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Macleod’s restaurant awarded 2 AA Rosettes

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa near Skipton, Yorkshire, has announced that its flagship restaurant, Macleod’s, has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.

Following a visit from the AA inspector, the 71-room hotel’s restaurant is the latest to be awarded 2 AA Rosettes in Yorkshire.

Macleod’s was originally opened as a tearoom in 1992 and, due to the success and popularity, the Bannister family began to diversify and opened the hotel in 1998, followed by the relaunch of Macleod’s as a hotel restaurant.

Nick Bannister, director at the hotel, said: “Since the beginning of the year we have put a huge amount of effort and investment into developing our food offering; we brought on board executive head chef, Simon Bolsover, whose work has included the development of our menus and the mentoring of our 15 strong team of chefs.

“During this time our whole team have shown true passion and we are absolutely delighted that their dedication and hard work has resulted in securing this fantastic accolade.”

He added: “We were truly delighted by some of the comments from the AA inspector; he was very impressed in our ability to maintain complexity, delivering food of a 2 AA Rosette standard while catering for weddings, conferences and our second restaurant, Huntsman’s Lodge.”

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