Moor Hall is a historic country house and estate in West Lancashire, set in five acres of pretty gardens with views out to the lake, which is said to have once been a medieval moat. The Grade II Listed building was taken over by husband-and-wife team Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015, who brought around a multi-million pound renovation to transform the site into the award-winning restaurant and rooms it is today.
The Moor Hall restaurant is helmed by patron-chef Mark Birchall, who since opening the kitchen has seen accolades roll in such as two Michelin Stars, a Michelin Green Star, and 5 AA Rosettes. It was also crowned SquareMeal's number one restaurant in the UK Top 100 restaurants 2019.
If you're planning a special birthday dinner or event, the restaurant has a myriad of options to accommodate you and will no doubt ensure that your evening is one to remember. If booking a larger table at the restaurant, guests are invited to dine on either the four or eight-course menu at lunchtime, while dinner is a set eight-course menu.
Produce is seasonal and fresh as possible, much of it grown on-site or sourced from local suppliers. Examples from the sample menus include Cornish Charollais lamb artichoke, winter greens and anchovy ragout, curds and ramson, as well as turnip and crab anise hyssop and sunflower seeds, and Isle of Mull scallop with white asparagus, grains and truffle.
There's also a private dining room which can seat up to 14 guests and offers an exclusive space for an intimate supper. The decor reflects the storied history of Moor Hall with period features such as original Jacobean wood panelling and an open fireplace, making it an atmospheric setting for a special occasion.
Alternatively, you could takeover the Barn, a former businessman’s carriages and stable of horses, which has capacity for 50 guests seated with availability for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday.