Awards & Accolades

In 2017, within six months of opening, the Restaurant at Moor Hall was awarded its first Michelin Star. Since then, both Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms and The Barn at Moor Hall have gone on to win a stream of awards and accolades, as has Chef Patron Mark Birchall.

Below is a timeline of our achievements.

2022

  • Mark Birchall named as ‘Best Chef in the UK’ after winning the Chefs’ Chef of the Year award at the AA Hospitality Awards. Selected by AA Rosette-awarded chefs, this is a unique award recognising the best chef in the UK, as chosen by their peers
  • Moor Hall crowned ‘Best Restaurant in England’ at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards
  • The Barn at Moor Hall awarded its first Michelin star
  • Moor Hall awarded a Michelin Green Star for our efforts in sustainability
  • Moor Hall retains two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes
  • The Barn at Moor Hall retains 3 AA Rosettes

2021

  • Moor Hall retains title of the UK’s Best Restaurant at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, from 2019
  • Moor Hall named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Lancashire Tourism Awards
  • Moor Hall retains two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes
  • The Barn at Moor Hall retains 3 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Plate accreditation

2020

  • The Barn at Moor Hall awarded 3 AA Rosettes
  • Moor Hall retains title of the UK’s Best Restaurant at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, from 2019 (no ceremony in 2020)
  • Moor Hall retains two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes
  • The Barn at Moor Hall retains Michelin Plate accreditation

2019

  • Moor Hall crowned as the UK’s Best Restaurant at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, ranking #1 of their UK Top 100 Restaurants
  • Moor Hall awarded 5 AA Rosettes
  • Moor Hall retains two Michelin stars
  • Moor Hall achieves a #5 ranking & cooking score of 9/10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide
  • Moor Hall achieves a #5 ranking in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants
  • Moor Hall awarded Special Achievement of the Year at the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards
  • Moor Hall named as Square Meal’s ‘Best UK Restaurant’ and Best Restaurant; Best British Restaurant & Best Breakfast at the Book-a-Table Diner Awards
  • Moor Hall gets a 94/100 scoring on La Liste, based on the compilation of hundreds of guidebooks and millions of online reviews globally
  • The Barn at Moor Hall retains 2 AA Rosettes
  • The Barn at Moor Hall given a Michelin Plate accreditation

2018

  • Moor Hall awarded two Michelin stars
  • Moor Hall awarded 4 AA Rosettes
  • The Barn at Moor Hall achieves a Michelin Bib Gourmand
  • The Barn at Moor Hall awarded 2 AA Rosettes
  • Mark Birchall wins Chef of the Year at the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards
  • Moor Hall named as Best Breakthrough Restaurant in the GQ Food and Drink Awards
  • The Barn at Moor Hall named Best Newcomer at Lancashire Life’s Food & Drink Awards

2017

  • Moor Hall is awarded its first Michelin star, within six months of opening
  • Moor Hall awarded 3 AA Rosettes
  • Moor Hall named as Restaurant of the Year by Lancashire Life
  • The Barn at Moor Hall opens in October 2017

“RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR…”

Thanks to the team at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards for creating this video in 2019. View our full video collection by clicking here.

Below you’ll find snippets from Moor Hall’s features in the press, from reputable & respected food guides and publications.

“His refined, highly original dishes feature some terrific English produce, including some lesser-known herbs and plants, and his versatility results in a range of cleverly blended flavours, textures and temperatures”

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2022

“You will never look at a turnip in the same way after tasting what Birchall can do to this humble root vegetable by adding crab, sunflower seeds and anise hyssop, and although langoustine with smoked marrow and venison with kale and beetroot are more conventional pairings, they are so exquisitely cooked you will run out of superlatives before dessert”

Susan D’Arcy, The Times

“The sounds, colours, textures, ingredients and sights seem to have the hand of a great artist behind each new sensation.”

Fay Maschler, Tatler

“To the casual observer, Moor Hall is a wonderful, cosseting, thoroughly delicious experience, a tasting menu of big flavours, remarkable subtleties and beautiful presentation…to those of us who’ve spent many years in and around the world of hospitality…Moor Hall is all of the above and a well-oiled, exquisite machine.”

Neil Davey, The Times

“Mark is an incredibly talented chef… Moor Hall is an almost immaculate experience – Mark’s food is clever and inventive but also delicious… It’s an outstanding restaurant that deserves its title as the best in the UK”

Stefan Chomka, Editor of Restaurant Magazine (No.1 Ranking restaurant in the UK, National Restaurant Awards 2019 -2021)

“Mark Birchall brings his knowledge and experience together in a style of his own, where skilfully executed dishes combine the classic flavours of the region with modern techniques and a light touch.”

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020

“Without a doubt the hottest restaurant in Lancashire by a country mile.”

The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2020 (Cooking score 9/10)

“…everything coming out of the kitchen is exquisite. What Mark Birchall can do with carrots and turnips is just remarkable…”

Harden’s Restaurant Guide UK 2020 (Score 5/5)

“Expect virtuoso creations built on ingredients that can’t be bettered, executed with unsurpassed attention to detail and a highly evolved way of doing things.”

The AA Restaurant Guide 2020

“Mark’s food was sheer joy… the dishes, served on local pottery, tasted natural, seasonal and delicious.”

Fiona Duncan, The Sunday Telegraph

We’re also incredibly proud of our excellent customer reviews. Moor Hall is rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor based on 634 reviews, and The Barn at Moor Hall is rated 4.5/5 based on 323 reviews.