Moor Hall voted UK’s best restaurant 2019

FDMB were delighted to hear that West Lancashire’s Moor Hall restaurant with rooms, which holds an impressive 2 Michelin Stars and 5 AA Rosettes, has been voted the Best UK Restaurant 2019 in SquareMeal’s Top 100.

The venue is set within a re-imagined 16th century manor house, and the ultra-contemporary restaurant features a huge open kitchen with chef patron, Mark Birchall at the helm. Birchall has created delicate produce-driven menus inspired by the exceptional surroundings and home-grown ingredients.

Many of the ingredients that make it on to the menu are supplied by Moor Hall’s five-acre estate and the farmland that surrounds the restaurant. Vegetables get a starring role while expertly sourced meat and fish are treated to imaginative pairings.

On being presented with his award, Birchall commented, “Winning this award is a real boost for us. It’s a nice pat on the back. It shows that our guests really enjoy what we do and it’s great to have the focus on us up north. It means an awful lot to me.”

Birchell, who was the former Executive Chef of 2 Michelin Star L’Enclume, won the Roux Scholarship, the premier competition for chefs in the UK. He counts the Roca Brothers as past employers, having worked at El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant which was twice voted the world’s best restaurant.