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The AA has released its restaurant guide for 2022, commending eateries up and down the country after a tough year for the hospitality industry.

Now in its 28th edition, and after missing a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the guide awards restaurants between one and five rosettes.

The AA rosettes are awarded to restaurants based on a meal visit by one or more of its inspectors.

You can see the full list of restaurants featured in the guide which can be purchased on Amazon.

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What do the rosettes mean?

Five rosettes – Represents the pinnacle, where cooking compares with the best in the world.

Four rosettes - Among the top restaurants in the UK, they will combine appreciation of culinary traditions with a passionate desire for further exploration and improvement.

Three rosettes - Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area.

Two rosettes - Excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards and better consistency.

One rosette - These restaurants achieve standards that stand out in their local area. They serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.

Which restaurants made the list in Cheshire?

Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow, 180 Wilmslow Road, SK9 3LF

Rosettes: One

Serving modern traditional food, expect a red-brick hotel with a sleek-looking space to enjoy your meal.

You can book via TripAdvisor.

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Road, WA16 0SU

Rosettes: One

Cottons' menu is an appealing Mediterranean brasserie-style package. AA recommend you try the lemon and black pepper queenie scallops with chilli mayonnaise; chicken liver parfait, Armagnac prunes, baby leeks, pickled mushrooms and toasted brioche

You can book via TripAdvisor.

Winsford Guardian: Cotton's afternoon tea (TripAdvisor) Cotton's afternoon tea (TripAdvisor)

Mere Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Warrington Road, Mere, WA16 0RW

Rosettes: One

This period hotel has lake views, European-inspired cooking and plenty of appeal, serving modern Mediterranean food.

You can book via TripAdvisor.

The Bear's Paw, School Lane, CW11 3QN

Rosettes: One

Local farmers provide the food for The Bear’s Paw, meaning everything on the menu is quality North West produce, including cheeses and ice creams.

You can book via TripAdvisor

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Main Road, Worleston, CW5 6DQ

Rosettes: One

Standing out from the crowd, Rookery Hall was built in 1816 by a Jamaican sugar plantation owner and the decadent interior shows his wealth. AA recommends you try the breast of Yorkshire grouse with creamed potato, bread purée, cabbage and bacon fricassée, watercress cream and wood sorrel.

You can book via TripAdvisor

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, Mere, WA16 6LJ

Rosettes: Two

Winsford Guardian: Mere Court made the list in Cheshire (TripAdvisor) Mere Court made the list in Cheshire (TripAdvisor)

AA describes this as a “must” for golf fans but also recommends a visit to the hotel in the open-plan restaurant, which has a varied international menu.

You can book via TripAdvisor

Winsford Guardian:

The Church Green British Grill, Higher Lane, Lymm WA13 0AP

Rosettes: Two

Masterchef contestant Aiden Byrne has opened up a new restaurant, doing traditional British grill cooking with modern techniques. Expect dessert finales such as Armagnac prunes, baby leeks, pickled mushrooms and toasted brioche

You can book via the website. 

Mottram Hall, Wilmslow Road, SK10 4QT

Rosettes: Two

Enjoy modern country-house dining in the classy Carrington Grill. The food impressed the inspectors, which is prepared from high-quality raw materials.

You can book via TripAdvisor