DINERS IN Delph will be spoiled for choice after two restaurants were named in the top-performing ten per cent of businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor.
The Old Bell Inn, on Huddersfield Road, and Fresca Italian Restaurant, on Delph New Road, both received the Certificate of Excellence after earning consistently high hospitality ratings from travellers.
To qualify for the prestigious award from the world’s largest travel site, businesses must maintain an overall rating of at least four out of a possible five.
They must also have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months, and the volume of reviews received in the last 12 months is also considered.
The 18th century Old Bell, honoured as a top performing hotel and restaurant, mixes traditional old English warmth with contemporary luxury in its 18 bedrooms, brasserie, restaurant and bar.
The four star accredited establishment caters for wedding parties, christenings or birthdays, and the extensive menu includes sandwiches and snacks, as well as senior citizens specials.
Natalee Goas, Business Development Manager, said: “We actively encourage our guests to go on TripAdvisor because we know it is a great forum for people who are travelling.
“You don’t always know what people will write but we get so many positive comments and feedback about the food and the staff, so we give visitors a form asking them to visit the site.
“We are really delighted to win the award. We’ve won it for the last three years and had high ratings again so we would have been disappointed if we had missed out.”
At Fresca, named as a top performing restaurant, the celebrated traditions of Italian cuisine are combined with a contemporary setting either intimate dinners or group celebrations.
Delicacies include hand-tossed pizzas, fresh pasta and risotto, bold fish recipes and an Italian take on the traditional Sunday roast, as well as vegetarian and children’s options.
Alex Gallery, General Manager, said: ““Fresca Restaurant is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
“We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”