AA Restaurant Guide 2022: Forest Side, Mana and Tuddenham Mill awarded four AA Rosettes

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The AA has announced its 2022 Rosette Award winners in a virtual ceremony.

Three restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes and a further sixteen have been awarded three AA Rosettes.

The three recipients of four AA Rosettes were Forest Side in Grasmere, Cumbria, with chef Paul Leonard at the helm, Simon Martin's Michelin-starred outpost, Mana Manchester and Tuddenham Mill in Newmarket, Suffolk. 

Meanwhile those awarded three AA Rosettes include Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay in London, new Glaswegian dining destination UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers (Glasgow), and French bistro L’Ortolan (Shinfield, Berkshire).

According to the AA's own criteria, 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.

Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Media said “As the hospitality sector reopens after a challenging year, it is an honour to be able to recognise those restaurants achieving the highest levels of gastronomic excellence. All 2021 Rosette winners deserve to be celebrated, with each one demonstrating the exceptional culinary standards being offered to diners across the country.”

New four AA Rosettes:

Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria

Mana, Manchester

Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket, Suffolk


New three AA Rosettes:

Chutney Mary, London, SW1

Farmyard, Norwich, Norfolk

KOL Restaurant, London, W1

Myrtle Restaurant, London, SW1

Ormer Mayfair, London W1

L’Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire

Pentonbridge Inn, Pentonbridge, Cumbria

Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, London, SW1

Roots York, York

SO LA, London, W1

Station Road, Fort Augustus, Highlands

The Bow Room Restaurant at Grays Court, York

The Clock House, Ripley, Surrey

The Grill at The Dorchester, London, W1

The Princess of Shoreditch, London, EC2

UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow

Now in its 65th year, AA Rosettes have been awarded to restaurants since 1956, with the top award of five Rosettes being introduced in 1991. The allocation of multi-Rosettes is determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.

The announcement of the latest AA Rosette winners accompanies the release of The Restaurant Guide 2022 on 28th October 2021. The Restaurant Guide 2022 features all current AA Rosette holders, recognising the top dining destinations across the UK and Ireland.

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AA Restaurant Guide 2022: Forest Side, Mana and Tuddenham Mill awarded four AA Rosettes