Five-star rating as Hall chef makes his Mark
AN AUGHTON restaurant has become one of just 17 UK restaurants to be awarded a fifth AA rosette for culinary excellence.
The award was given to Moor Hall, just weeks after the up-market venue was included in the Good Food Guide 2019.
The fifth rosette, awarded by the AA Restaurant Guide, recognises the very highest in culinary skills and standards.
More than 2,000 restaur-ants across the country have been recognised by the guide, but fewer than 1% receive the maximum five rosettes.
Moor Hall, a 16th century Grade II*-listed manor house, was bought by Andy and Tracey Bell in 2015. The building underwent a multi-million pound transformation, in partnership with friend and business partner Mark Birchall.
Since opening, it has received widespread acclaim and been given a host of exclusive awards, including a Michelin star.
It has also been been recognised in the Observer Monthly Food awards and earlier this year was named Best Breakthrough at the prestigious GQ Food & Drink Awards, with judges describing it as a “standout operation in every way”.
Moor Hall marketing manager Jennifer Birchall said: “We are delighted to be awarded our fifth rosette for culinary excellence by the AA Restaurant Guide. The award acknowledges the magnificent culinary skills and standards delivered by Mark and the team, who have worked tirelessly to create delicate and inspired dishes for you to enjoy.
“The restaurant received four AA rosettes just four months after achieving its third in September, 2017; therefore, it is a huge accomplishment for the team to receive a fifth rosette only one year later.”
The venue is preparing to host a Lancashire Day event on November 27.
The evening will feature a Lancashire-themed sixcourse taster menu, with chefs Nigel Haworth and Paul Heathcote joining Mark Birchall in the kitchen. Tickets cost £165 per person.
Moor Hall is a 16th century listed building