A Northampton restaurant has been given a prestigious culinary award.
Hibiscus Fine Dining, which sits within the Royal & Derngate, was awarded an AA Rosette this month by a panel of judges for its culinary excellence.
Chef Sam Squires, who is in charge of both the a la carte and tasting menu, was given a special mention by AA Hospitality for his 'accomplished cooking'.
Sam has worked in many other top restaurants including the 5 star Grove Hotel in Watford, The Ritz in London and Michelin-starred private restaurant, Remy, on the Disney cruise lines.
Hibiscus, which is situated in a private dining room adjacent to the Royal auditorium, opened on September 2 in 2017.
Making use of the very best locally sourced food, it caters for pre-show theatre audiences at the Royal & Derngate and also for the general public.
Only 2,000 restaurants are given a form of AA Rosette in the UK for their culinary excellence.