Simon Rogan’s Roganic in London, Old Downton Lodge in Ludlow, and The Dining Room at Whatley Manor in Wiltshire have all been awarded four rosettes.
The AA says those deserving of the accolade are ‘among the top restaurants in the country’.
A further 16 restaurants have been awarded three rosettes, which the AA says are granted to sites ‘achieving standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area’.
These include Tom Brown’s Cornerstone in London, Steven Edwards' etch in Brighton, and the Fordwich Arms gastropub in Kent.
The AA began the ranking system in 1956, and it introduced its maximum five rosette rating in 1991.
The rosettes are now awarded bi-annually in January and September following one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.
The full list of new rosettes is as follows:
New four AA Rosettes:
The Dining Room, Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow, Shropshire
Roganic, London, W1
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
Pétrus, London, SW1
Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, Ambleside, Cumbria,
The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent
Stem, London, W1
Stocks Hotel, Sark
The Wilderness, Birmingham, West Midlands