Roger Hickman’s Restaurant has been awarded a coveted third AA rosette – the only restaurant in the city to hold the accolade.
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant, in Upper St Giles, has been awarded the third rosette, one of just 21 restaurants in the UK to receive the accolade at Monday night’s AA Hospitality Awards at the Park Lane Hilton in London.
“To receive three rosettes just two and a half years after opening is a fantastic achievement,” said Roger Hickman, chef-proprietor of the restaurant. “When we opened we said we wanted to be both the best fine dining experience in Norwich and a food destination for people coming from further afield, and we are now achieving both of those things.”
AA Rosettes are only awarded after visits by independent inspectors. The AA describes establishments achieving three rosette status as: ‘Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area. The cooking is underpinned by the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients.
‘Timing, seasoning and the judgment of flavour combinations will consistently be excellent. These virtues tend to be supported by other elements, such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.’
Roger Hickman’s Restaurant opened in 2010 in the same premises formerly occupied by Michelin-starred Adlard’s, where Roger Hickman was himself head chef for five years.
More details about the AA Rosettes can be found here: http://www.theaa.com/travel/accommodation_restaurants_grading.html#tabview%3Dtab3.