Hinnies Restaurant in Whitley Bay has been announced the ‘Diners’ Choice’ by restaurant-goers in North East according to OpenTable, the world’s leading reservation booking system.
The restaurant, which only opened in February on East Parade, is already making its mark with thousands of customers rating it as one of the best eateries in the region.
Every customer who books through the OpenTable system is asked to judge a restaurant based on key factors such as food, service, ambiance, value and “Fit for Foodies”. Hinnies has been scoring the highest mark over the last two months in all areas, especially ambiance and food.
An example of one of the comments was “Exceptionally tasty – every dish was succulent and bursting with flavour. Nobody spoke much once the food arrived, other than to enthuse about our dishes, and to say “mmmm” (there was lots of “mmmm” -ing). Really good choice of dishes, and some lovely wines to accompany them. Our server was wonderful – helpful and attentive – and the timing of the courses was perfect.”
OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 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 personalized 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.
Lucy Taylor, head of restaurant relations, OpenTable UK “OpenTable diners are informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciative of unique dining experiences. These winning restaurants put the wow factor in everything they serve, taking culinary creativity to another level and delighting OpenTable diners every step of the way.”
Hinnies was opened in February 2016 serving Geordie Comfort Food using local and seasonal produce by Andy Hook and business partner Dave Townsley. Andy already owns the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant and this venture sees his return to the coast ten years after he sold Sidney’s in Tynemouth. Sidney’s helped to see a resurgence in quality restaurants in the village and Andy is nowhoping more restaurants will follow suit in Whitley Bay.
Andy Hook, managing director of Hinnies said: “We are delighted to receive this acknowledgement from OpenTable diners so early afteropening and that we’re flying the flag for Whitley Bay. We are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience and have given us such high marks. Blackfriars won OpenTable ‘Best Fit for Foodies’ in the North East 2015 so we’re delighted that Hinnies is following suit”.
Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than one billion 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 Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Ireland and the UK.
Hinnies Restaurant, East Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AP t: 0191 447 0500 w: www.hinnies.co.uk
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