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The Full AA Rosette Restaurant list for 2018 – latest announcements

23rd Jan 2018


The latest AA Rosette awards were announced on 22 January 2018, updating the rating awarded to fine restaurants and one of the trusted standards used by the Luxury Restaurant Guide.

About: The AA has been awarding rosettes to restaurants since 1956 (but classifying hotel accommodation with ‘star’ ratings since 1912), with the top award of five rosettes being introduced in 1991. The multi rosettes from three to five are awarded bi-annually in January and September, with success being determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to an hotel or restaurant. Rosettes rate from one to five, the latter being the pinnacle of quality and afforded to just thirteen restaurants (versus Michelin’s one to three star rating). One and two rosettes are announced as they happen.

What’s New: There were no five rosettes, one new four rosette, and eight new three rosettes.

New Four AA Rosettes:
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Prescot Road, Aughton, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 6RT

New Three AA Rosettes:
Benedicts,  St Benedicts Street, Norfolk NR2 4PE
The Burlington Restaurant, Devonshire Arms, Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6AJ
Carters of Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands B13 9EZ
Jöro Restaurant, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 8US
Mere, 74 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4QH
1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle, Peckforton, Cheshire CW6 9TN
Samuel’s at Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4JH
Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0RB

The AA Rosette Full List of Restaurants 2018 

Restaurant Name Area County Postal AA Rosettes Michelin Stars
Sketch – The Lecture Room & Library Mayfair London W1S 2XG 5 2
Midsummer House Restaurant Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1HA 5 2
The Connaught – Helene Darroze Mayfair London W1K 2AL 5 2
The Fat Duck Bray Berkshire SL6 2AQ 5 3
Marcus Knightsbridge London SW1X 7RL 5 2
Casamia Bristol BS1 6FU 5 1
The Club Hotel & Spa – Bohemia Bar & Restaurant St Helier Jersey JE2 4UH 5 1
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Great Milton Oxfordshire OX44 7PD 5 2
Pollen Street Social Hanover Square London W1S 1NQ 5 1
Restaurant Sat Bains Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 2SA 5 2
L’enclume Nr. Grange over Sands Cumbria LA11 6PZ 5 2
Ynyshir Powys Mid Wales / Brecon Beacons SY20 8TA 5 1
The Kitchin Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH6 6LX 5 1
Restaurant Story Southwark London SE1 2UE 5 1
Le Gavroche Marble Arch London W1K 7QR 4 2
The Balmoral Hotel – Number One Restaurant Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH2 2EQ 4 1
The Greenhouse London London W1J 5NY 4 2
Texture Restaurant Marylebone London W1H 7BY 4 1
Fraiche Wirral Cheshire CH43 5SG 4 1
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester Mayfair London W1K 1QA 4 3
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Chelsea London SW3 4HP 4 3
Murano Mayfair London W1J 5PP 4 1
Hambleton Hall Restaurant Rutland Rutland LE15 8TH 4 1
Morston Hall Hotel & Restaurant Holt Norfolk NR25 7AA 4 1
The Ledbury Notting Hill London W11 2AQ 4 2
Chapter One Locksbottom Kent BR6 8NF 4 1
Le Champignon Sauvage Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL50 2AQ 4 2
Restaurant Martin Wishart Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH6 6RA 4 1
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond Dunbartonshire Glasgow and Clyde Valley G83 8QZ 4 1
Gleneagles – Andrew Fairlie Restaurant Perthshire Perthshire PH3 1NF 4 2
Seven Park Place by William Drabble St James’s London SW1A 1LP 4 1
Boath House Inverness The Scottish Highlands IV12 5TE 4 1
The Hand & Flowers Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 2BP 4 2
Alyn Williams at The Westbury Mayfair London W1S 2YF 4 1
The Whitebrook Monmouthshire Mid Wales / Brecon Beacons NP25 4TX 4 1
21212 Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH7 5AB 4 1
Northcote Blackburn Lancashire BB6 8BE 4 1
Atlantic Hotel – The Ocean Restaurant St Brelade Jersey JE3 8HE 4
The Black Swan York Yorkshire YO61 4BL 4 1
Paul Ainsworth at Number Six Padstow Devon and Cornwall PL28 8AP 4 1
Orwells  South Oxfordshire Oxfordshire RG9 4DP 4
The Five Fields Chelsea London SW3 2SP 4 1
House of Tides Newcastle Northumberland NE1 3RF 4 1
Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Port Isaac Devon and Cornwall PL29 3SB 4 2
Restaurant James Sommerin Penarth Cardiff CF64 3AU 4 1
Sosban & The Old Butcher’s Restaurant Isle of Anglesey Anglesey LL59 5EE 4 1
Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor Chester Cheshire CH1 1LT 4 1
Winteringham Fields Winteringham Lincolnshire DN15 9ND 4
Moor Hall Restaurant Aughton Lancashire L39 6RT 4 1
The Grove – Colette’s Restaurant Chandlers Cross Hertfordshire WD3 4TG 3
COMO The Halkin – Ametsa with Arzak instruction Belgravia London SW1X 7DJ 3 1
Sketch – Gallery Mayfair London W1S 2XG 3
Great Fosters – The Tudor Room Egham Surrey TW20 9UR 3 1
The Manor House Hotel – Bybrook Restaurant Nr. Bath Wiltshire SN14 7HR 3 1
Lainston House Hotel – The Avenue Restaurant Winchester Hampshire SO21 2LT 3
The Ritz Restaurant at The Ritz Green Park London W1J 9BR 3 1
Galvin at Windows Mayfair London W1K 1BE 3 1
Clos Maggiore Covent Garden London WC2E 8JD 3
The Vineyard Newbury Berkshire RG20 8JU 3
Simpsons – Edgbaston Birmingham Birmingham B15 3DU 3 1
The Goring Dining Room London London SW1W 0JW 3 1
Benedicts Norwich Norfolk NR2 4PE 3
Joro Sheffield Yorkshire S3 8US 3
Bingham Richmond upon Thames Surrey TW10 6UT 3
The Harrow at Little Bedwyn Marlborough Wiltshire SN8 3JP 3 1
Thackeray’s Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1EA 3
JSW Petersfield Hampshire GU31 4JJ 3 1
Bovey Castle – The Great Western Dartmoor National Park Devon and Cornwall TQ13 8RE 3
Rushton Hall – Tresham Restaurant Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1RR 3
Langshott Manor – Mulberry Restaurant Horley Surrey RH6 9LN 3
The Queensberry Hotel – Olive Tree Restaurant Bath Somerset BA1 2QF 3
Stoke Park – Humphry’s Restaurant Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire SL2 4PG 3
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Covent Garden London WC2H 9NE 3 1
Gravetye Manor Hotel Restaurant Nr. East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4LJ 3 1
The Devonshire Arms – The Burlington Restaurant Nr. Skipton Yorkshire BD23 6AJ 3
Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park Chippenham Wiltshire SN14 8AZ 3 1
The River Cafe Hammersmith London W6 9HA 3 1
Umu Mayfair London W1J 6LX 3 2
Hotel Tresanton Dining Room Truro Devon and Cornwall TR2 5DR 3
Roux at Parliament Square Parliament Square London SW1P 3AD 3
Alexander House Hotel – AG’s Restaurant East Grinstead West Sussex RH10 4QD 3
The West House Restaurant Biddenden Kent TN27 8AH 3 1
The Square Mayfair London W1J 6PU 3 1
Amaya Motcomb Street London SW1X 8JT 3 1
Club Gascon Clerkenwell London EC1A 9DS 3 1
36 on The Quay Emsworth Hampshire PO10 7EG 3
Restaurant Alimentum & Bar Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 8PB 3
Tassili at Grand Jersey St Helier Jersey JE2 3QA 3
The Mount Somerset Hotel Restaurant Taunton Somerset TA3 5NB 3
Inverlochy Castle Hotel and Restaurant Fort William The Scottish Highlands PH33 6SN 3
The Oak Room at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Windermere Cumbria LA23 1LU 3
Céleste at The Lanesborough Hyde Park Cornor London SW1X 7TA 3 1
Restaurant Coworth Park Ascot Berkshire SL5 7SE 3 1
Dinner by Heston Knightsbridge London SW1X 7LA 3 2
Restaurant Mark Greenaway Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH2 3LJ 3
Baslow Hall – Fischers Restaurant Baslow Derbyshire DE45 1RR 3 1
Chez Bruce Wandsworth Common London SW17 7EG 3 1
The Glasshouse Richmond upon Thames Surrey TW9 3PZ 3 1
Galvin La Chapelle Spitalfields London E1 6DY 3 1
Corrigan’s Mayfair Mayfair London W1K 7EH 3
The Gilbert Scott Kings Cross London NW1 2AR 3
Kitchen W8 Kensington London W8 6AH 3 1
Wild Honey Hanover Square London W1S 2FB 3
The Restaurant at Ellenborough Park Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL52 3NJ 3
Linthwaite House – The Lake District Restaurant Windermere Cumbria LA23 3JA 3
Paris House Restaurant Woburn Bedfordshire MK17 9QP 3
The Samling Restaurant Windermere Cumbria LA23 1LR 3
Hakkasan Mayfair Mayfair London W1J 6QB 3 1
‘Hrishi’ restaurant at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere Cumbria LA23 3NE 3 1
The Terrace at The Montagu Arms New Forest Hampshire SO42 7ZL 3
Hipping Hall Restaurant Kirby Lonsdale Lancashire LA6 2JJ 3
Medlar Restaurant Chelsea London SW10 0LJ 3
Hedone Chiswick London W4 4HH 3 1
Purnell’s Birmingham Birmingham B3 2DH 3 1
Restaurant Tristan Horsham West Sussex RH12 1HU 3 1
André Garrett at Cliveden Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 0JF 3
