A Lancashire restaurant has retained its world class status in the 2024 Good Food Guide.

Introducing the list, the guide says: “Once derided for its lack of food culture, Great Britain today boasts one of the most eclectic dining scenes in the world. At the very top a few extraordinary chefs are having a seismic impact on British dining.

“These astonishing restaurants are redefining the profession, pushing the boundaries of what eating in a restaurant is all about.

“It’s the stuff of bucket lists, the vision and talent drawing not just national but international recognition – especially from chefs world-wide.

“In any given year, there will only be two or three chefs and restaurants operating at this level. The best of the best.”

You can see the Good Food Guide 2024 via the website.

Moor Hall named among world class restaurants in the UK

Moor Hall in Aughton is one of four restaurants to be included in the world class restaurants section of the Good Food Guide for 2024.

It was rated world class in three categories – uniqueness, deliciousness and strength of recommendation - while its warmth was rated exceptional.

The guide praises its “stunning renovation” and “glorious guest rooms” as well as its food.

Moor Hall is praised highly on Tripadvisor too with a 5/5 rating from 671 reviews.

The two Michelin Star restaurant impressed customers with one saying: “We’d already had an amazing dinner at the barn a year earlier but this was our first lunch in the hall and what a special event it was!

“There was nothing to fault, the staff were all fantastic, the food incredible and the venue beautiful! Thank you so much, we would love to return!!”

Another said: “Unbelievable! Staff are amazing, so friendly so attentive, Chloe and Gabriel looked after us from arrival and marks serving team and kitchen staff explained every course in detail.

“This is why it’s the best restaurant in England! Hats off to everyone in the team each of you make this wonderful experience better! Please please please go and experience this! Yet to find anywhere better! Can not wait to come back!”

Lancashire restaurant retains exceptional status

Moor Hall wasn’t the only Lancashire restaurant to feature in the guide this year as The White Swan in Fence was successful in retaining its spot in the exceptional restaurants category.

The White Swan was rated exceptional in three categories – warmth, deliciousness and strength of recommendation - while its uniqueness was rated very good.

The guide praises “the chef’s brilliance” and the “sophistication, complexity and precision” of the meal enjoyed by the inspector.

Visitors have praised the restaurant on Tripadvisor which has earned a 4.5/5 rating on the reviews platform.

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One reviewer said: “This pub serves some of the best food I have ever eaten. It’s modern, inventive, beautiful and delicious!

“The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and we are always made to feel incredibly welcome.”

Another visitor wrote: “Wow what can I say about this place, our second visit and it blew us away again.

“Fantastic food, great value for money, staff are friendly and make you feel at ease, casual Michelin star quality dining in a friendly pub setting, our meal was superb and we’ll be back xx”.