A family-run pub in the English countryside has just been named the ‘best restaurant in the world’


The Black Swan, which has a Michelin star, is run by Head Chef Tommy Banks and his brother James. Four years ago, Tommy Banks became the U.K.’s youngest ever winner of a Michelin star at the age of 24.

“It is a huge honor to win this award, but what makes it really special is that it’s been awarded because of feedback from our customers,” Tommy Banks said in a statement.

TripAdvisor said the way in which it ranked restaurants was unique because it was based on the feedback from guests rather than a small judging panel.

The travel website describes Oldstead’s The Black Swan as: “A tantalizing trip for the taste buds. This restaurant is truly a box of delights. The flavors, combinations of ingredients and skill in putting together the menu are joyous.”

A tasting menu at The Black Swan costs £95 ($125) per person.

TripAdvisor’s top 10 restaurants:

  1. The Black Swan, Oldstead, North Yorkshire, U.K.
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  3. Belmond le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, U.K.
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  5. Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France
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  7. L’Auberge de l’Ill, Illhaeusern, France
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  9. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
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  11. Daniel, New York City, U.S.
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  13. La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa
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  15. David’s Kitchen, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  17. Maido, Lima, Peru
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  19. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain