Twelve Restaurant retains Awards

We are very proud and honoured to have been awarded 2 AA rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand for another year. We are grateful to all our team for their dedication, passion and hard work.  They continue to inspire us to push the boundaries of culinary excellence in such a competitive and diverse environment.

We thought we would take the opportunity today to explain a little more about Michelin and AA and their prestigious awards.


The Facts

Michelin Bib has evolved from the Michelin Guide, published by the French Company Michelin which offers Michelin stars of excellence to a select number of establishments. To receive a Michelin star, is a highly renowned and respected title on the hospitality scene.

The Michelin Guide dates back to the year 1900 when the French tyre manufacturers; Andre and his brother Edouard published the original addition for French motorists.  However, it wasn’t until 1926, when the guide began to award stars to fine dining restaurants and establishments. 

Since 1926 when the criteria for the starred rankings was published, the Michelin status has been one which arguably every fine dining restaurant has aspired to. 


Michelin Bib Gourmand

Since 1955, the guide has also highlighted restaurants offering “exceptional good food at moderate prices” a feature now called ‘Bib Gourmand’.  The restaurant must offer menu items priced below a maximum determined by the local economy.   

In the original language of the Michelin Guide, the Bib symbol indicates an establishment which has been highly praised by inspectors, offering high quality food at affordable prices. Or in other terms top nosh that is good value for money.

The Bib (short for Bibendum) symbol; “Michelin Man” is now the internationally renowned Michelin mascot.

According to the 2017 Edition there are now only 143 restaurants in the U.K who hold the highly acclaimed title!  

AA Guides

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and the establishment of a highly creative and innovative product, which is why we are so proud to feature in some of the top food guides in the country.

The AA guide also known as the ‘go to’ guide for restaurants with up to date pictures and descriptions is a key vessel in delivering our product.  Since 1955 the AA Guide has remained one of the most comprehensive guides in the UK, awarding a coveted rosette to leading restaurants in the industry.  AA award two rosettes to local restaurants who aim to achieve high standards, better consistency, precision in cooking and attention to the selection of quality ingredients.   We are very honored to have received this accreditation in the 2017 AA Restaurant Guide.

As a catering retailer we are passionate about food, always seeking to provide excellent service and great locally sourced ingredients, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

We are delighted to remain strong to our ethics and continue to be a neighborhood restaurant based in Thornton Lancashire.  Thank You to all our customers and business partners, who continue to support our product. 


Caroline, Paul and Team Twelve x