Executive Head Chef Josh Barnes goldborough hall
Executive Head Chef Josh Barnes

Goldsborough Hall wins prestigious AA 3 rosettes

2 March 2022

The Dining Room at Goldsborough Hall has been judged as one of the best in the country after winning a top food award. The AA has awarded this 17th century stately home AA 3 rosettes, placing it in the top 10 percent of the AA rated restaurants in the UK.

Three AA rosettes demonstrate: ‘ …the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients. Timing, seasoning and the judgement of flavour combinations will consistently be excellent. These virtues are supported by other elements, such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.’

Mark Oglesby, owner, said:

Goldsborough Hall is a very special place,and we would like every guest to leave with memories of breathtaking surroundings, beautiful interiors, friendly first-class service, and outstanding cuisine. We are very pleased that Executive Head Chef Josh Barnes’ flair in the kitchen has been so deservedly rewarded.

Josh Barnes has a wealth of culinary skills honed from a career working in some of the country’s finest restaurants. In 2018 he became Head Chef at the Galvin Brothers La Chapelle restaurant in London, where he retained their Michelin Star and AA 3 rosette status, whilst also being awarded for having London’s best vegetarian and vegan tasting menus.

Growing up in the open countryside of Lincolnshire, Josh developed a passion for cooking at an early age. He is a keen forager who enjoys searching for mushrooms, wild herbs and flowers, unique ingredients to create inspiring natural dishes.

Executive Head Chef Josh Barnes, Goldsborough Hall
Executive Head Chef Josh Barnes

Josh said:

We produce food from sustainably sourced, fresh local produce, where the food miles can be counted in feet and inches. The organic kitchen garden is a dream come true, and I work closely with the head gardener to grow and harvest for the plate, often picked on the day just before service begins.

My style is seasonally driven, using modern techniques and styles with a classic French undertone and served in the majesty of the Hall’s historic dining room, where former Kings and Queens have dined.

In addition to the 3rd rosette for culinary excellence, AA inspectors confirmed the Hall’s five gold stars for accommodation, the highest AA rating in Yorkshire and the breakfast award.

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