Care home food is not generally associated with Michelin stars and celebrity chefs.
But a restaurant in a retirement village in Hampshire has become the first in the country to gain a coveted AA rosette for its food after hiring a chef who previously worked at the Ivy.
The Redwood Bistro in Eastleigh is now open for dinner three nights a week and serves outside diners as well as residents of the village and care home.
The restuarant, which is part of Bishopstoke Park, Eastleigh, offers dishes including loin of farmed rabbit and triple chocolate bavarois.
Kevin Young, manager of the village, said that the restaurant is now aiming for a Michelin star.
Head chef Robert Quehan worked at The Ivy and The Dorchester in London under legendary chefs Anton Mosimann and Henry Brosi.
Care home restaurant becomes first in UK to win AA rosette after hiring chef from The Ivy – Telegraph.co.uk