Birmingham Hippodrome first UK theatre to win an AA Rosette
The coveted One AA Rosette, which is only awarded to around 10% of UK restaurants, was given to the theatre’s Circle Restaurant.
Birmingham Hippodrome’s culinary team is headed by head chef Chris Bratt-Rose who specialises in locally-sourced ingredients.
Gary Aymes, director of hospitality and service said “A huge congratulations to Chris and his hard working team.
Bearing in mind the Hippodrome is one of the most visited theatres in the UK, the service time restraints brought about by ‘curtain up times’ and the 95 seat capacity of the restaurant, the team do a fantastic job producing a consistently high standard of food and service.
The AA’s Rosettes were introduced more than 50 years ago as an award system reflecting and recognising the first nationwide scheme for assessing the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels.
The awards are made solely on the basis of a meal visit or visits by one or more of the AA’s hotel and restaurant inspectors.
Simon Numphud, AA Hotel Services business manager, said:
The achievement of a one AA Rosette Award recognises high standards, consistency and precision, serving food prepared with care and with evident selection of fresh, seasonal quality ingredients.
Good understanding and use of technical skills are demonstrated in the cooking, with clarity of flavours shining through.
RT @BhamCityCouncil: Birmingham will observe the national minute of silence for the Manchester attack at 11am today. Pls join us in Victori…
A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.Read More
Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.Read More
From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.Read More
Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...Read More
Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...Read More