One of Yorkshire’s leading restaurants has scored a quartet of national awards, marking its most successful year yet.

Norse, in Oxford Street, Harrogate, has been named a runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly awards for the second year running.

It comes shortly after the restaurant was inspected by the AA for the first time this year and awarded two AA rosettes.

Norse has also had double recognition from the UK’s leading restaurant guides: the Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide. It now counts itself among the leading restaurants in Yorkshire, just two years after opening its doors.

Owner Paul Rawlinson said: “It has been a fantastic month at Norse, with recognition and awards all coming in quick succession.

“We have been recognised in the Observer Food Monthly awards before, and included in the Good Food and Michelin Guides. Being awarded two AA rosettes makes this our most successful year yet.”

Chef Simon Jewitt and the team at Norse, including new chef Neill Mackay, have developed a creative, modern menu which has proved popular with foodies – and the judges from the awards schemes have recognised their innovation and consistency.

Norse is now one of just three Harrogate town centre restaurants to be awarded the prestigious two AA rosettes. None have yet achieved the elusive three rosettes, which are given out to only the top 10 per cent of restaurants in the country – or the even more rare four rosettes.

“All of the guides and ratings that exist in the restaurant world really help us to benchmark where we are compared to other restaurants around the country,” said Paul.

“Being awarded two AA rosettes and recognised by the Observer Food Monthly, Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide will encourage the team to push forward, stretch themselves and aim to attain higher scores in the future – which can only enhance our diners’ experience at Norse.”

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