AA Restaurant Guide 2016

The AA revealed the full list of restaurants to receive Rosettes for 2016 at the AA Hospitality Awards on October 5, 2015, held at Grovesnor House on Park Lane.

Restaurants wishing to attain Rosette standard must outshine other establishments in the local area as inspectors will be looking for restaurants that carefully prepare their food showing skill and understanding whilst using a fresh set of ingredients. Winners also appear in the AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides.

Who were the new five AA Rosette restaurants in the AA Restaurant Guide 2016?

Two restaurants received the coveted 5 Rosette standard in the 2015 guide which included Clare Smyth for Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Tom Kitchin for The Kitchin.

Who were the new four AA Rosette restaurants in the AA Restaurant Guide 2016?

The evening saw eight new restaurants achieve a fourth Rosette including The Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms, Ynyshir Hall, Stovell's, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Flynn Williams at Westbury Hotel (now Alyn Williams at the Westbury), Fera at Claridges, The Ledbury and Fraiche.

Which chefs and restaurants won awards at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016?

Picking up the AA Chef’s Chef of the Year award was Daniel Clifford from of two Michelin-starred Midsummer House and Flitch of Bacon. The AA Lifetime Achievement Award went to the PIG chain’s executive chairman, Robert Hutson.

The AA Food Service Award went to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quats’ Saisons.

Here are the other winners from that year:

AA Hotel of the Year England – Cliveden House 
AA Hotel of the Year Scotland – Ruffets Country House Hotel
AA Hotel of the Year Wales – St George's Hotel
AA Hotel of the Year London - Corinthea
AA Restaurant of the Year England – House of Tides, Newcastle Upon Tyne
AA Restaurant of the Year Scotland – The Gannett, Glasgow
AA Restaurant of the Year Wales – Coast Restaurant, Saundersfoot
AA Restaurant of the Year London – Tredwell’s, London
AA Pub of the Year England – The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold
AA Pub of the Year Scotland – The Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh
AA Pub of the Year Wales – Kinmel Arms, Abergele

The AA Restaurant Guide 2016 Red Stars award was new to the guide this year to celebrate the very best hotels in the British Isles.

There were two hotels to be awarded five red stars in this new category including The Merchant Hotel, Belfast and
The Corinthia Hotel, London. The four star club included 
New four red star hotels, Great Fosters, Egham, Aviator, Farnborough and The Grove, Narberth. While four hotels picked up three stars; Goldstone Hall, Market Drayton; The Pig near Bath, Hunstrete; The Pig on the Beach, Studland and The George Hotel, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Where were the AA Hospitality Awards 2016 held?

The awards were hosted by Fiona Bruce at Grovesnor House on Park Lane on October 5, 2015. AA Chefs’ Chef 2014, Nathan Outlaw was the mastermind behind the gourmet menu for the evening.

Daniel Clifford recipes:

The AA revealed the full list of restaurants to receive Rosettes for 2016 at the AA Hospitality Awards on October 5, 2015, held at Grovesnor House on Park Lane. Restaurants wishing to attain Rosette standard must outshine other establishments in the local area as inspectors will be looking for restaurants that carefully prepare their food showing skill and understanding whilst using a fresh set...