Neston Rd, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JF

survey result


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

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since 2019 when Boris Johnson and former Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, met for crunch post-Brexit talks at this posh hotel & spa out on the Wirral. On limited feedback, ratings for its grill are good all-round, but more plaudits go to the rather dramatically named ‘Great Wirral Afternoon Tea’ – a “well thought-out offering with good choice of sweet or savoury options” that’s “particularly nice on the terrace or lawn”.


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

The restaurant of this lush Wirral country pile is “a little hidden gem”, delivering some “unbelievable” food (including a “quite affordable” prix fixe at lunch); fans say that it’s the “best on the Wirral (since Fraiche is always full up)”. (This was the location, in October 2019, of the crunch Brexit talks between Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar).

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Have you eaten at Lawns Grill, Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa?

Owner's description

The Lawns Grill Restaurant,  set within the four star Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa.  With its stylish interior, crystal chandelier and views over beautifully manicured lawns it’s the perfect spot for a truly amazing dining experience.   

Located in the idyllic Cheshire countryside, in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough, Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa has 62 boutique styled bedrooms and an award-winning spa, making it an ideal location for a relaxing weekend away.




Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £32.00 £40.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £30.00 £25.00 £8.00
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

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The chef

The Chef

Connor O’Hagan is the Head Chef of The Lawns Grill.

 With 10 years of culinary experience, Connor has worked his way up the ranks at Thornton Hall hotel and now leads a talented and dedicated team. Striving to make innovative and creative dishes.

 The Lawns al a carte menu is crafted to showcase Connors passion for using seasonal produce and enhancing the natural flavours within a dish. The menu features exquisite dishes including Tamworth pork, Colchester Oysters, Turbot cooked over Korean charcoal, the finest cuts of steaks including sharing steak cooked on Mibrasa charcoal grill, Connor is continuously evolving the menu to excite guests with new and creative dishes making it as popular with local residents as it is with hotel guests.

Private dining

Private Dining

A truly special experience,  the perfect choice whatever the occasion,  our exclusive private dining combination of elegant ambience, unparalleled service and exquisite food make arranging your event a delight.

We have a choice of Private Dining Rooms to accommodate your number of guests and requirements;

-  The Oak Room is the connoisseur's choice for a glittering social gathering.  distinguished professional meeting or simply gracious private entertaining.  The elegant décor and Oak panelling together with menus created by our Chef, add a heightened and memorable level of sophistication worthy of our guests.

-  The Brimstage Room,  with a contemporary modern feel this room lends itself to any occasion but especially a select gathering of upto 20 guests.

-  The Cristal,  a larger room elegantly designed including a private bar.  This room can accommodate upto thirty guests on three round tables,  the perfect venue for your occasion adding an elegant twist.

-  The Lawns Restaurant,  our main dining room, can be reserved for private dining.  Accommodating upto fifty guests on round tables,  the most atmospheric and excuisite setting for any very special occasion.  

Our Chef, has created the private dining menus using his experience and expertise of the very finest ingredients mostly sourced locally, to deliver a culinary experience which will excite and enthuse.  If you are tempted by our menus but would like to add your own influence, Chef likes nothing more than discussing and creating bespoke menus and unique dishes.

Every occasion needs fininshing touches,  we have our own in-house venue dressing service able to tailor your event. (click here for details)

In addition to Private Dining we can caterer for larger numbers in fact upto 500

Neston Rd, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JF
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

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