10 March 2017
Bishopstoke Park becomes first UK retirement village to be awarded AA Rosette
The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park retirement village in Eastleigh has been awarded a celebrated AA Rosette, making it the first ever restaurant within a retirement village in the UK to be recognised by this rating.
To celebrate, the restaurant is now officially opening its doors to the public, allowing members of the local community, as well as residents, to enjoy the award winning menu on offer.
Bishopstoke Park comprises of 91 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments and an on-site 48 room care home. Since opening in August 2015, The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park has provided the ideal venue for residents to dine with family and friends and is open every day for lunch and four evenings a week for dinner.
The 100 cover restaurant boasts a seasonal menu, which changes regularly and also offers child-friendly options, which prove popular with residents’ grandchildren who may be visiting at the weekend or during school holidays.
The current menu boasts show stopping dishes such as local venison loin pan-roasted and served with confit potatoes, braised savoy cabbage and blackberry puree, and pistachio sponge with caramelised pineapple and berry macaroon.
The AA Rosette was awarded following an unannounced visit by the restaurant inspector. The AA Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK and only 2,000 restaurants nationwide are of a standard considered worthy of one Rosette and above.
Paul Hackett AA Inspector, said, “It’s great to see a clear commitment here, where good, well cooked food is very much the focus. Well done to the team at Bishopstoke Park.”
Bishopstoke Park is undergoing a second phase of development, adding a further 73 one- and two- bedroom apartments to the village. The village is set in beautiful woodland with state-of-the art facilities giving older people the opportunity to live independently and receive care by highly trained professionals should they need it. In addition to The Redwood Bistro, the village offers a number of excellent facilities for resident use, including the sensitively restored 19th century Mount, a unique centrepiece that houses a luxurious swimming pool, spa and state-of-the-art wellness centre. Alongside the striking Mount building is also a contemporary juice bar, delicatessen, general store and craft room.
To book a table at The Redwood Bistro at Bishopstoke Park, please call 0300 123 7234.