10 London Restaurants Awarded AA Rosettes

The AA has dished out a record number of Rosette Awards in what has been a difficult year for the hospitality industry, with 10 London restaurants receiving recognition 

Lead image: Muse by Tom Aikens, photo by @talexanderphotography

The AA has announced its latest round of Rosette Award winners, celebrating culinary brilliance and the country’s best restaurants.

Four British restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while 26 have received three AA Rosettes – a record number for a single announcement.

Receiving a prestigious four AA Rosettes are Muse by Tom Aikens and The Ritz Restaurant, both in London, as well as Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey and Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Surrey.

Of the 26 restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes, eight are located in London, including Frenchie Covent Garden, cousin of the original Parisian eatery, The Betterment by Jason Atherton and The Dysart Petersham in Richmond (the only restaurant outside of central London to receive recognition).

‘This has been an immensely difficult year for the hospitality industry, and yet restaurants across the country have continued to provide incredible dining experiences’

‘This has been an immensely difficult year for the hospitality industry,’ said Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, ‘and yet restaurants across the country have continued to provide incredible dining experiences to the public despite these considerable challenges.

‘The dedication and hard work of the teams behind these establishments is inspiring, particularly during this time, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate them with the announcement of these AA Rosettes.’

Three AA Rosettes are awarded to restaurants achieving standards that demand national recognition beyond their local area, while four AA Rosette restaurants are deemed to be among the best in the UK and Ireland.

London AA Rosette restaurants

The complete list of London restaurants awarded multiple AA Rosettes in October 2020

Four AA Rosettes

  • Muse by Tom Aikens in Belgravia
  • The Ritz Restaurant in Piccadilly

Three AA Rosettes

  • Davies & Brook at Claridge’s in Mayfair
  • Frenchie Covent Garden
  • Hide Above in Mayfair
  • Les 110 Des Taillevent in Marylebone
  • The Betterment by Jason Atherton on Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
  • The Dysart Petersham in Richmond
  • The Northall at Corinthia in Westminster
  • Trivet in Bermondsey

UK AA Rosette restaurants

The complete list of restaurants awarded multiple AA Rosettes in the UK and Ireland in October 2020

Four AA Rosettes

  • Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey
  • Muse by Tom Aikens in Belgravia, London
  • The Ritz Restaurant in Piccadilly, London
  • Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey

Three AA Rosettes

  • The Vineyard in Newbury, Berkshire
  • Driftwood in Portscatho, Cornwall
  • The Old Stamp House in Ambleside, Cumbria
  • The Feathered Nest Country Inn in Nether Westcote, Gloucestershire
  • Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle in Fort William, Highland
  • Hide and Fox in Hythe, Kent
  • The Barn at Moor Hall in Ormskirk, Lancashire
  • Davies & Brook at Claridge’s in Mayfair, London
  • Frenchie Covent Garden, London
  • Hide Above in Mayfair, London
  • Les 110 Des Taillevent in Marylebone, London
  • The Betterment by Jason Atherton on Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
  • The Dysart Petersham in Richmond, London
  • The Northall at Corinthia in Westminster, London
  • Trivet in Bermondsey, London
  • Mana in Ancoats, Manchester
  • Where The Light Gets In in Stockport, Manchester
  • Minster Mill in Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
  • Windlestraw in Walkerburn, Scottish Borders
  • The Haughmond in Upton Magna, Shropshire
  • The Boat Inn in Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Interlude in Lower Beeding, West Sussex
  • Goldsborough Hall in Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • The Pheasant in Harome, North Yorkshire
  • Murray’s in Towcester, Northamptonshire

AA Rosettes have been awarded since 1956, with the top award of five Rosettes first introduced in 1991. Traditionally awarded in January and September each year, the rosettes are awarded following one or more visits by an AA inspector.

No restaurants were awarded the top accolade of five AA Rosettes – an accolade held by just 17 restaurants in the UK and Ireland – this time round.

There are 7 five AA Rosette restaurants in London: Hélène Darroze at The Connaught (two Michelin stars), Sketch (Lecture Room & Library, which has three Michelin stars), Marcus (one Michelin star), Pollen Street Social (one Michelin star), Restaurant Story (one Michelin star), Claude Bosi at Bibendum (two Michelin stars) and Core by Clare Smyth (two Michelin stars).

For more top restaurants, see ratedtrips.com



 

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