The Corner House in Canterbury awarded Two AA Rosettes

Corner House Awarded 2 Rosettes

The team at The Corner House have plenty to smile about this month. The Canterbury restaurant retained its AA Four Silver Star Restaurant with Rooms rating and added Two AA Rosettes to its accolades.

The achievement coincides with the launch of The Corner House Cookbook - which showcases The Corner House’s most popular dishes from the past five years.

The two AA rosettes are awarded to the best local restaurants which aim for and achieve:

higher standards
better consistency
greater precision is apparent in the cooking
obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients

Matt Sworder, chef owner at The Corner House was delighted with the news, “Being awarded two AA rosettes is a testament to the hard work of the fantastic Corner House team, our excellent producers and our loyal guests who help us to keep our restaurants going from strength to strength. We’ve all worked incredibly hard these past few years and accolades like these are a great motivation and show that we’re getting something right.”

The two AA Rosettes follow The Corner House Canterbury twice making the final of Taste of Kent Restaurant of the Year.

Flash Grilled: Matt Sworder's Interview with Big Hospitality

Owner of The Corner House Restaurants, Matt Sworder, was recently interviewed by Big Hospitality about his career in the restaurant and food industry, as well as his advice to others.

Matt Sworder

To read the full interview, please feel free to visit Big Hospitality's website below.

Read the Full Interview

The Corner House Restaurants make TOKA Top Three for 5th consecutive year

The Corner House Restaurant has once again reached the final of the Taste of Kent Restaurant of the Year Awards. Matt Sworder’s restaurants have been in the shortlist since the Minster restaurant first won the award in 2015, it was shortlisted in 2016 and went on to win again in 2017. The Corner House Canterbury reached the final in 2018 and is once again in the top three.

Taste of Kent Awards Finalist 2019

Matt is delighted to have had both his restaurants recognised by the regional awards.

“The Kent food scene continues to go from strength to strength and our competition this year is as strong as ever. Our mission at The Corner House was always to create a restaurant where people feel relaxed and welcome and enjoy honest simple food cooked from the best local and seasonal ingredients. Being shortlisted for both the Minster and Canterbury restaurants over the past five years is something we’re all very proud of and it underlines the strength, commitment and talent of the teams.”

The other top Kent restaurants in the running include The Small Holding in Kilndown and Thackerays in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The winners will be announced at The Kent Event Centre in Detling on Thursday 7 March.

This year The Corner House will launch its first ever cook book including more than 40 recipes, carefully selected by chef Matt Sworder to represent the most popular dishes from the past six years.

The book will also celebrate the fantastic produce available in and around Kent and profiles of the restaurants key suppliers will also feature in the book.

For more details or to book your table call Minster on 01843 823 000 or Canterbury or 01227 780793

Why you should dine in Charles Dickens’ Old Local

The Corner House was recently visited by James Massoud from 7*Life and this is what he had to say about us:

7*Life visit the Corner House

Like its sister restaurant in Minster, the focus here is on simple British dishes executed to a high standard. The menu is seasonal and showcases the very best of local produce. There are popular sharing dishes of Romney marsh lamb and Stour Valley pheasant. I opted for the bolder flavours of the braised ox cheek, with chestnut crumb, confit carrot, mash potato and red wine jus. Excellent taste in the tender meat, complimented very nicely by the accompaniments. The steak, meanwhile, I could see was cooked to perfection – as requested by my guests.

To read the full article, please head over to 7*Life's website here!

Trailblazing chef Mark Cragg on FoodSpark

The Corner House Canterbury's head chef Mark Cragg has recently been featured on FoodSpark's website, as his innovative use of pineapple caught their attention.

Mark Cragg at The Corner House Canterbury

Mark Cragg, executive chef of The Corner House Restaurants in Minster and Canterbury in Kent, uses pineapple in three ways in his dessert, coconut panna cotta with pineapple and rum – in a salsa, a sorbet and as a spiced, caramelised baton

To read the full article, please head over to FoodSpark's website here!

Eat with Ellen Reviews The Corner House Minster

The Corner House restaurant in Minster was recently reviewed by Eat with Ellen, and here's just a little bit of what she had to say about her time at the restaurant...

Corner House Canterbury reviewed by The Humble Pescatarian

If a destination is one that leaves you planning a three hour drive just to eat the same meal you’ve already had before, the Corner House fits the bill for me. It’s not Michelin starred, the food doesn’t look like a piece of modern art, but in a world dominated by “trends”, gimmicks and ever-increasingly complex cuisines and presentation it’s refreshingly simple and honest whilst retaining the most important things when it comes to dining (in my book anyway) – flavour, quality, comfort and service. I for one am planning a long-term relationship between us

To read the full review, please head over to Eat with Ellen's website here!