A restaurant in Suffolk has achieved another honour highlighting culinary excellence after being rated as a three AA Rosette establishment.

1921 Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds was bumped up from two to three AA Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards 2023 that was held in London last night (September 25). 

Invites to the exclusive event are scarce and those attending rub shoulders with the top British chefs, including Paul Ainsworth, who took home the Chef's Chef award during the evening. 

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Claudia Winkleman hosted The AA Awards, which are known for their rigorous inspections and recommendations of hotels and restaurants, and only give this high rating to a select few establishments that demonstrate an "outstanding" standard of cuisine.

East Anglian Daily Times: The restaurant specialises in fine dining in an 'unconventional' wayThe restaurant specialises in fine dining in an 'unconventional' way (Image: Phil Morley)

Restaurants with three Rosettes "demand national recognition well beyond their local area" and the maximum is five, for places where the "cooking compares with the best in the world."

Zack Deakins is chef patron of the Bury St Edmunds restaurant which opened in 2017. 

The restaurant follows an 'unconventional approach' to fine dining, with a relaxed service style and the food 'reigning supreme.'

Bury St Edmunds is increasingly a foodie hotspot, with several fine dining experiences available in the Suffolk town which has been dubbed the 'jewel in Suffolk's crown.'

1921 Angel Hill is the only restaurant in the area with the highly-regarded three AA Rosettes.