The Walnut Tree Monmouthshire Wye Valley and Vale of Usk NP7 8AW 3 1
The Peat Inn Fife The Kingdom of Fife KY15 5LH 3 1
Knockinaam Lodge Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries and Galloway DG9 9AD 3
Castle Terrace Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians E1 2EL 3
Glenapp Castle Ayrshire Ayrshire KA26 0NZ 3
Turners Birmingham Birmingham B17 9NS 3
The Neptune Inn Restaurant with Rooms Old Hunstanton Norfolk PE36 6HZ 3 1
The Box Tree Restaurant Ilkley Yorkshire LS29 9DR 3 1
The Sportsman Whitstable Kent CT5 4BP 3 1
Driftwood Portscatho Devon and Cornwall TR2 5EW 3 1
Red Lion Freehouse Pewsey Wiltshire SN9 6AQ 3 1
The Pompadour by Galvin Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH1 2AB 3
Trinity Restaurant Clapham London SW4 0JG 3 1
La Belle Époque Heathrow London TW6 2GD 3
Outlaw’s at The Capital Knightsbridge London SW3 1AT 3 1
Swinton Park – Samuel’s Restaurant Ripon Yorkshire HG4 4JH 3
The Royal Oak Paley Street Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 3JN 3 1
Adam’s Restaurant Birmingham Birmingham B2 5QP 3 1
Social Eating House Soho London W1F 7NR 3 1
Ormer by Shaun Rankin St. Helier Jersey JE2 4TQ 3 1
Adam Reid at The French Manchester Greater Manchester M60 2DS 3
Kinloch Hotel & Restaurant Isle of Skye The Scottish Highlands IV43 8QY 3
Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs Fitzrovia London W1T 4QG 3 1
Roka Mayfair London W1T 1RR 3
Odette’s Primrose Hill London NW1 8XL 3
Min Jiang London London W8 4PT 3
Brockencote Hall  Worcestershire Worcestershire DY10 4PY 3
Harry’s Place Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 8JS 3
Longueville Manor Hotel St Saviour Jersey  JE2 7WF 3
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant Norwich Norfolk NR2 1AB 3
Peckforton Castle – 1851 Restaurant Tarporley Cheshire CW6 9TN 3
Titchwell Manor – The Conservatory Nr Brancaster Norfolk PE31 8BB. 3
The Royal Crescent Hotel – The Dower House Restaurant Bath Somerset BA1 2LS 3
Airds Hotel and Restaurant Argyll Argyll PA38 4DF 3
Hotel du Vin Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens  Glasgow Glasgow and Clyde Valley G12 0UX 3
Jesmond Dene House Newcastle-upon-Tyne Northumberland NE2 2EY 3
The Three Chimneys Isle of Skye The Scottish Highlands  IV55 8ZT 3
Lochgreen House Hotel Troon Ayrshire KA10 7EN 3
Roman Camp Hotel Stirlingshire Stirling and The Trossachs FK17 8BG 3
Gordon’s Restaurant Inverkeilor Angus and Dundee DD11 5RN 3
Bodysgallen Hall   Llandudno N.Wales and Borderland LL30 1RS 3
The Seafood Restaurant Padstow Devon and Cornwall PL28 8BY 3
Lumiere Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL50 3PA 3
The Great House Lavenham Suffolk CO10 9QZ 3
Gauthier Soho London W1D 5AF 3
The Freemasons at Wiswell Clitheroe Lancashire  BB7 9DF 3
Chez Roux at The Cromlix Perthshire Perthshire FK15 9JT 3
Claridge’s – Fera Mayfair London W1K 4HR 3 1
Lime Wood – Hartnett Holder & Co Lyndhurst Hampshire SO43 7FZ 3
The Clove Club Shoreditch London EC1V 9LT 3 1
Merchants’ Tavern Whitechapel London EC2A 3PD 3
City Social City London EC2N 1HQ 3 1
Cut at 45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection Park Lane London W1K 1PN 3
Little Barwick House The Restaurant With Rooms Yeovil Somerset BA22 9TD 3
Llangoed Hall Powys Mid Wales / Brecon Beacons LD3 0YP 3
The Grove, Narberth Pembrokeshire South Wales Valley SA67 8BX 3
The Torridon Restaurant Achnasheen The Scottish Highlands IV22 2EY 3
Little Social Mayfair London W1S 1NE 3
Timberyard Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH3 9DS 3
The Wild Rabbit Oxfordshire Oxfordshire OX7 6YA 3
Sandemans Fine Dining at Fonab Castle Hotel Perthshire Perthshire PH16 5ND 3
Four Seasons Restaurant at Swinfen Hall Hotel Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9RE 3
The Lord Clyde Bollington Cheshire SK10 5AH 3
London House Battersea Village London SW11 3RA 3
Cambium Restaurant at Careys Manor Hotel New Forest Hampshire SO42 7RH 3
Portland Restaurant Marylebone London W1W 6QQ 3 1
Carters of Moseley Moseley Birmingham B13 9EZ 3 1
The Man Behind The Curtain Leeds Yorkshire LS1 7JH 3 1
The Cellar Fife The Kingdom of Fife KY10 3AA 3 1
The Gannet Glasgow Glasgow and Clyde Valley G3 8TB 3
Dan Moon at the Gainsborough Restaurant Bath Somerset BA1 1QY 3
Horto at Rudding Park Hotel Harrogate Yorkshire HG3 1JH 3
The Gallery Restaurant at The Black Swan Hotel Helmsley Yorkshire YO62 5BJ 3
Crossbasket Castle High Blantyre Glasgow and Clyde Valley G72 9UE 3
Rogan and Company Cartmel Cumbria LA11 6QD 3
