Stoke Holy Cross restaurant The Wildebeest awarded major food accreditation

The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Staff at The Wildebeest in Stoke Holy Cross are celebrating after learning they have been awarded two AA Rosettes.

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The Wildebeest, Stoke Holy Cross, East Anglian pork, pork belly, pork rilette, crispy pigs cheeks, sea salted crackling and red pepper. Photo: Paul Bayfield. - Credit: Archant

The foodie accreditation places the eatery within the top 4pc of restaurants nationwide.

According to the AA, Rosettes are reserved for establishments that 'aim for an achieve excellent standards, consistency and precision in their cooking and obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients'.

Purchased in 2015 by Chef Patron Daniel Smith and his business partner, Gregory Adjemian, The Wildebeest is run under Head Chef Charlie Wilson and his kitchen team.

Mr Smith and Mr Adjemian, also own The Ingham Swan and redeveloped The Mad Moose in Norwich's Golden Triangle, launching it as Warwick St Social in May 2016.

The Wildebeest restaurant, Stoke Holy Cross. Greg Adjemian and Daniel Smith.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Wildebeest restaurant, Stoke Holy Cross. Greg Adjemian and Daniel Smith. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Mr Smith said: 'After just two years at The Wildebeest this is a fantastic achievement for both our kitchen and front of house staff to have received such a prestigious award and we're delighted to have this recognition.'