ABERDEEN restaurant Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish has become only one of three restaurants in the area to hold two AA Rosettes, just a year after opening its doors.
The accolade means that the eatery, on Queen’s Terrace, joins IX Restaurant in Aberdeen and Eat on the Green in Ellon as a two Rosette holder.
The past year has also seen owner Dalgleish appear on the BBC show Great British Menu.
“When I opened Amuse I wanted to bring something new to my hometown and breathe some new life into the hospitality industry in north-east Scotland,” said Dalgleish.
“I wanted to create the perfect balance of good Scottish food bursting with flavour in an environment that doesn’t feel stuffy or formal.
“I’m incredibly proud and grateful to our dedicated team, our valued guests and amazing suppliers who have made this a reality.
“In my wildest dreams, I wouldn’t have imaged that we would be approaching our first birthday with two AA Rosettes, a mention in the 2023 Michelin Guide and having had the opportunity to cook for Andi Oliver Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona and Ed Gamble as part of the BBC’s Great British Menu.”
The restaurant hosted a celebratory birthday bash last weekend (25th June), which included a Champagne reception and four-course set menu.
Amuse was one of several Scottish venues to be awarded in the most recent round of Rosettes.
Other recent recipients include The Colintraive in Kyles of Bute, Dhoom Streatery and Bar in Dunfermline, The Adamson in St Andrews, Tarragon by Graham Mitchell in Aberdeen, Macau Kitchen in Edinburgh, and The Forager in Dollar – all of which were recently awarded one AA Rosette.