Boringdon Hall Hotel & Spa Plymouth Devon and Cornwall PL7 4DP 3
The Little Fish Market Hove East Sussex BN3 1AS 3
The Feathered Nest Country Inn Nether Westcote Oxfordshire OX7 6SD 3
Mere London London W1T 4QH 3
Pale Hall Hotel & Restaurant Gwynedd N.Wales and Borderland LL23 7PS 3
Pidgin  London London E8 1BG 3
The Coach House by Michael Caines Kentisbury Devon and Cornwall EX31 4NL 3
L’Ortolan Reading Berkshire RG2 9BY 3 1
Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa Malmesbury Wiltshire SN16 0RB 3
A.Wong London London SW1V 1DE 3 1
The Cottage in the Wood Braithwaite Cumbria CA12 5TW 3
The Hind’s Head Bray Berkshire SL6 2AB 3 1
Bluebells Restaurant Sunningdale Berkshire SL5 0LE 2
Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – Vellore Restaurant Bath Somerset BA2 6JF 2
Eastwell Manor – The Manor Restaurant Ashford Kent TN25 4HR 2
Island Grill Lancaster Gate London W2 2TY 2
L’Etranger Kensington London SW7 4QT 2
Tamarind of Mayfair Mayfair London W1J 5PR 2 1
The Chancery City London EC4A 1LL 2
Lords of the Manor Hotel Restaurant Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL54 2JD 2
Danesfield House Hotel Marlow on Thames Buckinghamshire SL7 2EY 2
The Chesterfield Hotel – Butlers Restaurant Mayfair London W1J 5EB 2
The Macdonald Randolph Hotel Restaurant Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 2LN 2
The Brasserie at Aviator –  A Hotel by TAG Farnborough Hampshire GU14 6EL 2
Roux at The Landau – The Langham  London W1B 1JA 2
Benares Berkeley Square London W1J 6BS 2 1
Quilon St Jamess London SW1E 6AF 2 1
Launceston Place Kensington London W8 5RL 2
Scott’s Mayfair London W1K 2HE 2
Sindhu by Atul Kochhar at The Compleat Angler Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 1RG 2
Galvin at The Athenaeum Piccadilly London W1J 7BJ 2
Zafferano Knightsbridge London SW1X 9EY 2
The Cinnamon Club Westminster London SW1P 3BU 2
Marco Grill Chelsea London SW6 1HS 2
The Restaurant at Brown’s Mayfair London W1S 4BP 2
The Conservatory Restaurant at Calcot Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL8 8YJ 2
fig Restaurant – Cotswold House Hotel Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL55 6AN 2
Macdonald The Bear Hotel Restaurant Oxfordshire Oxfordshire OX20 1SZ 2
Chilston Park Hotel – Culpepers Restaurant Maidstone Kent ME17 2BE 2
The Bridge Restaurant at New Hall Sutton Coldfield Birmingham B76 1QX 2
Rudding Park Hotel – Clocktower Restaurant Harrogate Yorkshire HG3 1JH 2
Nunsmere Hall Hotel – Crystal Restaurant Northwich Cheshire CW8 2ES 2
Rhinefield House Hotel – Armada Restaurant Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7QB 2
Rhinefield House Hotel – The Grill Room Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7QB 2
The PowderMills Hotel – The Orangery Restaurant Battle East Sussex TN33 0SP 2
Oakley Hall – Glasshouse Restaurant Basingstoke Hampshire RG23 7EL 2
Bishopstrow House – The Mulberry Restaurant Warminster Wiltshire BA12 9HH 2
The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel Chapel Wharf Greater Manchester M3 5LH 2
The Dining Room at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa New Milton Hampshire BH25 6QS 2
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa – The Brasserie Chippenham Wiltshire SN14 8AZ 2
Kai Mayfair Mayfair London W1K 2QU 2 1
La Trompette Chiswick London W4 2EU 2 1
Maze Mayfair London W1K 6JP 2
Jeremy’s Restaurant Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 1XP 2
Park Terrace 2 – 24 Kensington High Street London W8 4PT 2
Hotel Felix – Graffiti Restaurant Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0LX 2
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club – Anderida Restaurant East Grinstead East Sussex RH18 5JR 2
Hartwell House & Spa – The Soane Dining Room Nr. Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP17 8NR 2
The Swan at Lavenham – Gallery Restaurant Lavenham Suffolk CO10 9QA 2
Rowhill Grange – RG’s Restaurant Wilmington Kent DA2 7QH 2
The Captains Club Christchurch Dorset BH23 1HU 2
Hart’s Nottingham Park Row Nottinghamshire NG1 6GN 2
The Wyck Hill Restaurant Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL54 1HY 2
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa – Wernher Restaurant Luton Bedfordshire LU1 3TQ 2
Tylney Hall – The Oak Room Restaurant Hook Hampshire RG27 9AZ 2
The Grand Hotel – Mirabelle Restaurant Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4EQ 2
Woodlands Park Hotel – The Oak Room Restaurant Cobham Surrey KT11 3QB 2
Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux Restaurant Gullane Edinburgh and The Lothians EH31 2EG 2
