Several other notable Northern restaurants also received AA awards and rosettes

Mark Birchall, Chef Patron of Moor Hall in Aughton has won the coveted Chef’s Chef award at the 2022 AA Hospitality Awards. This is one of the top awards dished out on the night and is voted for by other chefs who hold AA Rosettes.

New Rosettes were dished out in the North too

It's a well-deserved win for Mark whose restaurant in Lancashire holds two Michelin stars and its sister holds one.  Moor Hall is one of the jewels in the crown of the northern dining scene. 

Other notable Northern hospitality businesses celebrated at the awards ceremony include Grantley Hall in Ripon which won Hotel of the Year.

The Angel at Hetton which won Restaurant with Rooms, Rudding Park in Harrogate which won the Accessible Award, Swinton Estate in Masham which won the Sustainable Award and Lisa Goodwin Allen's annual Obsession event at Northcote which won the Outstanding Contribution Award.

New Rosettes were dished out in the North too, with new 3 Rosettes being awarded to Arkle at Chester Grosvenor in Chester, Rafters Restaurant in Sheffield, and The White Swan at Fence in Burnley, Lancashire.

New 4 Red Stars went to Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside and Storrs Hall, Windermere, Cumbria. 

Congratulations to everyone celebrated, you make us even more proud to be northern. 

The list of winners in full

Chef’s Chef

Mark Birchall, Chef Patron of Moor Hall, Aughton, Lancashire

Restaurant of the Year

England – Socius, Burnham Market, Norfolk

London – Chez Bruce, London SW17

Wales – Gem 42, Newport

Scotland – The Cellar, Anstruther, Fife

Hotel of the Year

England – Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

London – Pan Pacific London, London EC3

Wales – Llanerch Vineyard, Hensol, South Wales

Scotland – The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Northern Ireland – The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, Templepatrick, County Antrim

Restaurant with Rooms

England – The Angel at Hetton, North Yorkshire

Wales – Crug Glâs Country House, Solva, Pembrokeshire

Scotland – The Bonnie Badger, Gullane, East Lothian

Spa Hotel of the Year

Lime Wood, Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Hotel Group of the Year

The Pig Group

Small Hotel Group of the Year

Iconic Luxury Hotels

Accessible Award

Rudding Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Sustainable Award

Swinton Estate, Masham, North Yorkshire

Food Service Award

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London W1

Wine Award

England – The Vineyard, Newbury, Berkshire

Wales – The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Scotland – UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow

College Restaurant of the Year

Senara Restaurant, Truro & Penwith College

Lifetime Achievement Award

John Williams MBE

Outstanding Contribution Award

Northcote: Obsession, Langho, Lancashire

Housekeeper of the Year

Diane Payne from Rockliffe Hall in Darlington, County Durham

New 4 Rosettes

Bohemia Restaurant, St Helier, Jersey

The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Edinbane Lodge, Edinbane, Highland

The Fernery at The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Crieff, Perth & Kinross

Grace & Savour, Solihull, West Midlands

The Ledbury, London W11

Ormer Mayfair, London W1

Social Eating House, London W1

New 3 Rosettes

Arkle at Chester Grosvenor, Chester, Cheshire

The Chubby Castor, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Coast Restaurant, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire

The Dipping Lugger, Ullapool, Highland

The Dower House Restaurant at the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath, Somerset

The Flitch of Bacon, Little Dunmow, Essex

The Great House, Lavenham, Suffolk

HAAR, St Andrews, Fife

Hammer & Pincers, Wymeswold, Leicestershire

The Jackdaw, Conwy

Langshott Manor, Horley, Surrey

The Loch & the Tyne by Adam Handling, Old Windsor, Berkshire

New Yard Restaurant, Helston, Cornwall

Opheem, Birmingham, West Midlands

Rafters Restaurant, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Restaurant 22, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Restaurant 8, Birmingham, West Midlands

Restaurant Folium, Birmingham, West Midlands

The Seacliff Restaurant, Sandy Cove Hotel, Ilfracombe, Devon

The Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor, Oxfordshire

The Victoria Oxshott, Leatherhead, Surrey

White Swan at Fence, Burnley, Lancashire

New 5 Red Stars

Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire

The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire

New 4 Red Stars

Bowood Hotel, Golf & Spa, Calne, Wiltshire

Congham Hall Hotel and Spa, Grimston, Norfolk

Homewood, Bath, Somerset

Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria

Storrs Hall, Windermere, Cumbria

New 3 Red Stars

The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston, Suffolk

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