If you're the kind of person who needs to be seen at the coolest places, then rejoice, because TripAdvisor has just released its list of top ten UK restaurants, based on the number of reviews they have on its website.
Surprisingly, the list seems to realise that London isn't the only place in Britain, with only three of the ten restaurants located in the capital. It also includes the best of Scotland, with a family-run Indian restaurant based in Edinburgh, and another authentic Indian in Glasgow.
It ranges from the predictable celebrity haunts, such as Jamie Oliver's Italian in Inverclyde, Scotland, to the more unknown and intimate locations, like Manchester's San Carlo.
TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Shaw said: “With the number of restaurants across the UK diners are spoilt for choice, but these restaurants have clearly created a buzz among the nation’s diners.
"With over 66,500 British restaurants listed on TripAdvisor, it’s fantastic to see such an eclectic mix make it into the 10 most talked about restaurant list".
See the list below, and plan your next meal out.
1) Oxo Tower, London, England
TripAdvisor review: “The food was fabulous and it is truly an unforgettable experience.”
2) Magpie Café - Whitby, England
TripAdvisor review: “The service was excellent and we ate the best fish and chips we’ve had in a long time.”
3) Rustique - York, England
TripAdvisor review: “Wonderful food at a reasonable price, with courteous and helpful staff.”
4) The Ivy - London, England
TripAdvisor review: “The food was so good and I have rarely experienced service like here. Best in London.”
5) Kismot - Edinburgh, Scotland
A family-run restaurant serving traditional and authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, Kismot is a modern establishment set in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. As one TripAdvisor review: “The food was fantastic, really tasty and very affordable. I would recommend it to everyone.”
6) Charcoals - Glasgow, Scotland
TripAdvisor review: “The food is imaginative and full of flavour, and the staff are very helpful and friendly.”
7) Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant - Cornwall, England
TripAdvisor review: “The restaurant is relaxed and the food is superb. Our expectations were exceeded.”
8) Jamie Oliver's Italian - Inverclyde, Scotland
TripAdvisor review: “We love Italian food and found this restaurant very authentic, and we also loved the atmosphere.”
9) San Carlo - Manchester, England
TripAdvisor review: “San Carlo is totally unique with a fantastic setting and great menu.
10) Petrus - London, England
TripAdvisor review: “A superb restaurant, and the food, service and quality is second to none.”