Moor Hall in Lancashire has been crowned National Restaurant of the Year at The National Restaurant Awards 2019. The Grade II listed restaurant with rooms, in Aughton, Lancashire, is overseen by chef-patron Mark Birchall and has built a strong reputation for modern British cuisine using produce grown on the five-acre estate.
In total, 46 of the top 100 restaurants are located outside of London, showing the true geographical spread of the list. This year also sees the highest number of Northern restaurants placed than ever before, with 23 Northern and Scottish restaurants on the list and 2019 also sees three female chefs place in the top 10.
Aston spoke to Stefan Chomka editor for restaurant magazine and judge at National Restaurant Awards about the awards itself.