A Huddersfield restaurant has been named among the best in the UK and awarded three rosettes by the AA.
The Lantern Room at Manor House Lindley, is one of only two restaurants in West Yorkshire to have achieved the 3 Rosette standard, ranking it amongst the best restaurants in the UK.
The AA’s 3 Rosette mark is a benchmark of culinary excellence, making it a destination for diners with high expectations and the finest tastes.
The standard recognises not just the quality of the modern British menu but the restaurant’s impeccable service and wine selection.
General manager Mark Ayre said: “We are immensely proud to have achieved the AA 3 Rosette standard, as it reflects our core values of dedication and passion, as well as our commitment to excellence in everything we do.
“This recognition serves as a testament to the hard work and creativity of our chefs, as well as the unwavering commitment of our entire staff.
“We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal customers for their continued support, and we look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests to The Lantern Room to celebrate with us.”
The accolade is awarded to restaurants at only two points during the year, January and September. The AA inspector praised the restaurant’s ambience, precise flavours and skilfully prepared cuisine.
“The Lantern Room, with its stunning floral ceiling, exposed brick walls and fab forest green banquette seating, is a suitably decadent setting for a menu of very seasonal modern British dishes, produced with skill from superb ingredients, some of which are foraged locally,” says the AA in its latest guide.
“This is proper fine dining – precisely and accurately prepared dishes with great technical skills well to the fore and supported by a very nice wine list, arranged by tasting style. The food all looks very pretty but there’s a real depth of knowledge and understanding.”
The Lantern Room is part of the Manor House Lindley’s hospitality offering which includes an award-winning wedding venue, five-star accommodation, a bistro and three bars. It opened in 2018.
Head chef John Brewster said: “We have been singular in our vision to achieve three rosettes, so to have this come to fruition is an amazing achievement.
“I’m so proud and grateful to the whole team, who worked incredibly hard to make this a reality. We never wavered from this goal, despite the challenges we faced during the pandemic.
“It showcases our commitment to creating exceptional dishes that celebrate seasonal ingredients, with meticulous attention to detail.
“We are grateful for the recognition and look forward to continuing to exceed expectations and pushing to reach our next goal.”