Inver Lodge & Chez Roux Restaurant Sutherland The Scottish Highlands IV27 4LU 2
Prestonfield House – Rhubarb Restaurant Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH16 5UT 2
Sopwell House Restaurant St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 2HQ 2
Gleneagles – The Strathearn Restaurant Perthshire Perthshire PH3 1NF 2
Blythswood Square Restaurant Glasgow Glasgow and Clyde Valley G2 4AD 2
Deans Place Hotel Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5TW 2
The Petersham Restaurant Richmond Surrey TW10 6UZ 2
Claude Bosi at Bibendum Chelsea London SW3 6RD 2 2
The Yew Tree Nr. Newbury Berkshire RG20 9SE 2
Veeraswamy West End London W1B 4RS 2 1
The Vanilla Pod Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 2LS 2
Caldesi in Campagna Bray Berkshire SL6 2BG 2
The Harwood Arms Fulham London SW6 1QP 2 1
Hakkasan Fitzrovia London W1T 1HD 2 1
St John Bar and Restaurant Spitalfields London EC1M 4AY 2 1
1907 Restaurant, Bar & Grill Weybridge Surrey KT13 0SL 2
Loch Ness Country House Hotel & Restaurant Inverness The Scottish Highlands IV3 8JN 2
The Restaurant at Homewood Park Hotel & Spa Bath Somerset BA2 7TB 2
Thornbury Castle Thornbury Gloucestershire BS35 1HH 2
The Restaurant at Middlethorpe Hall York Yorkshire YO23 2GB 2
Oxo Tower Restaurant South Bank London SE1 9PH 2
Les Deux Salons Covent Garden London WC2N 4DD 2
The Grand – Brighton, GB1  Brighton East Sussex BN1 2FW 2
The Frenchgate Restaurant & Hotel Richmond Yorkshire DL10 7AE 2
Rocksalt Restaurant Folkestone Kent CT19 6AA 2
Cecconi’s Mayfair London W1S 3EP 2
The Lugger Truro Devon and Cornwall TR2 5RD 2
Nobu London – Metropolitan Hotel Mayfair London W1K 1LB 2
Nobu Berkeley Street Mayfair London W1J 8DY 2
L’Escargo Soho London W1D 4EF 2
Belvedere in Holland Park Holland Park London W8 6LU 2
Cannizaro House Wimbledon Common London SW19 4UE 2
Wabi Horsham West Sussex RH12 1HL 2
The Chesil Rectory Winchester Hampshire SO23 0HU 2
The Compleat Angler – The Riverside Restaurant Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 1RG 2
Cambio de Tercio South Kensington London SW5 0LJ 2
Coworth Park – The Barn Ascot Berkshire SL5 7SE 2
THOMPSON St Albans Restaurant St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3RP 2
Savoy Grill The Strand London WC2R 0EU 2
Chino Latino London South Bank London SE1 7TJ 2
The Curlew Restaurant Bodiam East Sussex TN32 5UY 2
Yauatcha Soho London W1F 0DL 2 1
Trishna Marylebone London W1U 3DG 2 1
The Masons Arms Knowstone Devon and Cornwall EX36 4RY 2 1
Braidwoods North Ayrshire Ayrshire KA24 4LN 2 1
The Pipe & Glass Inn Beverley Yorkshire HU17 7PN 2 1
Pony & Trap Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8TQ 2 1
The Nut Tree Murcott Oxfordshire OX5 2RE 2 1
Sir Charles Napier Chinnor Oxfordshire OX39 4BX 2
The Honours Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH2 3LU 2
Esseborne Manor Andover Hampshire SP11 0ER 2
Great Fosters – The Estate Grill Egham Surrey TW20 9UR 2
La Brasserie at The Chester Grosvenor Chester Cheshire CH1 1LT 2
Caprice Restaurant Reading Berkshire RG41 5TS 2
Ten Room at Hotel Cafe Royal West End London W1B 4DY 2
Seaham Hall Hotel – Byron’s Restaurant Seaham County Durham SR7 7AG 2
Lima Fitzrovia London W1T 1JH 2 1
St Michael’s Manor Hotel – The Lake Restaurant St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 4RY 2
The Grinling Gibbons – Stapleford Park Hotel  Nr. Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE14 2EF 2
Read’s Faversham Kent ME13 8XE 2
ZUMA Knightsbridge London SW7 1DL 2
The Angel Inn Near Skipton Yorkshire  BD23 6LT 2
Aqua Kyoto West End London W1F 7EB 2
Aqua Nueva West End London W1F 7EB 2
Wynyard Hall Stockton-on-Tees County Durham TS22 5NF 2
The Marquis at Alkham  Dover Kent CT15 7DF 2
Il Convivio Restaurant West Qnd London SW1W 9QN 2
Rosewood London – The Mirror Room Aldwych London WC1V 7EN 2
Rosewood London – The Holborn Dining Room Aldwych London WC1V 7EN 2
Dinings Mayfair London W1H 4HH 2
La Petite Maison West End London W1K 4EG 2
Lasan Birmingham Birmingham B3 1SD 2
The Dysart Petersham Richmond London TW10 7AA 2
Babur Forest Hill London SE23 1JP 2
Hutong Mayfair London SE1 9RY 2
Corinthia Hotel London – The Northall West And London WC2N 5AE 2
Lutyens Restaurant, Bar & Private Rooms City London EC4Y 1AE 2
The Gingerman Brighton Brighton and Hove BN1 2PD 2
The French Horn Reading Berkshire RG4 6TN 2
Barrafina Soho London W1D 4SL 2 1
L’Anima Mayfair London EC2A 2DQ 2
