Jason Atherton wins Chefs’ Chef and Lympstone Manor gets 5 rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd September 2019

Jason Atherton wins Chefs’ Chef and Michael Caines' Lympstone Manor gets 5 rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020!

Jason Atherton takes the crown from last year’s winner Claude Bosi and joins an all-star list of chefs who have been awarded the accolade over the years including Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw and Daniel Clifford 

On winning such huge acknowledgement from his peers, Jason Atherton said: “ It’s unbelievable. That’s why I came last minute, I didn’t even believe for a second that I was gonna win it."

He added: “ I think what an honour it is to be voted from all my peers, that says it all. When you look at the amount of talent in the country and they vote for you and say “look that’s our chef this year” like wow, how cool is that. Life’s good, working hard.

Michael Caines, the new five AA Rosette holder said: "I'm relieved and also incredibly proud."

He added, "It's a massive privilege, to go full circle and to achieve our first five rosettes for Lympstone Manor, it's a real landmark after two and a half years of opening."

New five AA Rosettes:

Lympstone Manor, Exmouth

New four AA Rosettes:

Coworth Park, Ascot

Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead

Hipping Hall, Lancaster

Hrishi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere

Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow

Roganic, London

Sorrel, Dorking

The Angel at Hetton, Hetton

The Greenhouse, London

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

New three rosettes

John's House, Mountsorrel
The Cross, Kenilworth
Allium at Askham Hall, Askam
Stocks Hotel, Sark
Lords of The Manor, Upper Slaughter
The Salutation, Sandwich
Rothay Manor, Ambleside
Launceston Place, London
Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London
The Wilderness, Birmingham
The Methuen Arms, Corsham
Alchemilla, Nottingham
Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton
Petrus, London
Wilder, Nailsworth
Kerridge Bar & Grill, London
Thornton Hall, Thornton Hough
Mo (at Dormy House), Broadway
Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
Haywards, Epping
The Montagu Arms Hotel, BEAULIEU
Loch Bay, Skye
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Island Eriska
Pensons, Tenbury Wells
Ikoyi, London
Le Talbooth, Dedham
The Beach House Restaurant, Oxwich

See the full list of winners:  

Chefs’ Chef

Jason Atherton

Restaurant of the Year

England – Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
London – Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London, E9
Wales – Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay
Scotland – Sugar Boat, Helensburgh

Hotel of the Year

England – Chewton Glen, New Milton
London – The Landmark, London, NW1
Wales – The Grove, Narbeth
Scotland – The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
Northern Ireland – The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

Pub of the Year

England – Three Daggers, Edington
Wales – Glynne Arms, Hawarden
Scotland – Meikleour Arms Public House, Perth

Spa of the Year

Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

Eco Hotel of the Year

Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives

Food Service Award

The Ritz, London

Wine Award

Overall Winner – Hampton Manor, Solihull

Regional Awards:
o            England – Hampton Manor, Solihull

o            Wales – Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Dolgellau

o            Scotland – Castle Terrace Restaurant, Edinburgh

Lifetime Achievement Award

Robin Sheppard, Chairman, Bespoke Hotels

Large Hotel Group of the Year

Park Plaza Group

Small Hotel Group of the Year

Inverlochy Castle Management International

Housekeeper of the Year

Ankica Korzelius, St Ermins Hotel, London

College Restaurant of the Year

Academy, Cheshire Colleges South & West, Cheshire

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd September 2019

Jason Atherton wins Chefs’ Chef and Lympstone Manor gets 5 rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020