Village Pub Named World’s Best Restaurant

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A family-owned village pub has been named the best restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor

The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire has been crowned the world’s best restaurant following an international poll based on customer reviews. This is the first time a British restaurant has been awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted title since 2012, with Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire scooping second place.

The travel website said the winner was selected based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected on the site over a 12-month period.

The Black Swan, which has a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes, promises “amazing fresh produce straight from the garden, alongside special things that we have preserved from previous seasons”. Its kitchen is manned by Tommy Banks, the UK’s youngest Michelin star chef.

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Banks commented: “It’s a huge honour to win this award, but what makes it really special is that it’s been awarded because of feedback from our customers.”

The full top ten lineup is as follows:
1 The Black Swan, Oldstead, North Yorkshire, UK
2 Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, UK
3 Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France
4 L’Auberge de l’Ill, Illhaeusern, France
5 Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
6 Daniel, New York City, United States
7 La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa
8 David’s Kitchen, Chiang Mai, Thailand
9 Maido, Lima, Peru
10 El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain


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