Barnsley House Hotel – Potager Restaurant Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL7 5EE 2
The Swan  West Malling Kent ME19 6JU 2
Gymkhana Mayfair London W1S 4JH 2 1
DSTRKT London West End London W1D 6DG 2
The Hardwick Abergavenny South Wales Valley NP7 9AA 2
The Dairy Clapham London SW4 0HY 2
64 Degrees Brighton West Sussex BN1 1HB 2
Sticky Walnut Chester Cheshire CH2 3AZ 2
Sake No Hana St James’s London SW1A 1HA 2
Bistrot de Luxe West Dnd London W1U 7DJ 2
Galvin Hop City London E1 6DY 2
Opus One West Gnd Cheshire  M2 5GP 2
Chez Roux at The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course Roxburghshire The Scottish Borders TD5 8JZ 2
Ember Yard West Snd London W1F 8SU 2
Salt Yard West Nnd London W1T 4NA 2
The Star Inn at Harome Near Helmsley Yorkshire YO62 5JE 2 1
Duck and Waffle West And London EC2N 4AY 2
The Cross at Kenilworth Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 2EZ 2 1
Vanilla Black West Lnd London EC4A 1LB 2
Spring Lancaster Place London WC2R 1LA 2
Chamberlain’s Restaurant City London EC3V 1LR 2
The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School Newbury Berkshire RG20 8BN 2 1
The Grill at The Dorchester Mayfair London W1K 1QA 2
Frasers Kent Kent TN27 9DD 2
The Crown Restaurant Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1AD 2
Lyle’s Shoreditch London E1 6JJ 2 1
The Treby Arms Plymouth Devon and Cornwall PL7 5DD 2
Honey Restaurant at Hotel Gotham West Wnd Greater Manchester M2 4WU 2
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen Port Isaac Devon and Cornwall PL29 3RH 2 1
Zaika of Kensington Kensington London W8 5NP 2
Coast Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire SA69 9AJ 2
The Garden Restaurant at Dormy House Hotel Broadway Worcestershire WR12 7LF 2
The Brasserie at The Swan at Lavenham Lavenham Suffolk CO10 9QA 2
The Old Bakery Lincoln Lincolnshire LN1 3LB 2
Tredwells Seven Dials London WC2H 9NY 2
Lima Floral Floral London WC2E 9BJ 2
Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea Chelsea London SW3 3QP 2
The Weathervane at The Feversham Arms Hotel Helmsley Yorkshire YO62 5AG 2
The Seahorse Restaurant Dartmouth Devon and Cornwall TQ6 9BH 2
Bread Street Kitchen Barbican London EC4M 9AJ 2
Union Street Cafe Southwark London SE1 0BS 2
Hawkyns Amersham Buckinghamshire HP7 0DH 2
1919 Restaurant at The Cottage in the Wood Malvern Wells Worcestershire WR14 4LG 2
Hurley House Hotel Hurley Berkshire SL6 5LH 2
Redworth Hall Hotel – 1744 Restaurant Redworth County Durham DL5 6NL 1
Le Chinois Restaurant and Bar Knightsbridge London SW1X 9NU 1
Caravaggio Bank London EC3A 4AF 1
Eight Over Eight Kensington London SW3 5UZ 1
Villandry Mayfair London W1W 5QB 1
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill St James’s London W1B 4DG 1
Ken Lo’s Memories of China West Nnd London SW1W 0NZ 1
Charingworth Manor Restaurant Gloucestershire Gloucestershire GL55 6NS 1
The Red Fort Soho London W1D 3SH 1
Le Caprice Arlington Street London SW1A 1RJ 1
The Wolseley West End London W1J 9EB 1
J. Sheekey Covent Garden London WC2N 4AL 1
Nailcote Hall – The Oak Room Restaurant Berkswell Warwickshire CV7 7DE 1
Fredericks Restaurant Islington London N1 8EG 1
Boisdale of Belgravia Belgravia London SW1W 9LX 1
The George in Rye Rye East Sussex TN31 7JT 1
Boisdale of Bishopsgate City London EC2M 4NR 1
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa – Adam’s Brasserie Luton Bedfordshire LU1 3TQ 1
Terre à Terre – The Vegetarian Restaurant Brighton East Sussex BN1 1HQ 1
Witchery by the Castle Edinburgh Edinburgh and The Lothians EH1 2NF 1
Grand Imperial London West Snd London SW1W 0SJ 1
Marco Pierre White – Steak & Alehouse City London E1 7JF 1
WestBeach Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5AA 1
Pebble Beach Restaurant Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire BH25 7DZ 1
Fox & Grapes Wimbledon Common London SW19 4UN 1
Le Colombier Restaurant West Lnd London SW3 6LB 1
Edera Mayfair London W11 4UE 1
Colbert Chelsea Chelsea London SW1W 8AX 1
The Delaunay Aldwych London WC2B 4BB 1
Seaham Hall Hotel – Ozone Restaurant Seaham County Durham SR7 7AG 1
Fifteen Shoreditch London N1 7LP 1
Assaggi Mayfair London W2 4TS 1
Redmond’s Restaurant at Carden Park Hotel  Chester Cheshire CH3 9DQ 1
Corinthia Hotel London – Massimo Restaurant Embankment London WC2N 5AE 1
H10 London Waterloo – Three O Two Restaurant Waterloo London SE1 8RQ 1
Cigalon Mayfair London WC2A 1PP 1
The Peat Spade Inn Stockbridge Hampshire SO20 6DR 1
Barbecoa – St Paul’s City London EC4M 9AG 1
Iberica Marylebone  West Pnd London W1W 5PS 1

