Restaurant is ‘second best in UK’
ADAM’S restaurant in Birmingham has been named the second best in the UK – and 11th best in the world by customer review website TripAdvisor.
The Michelin-starred restaurant made number seven in last year’s UK top ten in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Restaurants.
The list was determined after taking into account the quantity and quality of reviews around the world over a 12-month period.
Adam’s, in Waterloo Street, which is owned by Adam Stokes and wife Natasha, was beaten to the UK top spot by Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.
Nicola Hewitt, commercial director at regional tourism body, the West Midlands Growth Company, said: “Adam’s is a true reflection of the culinary scene in the West Midlands – world-class food and customer experiences – so it comes as no surprise that the restaurant has received the accolade.”
Mr Stokes said: “We are absolutely delighted. Featuring sixth in Europe and 11th in the world shows how TripAdvisor brings diners and restaurants together from across the globe.
“When my wife and I opened up nearly six years ago we had no idea how we would be received by Birmingham and the wider culinary audience. All I can say is it’s been amazing.”
Mr Stokes first opened in Bennett’s Hill in 2013 as a popup restaurant. He won a Michelin star for the city within six months and in 2016 Adam’s moved to the swankier Waterloo Street premises.
Adam’s has an impressive 2,146 five-star ‘excellent’ ratings out of 2,378 reviews.
The number one restaurant in the world, according to T r i p Ad v i s o r, is Au Crocodile in France. Located in the city of Strasbourg, the restaurant holds a Michelin star under its head chef, Franck Pelux. Dishes on the menu include roasted fillet of venison, beets and pepper sauce, pike perch poached, potato mousse and sauerkraut extraction and sea bream in a bread crust, candied celeriac and smoked beurre blanc. Hayley Coleman, TripAdvisor spokeswoman, said: “Rather than a judging panel, these awards are determined by the millions of reviews posted over 12 months from diners who have visited the restaurants. “To be not just named second best in the UK but sixth in Europe and 11th in the world, demonstrates the incredible work that the team at Adam’s are putting in to deliver the best experience to its customers.”
Mr Stokes recently revealed he was opening a second restaurant on Temple Street. The Oyster Club, an oyster bar and seafood restaurant will open in February 2019.
Meanwhile acclaimed Michelinstarred restaurant Carters of Moseley, run by Brad Carter, has been named as one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK this year by OpenTable.
It is the only city restaurant to make it into the coveted list of the UK’s most outstanding eateries.
Carters was included thanks to its overall score from OpenTable reviewers, which takes into account criteria including each restaurant’s average rating and how it compared with other local restaurants.
None of the city’s other Michelin starred restaurants Purnell’s, Adam’s, or Simpsons nor Peel’s in Solihull made the list.
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