There’s been some exciting news for Northumberland’s Pine restaurant who have secured a coveted spot in La Liste – renowned as the most comprehensive restaurant guide worldwide!
Earning a remarkable score of 90 out of a potential 100, Pine in Northumberland joined the prestigious list, alongside other local culinary gems – notably, Newcastle’s House of Tides which attained a score of 87.50, while another Northumbrian establishment, Hjem, achieved an impressive 84.50 rating.
The collective recognition of these three restaurants significantly contributes to raising the profile of the region on a global scale, firmly placing Northumberland on the map of foodie destinations. Joining them are 75 other distinguished UK restaurants, including the esteemed Northern eatery, L’Enclume, which shares the top position globally with an incredible near perfect score of 99.50. Simon Rogan stands as the first UK chef to attain this prestigious accolade.
La Liste, established eight years ago in 2015, prides itself on being the most exhaustive and discerning guide to restaurants globally, meticulously assessing over 40,000 restaurants across more than 200 countries, culminating in the annual release of the world’s top 1000 restaurants.
These awards serve as a platform to commend exceptional chefs, restaurants, and regions that excel in culinary artistry, innovation, sustainability, authenticity, and more.
Differing from other acclaimed guides like The World’s 50 Best Restaurants or Michelin (Pine is already in the Michelin guide), La Liste employs a unique algorithm to determine its rankings. It evaluates data from 200 international dining guides, crowdsourced platforms such as TripAdvisor, and reviews from globally recognized publications such as Le Monde and the Washington Post. Additionally, it considers inputs from esteemed sources like Gault & Millau, OpenTable, Michelin, among others.
Chefs Cal Byerley and Ian Waller from Pine restaurant expressed their delight, stating, “The year 2023 has been absolutely phenomenal for our entire team! To receive recognition from La Liste is truly amazing, particularly with the exceptional rating we’ve been awarded. It’s a bit overwhelming, to be honest. We strongly believe that restaurants thrive on the collective effort of the entire team, and we are immensely proud of our exceptional staff. We’re thrilled that our modest restaurant, once a cow shed, has secured a spot in such a prestigious list. It will take some time for this incredible achievement to sink in.”