The Lawns restaurant at Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, on the Wirral, has been awarded three AA-Rosettes in recognition of the quality of its food and fine dining experience.
Described as having the “full culinary package”, the team at The Lawns restaurant were presented with the sought-after accolade at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in London on Monday 23 September.
The long-established Rosette scheme celebrates exceptional cooking, with success or failure being based on one or more visits by an AA inspector.
About 10% of restaurants nationwide are of a standard that is worthy of one Rosette and above and to secure three AA-Rosettes, restaurants must achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area.
An AA Hospitality Inspector said: “The grand spa hotel on the Wirral peninsula has an unerring sense for an occasion. Head to The Lawns dining room for the full culinary package, where, amid a setting of teardrop chandeliers and ornate wood carvings, the modern British cooking makes very good use of local produce using modern techniques.”
Richard Collingwood, who was appointed head chef at the restaurant last year, added: “It’s a fantastic achievement to receive this prestigious award. It recognises the drive and passion of our whole team to deliver exceptional fine dining using the very best local produce.”
Geoff Dale, general manager of Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa, said: “Locals are already well aware of the quality of our food, but word is certainly starting to spread nationally and these three AA Rosettes are testament to the dedication of our team at The Lawns, with Richard at the helm.
“I’m proud of the whole team here at Thornton Hall, who always strive to deliver outstanding service – and it shows.”