28. Nov, 2017

Moor Hall Restaurant

Moor Hall, Prescot Road, Aughton, Ormskirk L39 6RT

One word ‘stunning’, set amongst beautiful lush green fields, forest and its own private lake, Moor Hall the 13th century (first recorded in 1282) restored manor house, hall and Michelin starred restaurant & hotel will make you feel very special indeed.

Situated in the beautiful countryside of Aughton, West Lancashire (and only a 30 minute drive from Liverpool’s city centre) this five acres plot with its own lake (apparently the remains of a medieval moat) has been renovated and restored to perfection. Classy, simple décor with a nod to tradition but with a sleek contemporary touch added, is everything you would expect (and more) from a Michelin rated contemporary establishment.

The original part of the grade II listed gentry house is furnished with beautiful oversized sofas placed around the classic wooden carved fireplaces (that probably host hidden secret rooms behind them from times gone by). Gorgeous contemporary lighting sets the scene and lights the meticulously carved wooden panelling that adorns the house. Top end designer mirrored table reflect the original fixtures and the lounge area is just crying out for you to hang out in, with a delicious glass of wine, a spirit or even a cigar, if that takes your fancy.

The modern addition to the manor house, the glass annex, hosts a beautifully simple, yet stylish contemporary restaurant that just oozes charm and sophistication and is what won it the 2018 Michelin Star and place in the Michelin Guide,

There is a choice of 3 exceptional taster menus (that increase in price and courses) that were all as equally tempting and as delicious as each other and that showcase current modern British cooking at its best.

Most produce is grown on the actual estate and where not, is lovingly provided by only local suppliers. Dishes included cheese foam with wild mushroom and local organic potatoe, a composition of wild and organic carrots served in many ways, Herdwick lamb loin with Jerusalem artichokes to name but a few and the dessert of fresh apple with toffee was just sublime allowing for a full range of flavours.

Moor Hall offers not only a top end restaurant on sight but the estate is also home to a vast collection of cheese (including local varieties) in its own cheese room, a comprehensive and well stocked world wine cellar and even its own farmhouse bistro in the converted stables right next door, offering a varied ala carte menu should you prefer a more informal setting.

Highly recommended.

See sample menu here: