The acclaimed Dovecote Restaurant, part of Morley Hayes Hotel, offering both English and Continental cuisine, has been awarded a most prestigious AA Rosette. It scooped the award of the night at the annual Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards, organised by Derbyshire County Council to recognise the county’s finest food and drink businesses.
The Dovecote Restaurant beat off challenges from Horsley Lodge in Horsley, The George Hotel in Hathersage and The Mileburne Hotel in Melbourne to win the award. It was presented on TV by chef Simon Rimmer at the glittering awards ceremony held at the stately Chatsworth House.
Entries were judged on a number of criteria, including the quality of food and drink, customer service and the use of local suppliers. They were then judged by an independent panel of food specialists and each short-listed venue was subsequently visited by a ‘mystery diner’.
The judges were impressed with The Dovecote’s use of fresh locally sourced produce and by the restaurant’s stunning views over the Derbyshire countryside.
Commenting on the award, Andrew Allsop, Managing Director at Morley Hayes said:
“I am thrilled that our Dovecote Restaurant has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at this year’s Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards. To win the award less than three months after celebrating our 21st anniversary is tremendous and is a testament to our commitment to offering the finest quality, locally sourced produce, backed by the highest levels of customer service.”
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