LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the most romantic day of the year rapidly approaching, toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant bookings in the UK, along with its parent company, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), are pleased to reveal the 2014 Diners' Choice winners for the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified toptable diners for approximately 4,000 restaurants across the UK.
"Diners can be certain that romance is always on the menu at each of these winning restaurants," said toptable Head of Restaurant Relations, Lucy Taylor.
"When it comes to Valentine's Day, the top restaurants fill up quickly so it is always best to book early. However, many diners still wait until the last minute and plenty of availability can be found on toptable in our round-up of Valentine's day specials," she added.
The Diners' Choice awards for the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK are generated from more than 300,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified toptable diners from January to December 2013. 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 "romantic" category along with a minimum "overall" rating.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in the UK according to toptable diners.
Anderson's Bar & Grill – Birmingham
Aqua Eight – Ipswich
Bingham – London, Richmond
Bohemia Restaurant at the Club Hotel & Spa – Jersey
Boundary Restaurant – London, Shoreditch
Clos Maggiore – London, Covent Garden
Gauthier Soho – London, Soho
Kendell's Bistro - Leeds
Launceston Place – London, Kensington
Les Trois Garçons – London, Shoreditch
Maiyango – Leicester
Petrus – London, Belgravia
Quantus Restaurant & Bar – London, Chiswick
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – London, Chelsea
Stovell's – Surrey
Tartufo – London, Chelsea
The Barn Restaurant – Gillingham
The Oval Restaurant at The Wellesley London – London, Knightsbridge
The Stockbridge Restaurant – Edinburgh
Upstairs at the Grill – Chester
About toptable Reviews
The toptable reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Diners who recently honoured a toptable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to toptable can access reviews for thousands of toptable restaurant partners across the UK. The toptable reviews program has generated more than 2.5 million reviews by verified diners in the UK establishing toptable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
About toptable by OpenTable
With approximately 4,000 bookable restaurants, toptable is the leading consumer destination site for bookings in the UK, owned and operated by OpenTable. OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 14 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalised hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 575 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. More information is available on http://press.toptable.co.uk.