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Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms Ormskirk, Lancashire   

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Imaginative cooking in a boutique bolthole The ‘restaurant with rooms’ concept at Moor Hall is rather more evolved than the usual traditional approach consisting of a few modest rooms bolted onto a notable eatery. The seven rooms here – as plush as anyone could reasonably ask for – form part of a megabucks boutique transformation of a 16th-century manor into a foodie destination. It comprises a chic restaurant and state-of-the-art open kitchen in a modernist extension, with a soaring raftered roof and glass walls. With all this investment, the culinary draw has to be a biggie, so rest assured that the show stopping cooking of Mark Birchall, whose time at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume means you will not be disappointed. Expect virtuoso creations built on ingredients that couldn’t be bettered.


The drill at dinner is five- and eight-course tasters, opening with home-grown carrots served in multifarious textures with ramsons and sea buckthorn cream, all turbocharged with Doddington cheese ‘snow’. Next up, crab and turnip broth comes with anise leaves, hyssop and sunflower seed cream. Elsewhere, poached turbot is pointed up with garlic and mussel cream, salsify and sea vegetables, while Westmorland chicken is showcased in another complex workout: the roasted oysters, breast and crispy skin alongside hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, crispy kale, and an offal ragout. Desserts, too, are shot through with creativity: a riff on gingerbread delivers a masterful ice cream with candied parsnips and brown sugar tuiles, and a filo basket of mead-flavoured cream matched with caramelised Bramley apple, sour apple purée and marigold leaves. There’s also a more casual dining venue in a rustic-chic barn.


Benedicts Norwich, Norfolk
Revelatory cooking in the heart of Norwich. Norwich is now firmly established on the UK’s foodie firmament thanks to Benedicts, a switched-on operation where pared-back, Scandi-chic looks tick all the boxes of a big-city venue and make a suitably modernist setting for chef-patron Richard Bainbridge’s innovative contemporary cooking. Devotees of Great British Menu may remember that Bainbridge was the 2015 winner, so diners can be assured of exciting 21st-century food that’s brimful of revelations, courtesy of stimulating combinations of excellent materials. A starter of moist and super-fresh crisp-skinned mackerel is balanced with bracing bursts of cucumber, sour apple and dill ahead of a main course that sings of spring: hay-baked Blickling Hall Estate hogget matched with spring greens, chervil root and wild garlic. Otherwise, there may be dry-aged Gressingham duck with salted plums, shiitake mushrooms, red onions and thyme sauce. To finish, the nursery comforts of Nanny Bush’s trifle with milk jam passed muster with the exacting standards of the WI ladies on the telly and remains as a signature finisher, or you might go for an equally classic and perfectly rendered lemon tart, its heavenly pastry encasing a zingy lemon custard. It all comes via a seasonal à la carte, six- or eight-course tasting options, or a daily-changing set lunch which offers remarkable value.

The Burlington Restaurant Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Seasonal menus in a lovely setting The Devonshire Arms may sound like a cosy village pub, but is actually a country house hotel set in 30,000 acres of the Duke of Devonshire’s estate, with a spa and a restaurant that has put it well and truly on the gastronomic map. The Burlington Restaurant is the star of the show, where chef Paul Leonard delivers food of craft and creativity, making good use of the estate’s excellent produce (dining during the game season is a good idea) and the kitchen garden for herbs, vegetables and fruits. His dishes are colourful, full of artistry and precisely composed flavours, producing a modern classic pairing of langoustine with succulent pork cheek, alongside Alexanders and celeriac purée. Main-course grass-fed Yorkshire beef is as good as it gets, the meat butter-soft and handled with respect, supported by onions and alliums in various guises, all lifted by smoked bone marrow and a sauce of great depth. The final flourish is a trip back to childhood comforts via an exceptionally light, baked egg custard pointed up with cherries and nutmeg. Superlative nibbles and amuses punctuate the whole experience in imaginative style. Simpler dining is available in the Brasserie, with its roughcast white walls and vibrantly coloured furnishings.

Carters of Moseley Birmingham, West Midlands
Modern British food interpreted with simplicity and skill. The unassuming location amid a parade of shops belies this high-flying neighbourhood restaurant’s ambition. Chef Brad Carter’s operation sticks to the contemporary template of calculated neutral décor, the buzz of an open kitchen, and relaxed, on-the-ball staff whose enthusiasm for the food is palpable. The moreish ‘pigs butter’ (whipped Tamworth pork dripping flavoured with caramelized onions) and splendid home-made sourdough are stalwarts to prime the palate, together with a barrage of on-trend ‘snacks’ – chicken liver cereal, Dorset
clam with fermented ramsons, house charcuterie, raw kohlrabi with pine and salad burnet – before an array of bang-on-the-money dishes of inventive and clever pairings. Clarity and freshness define it all, from an opener of deeply flavoursome oat, spelt and barley porridge laden with pine mushrooms (foraged from Lapland) boosted by a broth laced with Moliterno al tartufo (truffled cheese), to top-drawer Skrei cod with leek and buttermilk. Elsewhere, meatier influences come into play. Dry-aged Cornish lamb is pointed up with vivid green wheat grass sauce and bone marrow, or there might be red deer with kabocha squash and quince. The imaginative approach continues through to desserts. For example, an unusual eggless ice cream infused with kombu seaweed and black rice, say, or chocolate ganache finished with dried cardamom, orange zest and minty shiso oil.

Jöro Restaurant Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Classy modern cooking in a shipping container! A converted shipping container off a roundabout on the outskirts of Steel City doesn’t sound too inviting a prospect, but Jöro’s urban edginess is bang in tune with the contemporary trend for neo-Nordic-influenced eating. Inside, the space has a minimalist feel with bare wood floors and tables decorated with flowers and baby vegetables, and the buzz of an open kitchen adding to the convivial vibe. Despite the urban surrounds, the kitchen team maintains a close bond to nature, working with local farms and foragers to provide a steady flow of seasonal materials – a ‘surprise’ box from one vegetable supplier means the kitchen builds the menus around what turns up that week, and the small plate concept encourages diners to try a salvo of different dishes. Expect pinsharp techniques and combinations that pack a punch, starting with a perfect piece of mackerel in miso-boosted broth alongside kohlrabi pickled in buttermilk whey, intensely sweet and smoky wood-fired onions, and roasted yeast purée. Salt-baked celeriac Lincolnshire poacher cheese, black truffle and elder capers is another winning partnership, followed by mallard with red cabbage ketchup and blackcurrant jam. The good ideas flow through to a sweet dish uniting
brown butter and muscovado parfait with parkin, apple and Pedro Ximenez jam.

