The AA has announced the latest Rosette Award winners, celebrating dining destinations with the highest quality culinary offerings in the country.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.

Notably, seven of the 14 restaurants awarded three AA Rosettes are located within hotels: Karrek at St Enodoc Hotel, Cornwall; Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire; Ben Wilkinson at The Pass, South Lodge, West Sussex; Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal, London; Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay at The Savoy, London; One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin Glasgow, Scotland; and The Checkers, Wales.

London-based restaurant, the Amethyst, received four AA Rosettes – standing out for its creativity and boundary-pushing flavours and presentation, which earned it a top spot as one of the finest UK restaurants.

“This year we’ve seen an exceptional level of culinary excellence demonstrated by those receiving our coveted three and four AA Rosettes,” comments Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, which operates AA quality assessment schemes. “I’m constantly inspired by the resilience, innovation, and quality demonstrated by these trailblazers in our industry. Congratulations to the chefs and front-of-house teams who have helped make their Rosette awards possible.”