Ophelia sommelier listed among UK’s top 25

Anna Frost, head sommelier at Ophelia, Gosforth has been named in Harper’s Top 25 Sommeliers list for 2023 – joining a stellar list of her peers in the country’s leading wine trade magazine.

Anna said: “I’m thrilled to have been included in the Top 25 Sommeliers list, it’s a huge honour to be recognised alongside some of the best in the industry. I’m massively passionate about wine and love being able to share my knowledge with our customers, and help them discover new and interesting wines when they dine with us.”

Meanwhile, the restaurant has also been included in The Good Food Guide’s list of Britain’s Best 100 Local Restaurants – one of 13 venues from the North East featured in the list, which was compiled from more than 37,000 public votes.

The Guide remarks: “The menu represents a commitment to good eating. From snacks of crispy chicken skin with rouille through to superlative desserts, this really is high-quality cooking that’s refined but comforting, backed by a well-chosen French-led wine list and warm assured service. Ophelia is fancy enough to feel like a treat but simple enough you could eat there every week.”

Ophelia chef patron Nick Grieves said: “We’re all pretty speechless that we’ve been included in the list of Britain’s Best 100 Local Restaurants, we had absolutely no idea but it’s totally brilliant and really acknowledges all the hard work and dedication the team have put in since we opened Ophelia earlier this year. Everyone involved in the restaurant makes a huge contribution, delivering excellent food and service, which sees our guests coming back time and time again.”

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