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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room is awarded third AA Rosette Award!

Date: 17th January 2017

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The Olive Room, in Ilfracombe, is celebrating being awarded their third AA Rosette award. Owner and Michelin-starred head chef Thomas Carr and his team have been awarded this prestigious accolade for their high standards.

The AA awards are awarded bi-annually in January and September, with the Ilfracombe restaurant adding their third to a long list of national recognition for fine dining. Only 10% of restaurants across the UK achieve the standard of one Rosette; with only 10% of those to continue to achieve three Rosettes or more. Those with the coveted three Rosettes combine skills, high quality ingredients and local produce alongside consistent timing, seasoning and judgement of flavour.

The Olive Room promises a relaxing atmosphere with dishes that are sure to impress both aesthetically and in flavour. The knowledgeable staff can suggest accompanying wines to complement the taste. The Olive Room is an asset to North Devon and will continue to attract food tourism to the area.

Thomas Carr has said “We’re thrilled that The Olive Room has been awarded this third Rosette; it is a testament to the team's hard work and passion for all we do.

“We love being based in North Devon; the sea and beaches of the area not only provide the perfect setting to our restaurant but also provide the very best in local, seasonal ingredients."

The Olive Room are currently enjoying a well deserved Winter break - reopening on February 8th with a brand new menu.

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About Thomas Carr at The Olive Room:

Thomas Carr prides himself on producing food of a consistently high standard, establishing a passionate, dynamic and creative dining/kitchen environment. He is continually experimenting with ingredients, flavours and techniques to push the boundaries of food and exceed the expectations of each customer.