Last week, the great and the good of the hospitality industry gathered against the glamorous background of Grosvenor House to celebrate the winners of the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards, with 23 accolades across 11 categories.

The event recognises and rewards the services supplied by the best UK establishments, and also marks the launch of the latest AA guides. 

Multi-Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton's Sosharu scooped London's restaurant of the year, while Sketch received the Wine Award, and the Ritz Restaurant received the Food Service Award.

Sosharu, under the direction of chef Alex Craciun, has only been open for seven months, making this an even greater feat.

Elsewhere, three London restaurants nabbed the accolade of having five AA rosettes – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Tom Sellers of Restaurant Story, and Pollen Street Social, which also belongs to Jason Atherton's stable. 

London's winners – in pictures:

The full list

AA Hotel of the Year

England – Northcote, Langho
Wales – The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
Scotland – Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane
London – The Beaumont
Northern Ireland – Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen


AA Restaurant of the Year

England – Lumière, Cheltenham
Wales – Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth
Scotland – Inver Restaurant, Strachur
London – Sosharu, London

AA Wine Award

England and Overall Winner – Sketch (Lecture Room and Library), London
Scotland – The Kitchin, Edinburgh
The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

AA Pub of the Year

England – The Boot, Repton
Wales – Penhelig Arms, Aberdyfi
Scotland – The Ship Inn, Elie

AA Hotel Group of the Year

Winner – Thwaites Shire Hotels

AA Eco Hotel and Eco Hotel Group of the Year

Winner AA Eco Hotel – Battlesteads Hotel, Hexham
Winner AA Eco Hotel Group – AccorHotels

AA Food Service Award

The Ritz, London

AA Housekeeper of the Year Award

Nan McDowall, Crewe Hall, Crewe

AA College Restaurant Award

Foxholes Restaurant, Runshaw College

Five rosette restaurants

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London
Casamia Restaurant, Bristol
Restaurant Story, London
Pollen Street Social, London

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