Tripadvisor, has announced its final Travellers’ Choice Award for 2023: Best of the Best Restaurants.

These are the world’s best restaurants, according to Tripadvisor reviewers, across six categories: Fine Dining, Everyday Eats, Date Night, Hidden Gems, and two new subcategories for 2023, Family-Friendly and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants.

Analysing 12 months of review data from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023, the winners span six continents, 58 countries and 478 destinations – with 49 UK restaurants scooping awards this year. Five British restaurants have been named best in the world for 2023 and overall London comes out top with five winning restaurants, followed closely by Edinburgh and Bath with four each.

The UK’s top three Fine Dining restaurants, all Michelin-starred eateries, have secured a place on the global stage this year. Last year’s number one Fine Dining restaurant in the world, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Ambleside, takes third place for 2023, followed by Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow at No. 8 and Edinburgh’s The Kitchin, at No. 13.

The UK bagged two top world spots in the inaugural Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants category. Mallow – Borough Market, London, has been named best Vegetarian-Friendly restaurant in the UK and No. 12 in the world and Herb, Leicester, the UK’s second best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant takes 13th place globally.

Rural romantic escapes are popular with diners this year, with two of the UK’s top 10 Date Night restaurants located in the Scottish Hebrides. Uig Sands Restaurant on the Isle of Lewis tops the charts at No. 1 and The Galleon Bistro on the Isle of Mull at No. 6. The Old Bank in Lynton, Exmoor National Park, has been named No. 8.

South Asian cuisine comes out top in the UK’s Hidden Gems list, with Ganesha Authentic Indian Cuisine in Bristol taking the No. 1 spot followed by Gurkha Bar and Restaurant Musselburgh at No. 5 and London’s The India – Best of the City at No.6.

Yorkshire tops the charts for this year’s Everyday Eats restaurants, with La Boca Steakhouse, Doncaster No. 1 in the UK, a new entry for 2023, followed by Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, Middlesbrough at No. 2, climbing one place from last year. Edinburgh also dominates the leaderboard, taking three out of the top 10 spots for the UK. Makars Gourmet Mash Bar is named No. 4 this year, while Dine and Howies Waterloo Place come in at No. 8 and No. 9 respectively.

Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor, said: “Restaurants provide a great way for travellers to get immersed in a destination’s history and culture. This year’s Travellers’ Choice Restaurant winners—whose diversity and geographic reach reflect the fact that the last remaining pandemic-era travel restrictions have lifted—are especially exciting. We know Tripadvisor travellers seek out first-hand intel and guidance, and that’s exactly the spirit of these lists: All of our winners were selected not by professional food critics or editors, but by real diners who have left their feedback on Tripadvisor within the past year.”