The eatery which serves British cuisine was the only UK-based restaurant to place the top 10 in the list; Adam’s in Birmingham was rated 11th while Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton was 15th. These were the only three UK restaurants to feature in the top 25 list.
It is the first time Sat Bains’ self-titled Nottingham restaurant has topped the UK rankings in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Restaurants, having taken sixth place in 2014 and second place in 2015.
British chef Satwant Singh “Sat” Bains opened Restaurant Sat Bains and the restaurant has a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor with almost 1,500 reviews. The restaurant has two Michelin stars and was the first in Nottingham to receive such recognition.
Sat and his wife Amanda Bains said: “We have always believed in our team and our location, and we feel both the kitchen brigade and front of house team we have currently are the strongest we have ever had. It’s very flattering to receive such high praise from our guests, and we are immensely proud to fly the flag, not just for our home city of Nottingham and the Midlands, but the UK too.
“To be among restaurants of such high calibre in the world ranking is extremely humbling. It’s an honour to be recognised and it will inspire us to keep pushing to deliver the ultimate in gastronomy. There will certainly be extra celebrations at our Christmas party this month!”
Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokesperson, added: “Based on millions of reviews posted over the past year, these awards are a true mark of excellence. With three UK restaurants named among the world fine dining top 25 this year, the UK continues to cement itself as one of the biggest players in the global gastronomy scene.”
Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants UK:
- Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
- Adam’s, Birmingham, Midlands
- Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, New Milton, Oxfordshire
- L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
- The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, North Yorkshire
- Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, Berkshire
- Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac, Cornwall
- Aizle, Edinburgh
- Number One at The Balmoral, Edinburgh
- Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh