Mark Birchall

Chef Patron, Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms and The Barn at Moor Hall

Mark Birchall at Moor Hall Restaurant

Talented Chef Patron, Mark Birchall, creates delicate produce-driven menus inspired by our exceptional surroundings and home grown ingredients.

Mark was born in Chorley, Lancashire and trained at Runshaw College. He was most recently Executive Chef of 2 Michelin Star L’Enclume in Cumbria and won the Roux Scholarship, the premier competition for chefs in the UK in 2011. He also worked at El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant owned by the Roca Brothers, twice voted the World’s Best Restaurant.

Mark’s menus showcase his own style of modern British cuisine, wherever possible using produce grown on the five acre Moor Hall site or from local suppliers, and reflecting the broad culinary experience he has garnered over the last 20 years. Under Mark's patronage, Moor Hall has obtained two Michelin stars, five AA Rosettes and was recently crowned 'Restaurant of the Year' at the National Restaurant Awards 2021, retaining the same title from 2019.

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Mark Birchall's neighbourhood restaurant, The Barn

The Barn at Moor Hall, Mark Birchall's neighbourhood restaurant, is located within the grounds of Moor Hall and offers delicious seasonal menus in a relaxed setting. It holds a Michelin Plate accreditation and 3 AA Rosettes.

In keeping with the Moor Hall ethos, dishes are made with the finest seasonal ingredients, mostly sourced from Moor Hall's five acre landscape or the local area. Enjoy 60 Day aged grass fed Shorthorn beef, tarragon and crispy potato; Brown butter poached Turbot, warm roe tartare, courgette and glazed Jersey royals or Lemken strawberries, cream cheese mousse, lemon verbena and meringue. Or, visit us on a Sunday for our incredibly popular Sunday lunch with roasted 40 day aged Longhorn sirloin and all the trimmings.

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