Chef Simon Rogan, owner of L’Enclume, has said he is “chuffed to bits” with his restaurant’s fifth AA rosette.
Cumbrian restaurant L’Enclume was the only restaurant to be granted five rosettes by the culinary guide at the AA Hospitality Awards on Monday night.
Speaking to BigHospitality today, Chef Simon Rogan said: "Both my staff and I are chuffed to bits to receive our fifth Rosette. It's definitely created a real buzz for us. This accolade is testament to the hard work we've put in over the past year, and our change in style - of highlighting British produce and sourcing ingredients produced around us."
The AA said his restaurant provided an “unforgettable” dining experience, and that Rogan himself “offers groundbreaking cuisine that is inventive and innovative, stretching boundaries by looking at unusual flavour combinations and championing local suppliers and producers to bring the highest quality ingredients to the table."
Meanwhile The Kitchin in Edinburgh was awarded four AA rosettes, as were The Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Country House, and Northcote, Langho.
The AA, which compiled the AA restaurant guide, said that restaurants in the UK were maintaining a high standard.
AA Hotel Services area manager Giovanna Grossi said: “We are very impressed with the quality of this year’s winners, who have demonstrated intense ambition and a passion for excellence, as well as superb technical skills and innovative menus.
“It is encouraging and refreshing to see that there are a number of establishments that continue to raise the standards and encourage excellence in the industry.”
The new four AA Rosette-awarded restaurants for 2010 are:
The Burlington Restaurant at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey
The Kitchin, Edinburgh
The new three AA Rosette-awarded restaurants for 2010 are:
1901 Restaurant at Andaz Hotel, London EC2
The Alderley Restaurant at Alderley Edge Hotel, Alderley Edge
Apsleys at the Lanesborough, London SW1
The Ardanaiseig Hotel, Kilchrenan
Aubergine, London SW10
Colette’s at The Grove, Rickmansworth
Le Gallois-Y-Cymro, Cardiff
Galvin La Chapelle, London E1
The Green Inn, Ballater
Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher
Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere
Homewood Park Hotel, Hinton Charterhouse
Kitchen W8, London W8
Launceston Place Restaurant, London W8
Love’s Restaurant, Birmingham
The Oak Room at Great Fosters, Egham
The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel, Bath
Paris House Restaurant, Woburn
Pétrus, London SW1
Restaurant Alimentum, Cambridge
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Rock
Seven Park Place by William Drabble at St James’ Hotel and Club, London SW1
Sketch (The Gallery), London W1
The Vineyard at Stockcross, Newbury
Wild Honey, London W1