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The top people in the hospitality industry recently got together for one of industries biggest evenings the AA Hospitality Awards 2016. It was being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 26th September. This is a very special evening recognising excellence and success within the hospitality industry. From award winning hotels and restaurants to quality pubs it awards them for excelling in their field. There was 23 awards up for grabs including the illustrious Chef of the year award.

The following restaurants achieved there five rosette status:
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
• Casamia Restaurant, Bristol
• Restaurant Story, London
• Pollen Street Social, London

The new four rosette restaurants were:
•  The Whitebrook, Whitebrook
•  Winteringham Fields, Winteringham
•  Number One The Balmoral, Edinburgh
•  Hampton Manor, Solihull
•  Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow
•  Orwells, Henley-on-Thames
AA Chef of the Year 

Simon Rogan – the 3 Michelin Starred Chef at his flagship restaurant L’Enclume currently voted No.1 in Britain

AA Lifetime Achievement Award

Pierre Koffmann – one of a handful of chefs in the United Kingdom to have been awarded the coveted three Michelin stars at his restaurant La Tante Claire in London. He is currently the head chef of Koffmann’s at The Berkeley hotel in KnightsbridgeLondon.

AA Restaurant of the Year 
AA Restaurant of the Year for England –  Lumière, Cheltenham
AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales – Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth
AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland – Inver Restaurant, Strachur
AA Restaurant of the Year for London – Sosharu, London

AA Hotel of the Year 


AA Hotel of the Year for England – Northcote, Langho
AA Hotel of the Year for Wales –  The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland – Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane
AA Hotel of the Year for London – The Beaumont
AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland – Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen

AA Pub of the Year

AA Pub of the Year for England –  The Boot, Repton
AA Pub of the Year for Wales – Penhelig Arms, Aberdyfi
AA Pub of the Year for Scotland – The Ship Inn, Elie

AA Hotel Group of the Year

Winner – Thwaites Shire Hotels
 

AA Wine Award

AA Wine Award for England and Overall Winner – Sketch (Lecture Room and Library), London
AA Wine Award for Scotland – The Kitchin, Edinburgh
AA Wine Award for Wales – The Whitebrook, Whitebrook
 

AA Eco Hotel and Eco Hotel Group of the Year

Winner AA Eco Hotel – Battlesteads Hotel, Hexham
Winner AA Eco Hotel Group – AccorHotels

AA Food Service Award

Winner – The Ritz London

AA Housekeeper of the Year Award

Winner –  Nan McDowall, Crewe Hall, Crewe

AA College Restaurant Award

Winner – Foxholes Restaurant, Runshaw College