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York restaurant awarded 3 AA Rosettes

Hudson’s restaurant at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York awarded prestigious 3 AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence.

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York is celebrating the awarding of 3 AA Rosettes to its stylish restaurant, Hudson’s. The restaurant, housed within Yorkshire’s only 5-star hotel, has long retained 2 AA Rosettes but was awarded its new status during the AA’s annual awards evening which was held at London’s Grosvenor House yesterday (Monday 26 September 2016).

Hudson’s joins the ranks of many of the country’s most prestigious and elite eateries and takes its place within the top 10% of restaurants in the AA Rosette Scheme.

Open to both residents and non-residents of the Splendid Hospitality Group owned hotel, Husdon’s presents high quality dishes featuring the finest in local produce under the expert management of Head Chef, Craig Atchinson.


Commenting on the award Craig said: “Gaining 3 AA Rosette status has been an ambition and focus of ours as a team and we have been committed to raising the standards of all of our dishes to ensure the very best for our diners – something this award acknowledges.” Craig continued: “The hard work doesn’t end here though. We treat each of our diners as if they are AA Inspectors and strive to make sure that every dish we send out is of the highest quality.”


AA Inspector Stephen Wilkinson also expressed his delighted on The Grand’s success: “I am pleased that the hard work by Craig Atchinson and his team has resulted in this award. It is a pleasure to see such high culinary standards befitting the superb standard of the rest of the hotel.”

The long established and well respected AA Rosette Scheme sees AA Rosettes awarded solely by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors with no influence from hotels, restaurants or other guides. The awarding of AA Rosettes follows an unannounced visit to the restaurant whereby the entire meal including ancillary items are assessed.

Diners wanting to experience a range of Hudson’s award-winning dishes are encourage to order the hugely popular 7-course tasting menu which presents many of the restaurant’s highlights including a mojito sorbet featuring liquid nitrogen.

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