AA Restaurant Guide 2012

The AA revealed its list of higher Rosette restaurants on Monday, September 26, 2011. The full list was published in the AA Restaurant Guide 2012 - a comprehensive guide to the best cuisine in the United Kingdom.

The AA Hospitality Awards Ceremony was held at London Hilton Park Lane and presented by the BBC's Sophie Raworth. Entertainment was provided by Britain's Got Talent finalists - the all-male acapella group, Out of the Blue. Guests enjoyed a gourmet meal created by Pierre Gagnaire and the London Hilton Park Lane team. 

Who were the new five AA Rosette restaurants?

The highly coveted five AA Rosette award for 2011-2012 was awarded to The Latymer at Pennyhill Park, whose head chef at the time was Michael Wignall

Who were the new four AA Rosette restaurants?

The new four AA Rosette restaurants for 2011-2012 were Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae and theOcean Restaurant at the Atlantic Hotel in St Brelade.

Who were the new three AA Rosette restaurants?


A total of 25 new restaurants were awarded three AA Rosettes in 2012: The Ritz, Piccadilly; Viajante, Bethnal Green; Gauthier, Soho; Koffmann's, Knightsbridge; Roussillon, Pimlico; Maze, Grosvenor Square; Royal Oak at Paley Street, Maidenhead; Lower Slaughter Manor, Gloucestershire; Peacock at Rowsley; Kenny Atkinson at the Orangery, Darlington; Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst; The Black Swan at Oldstead; The Torridon, Torridon; Castle Terrace Restaurant, Edinburgh; Coworth Park, Ascot; Montagu Arms, Beaulieu; The Crown at Whitebrook, Whitebrook; Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London; Feversham Arms, Helmsley; Fishmore Hall, Ludlow; Pollen Street Social, London; Roux at Parliament Square, London; Saddleworth Hotel, Delph; Theo Randall, London; Thornton Hall, Thornton.

Who won the AA Hospitality Awards 2012?

The AA Chefs' Chef of the Year Award for 2012 was awarded to Jeff Galvin and Chris Galvin. Peter Lederer CBE of Gleneagles won The AA Lifetime Achievement Award 2012.

The following also won awards in the corresponding categories:

AA Pub of the Year for England - The Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote

AA Pub of the Year for Scotland - The Cafe Royal, Edinburgh

AA Pub of the Year for Wales - The White Hart Village Inn, Llangybi

AA Restaurant of the Year for England - The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland - Gordon's, Inverkeilor

AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales  - The Crown at Whitebrook

AA Wine Award for England - La Trompette, London

AA Wine Award for Scotland - Rhubarb, the restaurant at Prestonfield, Edinburgh

AA Wine Award for Wales & Overall - The Bell, Skenfrith

AA Restaurant of the Year for London - Terroirs, WC4

AA Hotel of the Year for England - Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere

AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland - Blythswood Square, Glasgow

AA Hotel of the Year for Wales - St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot

AA Hotel of the Year for London - The Savoy

The AA revealed its list of higher Rosette restaurants on Monday, September 26, 2011. The full list was published in the AA Restaurant Guide 2012 - a comprehensive guide to the best cuisine in the United Kingdom. The AA Hospitality Awards Ceremony was held at London Hilton Park Lane and presented by the BBC's Sophie Raworth. Entertainment was provided by Britain's Got Talent finalists - the...