THESE are the four restaurants in the Bradford area that have been awarded AA Rosettes for 2022 for the supreme quality of their food.

The restaurants have all been included in the AA Restaurant Guide 2022, which details the UK’s best restaurants for food, service and atmosphere.

Only the top restaurants get a place in the guide, with rosette rankings from one to five, with five being the elite culinary experiences on offer in Britain.

Of the four restaurants in the Bradford area, one has received three AA rosettes, two were awarded two AA rosettes, and one received one AA rosette.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Canapes at The Box Tree, IlkleyCanapes at The Box Tree, Ilkley

The venue awarded three rosettes was The Box Tree, in Church Street, Ilkley, described by the AA inspector as “classy contemporary cooking in traditional building”.

The Box Tree has been going for around 60 years and has a warm, cottage-like atmosphere and appearance.

The guide describes the service as “impeccable”, and it serves “modern food underpinned by classical techniques”.

Diners have also given the restaurant top marks, with a rating of 4.7 out of five on Google from more than 200 reviews

lászló Petrovics said: “The highest quality restaurant!  Beautiful food super service.”

Paul Gillings added: “Exquisite food, polished, professional service. A little bit of heaven brought down for us to enjoy.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shibden Mill Inn, Yorkshire's best pubShibden Mill Inn, Yorkshire's best pub

For the Shibden Mill Inn, just outside Northowram, 2021 just keeps getting better and better with te awarding of two AA rosettes.

Already named Yorkshire’s best pub this year, it is now recognised in the AA guide, and was described as a “warm and convivial inn”, with “an inviting menu that covers a lot of ground”.

Edit: I went last month. It is absolutely superb.

Other diners agree, with a 4.7 out of five rating on Google from 660 reviews.

Richard Haigh said: “Great place nestled in the bottom of Shibden Valley. Excellent food and wine selection. Super cosy in winter with a delightful beer garden in summer.”

Debbie Jayne added: “Had a private room for a friend's 60th birthday celebration. It was absolutely amazing. The waiting staff looked after us all impeccably. Beautiful food and drink.”

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Also gaining two AA rosettes was Prashad, based in Drighlington. It’s fully vegetarian menu was described as “authentic Indian cooking” which gives it a loyal following in Bradford’s super-competitive South Asian dining market.

Edit: I’ve been here too. It is also fantastic.

Again, diners agreed, with a Google rating of 4.6/5 from more than 1,000 reviews.

Yas Rahman said: “Food that is progressive, transporting and enables you to explore each region of India with every bite.

“The complete team made mine and my wife's anniversary special on all accounts, we have been waiting a few years to come here and it was well worth the wait.”

Jack Fitzgerald added: “Absolutely the best! I’ve never had such refined and considered Indian food in my life.”

Picking up one AA rosette was The Devonshire Arms Brasserie and Bar in Bolton Abbey near Skipton, labelled “top class” by inspectors, with “upscale brasserie food with a Yorkshire flavour”.

With a 4.4 rating out of five on Google from 135 reviews, visitors are also a fan of the restaurant.

Daniel Atkinson said: “Lovely food. Brilliant service. Nice ambience. Thanks for the great Sunday lunch!”

Sarah Green added: “Absolutely beautiful food and excellent service.”

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