Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms

“Outstanding cooking in a stylish rural setting.” - AA Inspector

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ORMSKIRK, LANCASHIRE

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Grade II* listed, Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms is located in five acres of gardens with stunning views over a beautiful lake, said to be the remains of a medieval moat. Chef patron Mark Birchall has created a world class dining experience in relaxed surroundings. It may be in west Lancashire, but there’s an obvious Scandi influence to the restaurant with its high ceiling and plenty of natural light from the floor to ceiling glass. Modern art offers a pop of colour and vibrancy to the natural and neutral tones of the decor, while the open-plan kitchen gives diners a peek into the culinary mastery that unfolds at dinner. Local provenance is at the forefront of this modern British cuisine̶̶; produce grown on site or by local suppliers is used whenever possible. A meal might kick off intriguingly with ‘Paris market’ carrots, Doddington cheese, chrysanthemum and sea buckthorn, an elegant and intricate dish with earthy flavours and textural contrasts. It might be followed by a punchy, full-flavoured tartare of Gaythorn Hall Aberdeen Angus beef, barbecued beetroot, mustard and shallot. Super fresh Isle of Mull scallop is timed to perfection on the Robata grill and teamed with fermented grains and cauliflower, green tomato and truffle, while accurately grilled Cornish monkfish is served with courgette, shrimp and sea greens. For meat eaters, Charollais lamb cooked on the rotisserie is accompanied by celeriac, hen of the woods and anchovy. The assured technical skills and pin-sharp presentation continues through to desserts, which include local Scarisbrick blackberries, lemon verbena, begonia and ragstone or garden apples and gooseberry, woodruff, birch sap and marigold. Sister restaurant The Barn offers a slightly more casual dining experience with no drop in quality. Throughout the establishment, the knowledgeable and friendly staff are passionate about what they do.

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5 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms
Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, L39 6RT

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, 29 July to 15 August , 1 January to 17 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 600
  • Wines by the glass: 30
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Lancashire

Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.

The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.

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