UK restaurants awarded with the highest recognition of culinary excellence
Old Downton Lodge, Roganic and The Dining Room, Whatley Manor awarded four AA Rosettes
22nd January 2019.
The AA has announced its latest Rosette Award winners, recognising restaurants with the highest culinary offerings in the UK. Three restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while a further sixteen have been awarded three AA Rosettes.
Pictured: The Dining Room (Whatley Manor)
Restaurants honoured with four AA Rosettes are Old Downton Lodge (Ludlow, Shropshire), Roganic (London) and The Dining Room, Whatley Manor (Wiltshire), while those awarded three AA Rosettes include Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant Pétrus, Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, and Allium at Askham Hall.
Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area. Those awarded four AA Rosettes are among the top restaurants in the country.
Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said:
“We are delighted to recognise these hotels and restaurants for achieving such high standards of culinary excellence. Congratulations to all those working at these establishments, who continue to show the breadth and quality of the British culinary landscape.”
New three AA Rosettes:
Alchemilla, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Allium at Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria
Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London, E9
The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton, East Sussex
Fordwich Arms, Canterbury, Kent
John’s House, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Launceston Place, London, W8
Lords of The Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The Methuen Arms, Corsham, Wiltshire
Petrus, London, SW1
Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, Ambleside, Cumbria,
The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent
Stem, London, W1
Stocks Hotel, Sark
The Wilderness, Birmingham, West Midlands
The AA has been awarding Rosettes to restaurants since 1956, with the top award of five rosettes being introduced in 1991. The multi rosettes are awarded bi-annually in January and September, with success being determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.
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Pictured: The Salutation