Mark Birchall to open second restaurant at Moor Hall

By Sophie Witts contact

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Mark Birchall to open second restaurant at Moor Hall

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Chef Mark Birchall is to launch a second, more casual restaurant at his newly Michelin-starred country house restaurant with rooms Moor Hall.

The Barn will open on the first floor of a converted building adjacent to the main manor house in Aughton, west Lancashire on 25 October.

It comes just seven months after the former L’Enclume chef opened Moor Hall​ in partnership with owners Andy and Tracey Bell. The restaurant won its first star in the 2018 Michelin Guide​ last month.

Aaron Harris, former chef at London’s Sixty One Restaurant, will be heading up the kitchen at The Barn in collaboration with Birchall.

The 65-cover dining room will offer a more affordable alternative to Moor Hall’s £65 and £85 menus; with a £23 three-course set lunch, and an evening a la carte selection priced at £12-£33 for a main.

Dishes will include baked scallop, leek and potato; Herdwick lamb, broccoli, whey onions and anchovy; and carrot cake with salted caramel, walnut and gingerbread ice cream.

There will also be cocktails, craft beer and a 50-bin international wine list with 15 available by the glass (from £4), and bottles from £20.

Over the next few months the ground floor of The Barn will also be developed to house a small dairy, bakery, meat-aging and curing room and a mini-brewery.

A statement announcing the launch says the goal is to make the property ‘increasingly self-sufficient and sustainable’.

The Barn will open Wednesday - Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sundays from 12pm - 7pm.


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