Hospitality Awards 2022

AA Restaurant of the Year England

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About the award

Each year the AA independently inspects hundreds of restaurants across the British Isles. Introduced in 2000, this award recognises restaurants that provide cuisine of a truly excellent standard, as well as demonstrating innovation and ambience and providing a high standard of hospitality.

Socius, Burnham Market, Norfolk

This is a gem of place, a stylish modern building situated in a recently developed area of Burnham Market, and opened in 2018 by Natalie Stuhler and Dan Lawrence, who created the space from scratch. The menu changes regularly and dishes are designed to share; the theme is very much modern British Tapas.

The open plan kitchen/dining room has a very contemporary feel, it’s light and airy with a black metal staircase leading up to a mezzanine floor, and service is very attentive; the team are friendly and there is a real sense of pride as the dishes are placed in front of you and described in full.

Previous Winners

2022 - Socius

2019 – Fordwich Arms
2018 – Sorrel
2017 – The Freemasons at Wiswell
2016 – Lumière
2015 – House of Tides
2014 – The Sticky Walnut
2013 – The Artichoke
2012 – The Church Green British Grill
2011 – The Hand and Flowers
2010 – The Harrow at Little Bedwyn
2009 – Purnell’s
2008 – The Royal Oak Paley Street