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AA announces new multi rosette awards for nine restaurants

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 an hotel or restaurant.

Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in Ormskirk, Lancashire has been awarded four AA Rosettes, only four months after achieving their third Rosette in September 2017. They are the only restaurant to be awarded this accolade in January’s set of honours.

Stephen Wilkinson, Area Manager at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said “Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms has achieved so much in a short space of time. This would not have been possible without the careful planning prior to opening. Mark’s food continues to evolve but the focus has always been on balance and clarity of flavour whilst sourcing the best core ingredients. The team has an impressive kitchen garden which is a key resource for many dishes”.

Eight restaurants have also been awarded three AA Rosettes, including MasterChef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti and her husband David’s London restaurant, Mere. Restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area. Those achieving four AA Rosettes are among the top restaurants in the country. To achieve five AA Rosettes, the restaurants have to reach the pinnacle of the nation’s restaurants where the cooking compares with the best in the world. These restaurants exhibit breathtaking culinary skills, and set the standards to which others aspire, yet few achieve.

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 which continue to demonstrate the growing strength and depth of British cooking across the country. Our congratulations go to all the dedicated teams within these businesses that have truly earned this level of recognition.

New four AA Rosettes:

  • Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Ormskirk, Lancashire

New three AA Rosettes:

  • Benedicts, Norwich, Norfolk
  • The Burlington Restaurant, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
  • Carters of Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Jöro Restaurant, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Mere, London
  • 1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle, Peckforton, Cheshire
  • Samuel’s at Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire
  • Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Malmesbury, Wiltshire