Michelin-starred chef to launch new restaurant & hotel

Following the acquisition of West Lancashire's Moor Hall, Michelin-starred chef Mark Birchall has announced that he will launch a new restaurant and hotel at the site in the summer next year.

The chef, who was most recently executive chef with Simon Rogan at Michelin two-starred L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria, is working on the plans for the development of the impressive Grade II listed 16th century house, which is set in a five-acre site in Aughton.

There will be a 50-seat restaurant, and a private dining room for 12. Seven large bedrooms will be created - five in the main house, and two in the gatehouse nearby.

Birchall's menus will showcase his own style of modern British cuisine, reflecting the broad culinary experience he has garnered over the last 15 years.

His plans for Moor Hall - which had been on the market for £2m - also include the transformation of additional buildings within the grounds - lodge, barns, stables - on the grounds for extensive further dining and kitchen operations, as well as developing the gardens, orchards and small lake.