Crowne Plaza’s Urban Brasserie at Heathrow T4 Gains AA Rosette

Urban Brasserie restaurant at Crowne Plaza, Heathrow T4

Sam Tekkle and his team at Urban Brasserie restaurant at Crowne Plaza, Heathrow T4 is awarded an AA Rosette.

It’s only been four months since its official opening in October 2018 and the Urban Brasserie restaurant has already garnered a top plaudit. For many travellers, airport food is not the most ‘appetising’ of thoughts but perhaps now this is about to change thanks to the fine skills of Executive Head Chef Sam Tekkle and his the team.

Executive Head Chef Sam Tekkle and his team receiving the AA rosette.

If you’ve not had the opportunity to visit it, Urban Brasserie is a stylish and modern restaurant. It serves modern British cuisine including heritage beetroot salad, lamb Scotch egg with lovage mash and pan-fried sea bass with shimeji mushrooms.

AA inspectors commented: “The Urban Brasserie offers an eclectic selection of dishes for its local and transient markets. From grills to the more innovative dishes, expect big flavours and accurate cookery from the skilful team.”

Sam Tekkle said: “I am delighted that Urban Brasserie has been awarded an AA Rosette, within such a short time of opening. We work hard to provide a destination restaurant experience here at Crowne Plaza – with a relaxing ambience and inventive food cooked using classical and modern techniques and the freshest British ingredients. We are now developing our second rosette with a new spring menu to be launched soon.”

Andrew Brown, General Manager, said: “We are thrilled that The Urban Brasserie has been recognised with an AA Rosette. Our dual-branded hotel has received great feedback since opening, and the food and beverage offer, which also includes the fashionable Destinations Bar, never fails to impress. The AA Rosette highlights the work that Sam and the team do to ensure that guests receive an experience which goes above and beyond what you would expect from a typical airport hotel.”

Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4 features three food and beverage outlets, including the classically-styled Urban Brasserie restaurant, the lively Destinations Bar, serving street food and sharing platters as well as innovative and classic cocktails and Tea 4, the elegant lounge setting in the lobby.

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