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  1. OpenTable announces the UK’s al fresco favourites

    Diners’ Choice awards reveal the Top 50 restaurants for outdoor dining.

    We might not have the most reliable climate, but Brits aren’t likely to let a little rain get in the way of enjoying some al fresco action this summer! OpenTable is delighted to release The 2014 Diners’ Choice award winners for the Top 50 outdoor dining restaurants in the UK.

    Showcasing restaurants located in some of the most picturesque corners of the country, the complete list includes winners across the UK and an eclectic mix of cuisines. The Southeast fared particularly well with 21 winning restaurants in London, five in Kent and three apiece in Hampshire and Berkshire.  British cuisine dominates the list representing over half of the top 50 venues. European, Italian, barbecue and gastropub fare is also a favourite of British diners for al fresco eating.

    “From seaside seating and sidewalk terraces to sublime river-front views, these winning restaurants have created some of the country’s most coveted al fresco dining experiences,” said Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations UK,  OpenTable.

    The 21 London winners include some of the capital’s best-loved riverside restaurants, rooftop terraces and gastropub gardens. Restaurants on the water proved popular, with Thames-side venues like Le Pont de la TourButlers Wharf Chop House and The Perkin Reveller all making the list. Neighbourhood favourites including Ostuni, an Italian eatery dedicated to the cuisine of Puglia, Petersham Nurseries café at an internationally prized garden centre, and Shrimpy’s, located at an old petrol station in King’s Cross also made the cut.

    The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 50 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the UK are generated from more than 325,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between 1 May, 2013, and 30 April, 2014. The complete list may also be viewed at:

    2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 50 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the UK in alphabetical order:

    Albert’s Didsbury, West Didsbury, Manchester
    Albert’s Shed, Manchester
    Albert’s Worsley, Worsley, Manchester
    Anchor, Cambridge
    The Anchor at Hullbridge, Rayleigh, Essex
    Androuet, Spitalfields, London
    The Big Red Pizza & Bar, New Cross, London
    Black Rabbit, Arundel
    Boundary Rooftop, Shoreditch, London
    Butlers Wharf Chop House, London Bridge, London
    Cantina del Ponte, London Bridge, London
    The Crown Inn, Worcester
    Dickens Inn Pizza, Tower Hill, London
    The Fighting Cocks Pub and Riverside Restaurant, Dartford, Kent
    Fish Market, Liverpool Street, London,
    Gardeners Arms, Ardingly
    The Gun, Canary Wharf, London
    Hickory’s Chester, Chester
    Hickory’s West Kirby, West Kirby
    Jolly Sailor, Southampton, Hampshire
    Le Pont de la Tour, London Bridge, London
    The Little Brown Jug, Hildenborough, Kent
    The Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay, Cornwall
    Manicomio – Chelsea, Chelsea, London
    Old Granary, Wareham, Dorset
    The Old Mill, East Grinstead
    Ostuni Bar Ristorante, Queen’s Park, London
    Peacock Farm, Bracknell, Berkshire
    Pebble Beach, Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    Perkin Reveller, Tower Hill, London
    Petersham Nurseries Cafe, Richmond, London
    Piccolino Heddon Street, Oxford Circus, London
    Pincho, Twickenham, London
    The Plough Harborne, Birmingham
    The Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, London
    Retreat Grill-Bar-Restaurant, Bolton
    Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent
    The Rooftop Cafe, London Bridge, London
    Salty Dog Bar & Bistro, Jersey
    The Secret Garden, Ashford, Kent
    Seven Stars, Petersfield, Hampshire
    Shrimpy’s, King’s Cross, London
    The Summerhouse, Paddington, London
    Swan Inn, Newbury, Berkshire
    The Swan Pub, Chiswick, London
    The Thatch, Thame, Oxfordshire
    The Three Oaks, Gerrard’s Cross, Buckinghamshire
    The Vineyard, Turnbridge Wells, Kent
    The Waterway, Maida Vale, London
    The White Oak, Cookham, Berkshire


    Notes to Editors

    The Diners’ Choice Awards

    All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the outdoor eating category along with a minimum overall rating.


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