THE Lawns restaurant at Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa has another accolade to add to its name after being awarded three AA Rosettes for food quality and fine dining experience.

Judges described The Lawns as having the 'full culinary package' as the team picked up the award at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in London on Monday, September 23.

In awarding the triple AA Rosettes to The Lawns, an AA Hospitality Inspector said: “The grand spa hotel on the Wirral peninsula has an unerring sense for an occasion.

"Head to The Lawns dining room for the full culinary package, where, amid a setting of teardrop chandeliers and ornate wood carvings, the modern British cooking makes very good use of local produce using modern techniques.”

The award-winning eatery is the only restaurant in Merseyside to achieve three AA Rosettes for its international cuisine.

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(Left to right) Andrew Thompson, Richard Collingwood and Geoff Dale

Richard Collingwood – who appointed Head Chef at the award-winning restaurant last year – said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to receive this prestigious award.

"It recognises the drive and passion of our whole team to deliver exceptional fine dining using the very best local produce.”

The award ceremony was hosted by BBC newsreader Kate Silverton and took place at JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

General manager of Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa, Geoff Dale told the Globe: “Locals are already well aware of the quality of our food, but word is certainly starting to spread nationally and these three AA Rosettes are testament to the dedication of our team at The Lawns, with Richard at the helm.

"I’m proud of the whole team here at Thornton Hall, who always strive to deliver outstanding service – and it shows.”

Thornton Hall Hotel's chief executive Andrew Thompson of expressed his pride at receiving the award, he said: “We are so thrilled to receive three AA Rosettes and be the only restaurant in Merseyside to do so.

"Our team have worked incredibly hard for this and I couldn’t be prouder.”