Best Designed Wine List in the World

The categories for the first few editions of the World’s Best Wine Lists centered on the ambition, innovation, and passion of the restaurateur or sommelier in selecting interesting and varied wines. It soon became apparent to the Judges, however, as they studied hundreds of lists every year, that one aspect that significantly affected the ability of a guest to enjoy the process of wine selection was the appearance, clarity, and navigability of the wine list itself. All too often, design is the Achilles heel of otherwise good or great lists. The Best Designed Wine List category was therefore added to celebrate and promote those restaurants that put the proper effort, time, and thought into the format of their wine list, including everything from the font, font size, and layout, to the organizing principles, whether those be color, country, region, style, price, or some other consideration. Although all Category-Award Judges assess and return their ratings for Design, they are fortunate to have expert insight from their colleague Alder Yarrow, who has a background as a high-level professional designer.

House of Tides - Global Winner 2022

Opened in February 2014 by Kenny & Abbie Atkinson, House of Tides is located on the historical Newcastle Quayside and set within the beautifully restored Grade 1 listed 16th Century former merchant’s town house. 

House of Tides is a casual, informal fine dining restaurant which is set over two floors.  The rustic ground floor entrance level with its original 16th century flagstones and exposed beams, provides an excellent venue whether you’re settling-in for a drink, pre-dinner aperitif or a leisurely nightcap. The first floor which houses the main restaurant seating area also with exposed beams, big open fireplace as well as views over the River Tyne.

Kenny and Abbie’s vision for House of Tides was to create a casual and informal space where everybody should feel comfortable and relaxed with no compromise on quality. 

House of Tides is Newcastle’s only One Star Michelin and Four AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

Regional Winners -Best Designed Wine List