (#1), Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 (#8), Hide and Fox in Hythe (#12), London’s Frog By Adam Handling (#19) and The Olive Tree in Bath (#23).
The Ultimate Comfort Food Earns Edinburgh Eatery #1 ‘Everyday Eats’ Title
If it’s great food that won’t break the bank that takes your fancy, the Everyday Eats category is the one to watch. This year it’s an Edinburgh eatery dishing up the ultimate comfort food that comes out on top in the UK’s top ten. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar serves up nine different variations of mash potato including chilli spicy mash, smoked bacon and spring onion mash and black pudding mash – all to accompany a variety of classic Scottish dishes.
World #5 Must-Try Hidden Gem Located in…Doncaster
Although the Travellers’ Choice Awards typically represent the top-rated, most popular restaurants, this year Tripadvisor sought to showcase lesser-known spots and places locals love with a brand-new subcategory revealing the best Hidden Gems. In the inaugural year of this category, Doncaster Spanish tapas restaurant, La Fiesta, places fifth in the world. Reviewers praise the restaurant for its all you can eat tapas option and great atmosphere. While over 6,000 miles away in Cusco, Peru, Green Point is named the No. 1 Hidden Gem on the planet. This plant-based culinary experience will impress vegans and meat eaters-alike.
Romance Seekers Should Head to Brazil (or Cornwall)
Have an anniversary coming up or want to impress a date? The Best of the Best Date Night Restaurants reveal places ideal for couples to enjoy a meal out. Altto Ristorante & Lounge Bar in Brazil has been crowned the most romantic restaurant in the world for 2022. With a breathtaking view of the Bay of Armação and unparalleled gastronomic experience, it’s clear why couples love dining here. For those looking for something a little closer to home, Salamander Restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, Cornwall ranks 13th in the world.
Mexico Restaurant Named World’s Most Insta-Worthy
For many, atmosphere is just as important as the quality of the meal or occasion. Diners seeking the most Instagram-worthy culinary experiences can scroll through Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Picture-Perfect Restaurants list: gorgeous places where the restaurant looks as good as the food tastes. This year’s No.1 goes to Sunset Monalisa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and it’s not difficult to see why. As its name suggests, you will experience a cracking sunset here, topped off with the sound of waves crashing while you eat.
“Dining out is an internationally beloved pastime: for many restaurant-goers, it's frequenting their favourite neighbourhood eatery and for others, it’s snagging a table at a top-rated restaurant on holiday. More than half of consumers in a recent survey* told us that food is the most exciting component of their trip,” said Lauren Murphy, Vice President, GM of Hospitality Solutions at Tripadvisor. “Like searching through a big menu for the perfect meal, recommendations can be helpful in decision making, and our community’s guidance makes choosing from the wide array of restaurants easier. Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards, decided by people who visited and reviewed these places in the past year, offers authentic recommendations for the best places to eat no matter the occasion!”
Top 10 Date Night Restaurants in the UK
Top 10 Everyday Eats Restaurants in the UK
Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the UK
Top 10 Hidden Gems in the UK
Top 10 Picture-Perfect Restaurants in the World
This wanderlust-provoking list is only awarded at the world-level
Sunset Monalisa - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
KOMA Singapore- Singapore
7 Thalasses - Rethymnon
La Yola Restaurant - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Flying Fishbone - Savaneta, Aruba
Porfirio's Cancún - Cancun, Mexico
Koral Restaurant - Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Tomo - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Adamo ed Eva by Eden Roc - Positano, Italy
Man Wah - Hong Kong, China
For more details and all the winners, see here: tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.
Notes to Editor
*Seasonal travel index data was gathered from a Tripadvisor Consumer Sentiment Survey, based on data drawn from an online survey of over 2,700 consumers, in partnership with Qualtrics, conducted between July 6, 2022 through July 22, 2022 across six countries - U.K., U.S., Australia, Italy, Singapore and Japan.
The 2022 Best of the Best Restaurants are calculated based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for restaurants on Tripadvisor collected from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, specific to each award subcategory, as well as an additional editorial process.
Tripadvisor is proud to serve a broad and diverse community of travellers 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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