AA Restaurant Guide 2017

The full list of restaurants to achieve rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2017 were presented at the AA Restaurant Guide Hospitality Awards held at Grovesnor House on Park Lane on September 26, 2017.

What criteria is needed to gain an AA rosette?

To obtain a sought after rosette and for the chance to appear in the AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides, restaurants need to be able to demonstrate skill and understanding when prepping food and use only the freshest ingredients in their dishes.

Who were the new five rosette restaurants?

For the first time in the history of the guide four restaurants were bestowed five rosettes on the night including Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London; Casamia Restaurant, Bristol; Restaurant Story and Pollen Street Social both in London.

Who were the new four rosette restaurants?

Joining the four rosette club were The Whitebrook, Whitebrook; Winteringham Fields, Winteringham; Number One The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Hampton Manor, Solihull; Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow and Orwells, Henley-on-Thames.

Who won what in the other categories?

Simon Rogan of the two Michelin starred L’Enclume is the latest in a long line of recipients of the prestigious AA Chef’s Chef of the Year Award while Pierre Koffmann, who is celebrating 50 years in the industry, won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The AA Food Service Award, which recognises establishments delivering exceptional standards across of service and hospitality, was awarded to The Ritz in London.

Winning AA Restaurant of the Year for England was Lumière in Cheltenham. Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth took home the title for Wales, Inver Restaurant in Strachur won for Scotland and Sosharu was named AA Restaurant of the Year for London.

In the category for AA Hotel of the Year, Northcote received the award for England while The Beaumont took home the title for London. The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny won the award for Wales, Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane was named AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland and Manor House Country Hotel took home the title for Northern Ireland.

When and where was the AA Restaurant Guide 2017 held?

Awards were announced at the AA Restaurant Guide Hospitality Awards held at Grovesnor House on Park Lane on September 26, 2017.

Who created the menu for the evening?

The menu for the evening was devised by the previous year’s Chef’s Chef of the Year, Daniel Clifford of two Michelin-starred Midsummer House and Flitch of Bacon.

Simon Rogan recipes:

The full list of restaurants to achieve rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2017 were presented at the AA Restaurant Guide Hospitality Awards held at Grovesnor House on Park Lane on September 26, 2017. What criteria is needed to gain an AA rosette? To obtain a sought after rosette and for the chance to appear in the AA Hotel, Restaurant and Pub Guides, restaurants need to be able to...