AA Guide 2015 (Sept 2014) New 3/4 Rosettes

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by Simon Carter & Daniel Darwood


The AA has announced which of the country’s top restaurants have been achieved the higher AA Rosettes awards.  Seven restaurants are celebrating being awarded four AA Rosettes while 28 have seen their ratings rise to three AA Rosettes.

These restaurants have shown that they are outstanding and demand recognition well beyond their local area.  The four Rosette establishments also show intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills and an appreciation of culinary traditions combined with a desire for exploration and improvement. 


  • Bohemia , Restaurant – St Helier
  • The French, By Simon Rogan, Manchester
  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw – Rock
  • Restaurant Story, London
  • Texture, London
  • Le Gavroche, London
  • The Greenhouse, London



  • Stovells, Chobham
  • Cannizaro House, Wimbledon
  • Sixtyone Restaurant,  London
  • Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford
  • Llangoed Hall, Llyswen
  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • La Belle Époque, Sofitel Heathrow
  • Red Lion, Pewsey
  • Cliveden, Taplow
  • The Hambrough, Ventnor
  • Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens , Glasgow
  • Cotswolds88 Hotel, Painswick
  • Caxton Grill, St Ermins Hotel, London
  • Kitchen Table, London
  • The Packhorse Inn, Moulton
  • Manchester House Bar and Restaurant, Manchester
  • Hell Bay , Bryher
  • Turners, Birmingham
  • Amberley Castle , Amberley
  • Buckland Manor, Buckland
  • Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach
  • The Crown at Whitebrook, Whitebrook
  • Lainston House, Spartsholt
  • Chiltern Firehouse, London
  • Roka, London
  • The Clove Club, London
  • The Hinds Head, Bray
  • Mark Greenaway, Edinburgh

The new Rosettes were awarded at the AA Hospitality Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London .  The awards, often referred to as the industry’s ‘Oscars’, were hosted by Fiona Bruce and guests were treated to a sensational gourmet meal created by 2013 AA Chefs’ Chef, Tom Kerridge, as well as entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Light Balance.

The award event also sees the launch of the 2015 AA guides to UK hotels, restaurants, pubs and B&Bs which contain details of all the winning establishments. 

The full list of winners of the AA Hospitality Awards 2014-15 are:

AA Lifetime Achievement – Ruth Rogers MBE

AA Chefs’ Chef – Nathan Outlaw

AA Hotel of the Year for England – Dormy House, Broadway

AA Hotel of the Year for Wales – Ynyshir Hall, Eglwys Fach

AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland – Meldrum House Country Hotel, Aberdeen

AA Hotel of the Year for London – Rosewood London

AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland – The Bushmills Inn Hotel, Bushmills

AA Restaurant of the Year for England – Sticky Walnut, Chester

AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales – Bully’s, Cardiff

AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland – Timberyard, Edinburgh

AA Restaurant of the Year for London – Berners Tavern, London

AA Small Hotel Group of the Year – Eden Hotel Collection

AA Large Hotel Group of the Year – QHotels

AA Wine Award for England and Overall Winner – The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

AA Wine Award for Scotland –The Peat Inn, St Andrews

AA Wine Award for Wales – The Grove, Narbeth 

AA Eco Hotel of the Year – Waterton Park Hotel, Walton Hall

AA Eco Hotel Group of the Year – Red Carnation Hotels

AA Pub of the Year for England –  The Pheasant, Gestingthorpe

AA Pub of the Year for Wales – Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd

AA Pub of the Year for Scotland – The Bridge Inn, Ratho

AA Housekeeper of the Year – Geraldine Maursy – The Landmark

AA Food Service Award –  Galvin at Windows, London

AA Spirit Award – The Merchant Hotel, Belfast