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The best restaurant in the world has been named - and it's closer than you think

It's the first time a British restaurant has won the top prize in TripAdvisor's best restaurant awards

Chloe Best

The best restaurant in the world has been named - and you won't have to travel too far to try it! The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, has won the top accolade in TripAdvisor's Best Restaurant awards, marking the first time a British restaurant has claimed the prize.

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The winning venue is a family-owned pub with a restaurant run by Tommy Banks, the UK's youngest Michelin-starred chef. Dishes on offer include a £95 tasting menu that includes dishes such as lobster with onion and gooesberry, turbot with strawberries and cream or Texel lamb with turnip and mint.

The Black Swan at Oldstead has been named the best restaurant in the world

The rankings are based on customer reviews, with everything from service, food, atmosphere and value for money under scrutiny. And it's an impressive win for The Black Swan, as it is the first time it has even entered the top ten. "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," Tommy said in a statement.

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TripAdvisor described the winning restaurant as "a tantalising trip for the taste buds. This restaurant is truly a box of delights. The flavours, combinations of ingredients and skill in putting together the menu are joyous".

The Black Swan is not the only UK restaurant to score high; Belmond le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire came a close second! See the full top ten below...

  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 I'll, 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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