Donegal’s Redcastle Hotel & Spa has been celebrating its second AA Rosette award for The Edge Restaurant, which came as part of the AA Hospitality award scheme’s annual assessment.

The scheme recognises cooking at different levels across Ireland and the UK, and is based on an on-site AA Hospitality inspection. Chefs are also highlighted for their consistent skills and expertise, alongside their care and attention to quality ingredients.

“My visit to The Edge was a pleasure, revealing a fine balance between formality and friendliness,” said the unnamed AA Hospitality inspector. For Rosette Awards it is the food that is key; I particularly enjoyed the fact that so much of the menu is based on quality produce from the region, cooked with care and flair. All of the dishes were very accurately cooked, with great fresh flavours. Indeed, it was difficult to choose from the well-compiled menu, featuring so much of what is best in the larder that is the North West.”


Head Chef Gordon Smyth spoke about his delight on receiving a second Rosette.

“It is an honour to receive a second AA Rosette for The Edge Restaurant. The award reflects the skills and diligence that myself and my team dedicate towards making every meal that we make to the highest standard,” he said. “We will continue to follow the golden standard which the AA sets for restaurants across the UK and Ireland and I aim to innovate and invent new dishes in the future, to create a memorable experience for our diners’ visit.”