Local restaurant retains prestigious award

Caroline Upon and paul Moss at twelve

Caroline Upon and paul Moss at twelve

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TWELVE Restaurant & Lounge Bar in Thornton, has retained its coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand status and its prestigious 2AA Rosettes for 2012.

It’s the eighth year that the award-winning Fylde coast restaurant has held Michelin Bib Gourmand status and the fifth year it has been awarded 2AA Rosettes.

Twelve is one of only two establishments in Lancashire to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, which is increasingly becoming appreciated as diners seek out restaurants offering good food and good value.

It passed inspectors’ high standards to retain the award which recognises the provision of good food at moderate prices.

The Michelin guide to the British Isles has been published early in October instead of January 2012, to bring it in line with the release dates of the other global publications.

According to the AA, the long-established Rosette scheme for restaurants recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK.

Only establishments that aim for and achieve higher standards, better consistency, greater precision and attention to the selection of quality ingredients are awarded 2AA Rosettes.

It is the only restaurant on the Fylde coast to have 2AA Rosettes.

Caroline Upton, front of house proprietor at Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have retained both the Michelin Bib Gourmand status and 2AA Rosettes; they are much sought after accolades and send out a clear message to diners they can be assured of high standards at Twelve.”