Douneside House retains its award-winning reputation

The hotel has maintained a status that only 10% of establishments in the UK possess


Following a recent mystery inspection, Douneside House in Tarland has retained its illustrious triple AA Rosette status for the fifth year running, continuing to be North East Scotland’s only AA triple rosette-awarded hotel or restaurant.

Head Chef, Matt Price, who joined the team at Douneside in April commented: “This is fantastic recognition of the high-quality product and service we offer here at Douneside House, and I’m delighted to have retained the esteemed status of a triple Rosette award so early in my tenure here.


"It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of my talented kitchen team, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure that every single dish we serve to our guests is something really special.”

Established in 1955, the AA’s Rosette scheme celebrates successful cooking at different levels across the UK.


Success or failure is determined by one or more unannounced visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant where the entire meal, including ancillary items (when served), is assessed.


Only around 10% of restaurants nationwide are considered to be of a standard worthy of at least one Rosette.



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