Three restaurants are awarded 4 Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

The AA has announced its latest Rosette Award winners, recognising restaurants with the highest culinary offerings in the UK. Three restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while a further sixteen have been awarded three AA Rosettes.

New four AA Rosettes:

Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow, Shropshire

Roganic, London, W1

The Dining Room, Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

New three AA Rosettes:

Alchemilla, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 

Allium at Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria

Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London, E9

The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton, East Sussex

Fordwich Arms, Canterbury, Kent

John’s House, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Launceston Place, London, W8

Lords of The Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Methuen Arms, Corsham, Wiltshire

Petrus, London, SW1

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, Ambleside, Cumbria,

The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent

Stem, London, W1

Stocks Hotel, Sark

The Wilderness, Birmingham, West Midlands 

Restaurants honoured with four AA Rosettes are Old Downton Lodge (Ludlow, Shropshire), Roganic (London) and The Dining Room, Whatley Manor (Wiltshire), while those awarded three AA Rosettes include Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant Pétrus, Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, and Allium at Askham Hall.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards that demand national recognition well beyond their local area. Those awarded four AA Rosettes are among the top restaurants in the country.

niall keating and guy savoy
Niall Keating, Whatley Manor


Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said: “We are delighted to recognise these hotels and restaurants for achieving such high standards of culinary excellence. Congratulations to all those working at these establishments, who continue to show the breadth and quality of the British culinary landscape.”

Karl Martin, Old Downton Lodge 


The AA has been awarding Rosettes to restaurants since 1956, with the top award of five rosettes being introduced in 1991. The multi rosettes are awarded bi-annually in January and September, with success being determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.


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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 21st January 2019

Three restaurants are awarded 4 Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020