Move over Michelin Guide, these are the restaurants and cafes we all need to visit. Well, according to internet critics, that is

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So forget about Michelin’s latest top spot for Sunday lunch or The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, all these eateries are rated as the very best in their local area by the TripAdvisor community.

Isle of Wight

The eatery: Fine Nammet
Where: Shanklin
Cuisine: British
They say: “the best food on the island”, “no course disappointed, "what a find”, “heaven”
We say: slow-roasted lamb with rosemary creamed potatoes and breaded local cheese. Mmmm ...

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The eatery: Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo
Where: Bottisham
Cuisine: Italian
They say: “never fails to deliver”, “a real find”, “no fault to be found”
We say: is this actually in Cambridge though?


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The eatery: Gusto Deli Bar
Where: Newquay
Cuisine: sandwiches and food in a box (yes, you can even get a Sunday roast here)
They say: “amazing”, “simply fabulous”, “falafel wrap – best I’ve ever tasted”
We say: it's amazing what you can get in a box these days 

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Gusto Deli Bar



The eatery: The Coffee Cabin
Where: Appledore
Cuisine: café serving soup and sandwiches
They say: “fabulous little place”, “best bacon buttie”, “Mary Berry look out!”
We say: best bacon sarnie and a rival to Bezza? We must check it out

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The Coffee Cabin

Via The Coffee Cabin


The eatery: B’nou
Where: Norwich
Cuisine: tapas
They say: “best eating experience I’ve ever had”, “unique and tasty”, “Norwich is lucky to have this gem”
We say: we mainly like trying to pronounce the name

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Via Twitter/bnou_norwich


The eatery: Edwards
Where: Halesworth
Cuisine: English
They say: “best chef in the UK”, “truly scrumptious”, “What a pasty!”
We say: toasted crumpets just like your gran used to serve

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The eatery: Beechwood Restaurant
Where: Coleford
Cuisine: English
They say: “the forest's best kept secret”, “brilliant service, spectacular food, couldn’t fault it one bit”
We say: well, they do have two rosettes

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North Yorkshire

They eater: Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour
Where: Pickering
Cuisine: British
They say: “pure nostalgia and excellent food”, “simply outstanding”, “best afternoon EVER”
We say: we love an afternoon tea and all but surely a trip to Yorkshire needs to involve a Yorkshire pudding?

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The eatery: MyLahore
Where: Wilmslow Road
Cuisine: Indian
They say: “best on curry mile”, “speechless”, “fantastic all rounder”
We say: we hope the food is as vibrant as the decor

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Via: My Lahore



The eatery: Bellwaris Indian
Where: Sawbridgeworth
Cuisine: Indian (takeaway)
They say: “the one and only Indian”, “the best Indian we’ve ever had, ALWAYS amazing”, “you’ll eat like an Emperor”
We say: group trip to Hertfordshire, anyone?

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The eatery: Green Pea
Where: Trafalgar Road
Cuisine: Irish
They say: “great evening out”, “home from home”, “excellent food and entertaining host”
We say: we love a good steak and Guinness pie, but really?

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Green pea

Via / Nibrika



The eatery: Lizzie’s Tea Room
Where: Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Cuisine: English
They say: “a hidden gem”, “a must do vintage experience”, “the perfect tea room”
We say: surely everything tastes better when you're in a town called Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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The eatery: McHalls Bistro
Where: Blackpool
Cuisine: British
They say: “exquisite home-cooked delights”, “perfection”,
We say: since when was duck a l'orange and a cajun chicken burger British?

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McHalls Bistro

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The eatery: La Belle Epoque
Where: Heathrow 
Cuisine: French
They say: “wonderful surprise in a very good hotel”, “OMG worth every penny”
We say: can't say a night out in Terminal 5 sounds too appealing (unless there is a flight involved)

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The eatery: Dreams Coffee Lounge
Where: Northampton
Cuisine: British
They say: Great staff, lovely food”, “Top Notch Cafe
We say: All their coffee beans and loose leaf tea come from an independent merchant on the same street. Aww!

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The eatery: Full Court Press Specialty Coffee
Where: Broad Street
Cuisine: cafe
They say: “good coffee and good advice”, “a lovely little gem”, “best coffee in Bristol by miles”
We say: they serve coffee from Clifton Coffee Company, Workshop Coffee Co and sourdough from local Harts Bakery

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Full Court Press Specialty Coffee

Via Facebook/FCPcoffee


The eatery: Niblicks Restaurant
Where: Cramlington
Cuisine: British
They say: “fab little hideaway”, “amazing food, great value and exceptional service”
We say: Yorkshire pudding with your sausage and mash? We need this now

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Niblicks restaurant

Via / Laura D


The eatery: Oli’s Thai
Where: Magdalen Road
Cuisine: Thai
They say: “out of this world”, “small and perfectly formed”, “Thai food at its best”
We say: Sorry Raymond Blanc, Oxford is all about Oli’s, apparently

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The eatery: Sotto Sotto
Where: Bath
Cuisine: Italian
They say: “lost for words”, “deserves best restaurant in Bath”, “A quality, real Italian restaurant”
We say: bellissimo! 

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Sotto Sotto



The eatery: Bingley’s Bistro
Where: Poole
Cuisine: French
They say: “delicious food, very good value, lovely atmosphere”
We say: Bingley doesn’t sound very French


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Bingley's Bistro



The eatery: TK Snax (yes, you read that right)
Where: Gosport
Cuisine: Mexican, American and Carribean
They say: “great food, great flavours”, “mouth-wateringly delicious”, “best hot dog in the world”
We say: hmm ...


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