AA Rosettes 2021

By January 26th, 2021News
AA Rosettes 2021 Hart's Kitchen

We are pleased to announce some great news during these crazy times! The AA Inspector has confirmed that we have maintained our 2 AA rosettes in Hart’s Kitchen for culinary excellence.

They commended the team “A greater precision is apparent in the cooking, with obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients”

We have received some wonderful recognition for our food over the last 24 years and we are delighted to continue achieving such high-standards that standout in Nottinghamshire.

Hart’s Kitchen is under the management of Executive Head Chef Aaron Patterson from sister Hotel Hambleton Hall and Head Chef Martin Sludds.

Martin Sludds commented: “We were awarded the AA Rosettes for the first time 14 years ago and its continuation is taken very seriously. Our talented chefs who have over 20 years of experience in delivering exceptional food here at Hart’s Nottingham are really grateful for this accolade. I would like to thank them for their continued hard work, consistency and commitment to ensuring such high standards.”

We are thrilled to continue to celebrate this award and we look forward to sharing exceptional food with you once again when we are able to re-open.

Hart’s Kitchen


Located in Nottingham city centre on the old rampart’s of Nottingham Castle.

We are an intimate fine dining restaurant serving classic British dishes that are flavoursome and exciting on the palette, using the finest seasonal ingredients.

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We have a small kitchen team who are passionate about cooking modern dishes that move with the seasons.

Sourcing local fresh ingredients is key to delivering simple, fresh and tasty plates of food via our regularly changing menu.

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Further information about the AA Award

The AA introduced a star rating system to classify hotels in 1912, and then started rating restaurants in 1955, when the first AA Rosettes were awarded. Since then the AA Guide has remained one of the most well-respected and comprehensive guides in the UK, awarding a significant number of restaurants in the UK and Ireland a coveted rosette.

Out of the many thousands of restaurants in the UK, the AA identify over 2,000 as the best by awarding them Rosettes for culinary excellence. The Rosette is an award rather than a classification, and they are awarded annually on a rising scale of one to five. One rosette indicates restaurants that stand out in their local area as using good quality ingredients prepared with skill and understanding. Two rosettes show excellence and consistency in the cuisine with a good degree of precision in the food preparation and obvious care in selecting the ingredients. Nottingham is also home to Sat Bains one of the 14 restaurants to receive a 5 AA Rosette, so Hart’s Kitchen are in good company in being awarded this accolade.