Moor Hall gets sec­ond Miche­lin star

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­ @jamie_lopez1

MOOR Hall restau­rant in Aughton has claimed yet an­other pres­ti­gious award – this time be­com­ing only the sec­ond venue in the North West of Eng­land to re­ceive two Miche­lin stars.

The restau­rant with rooms opened to huge ac­claim in 2016 and has since gone on to rack up rave re­views and a se­ries of awards.

In the past month alone, it has been in­cluded in the Good Food Guide 2019 and be­come one of just 19 res­tau­rants to be awarded a fifth rosette by the AA Restau­rant Guide, which recog­nises the very high­est in culi­nary skills and stan­dards.

Moor Hall, which is run by busi­ness part­ners Andy and Tracey Bell along­side chef pa­tron Mark Bir­chall, has con­tin­ued its remarkable suc­cess by be­ing awarded two Miche­lin stars in this year’s guide.

Just 20 es­tab­lish­ments in the UK and Ire­land re­ceived such an hon­our, with Si­mon Ro­gan’s L’En­clume in Cart­mel, Cum­bria – where Mark was pre­vi­ously head chef – the only other in­clu­sion from the North West.

Moor Hall which also of­fers lux­ury ho­tel rooms, opened fol­low­ing a mul­ti­mil­lion pound makeover of its Grade II listed Manor House.

Mark said: “A sec­ond Miche­lin star is the dream – we are thrilled.

“It’s been an amaz­ing year, but we are very fo­cused on grow­ing the busi­ness, and mak­ing sure our cus­tomers not only en­joy their ex­pe­ri­ence at Moor Hall, but come back and tell their friends.”

“We’re very proud of our achieve­ments. The team has worked hard to cre­ate a food of­fer­ing that is dis­tinc­tive but ac­ces­si­ble, and a ser­vice style that is wel­com­ing, yet still pro­fes­sional.”

Moor Hall is pre­par­ing to host a Lan­cashire Day event on Novem­ber 27, when TV chefs Nigel Ha­worth and Paul Heathcote will join Mark.

The evening will fea­ture a Lan­cashirethemed six-course taster menu, priced at £165 per per­son.

Moor Hall in Aughton is only the sec­ond North West venue to re­ceive two Miche­lin stars Cel­e­brat­ing Moor Hall be­ing awarded its sec­ond Miche­lin star are Gor­don Ram­say, sec­ond left, with Moor Hall co-own­ers, from left: Andy Bell, Jen­nifer Bir­chall and Mark

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