Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes for Peels Restaurant at Hampton Manor

3rd October 2016

Family-run Hampton Manor awarded first Michelin Star at live event

4 AA Rosettes also awarded in September at AA Hospitality Awards 2016

Three wins at the Birmingham Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 20162016 has been a truly award-winning year for Hampton Manor which has become one of the UK’s most exciting foodie country house hotels.

Located in the picturesque village of Hampton-in-Arden served by direct trains from London and Birmingham, Hampton Manor has further established the UK’s second city, Birmingham, as a true foodie destination.

Rob Palmer is Head Chef at Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor. His British menus have now won a Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes in the space of a week. These are in addition to other local awards in the summer. Peel’s balances fresh seasonal produce with modern cooking techniques.

Peel’s is open Tuesday – Saturday offering dinner in a relaxed, spacious environment with 28 covers. Menus include A La Carte, 5 Course Tasting (£55) or 7 Course Tasting (£75), all available with wine flight pairing (£35/£55) by a sommelier.

The Tasting Room offers up to eight guests the chance to watch their dishes take shape whilst learning the secrets of a lively professional award-winning kitchen.Rob was just 27 when he took on the Head Chef role at Peel’s having made the move from the Forest, Dorridge arriving at Peel’s as Junior Sous Chef under Martyn Pearn.Today,

Hampton Manor becomes one of the new entries in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017. The 4 AA Rosettes also make this one of just 50 UK restaurants to hold the accolade.Rob comments; “We are all delighted to win the Michelin star and be awarded 4 AA Rosettes, my goal now is to continue to offer our locals a unique dining experience but to also become more nationally recognised and welcome more people to Hampton Manor from across the UK.

We’ve got great produce and now the awards, add to that the wonderful location and we want to continue to put the Midlands on the foodie map.”Hampton Manor is family-run and with just 15 individually designed bedrooms and suites.

Hampton Manor is home to a team whose innovative approach to hospitality, cooking and design has elevated this Neo-Tudor Gothic mansion into the Twenty-First Century. Derrick and Janet Hill invested in the property and supported the entire refurbishment.

Husband and wife team, James and Fjona Hill who run the hotel, have drawn on their surroundings to create a unique environment. The property, built in 1855, had fallen into decline when Fjona and James embarked on an extensive 18 month restoration project. Hampton Manor is ideal for beautiful walks across its 45 acres of gardens. James manages a young, passionate team of locals.James comments; “Running a family business with an exceptional team is a joy….