The AA will today announce the latest additions to its restaurant awards, with 13 establishments being honoured with three AA rosettes.
Among the winners are a mix of newcomers and existing operators including six establishments in London, six in England and one in Scotland.
New restaurants being elevated to the three-rosette-status, which rewards outstanding restaurants demanding recognition well beyond their local area, include Limewood in the New Forest and Kenny Atkinson’s eatery at Rockliffe Hall in Darlington, County Durham, as well as Pierre Koffmann’s eponymous restaurant at the Berkeley hotel; Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes’s Viajante; and Alexis Gauthier’s eponymous restaurant, all in London.
Among the more established operators to have gained three rosettes are the Ritz in London and the Royal Oak at Paley Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, which last year gained a Michelin star.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings’ Maze in London has been demoted to three AA rosettes, having previously held four rosettes, following the departure of both chef patron Jason Atherton and executive chef James Durrant last summer.
Three AA Rosette winners:
The Royal Oak at Paley Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lower Slaughter Manor, Gloucestershire
Peacock at Rowsley, Derbyshire
Kenny Atkinson at the Orangery, Darlington, Co Durham
Limewood, Lyndhurst, New Forest
The Black Swan, Oldstead, Yorkshire
The Torridon, Torridon
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