(London) 26 September 2023. Legacy at The Grand, York has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards.

The glittering awards ceremony at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London was hosted by much- loved TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, celebrating the UK’s top hotels, restaurants, and pubs and the people behind them.

One of the industry’s most prestigious and highly anticipated events, the AA Hospitality Awards span 15 categories, honouring the best hotels, restaurants, and spas across the UK, and celebrating individuals with awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chefs’ Chef Award and more.

Over the past year, Legacy has redefined the culinary landscape in York and has quickly become renowned for exceptional cuisine in an intimate setting with unparalleled service, alongside an exceptional wine list.

Head Chef Ahmed Abdalla has led the kitchen in creating exciting new dishes – with modern British and Yorkshire inspiration at the core. A true testament to Abdalla’s success, Legacy has already gained Michelin recognition and is listed in The Telegraph’s Best Restaurants in York.

Ahmed Abdalla, Head Chef at Legacy, said: “As we celebrate the first anniversary of Legacy’s opening, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved within such a short space of time. We have aimed to redefine the culinary landscape in York and add to the outstanding food in the city, and this is the first step on that journey.

To be recognised as a 3 AA Rosette restaurant is a prestigious accolade and reflects the hard work and incredible dedication that the entire team has put in to make Legacy an outstanding dining destination. We are all excited to see where we can take our food offering next.”

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said: “Every year we present awards to the very best AA-rated hotels, restaurants, spas and their teams across the UK. We introduced the renowned star rating scheme for quality in 1908 and are honoured to shine a well-deserved spotlight on individuals and establishments who consistently deliver excellence to their guests.”

The Grand, York, part of Splendid Hospitality Group, is an iconic destination combining timeless elegance and contemporary luxury. Nestled in the heart of York, one of England’s most historic and vibrant cities, the hotel offers an unrivalled experience for city breakers.

Legacy at The Grand, York, will also be increasing opening hours to five days per week from October. To book a table at Legacy, and benefit from this limited-edition Champagne offer, visit www.thegrandyork.co.uk.

For further information about the AA Hospitality Awards 2023, please visit: https://aahospitalityawards.com

Editors’ notes

About The Grand, York:

The Grand, York is part of the Splendid Hospitality Group which consists of 24 hotels and is one of the UK’s fastest growing-privately owned hospitality groups, owned and directed by Shiraz and Nadeem Boghani. The five-star property is housed in one of the historic city’s most iconic buildings, offering guests a unique approach to inclusive luxury. A destination for memorable experiences and unforgettable service, The Grand delivers the finest of Yorkshire hospitality, from locally sourced food and beverage to bespoke experiential packages.

The award-winning hotel features 207 rooms alongside an intimate and relaxing Spa, state-of-the- art Cookery School, world-class event facilities and exclusive food and beverage outlets including a fine dining restaurant, Legacy, The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner and The 1906 cocktail bar.

The Grand has been acknowledged with multiple awards, including ‘Hotel of the Year- Group’ at the Cateys Awards, ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ by Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, 100 Best Places to Work by The Sunday Times and ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ at the Visit York Tourism Awards. www.thegrandyork.co.uk

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