AA Restaurant Guide 2023: The Church Green in Lymm Featured


The AA published its restaurant guide for 2023 and only one featured Warrington restaurant.

The Church Green in Lymm is one of 19 cheshire establishments in the spotlight this year.

Now in its 29th edition, A.A. Restaurant Guide for 2023 provides foodies with restaurant breakdowns by county, including a detailed description of each destination, information on the latest chef changes, hours of operation, sample menu prices and images of many featured locations.

Ratings of establishments inspected by the AA are based on the experience of hotel and restaurant inspectors from time to time.

Restaurants then receive 1 to 5 “rosettes” based on the inspector’s assessment.

Gastro pub in Lymm, owned by chef Aiden Byrne, has retained its two rosettes after winning the same accolade last year.

Church Green has been in the guide since it opened 14 years ago, and 11 years ago it won AA Restaurant of the Year.

What the AA Rosette Awards Mean

A rosette signifies that a restaurant achieves standards that stand out in its region, including food prepared with care, understanding and skill, good quality ingredients and the same expectations apply to hotel restaurants where guests should being able to eat with confidence and with a sense of anticipation.

Two Rosettes are awarded to the best local restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards, greater consistency, greater apparent precision in cooking and evident attention to the selection of quality ingredients.


Restaurants with three rosettes are exceptional and achieve standards that demand national recognition far beyond their region. Cooking will be underpinned by the selection and sympathetic processing of the highest quality ingredients and the timing, seasoning and judgment of flavor combinations will always be excellent and these virtues will tend to be supported by other elements such as ‘intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.

Restaurants with four rosettes are among the best in the UK where cuisine demands national recognition. Restaurants will demonstrate intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, remarkable consistency and an appreciation for culinary traditions combined with a passionate desire to explore and improve.

Finally, five rosettes are described as the pinnacle, where the cuisine compares to the best in the world. Restaurants with five rosettes will have very individual voices and they will demonstrate breathtaking culinary skills and set the standards that others aspire to, but few achieve.


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