AA to charge restaurants £180 fee for inclusion in rosette scheme

AA to charge restaurants £180 fee for inclusion in rosette scheme

Standalone outlets are to be charged a £180 fee to be included in the AA’s rosette scheme and annual restaurant guide in the future.

The awarding body said that it was necessary to charge the fee in order to ensure the inspection scheme, which has operated since 1956, remains sustainable. The charge will help to cover the cost of visits to sites by AA inspectors, who pay their own bill and provide feedback to chefs and restaurateurs.

An AA spokesperson said: “In return for the fee, restaurants will be part of the rosette scheme, receiving: website entry, with up to 20 images; an image in the Restaurant Guide; an entry in the next Restaurant or Pub Guide; the AA’s quarterly magazine, Quality Matters; regular newsletter and industry updates; and more.”