Restaurant in Marlow

Macdonald Compleat Angler has been awarded three prestigious AA Rosettes for the hotel's fine dining Riverside Restaurant.

The four-red star hotel on the banks of the River Thames in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, was presented with the accolade by BBC journalist Fiona Bruce at The AA Hospitality Awards at the Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane, London.

Head Chef Michael Lloyd, 29, joined Macdonald's in 2014 and has been responsible for the upgrade to three AA star status at the Riverside Restaurant. He said: "I am so proud that diners can get a true garden to table experience here at Riverside. It is exciting to be able to cook with the very best products and to be part of a hotel group who work hard with their suppliers to ensure that only the best produce is delivered constantly to our kitchens.

Andrew Creese, the new General Manager at Macdonald Compleat Angler, added: "Receiving such a prestigious accolade from an authoritative organisation such as AA is the ultimate praise. Macdonald Hotels and Resorts only ever uses the best suppliers and have a policy of championing our ethos of using locally-sourced produce whenever possible.

"Marlow is already well-known amongst foodies and the quality of the food we serve at Riverside has always been what draws diners to us. This third Rosette proves we stand out from the crowd."

A real food lover's paradise, the 64-room Compleat Angler hotel also boasts Sindhu by Atul Kochhar.The latest venture from the Michelin-starred chef opened its doors in November 2014 and now takes weekend bookings up to three months in advance. Situated just 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 5 minutes from Maidenhead, with fast train connections into London, the hotel has rapidly become the perfect quick foodie getaway.

The Riverside Restaurant has just enjoyed a £150k refurbishment and offers fine dining in an idyllic location overlooking the Thames. Diners can also enjoy its 120-seat outdoor terrace and lawn, the restaurant is also used to serve the famous Macdonald breakfast for over-night guests.

Michael Lloyd's previous roles include time spent alongside the executive chef at Cannizaro House hotel in Wimbledon and as chef de partie at the Vineyard at Stockcross and Heckfield Place in Hampshire.

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is the UKs largest independent hotel group and boasts almost 50 AA rosettes across its 48 hotels. The group has always had a focus on food and recently appointed Commercial Director Robert Cook has announced more than a dozen senior kitchen appointments across key sites in the UK including a new head chef at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Macdonald Bear Hotel and at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa to name a few.