We've improved the way our ratings are calculated. We've listened to suggestions and critiques some
of the restaurants gave us. Formerly, we simply added the numbers and divided by the total amount of
reviews. This resulted in a fairly accurate representation of the quality of the restaurants. But
this method had some drawbacks when our database started to grow. With the new rating system we've
implemented some new algorithms that fine-tuned our calculations. We've divided the restaurants
into three categories, fine, casual and budget dining. Different algorithms apply to these
categories, e.g. with fine dining the food criteria weights more heavily than with casual dining.
Also, only the latest reviews of a restaurant will be included in the calculation. So a bad review
won't last forever, and a restaurant can recover from a former bad customer experience. To keep
a fairly up-to-date top ten there should be at least one review posted in the last one hundred
and twenty days for a restaurant to be included in the listing.
These and some more changes we've made has resulted into more accurate ratings of the best restaurants
on the island.