Cumbria Crack

Rothay Manor in Ambleside makes it mark on Michelin map

Dan McGeorge head chef Rothay Manor. Photo: Polly Baldwin Photography

Rothay Manor has been recognised by the prestigious Michelin organisation.

The Ambleside hotel has been awarded a Michelin Plate for the first time for its kitchen, led by head chef Dan McGeorge.

The Michelin Plate was unveiled in 2018 for noteworthy restaurants well worth keeping an eye on but are not quite ready to earn a Bib Gourmand or a Michelin star.

Dan said: ‘’It still hasn’t sunk in. This shows we are definitely heading in the right direction.

“There’s lots more to come, despite the fact that it’s been a very difficult period for every aspect of the hospitality industry we can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and do what we do best, and this recognition just makes us want to get in there even more and create great food for our customers.’’

Jamie Shail, Rothay Manor owner, said: ‘’We’ve all had a really tough year, and the hospitality sector has borne the brunt of many of the lockdown restrictions imposed on the country so far.

“There’s no doubt that moments like this help lift everyone’s spirits and make us want to throw open our doors more than ever.

“Let’s all hope that moment comes to be a reality soon.’’