AA Chef's Chef – Tom Kerridge

Last night, 23 September 2013, saw some of the UK’s most celebrated chefs and figures from the hospitality services descending upon the quarters of The London Hilton, Park Lane. With food by Sat Bains, the awards kicked off to a tremendous start, with accolades going to Tom Kerridge of The Hand and Flowers in Marlow who was awarded AA Chef’s Chef Award, Harry Murray who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. Here’s a full list of the winners…

Lifetime Achievement Award – Harry Murray MBE

AA Chef’s Chef Award – Tom Kerridge

Hotel of the Year

England – Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead

Scotland – Cringletie House, Peebles

Wales – Llangoed Hall, Llyswen

Northern Ireland – The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

London – DUKES, London

Food Service Award

The Waterside Inn, Bray

Restaurant of the Year

England – The Artichoke, Amersham

Scotland – Ondine Restaurant, Edinburgh

Wales – Ye Olde Bulld Head Inn, Beaumaris

London – Medlar, London  

Pub of the Year

England – Elveden Inn, Elveden

Scotland – The Sheep Heid Inn, Edinburgh

Wales – The Groes Inn, Conwy

Wine award of the Year

England – Northcote, Langho

Scotland and Overall winner – The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

Wales – Park House, Cardiff

Hotel Group of the Year

Macdonald Hotels

Small Hotel Group of the Year

Red Carnation Hotels

Eco Hotel of the Year

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford

Eco group of the Year

Accor Hotels

New multi rosette establishments

Gidleigh Park, Chagford

Headed by two Michelin star chef Michael Caines, Gidleigh Park was one of only two restaurants this year to achieve five rosette status

Midsummer House, Cambridge

Two Michelin starred Executive chef of Midsummer House, Daniel Clifford’s culinary style has been described as having a ‘modern focus which is underpinned by a classical French technique offering seriously sophisticated food with arriving dressed to thrill’. Added to that, good enough to garner 5 AA rosettes at this year’s AA hospitality awards alongside Michelin star chef Michael Caines.

New Four Rosettes

21212, Edinburgh – Paul Kitching

L’ortolan, Shinfield – Alan Murchison

Launceston Place – Tim Allen

Alain Ducasse, at the Dorchester – Jocelyn Herland

Murano, London – Angela Hartnett

Hand & Flowers, Marlow – Tom Kerridge

Cliff House, Ardmore – Martijn Kajuiter