Rothay Manor awarded third AA Rosette

The AA has been awarding Rosettes to restaurants since 1956, with success being determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector.

Just a few months since Rothay Manor’s restaurant was re-vamped as part of a £1m refurbishment project, inspectors described its food offering as being of an “exceptional standard”, resulting in today’s boost from a two-Rosette rating, to three.

Also open to diners who aren’t guests of the hotel, the restaurant is led by Head Chef Daniel McGeorge – whose team creates imaginative and delicious dishes from a three-course a la carte menu described by the hotel as “Modern English”.

AA Rosette inspectors were impressed by Daniel’s traditional menu with a modern twist, highlighting the consistency and balance of flavours as being among the reasons they agreed to increase the hotel’s number of AA Rosettes.

A delighted Daniel says, “I’m so pleased that the hard work of my team has been recognised. It’s a real testament to the effort they put in and I’m immensely proud to count them among my colleagues.”

Jamie Shail, who owns and manages Rothay Manor with his wife Jenna, added, “We’re so pleased for Daniel and his team and we’re sure today’s announcement will see more food-lovers flock to our hotel to enjoy the fine-dining experience Daniel and his team work so tirelessly to provide to our guests.”

Dinner is served every evening between 7pm and 9pm, with the hotel also offering a choice of two tasting menus and an a la carte menu with canapes, amuse bouche, and pre-desserts. Also served each day is afternoon tea (available in the hotel’s freshly refurbished lounges) and a traditional Sunday lunch every Sunday.

You can find out more about Rothay Manor’s food offering here.

Nestled in two acres of private, landscaped gardens, the hotel’s £1 million refurbishment project also includes a complete refurbishment of the bedrooms, en-suite facilities and lounges, expected to be completely finished by early 2019.

The new look stays true to the traditional style of the hotel, while embracing all the modern-life luxuries which guests expect during a relaxing and traditional getaway in the 21st century with modern amenities, spacious bathrooms, and Noble Isle toiletries.

Reproduced from: Cumbria 24 Photo Credit: Polly A Baldwin