Blas Restaurant, at Wales first contemporary art hotel, Twr y Felin, in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids is celebrating its latest accolade, being awarded Three AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

Head Chef Sam Owen, who has led the team since 2019 is passionate about creating exciting culinary experiences and has an enthusiasm for ingredients. Focussing on flavours, the food is creative, refined and fun, whilst the presentation is ‘art on a plate’.

The whole team at Blas restaurant champions local seasonal produce, sourced from predominantly Pembrokeshire and Welsh suppliers, as well as foraged ingredients from the surrounding countryside and coast.

Sam Owen, Head Chef at Blas Restaurant said, “I have always strived to achieve three AA Rosettes and am really happy that I have been able to do that with my team here at Blas. I want to say thank you to them, from the kitchen team to the front of house team, this award reflects the hard work of each person that has contributed to the experience our diners receive.”In 1956, the AA introduced the Rosette awards – the first nationwide awards for recognising restaurants. Today, the AA continues to provide establishments with professional ratings and they are a valued symbol of quality for both consumers and the hospitality industry.

Paula Ellis, Group General Manager of Twr y Felin and its sister properties in the peninsula, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory, said: “I have always been hopeful of the team achieving three AA Rosettes, as their passion and vision shines through every day and the feedback from our guests is so positive. This is an absolute career highlight for me here at Twr y Felin Hotel, I am delighted for the team and feel so proud of our achievements over the last seven years.”

Twr y Felin is open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks. Menus are seasonal and created from the best local produce available.