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Two Scottish restaurants gain three AA Rosettes for 2021

Two restaurants in Scotland have been awarded three AA Rosettes for 2021.

Published: October 27, 2021

The AA has announced its 2021 Rosette Award winners in a virtual ceremony, recognising those restaurants achieving the highest culinary standards in the UK.

Three restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while a further sixteen have been awarded three AA Rosettes, including two in Scotland.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four AA Rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.

Speaking of this year's awards, Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Media said “As the hospitality sector reopens after a challenging year, it is an honour to be able to recognise those restaurants achieving the highest levels of gastronomic excellence.

"All 2021 Rosette winners deserve to be celebrated, with each one demonstrating the exceptional culinary standards being offered to diners across the country.”

New Scottish restaurants with three AA Rosettes

Among the recipients of three rosettes were two Scottish restaurants; Glasgow’s recently opened UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, which an AA inspector applauded for its “vibrant modern Scottish cooking”, and Highlands dining destination Station Road in Fort Augustus, which was praised for offering “imaginative and thoughtful cooking on the edge of the famous loch”.

Other Scottish restaurants with AA Rosettes include: Dining Room, Tain, The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By, Colbost, The Inch, Fort Augustus, The Cross, Kingussie, Toravaig House Hotel, Isleornsay, Rocpool, Inverness, Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Loch Bay Restaurant, Stein, Kilcamb Lodge Hotel, Strontian, Edinbane Lodge, Skye, and Duisdale House Hotel, Isleornsay.

Find out more about this year's AA Rosettes here.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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