No new five Rosette restaurants have been named, but Lancashire’s Moor Hall has achieved a four Rosette rating and eight restaurants have obtained three Rosettes, including Birmingham’s Carters of Moseley and Monica Galetti’s Mere restaurant in London.
The AA has been awarding Rosettes to restaurants since 1956, and introduced a top award of five rosettes in 1991, which is currently held by 14 restaurants.
The 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”.
Moor Hall’s achievement comes just a few months after the Lancashire restaurant with rooms attained its third Rosette in September.
Chef Mark Birchall opened Moor Hall in spring 2017 with business partners Andy and Tracey Bell, and was awarded a Michelin star in the 2018 guide.
“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.” Says Stephen Wilkinson, area manager at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services.
“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”.
The other restaurants to be awarded three AA Rosettes are Benedicts in Norwich; The Burlington Restaurant, North Yorkshire; Jöro Restaurant, Sheffield; 1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle, Peckforton, Cheshire; Samuel's at Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire; and Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Wiltshire.