Jamaican restaurant wins award


A London based Jamaican restaurant, Colin Brown, has received an AA Rosette Award for excellence.
Jamaican born Chef, Colin Brown, proprietor of the dockland based restaurant bearing his name, said the award was the first for a Jamaican or Caribbean restaurant in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Brown told JIS News that he was proud of the achievement of the 18-month-old Colin Brown restaurant.
“I am really pleased and proud. We are the only Jamaican restaurant to get this award. We have been working hard to maintain a high standard and to show that Jamaican food can be sophisticated and of very high class,” he said.
Mr. Brown, who has been named Caribbean Chef of the Year on three occasions, is being shortlisted for a prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs Awards or the ‘chef’s Oscar’, as they are known in the industry. The Colin Brown restaurant was also shortlisted this year for best restaurant at the World Foods Awards.
He is now looking at expanding his restaurant concept, with plans for restaurants in Slovakia and also in Jamaica.
The long-established AA Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK. “Success or failure in achieving Rosettes is based on one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant. About 10 per cent of restaurants nationwide are of a standard that is worthy of One Rosette and above. This is indeed a huge achievement, and something not to be underestimated,” a release stated.
The Colin Brown restaurant was awarded One Rosette, which means the restaurant achieved standards that stand out in its local area.
“They serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients. The same expectations apply to hotel restaurants, where guests can eat with confidence and a sense of anticipation,” the release added.

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