Clockwork from top left; Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey; Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon; Mana, Manchester; and Minster Mill, Minster Lovell.
The AA has today announced its latest round of Rosette Award winners, celebrating dining destinations with the highest quality culinary offerings in the country. Four British restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while an incredible twenty-six have received three AA Rosettes, a record number for a single announcement.
Receiving a prestigious four AA Rosettes are The Latymer, Pennyhill Park (Bagshot, Surrey), Muse (London), Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel (Jersey), and The Ritz Restaurant (London). Restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes include The Old Stamp House (Ambleside, Cumbria), housed in the former office of William Wordsworth, Frenchie Covent Garden (London), cousin of the original Parisian eatery, and Great British Menu winner Shaun Rankin’s eponymous Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall (Ripon, North Yorkshire).
Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said “This has been an immensely difficult year for the hospitality industry, and yet restaurants across the country have continued to provide incredible dining experiences to the public despite these considerable challenges. The dedication and hard work of the teams behind these establishments is inspiring, particularly during this time, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate them with the announcement of these AA Rosettes.”
Three AA Rosettes are awarded to restaurants achieving standards that demand national recognition beyond their local area, while those which receive four AA Rosettes are deemed to be among the best in the UK and Ireland.
New four AA Rosettes:
Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey
The Ritz Restaurant, London, W1
The Latymer, Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, Surrey
New three AA Rosettes:
The Vineyard, Newbury, Berkshire
Driftwood, Portscatho, Cornwall
The Old Stamp House, Ambleside, Cumbria
The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote, Gloucestershire
Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Highland
The Barn at Moor Hall, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Frenchie Covent Garden, London, WC2
Hide Above, London, W1
Les 110 Des Taillevent, London, W1
The Betterment by Jason Atherton, London, W1
The Dysart, Petersham, Greater London
Where The Light Gets In, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Minster Mill, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
Windlestraw, Walkerburn, Scottish Borders
The Haughmond, Upton Magna, Shropshire
The Boat Inn, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Interlude, Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Goldsborough Hall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire
The Pheasant, Harome, North Yorkshire
AA Rosettes have been awarded to restaurants since 1956, with the top award of five Rosettes first introduced in 1991. The multi rosettes are traditionally awarded in January and September each year, with success determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.
To discover more top restaurants go to http://www.ratedtrips.com/awards