Staff at Chorley restaurant The Red Cat are “feline fine” after celebrating a raft of awards.

The modern British eaterie on Blackburn Road, Whittle-le-Woods, has been awarded two AA Rosettes, one of only three in the region, and will be featured in the organisation’s Restaurant Guide, released later this year.

And just a week after that anonymous inspection, The Red Cat was presented with a Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured award, after another mystery diner visited from Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board.

The two AA Rosettes recognise restaurants with consistent, precise cooking and a commitment to high quality ingredients.

Meanwhile, the Taste Lancashire Award acknowledges establishments who provide a consistently high quality dining experience and a commitment to local produce.

The Red Cat is one of only a few across Lancashire to have received the highest award (above 80 per cent).

Manager Mike Rawlinson, 28, set up the restaurant four years ago, along with his brother, award-winning chef Chris Rawlinson, 25.

“We aim to consistently provide our customers with the highest quality food and service and it is fantastic for that to be recognised with these awards,” Mike said.

“It is a great achievement and something that all the team here are really proud of, but we won’t rest easy and will continue to give our customers an outstanding dining experience every time.”