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The Barn at Moor Hall will reopen for outdoor dining on Tuesday 13th April, and indoor dining on Tuesday 18th May. Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms will reopen on Wednesday 19th May.

You can make a reservation from these dates to 31st October online. Please email if you would like to reserve a later date.

Awards & Accolades

Within six months of opening, the Restaurant at Moor Hall was awarded its first Michelin Star.

A second star followed in the 2019 Michelin Guide, which we retained for 2020. We also achieved 5 AA rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide 2020, and a #5 ranking & cooking score of 9/10 in the 2020 Waitrose Good Food Guide.

In 2020, The Barn at Moor Hall, Mark Birchall’s neighbourhood restaurant set within the grounds of Moor Hall, was awarded 3 AA Rosettes. The Barn also holds a Michelin Plate accreditation, and was named Best Newcomer at Lancashire Life’s Food & Drink Awards in 2018.

Last year alone, Moor Hall Restaurant was awarded:

  • ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2019, ranking #1 of their UK Top 100 Restaurants
  • A #5 ranking in the 2020 Waitrose Good Food Guide’s Top 50 list – cooking score 9/10
  • Special Achievement of the Year at the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards (a year after Mark won Chef of the Year)
  • Square Meal’s ‘Best UK Restaurant’ 2019
  • A #5 ranking in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2020
  • Best Restaurant; Best British Restaurant & Best Breakfast at the Book-a-Table Diner Awards
  • A 94/100 scoring on La Liste, based on the compilation of hundreds of guidebooks and millions of online reviews globally

Other accolades include Best Breakthrough Restaurant in the GQ Food and Drink Awards 2018, and Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year 2017.



Thanks to the team at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards for creating this video. 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.

We’re also incredibly proud of our excellent customer reviews.

Moor Hall is rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor based on 528 reviews, and is the #1 Restaurant in Aughton. We are rated 4.9/5 on Bookatable, based on 516 reviews with a recommendation rating of 98%.

The Barn at Moor Hall is rated 4/5 on TripAdvisor based on 233 reviews, and 4.5/5 on Bookatable, based on 513 reviews, with a recommendation rating of 95%.


“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 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)

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

The Sunday Telegraph