A Lake District restaurant has been named the best fine dining restaurant in the world.

Tripadvisor® announced today the winners of its 2021 Travellers' Choice® "Best of the Best" Restaurants awards, with The Old Stamp House in Ambleside clinching the title of world, Europe and UK number one fine dining restaurant.

The intimate restaurant boasting a Michelin star celebrates the food and cultural heritage of Cumbria with dishes such as black pudding “bon bon” and crab from the west coast of Cumbria.

It also came top in the top Date Night Restaurant category-which also saw Ambleside’s Kysty come in at number seven.

Cumbria saw further success with Cartmel’s L’Enclume coming third in the Fine Dining category.

And Windermere’s Homeground Coffee +Kitchen came seventh in the Best Brunch Restaurant category.

“It’s no secret that the restaurant industry has taken a hit over the past year or so, but the good news is that would-be diners all over the world are hungrier than ever to dine out again,” said Martin Verdon-Roe, general manager of hospitality solutions at Tripadvisor.

“There is so much good out there to explore this summer and beyond and no matter what you’re craving, the Best of the Best Restaurants Awards is on hand to serve as a menu of options to satisfy your appetite.”