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Harden's says

Despite having won recognition from the tyre men in his first year at Moor Hall, Mark Birchall isn't resting on his laurels - the end of 2017 saw the opening of the 65-seat Barn, on the first floor of a structure that will house a dairy, bakery, a meat-aging and curing room and a mini brewery downstairs. Aaron Harris, previously at Sixty One, has been appointed head chef.

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An attractive building within the Moor Hall grounds with a very pleasing informality about it” – this stylishly converted barn scores consistently highly with reporters as “an excellent casual alternative to the main restaurant”, even if it doesn’t quite scale the heights of the main hall. “It has a very pleasing informality, which explains why so many arrivals head straight to it. And it’s great to see a top chef offering an alternative to his fancier cooking that is at the same time affordable and good quality and which has a character all of its own. (This isn’t just Moor Hall on a smaller scale: it's a different style of cooking: more grounded, perhaps, and very much right). Staff are exceptional, carrying through the high service levels from the main restaurant. Prices are very reasonable for the quality”. “Having the bakery, meat-curing room etc on site is a clear advantage” too. Top Tip – “it’s especially good value at lunchtime”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “wonderfully converted barn” has an “excellent design” – complete with heavy beams and bare brick walls – and is the casual dining, “sister outlet to the two-Michelin star main operation Moor Hall”. It’s not quite as exceptional as the main dining room, but its “inventive” take on posh-brasserie dishes (roasted turbot, 40-day aged sirloin, soft herb gnocchi…) is very highly rated in all reports, and you can still “expect quite a glitzy crowd at the weekend, with live piano on Friday and Saturday nights”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “wonderfully converted barn” has an “excellent design” – complete with heavy beams and bare brick walls – and is the casual dining, “sister outlet to the two-Michelin star main operation Moor Hall”. It’s not quite as exceptional as the main dining room, but its “inventive” take on posh-brasserie dishes (roasted turbot, 40-day aged sirloin, soft herb gnocchi…) is very highly rated in all reports, and you can still “expect quite a glitzy crowd at the weekend, with live piano on Friday and Saturday nights”.

Summary

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The Barn is the informal bistro alternative to the restaurant at Moor Hall: a great space, with oak beams and bare-brick walls (and with a live pianist at the weekend)”. “Prices aren’t that casual, but justified on the cooking front”, with some “terrific” dishes – “the focus is more on simplicity and accessibility, but it still wows”.

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The Barn at Moor Hall Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Barn at Moor Hall Restaurant in L39, Aughton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Barn at Moor Hall restaurant.
IAN H
Very good food but slightly over complicate...
Reviewed 23 days ago

"Very good food but slightly over complicated cod dish on a al carte the day of our visit Also side dish of Jersey Royals was spoilt by fancy butter that completely took away from what these potatoes should be"

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Chris D
Much better than a previous visit. Assured ...
Reviewed 1 months, 25 days ago

"Much better than a previous visit. Assured modern cooking and nice professional staff and a modern well designed restaurant "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £25.00 £5.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Prescot Rd, Aughton, L39 6RT
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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