Mere London W1


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This is the very smart Fitzrovia restaurant for a master chef’s first solo venture Monica Galetti (former Michel Roux Jr/Le Gavroche protégé, though better known to TV audiences as a feared MasterChef: The Professionals judge) opened with her husband David (also a former Gavroche alumni [sommelier], like many of the key staff here). The name; Mere is pronounced ‘Mary’, being both the French for mother
and also Monica’s mother’s name. Next, the location – set at the less frenetic northern end of restaurant-jammed Charlotte Street and certainly adding to its profile. It’s classily understated though; an impressive wooden door immediately shouts sophisticated, grown-up restaurant, and inside doesn’t disappoint. On street level, there’s a smart bar with eye-catching champagne-inspired artwork, while downstairs, the design ramps-up in the unexpectedly light dining room, thanks to its double-height glass frontage and wine-box covered outer wall, allowing pavement light to flood down. As in the bar, there’s a fashionable colour palette of cool blues and greys, but accented here by warming golds, and featuring contemporary Samoan pieces by Monica’s artist cousin.
What really shines is the cooking; contemporary French (classically underpinned, of course) yet sprinkled with touches from Monica’s Western Samoan and Kiwi heritage. The expected consummate skill and attention to detail are obvious, though it comes with a light, refined, yet relatively straightforward approach, backed by flavour and panache. Take an opener of springy tender octopus, with a sweet-sharp tomato reduction and caper condiment, finished with parsley oil, or perhaps a star-turn squab pigeon mains (soft pink roasted breast and crispy skinned leg), with peach (adding a balanced sweetness), girolles and Earl Grey. Desserts might continue with signature ‘banana and coconut’ (cream pie with roasted bananas and rum caramel). Service is informed, professional but relaxed, and the wine list is excellent.

1851 Restaurant at Peckforton Castle Peckforton, Cheshire
Fine cooking in a grand hotel Peckforton may look like a medieval castle, but the clue to its true vintage lies in the restaurant’s name. Built straight out of the imagination of a wealthy Victorian gent, this mightily imposing building, replete with turrets and crenellations, still does justice to the lofty ambition of its originator. It’s 21st-century incarnation as a hotel and wedding venue features pampering treatments, events, luxe bedrooms and a host of outdoor activities on hand. The 1851 Restaurant has made the hotel a dining destination, too. The slick and stylish dining room matches the modern thinking in the kitchen, with its sparkling glassware and cutlery and a shimmering wall of wine bottles as you enter. Chef Jason Hodnett has a knack for coaxing out the max from flavours – in a starter of hand-dived scallops partnered with shellfish-packed
ravioli and roast leek consommé, or in a main course showcasing wood pigeon – the tender roast breast matched with a confit leg bonbon, beetroot in various colours and textures, sweetcorn granola and purée and the tart-balancing note of blueberry. Another virtuoso workout of flavours and textures closes the show – English strawberries playing the lead role in parfait and consommé form, together with milk sorbet, lavender and sweet herbs.

Samuel’s at Swinton Park Masham, North Yorkshire
Dynamic modern cooking in a glorious country estate. With its baronial tower and castellated walls hung with creeper, Swinton Park makes quite an impression. Within, there’s no let-up in its opulent public areas festooned with antiques and family portraits, and millions have been lavished recently on grafting on a glitzy spa. Samuel’s
restaurant is the jewel in its culinary crown, a suitably grand space, with its high gilded ceilings, carved fireplace and views onto the 20,000-acre estate. Chef Mehdi Amiri celebrates the produce from Swinton’s four acres of walled kitchen garden and the local area, serving delicately herby Swinton Farm trout tartare with dill sorbet and cucumber, or there might be goat’s cheese mousse supported by quail’s eggs, beetroot, orange
and hazelnut. Ingredients are of the first order and the kitchen’s technical skill is apparent in main courses: perfectly timed and rested venison (from the estate) comes with chestnut, cabbage, squash and blackberries – there’s even a baby onion filled with confit venison – all pointed up with a rich jus, or immaculately handled roast monkfish matched with black trompette mushrooms, truffled cauliflower gratin, dill pasta and cep beurre blanc. Waiting at the end, an exquisitely crafted dessert involving a spherical white and dark chocolate semifreddo with salted caramel, amaretto, and vanilla yoghurt sorbet.

Whatley Manor Hotel Malmesbury, Wiltshire
A feeling of anticipation builds as the gated entrance opens into Whatley’s cobbled courtyards of honeystone Cotswold buildings – and that’s as it should be, because the Victorian manor house has long sat in the top flight of the UK’s country house hotels. The principal dining room is an understated modern place, with cream walls, bare floors, and a good measure of space around each table. Niall Keating now leads the kitchen team here, and his blend of refined contemporary cooking with Asian influences has created a new dining experience. Delivered via a 12-course tasting menu, (including a vegetarian version) phenomenal precision and flavours are there from the off, in a spiced cracker pointed with lime and Parmesan, then the purity of raw oyster with seaweed mignonette dressing. Produce is, naturally, as good as you can get,
and flavours and textures come razor sharp – tempura eel with kimchi aigre-doux, or pigeon with kohlrabi, spiced date purée and wood ear mushrooms, while fish puts in an appearance as halibut supported by charred alliums, pear and shrimp. A trio of desserts offers ideas such as apple with caramel, passionfruit and honeycomb, and wine flights enhance the whole experience further.





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