Region’s best named in UK’s top 100 restaurants

The region’s best restaurants have been included in the National Restaurant Awards’ Top 100 for 2022.

The group is led by Newcastle’s House of Tides in 14th place, while Northumberland’s Pine features in 48th place. Hjem (52) is also included in the list along with The Raby Hunt (72).

Launched in 2007, the awards celebrate the brilliance and vibrancy of the UK’s eating out scene, and reward the very best chefs, front of house staff and restaurants the country has to offer – from Michelin-starred dining rooms to casual neighbourhood bistros and gastropubs. The list is voted for by 200 industry experts from across the UK, including chefs, restaurateurs, critics and food writers.

The UK is split into 11 regions, with judges voting for the top seven restaurants they have dined at in the last 12 months as well as 16 special award categories including Chef of the Year, which was presented to L’Enclume’s Simon Rogan; the Life Time Achievement Award, presented to Ruth Rogers of The River Café; and Gastropub of the Year, awarded to Michael Wignall’s Angel at Hetton.

Pine’s chef patron Cal Byerley, and co-owner and front of house manager Sian Buchan said: ‘’We can’t say how much this means to us all. We’ve had a stellar year so far and featuring alongside the UK’s top restaurants; including the likes of Ynyshir, Core, House of Tides, Hjem and L’Enclume is amazing! Being listed at number 48 is huge for us, especially as it massively recognises the hard work of every member of the team in the restaurant as we continue to improve and evolve on our journey.’’

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