AA Awards 2023: Chef Owner Carlo Scotto wins fourth AA Rosette award for his Amethyst restaurant

Alex South

Alex South


Carlo Scotto has been awarded a fourth AA Rosette award in the AA Restaurant Guide February 2023 additions

Carlo Scotto, Chef Owner of Amethyst in Mayfair, was the only new four AA rosette award winner in this months update and joins a list of acclaimed high profile chefs who have recieved the accolade including; Bohemia Restaurant, St Helier, Jersey; The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire; Grace & Savour, Solihull, West Midlands; The Ledbury, London W11 and others.

Commenting on his win, Carlo said: “Thank you very much for this award. It is an absolute honour and I am very proud but I am coming for that fifth one." 

Fifteen restaurants were commended for their culinary excellence, demonstrating an unprecedented level of quality and originality.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four AA Rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.

The list of outstanding restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes, represents every corner of the UK, including One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin, in Scotland; Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, in the West Midlands, Home by James Sommerin, in Wales, Karrek, St Enodoc Hotel, in Cornwall, and Alex Dilling, Hotel Café Royal, in London.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, which operates AA quality assessment schemes, said: “This year we’ve seen an exceptional level of culinary excellence demonstrated by those receiving our coveted three and four AA Rosettes. I’m constantly inspired by the resilience, innovation, and quality demonstrated by these trailblazers in our industry. Congratulations to the chefs and front-of-house teams who have helped make their Rosette awards possible.”  

Each winner of a Rosette Award also received the iconic porcelain AA plate.

Craig Martin, Head of Sales UK at RAK Porcelain, the sponsor for the 2023 AA Rosette Awards, said: “We are absolutely delighted to provide the AA Rosette plates, which are the hallmark of culinary excellence. It’s fantastic to recognise these outstanding restaurants which are amongst the best in the UK. Congratulations to all worthy recipients.”

New four AA Rosettes

Amethyst, London

New three AA Rosettes

Upstairs by Tom Shepherd, West Midlands

The Traddock, North Yorkshire

Smoke, Hampton Manor, West Midlands

Home by James Sommerin, Wales

Karrek, St Enodoc Hotel, Cornwall

The Dog and Gun Inn, Cumbria

Turnips with Tomas Ludakevicius, London

Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

The Checkers, Wales

Ben Wilkinson at The Pass, South Lodge, West Sussex

Alex Dilling, Hotel Café Royal, London

263, Lancashire

Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay, London

One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin Glasgow, Scotland


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Alex South

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Editor 28th February 2023

AA Awards 2023: Chef Owner Carlo Scotto wins fourth AA Rosette award for his Amethyst restaurant