Pine listed among the top European restaurants to visit by the Opinionated About Dining guide

Pine listed among the top European restaurants to visit by the Opinionated About Dining guide

On Tuesday morning (18th June), the team discovered they had been included in the annual Opinionated About Dining (OAD) European restaurant list.

Pine was listed at number 195 out of 555 restaurants from across Europe, the highest placed from the region, followed closely by the Black Swan at Oldstead at 196, and The Angel at Hetton at 198.

The Opinionated About Dining list was created in 2004 by native New Yorker and music business entrepreneur Steve Plotnicki and was originally designed to record his many personal dining experiences, however, he quickly realised that many other people were equally frustrated by the reliability of many of the available dining guides. So, in 2007, he set out to do something about it and set out to create a survey guide that others could easily contribute to, sending out an email survey to 175 people who wanted to contribute.

Over the last 17 years, OAD has evolved into an internationally respected dining guide, which is now informed by over 6,000 of the world’s most passionate foodies and destination diners who contribute in the region of 200,000 reviews between them each year. With each of them regularly visiting an assortment of restaurants around the world updating the guide with their views as they go.

The survey’s reviewers come from all walks of life, including food writers, information technology experts, chefs, produce wholesalers and even stalwarts of the fashion industry, all with one thing in common, a passion for food and a willingness to travel the world in search of the very best.

As a result, 2,800 foodie spots are listed, covering all price points along the way: from street food vendors to an individual country’s most ambitious restaurants.

Pine’s chef-owner Cal Byerley and front-of-house manager and co-owner Sian Byerley commented: ”2024 is turning out to be a good year. We raised a whopping £82,000 for Cancer Research UK with BiteBack, Vanessa our Head Sommelier has been listed among the top 100 sommeliers in the UK, and Pine was listed at number 12 in the Top 100 UK restaurants at the National Restaurant Awards and now we’ve found out that we’re the top-ranked restaurant in the region in the OAD European dining list is a bit nuts. All of these successes are down to every single member of the team and it’s their efforts day in and day out that bring rewards like these and we really can’t thank them all for what they do.’’

For more information about the full Opinionated About Dining European Restaurant List for 2024 visit:

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