AA Hospitality unveils The Restaurant Guide 2020

London. 15th October. AA Hospitality and Hotel Services has revealed The Restaurant Guide 2020: 2,000 restaurants – inspected by the AA for culinary excellence.

From fine dining perfect for a special occasion, to beloved local eateries, the 27th edition of the AA Restaurant Guide includes many favourites, plus over 140 new and interesting restaurants which have made it into the Guide for the first time this year. One new entry, Lympstone Manor Hotel, has been awarded the maximum five rosettes, marking it as among the very best restaurants in the UK.

The 140 new entries for 2020 include: a restaurant in a former WWII spy training facility (Arisaig House, Arisaig), a restaurant in the village which appears in the UK passport (The Brasserie, Bibury), Tate Britain’s eatery (The Rex Whistler, London), a dining room exhibiting Chatsworth’s Devonshire Collection (Cavendish Hotel, Baslow), and a dining spot in the town with “England’s best view” (Mizu, Borrowdale).

The top counties in the UK for new additions to the Restaurant Guide 2020 are: London (with 27 new restaurants in the Guide this year), Devon (9), North Yorkshire (7), Cornwall (6), Norfolk (6), and Worcestershire (6).

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, said We are pleased to see the hospitality industry going from strength to strength, with over 140 new dining destinations being added to The Restaurant Guide 2020. The establishments in this year’s Guide demonstrate the high quality of culinary experiences across the country, offering delicious food and impeccable service.”

The food lover’s guide to the best cuisine in Britain, The Restaurant Guide is a practical guide to Britain and Ireland’s top dining destinations, containing over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

The Restaurant Guide 2020 offers an in-depth guide to the UK’s restaurant scene by county, with a detailed description of each destination, from opening details and capacity, to whether the restaurant is child friendly, alongside information on the latest chef changes and sample menu prices. The Guide also offers clear AA mapping to assist those looking to travel to the listed restaurants, as well as images of many of the dining destinations.

In addition to restaurant listings, The Restaurant Guide 2020 includes interviews with top chefs including Tom Brown and Steven Edwards, as well as details of the winners of the AA Hospitality Awards, including Restaurants of the Year, AA Wine Awards and Chefs’ Chef of the Year.

The Restaurant Guide 2020 is available for £16.99 in bookshops and online.

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