The best restaurants in the British Isles have been revealed in a brand new guide by the AA.
The Restaurant Guide 2020 highlights all the restaurants that have been awarded coveted rosettes by AA inspectors. A must-read for foodies.
The 27th edition of the guide features 2,000 eateries, chosen for their 'culinary excellence'. Here we present a mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres to the new publication...
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Aughton, Lancashire
The food on offer at the Moor Hall in Lancashire. The restaurant has been transformed from a '16th-century manor into a foodie destination'
Moor Hall in Lancashire, which has five rosettes, has been transformed from a '16th-century manor into a foodie destination'.
According to the AA, it has a 'chic restaurant and state-of-the-art open kitchen in a modernist extension with a soaring raftered roof and glass walls'.
The guide continues: 'Expect virtuoso creations built on ingredients that can't be bettered, executed with unsurpassed attention to detail and a highly evolved way of doing things.'
Alyn Williams at The Westbury, London
Alyn Williams runs the restaurant, pictured, at London's five-star The Westbury hotel in Mayfair
Chef Alyn Williams is in charge of the restaurant at London's five-star The Westbury hotel in the upmarket Mayfair area.
The AA says the restaurant, which has four rosettes, offers 'modern European cuisine', with one of the stand-out main courses being 'Cartmel Valley Venison alongside roasted and pickled celeriac, black pudding puree and trompette mushrooms'.
The guide says: 'Expect impeccably correct, seamless service in a glossy space where burnished darkwood panels, huge mirrors and romantic, subtly-backlit alcoves make a confidence-inspiring backdrop for the culinary fireworks to come.'
The Ritz Restaurant, London
The Ritz in London opened in 1906 and the AA guide describes it as having a 'stunningly beautiful dining room'
Located on the northern tip of Green Park, The Ritz first opened in 1906 and is still regarded as the capital's 'most opulent lodgings'.
The guide describes the Ritz, which has three rosettes, as having a 'stunningly beautiful dining room, lined with French windows along the park side, topped with a ceiling fresco of sunlit clouds, overseen by a glided statue of Poseidon'.
According to the AA, the menu consists of 'haute cuisine of yesteryear' with dishes such as Dover sole veronique, veal fillet with asparagus, wild garlic and Madeira, and the Mont Blanc dessert, with its chestnut and rum ice cream.
Kerridge's Bar and Grill, Corinthia Hotel, London
Kerridge's bar and grill, pictured, is inside London's Corinthia Hotel. The AA describes the food as a 'celebration of Britishness'
The 'super-posh' Corinthia Hotel is the venue of chef Tom Kerridge's first 'big city venture' - which has three rosettes.
The AA says that as you would expect, the food is a 'celebration of Britishness', with dishes that are 'big on flavour and impact'.
It singles out one of them, a main course of 'Ramsbury Estate Venison with carrot in various guises, coriander emulsion, and a side of Venison chilli topped with aerated cheese sauce and crisp barley'.
Chapter One, Bromley, Kent
Chapter One, pictured, in Bromley is run by chef Andrew McLeish. The AA says it is a 'discreetly upmarket' and 'relaxing venue'
Chapter One, which has three rosettes, is a 'discreetly upmarket' and 'relaxing venue' in Bromley on the 'suburban cusp of Kent'.
It is run by chef Andrew McLeish and the AA says he strikes 'an inviting balance between assured modern European cooking and the pressing need to offer value'.
Included in the starters section is a 'pressed terrine of pig's head with a crispy, croquant, gribiche sauce and mustard dressing', while the dessert list includes an 'indulgent Valrhona chocolate marquise vividly offset by boozy griottine cherries and cherry sorbet'.
Gravetye Manor Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex
The Gravetye Manor Hotel is an Elizabethan mansion in West Sussex. Its stylish new dining room is run by chef George Blogg
The Gravetye Manor Hotel, which has four rosettes, is an Elizabethan mansion that has been brought into the 21st century alongside 'elegant modern comforts'.
Its stylish new dining room is run by chef George Blogg who 'showcases his dynamic British cooking, and the results have brought wow factor in spades'.
The AA says: 'Expect a modernist style that explores creative combinations of flavour and textural contrasts, starting with the roasted Norfolk quail'.
The Dining Room at the Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
The Dining Room at the Mallory Court Hotel, pictured, in Leamington Spa. It has a seasonal a la carte menu and a daily-changing set price menu plus a seven-course taster menu
The Mallory Court Hotel is a manor house set in 10 acres of grounds, which includes a garden kitchen,