Mark Birchall Launches Second Restaurant at Moor Hall

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Calling all foodies! Opening on October 25, The Barn will be the second dining room at Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in Aughton, West Lancashire. 

Chef/patron Mark Birchall, together with business partners Andy and Tracey Bell, initially launched Moor Hall in spring 2017. In its first six months of business, it’s received a host of awards and accolades, including a first Michelin star in early October. Now, it’s opening its second dining room for guests to enjoy, The Barn.

The Barn will feature an informal 65-seat dining room on the first floor in the converted building adjacent to the main manor house. The interior design features original beams and rustic brickwork, with an open kitchen and integral bar.

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There’s still plenty more to come. Over the next few months, the ground floor will include a small dairy, bakery, meat-aging and curing room and a mini brewery – these facilities, along with the extensive gardens at Moor Hall, will make the food operation increasingly self-sufficient and sustainable. Mark and his kitchen brigade aim to source ingredients from local farmers for much of their menus, in both The Dining Room and The Barn.

Collaborating with Mark Birchall will be The Barn’s Head Chef, Aaron Harris, who was previously at Sixty One Restaurant in London.

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At lunch, The Barn will offer a three-course set menu at £23 (or two courses at £19), while at dinner there will be a more extensive à la carte menu. Dishes will range from Baked scallop, leek and potato; Mushroom risotto with marrow and crispy chicken wing; Goosnargh chicken with celeriac purée, grilled gem lettuce, grains and cheese; and Herdwick lamb, broccoli, whey onions and anchovy; to 35-day Aged rib eye steak; Chocolate délice with almond and bitter orange; and Carrot cake with salted caramel, walnut and gingerbread ice cream.

The international wine list will feature 15 by the glass (from £4), with bottles from £20. Guests can also enjoy a delectable cocktail list and range of craft beers.

Make it happen
Where: Prescott Road, Aughton, nr Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 6RT
Reservations: Phone 01695-572 511 or visit here to book

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