Moor Hall is the best restaurant in the UK

We always knew it (although there may have been a little local bias too!) Ormskirk’s Moor Hall is the No 1 restaurant in the UK.

Officially announced at the National Restaurant Awards held on Monday night, Moor Hall leapt up the table from last years number 6, up to the top spot.

The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards are judged by more than 200 experts including food writers, chefs and restaurateurs. Judges vote for the top seven restaurants they have dined at in the last 12 months in order of preference, resulting in the final Top 100.

“Moor Hall is an almost immaculate experience. Mark’s food is clever and inventive but also delicious, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It’s an outstanding restaurant that deserves its title as the best in the UK.”
Stefan Chomka
Editor of Restaurant magazine

This recent award, along with Moor Halls recent 2nd Michelin star, show just how passionate the team are. No trip to the North West would be complete without experiencing this wonderful venue, especially for those passionate about their food. Even for those less enamoured with fine cuisine The Barn is sure to please along with the beautiful, historic surrounds.

Moor Hall is a stunning grade II listed gentry house of mid-sixteenth century origin first recorded in 1282. Peter Stanley of Bickerstaffe built the current manor house in 1533, in over five acres of breath-taking grounds. This included formal gardens and growing land with a beautiful lake, said to be the remains of a medieval moat. Owners Andy and Tracey Bell have together undertaken a multi-million pound renovation, taking West Lancashire’s Moor Hall back to its historic origin. Partner Mark Birchall takes the lead as chef patron.

Mark Birchall

"It's not about me, it's about our product and our team. It's amazing" - Mark Birchall on Moor Hall being named National Restaurant of the Year 2019, sponsored by Estrella Damm. Congratulations to the whole team!Find out more about Moor Hall and the restaurants on the top 100 list, as announced at the 2019 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards https://bit.ly/2IjMnuq #NatonalRestaurantAwards

Posted by The National Restaurant Awards on Tuesday, 11 June 2019
  • Lancashire Winners

  • 1 : Moor Hall, Aughton

  • 38 : The Parker Arms, Newton in Bowland

  • 39 : Freemasons at Wiswell, nr Clitheroe

  • 96 : White Swan, Fence nr Burnley


To celebrate the National Restaurant Awards Estrella Damm are running a competition to give four lucky winners a meal for two in a restaurant of their choice from the top 100 list.
The competition runs throughout National Restaurant Month (11th June-10th July 2019) so to be in with a chance to win, enter at the National Restaurant Awards website.

Discover Ormskirk is not affiliated with this competition.

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