Award winning places to eat in Lancashire

If you are looking for somewhere special to eat out, why not take a visit to Lancashire. Home to many multi-award-winning restaurants, Lancashire has a great collection of fine dining opportunities ensuring delicious food, friendly service, and stunning settings.

We’ve put together a list of the award-winning places to eat in Lancashire, making it easier than ever for you to plan your next trip…

Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms

National Restaurant Awards 2025 – National Restaurant Awards Best Restaurant outside London (3 overall), MICHELIN Starred restaurants- 2 MICHELIN stars, MICHELIN Green Star, Harden’s top 100 (6) Square Meal Top 100 Restaurants 2024 (3), La Liste Top 1000 Restaurants In The World 2024 (97%), ‘World Class’ Good Food Guide 2024

Moor Hall is a Grade II listed gentry and one of the most important listed buildings in the UK. Located in Aughton, West Lancashire, Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms is set in five acres of breath-taking gardens with views over a beautiful lake. Talented chef patron, Mark Birchall, creates delicate, produce driven menus inspired by the exceptional surroundings and home-grown ingredients, showcasing his own style of modern British cuisine.

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MICHELIN Guide, MICHELIN starred restaurants – 1 MICHELIN star, National Restaurant Awards (52)

Sōlō is award-winning acclaimed chef Tim Allen’s first truly solo venture. Located in the village of Aughton in West Lancashire, Sōlō serves an informal modern British menu, reflecting Allen’s classical training and international influences.

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MICHELLIN starred restaurants – 1 MICHELIN star, Square meal Top 100 Restaurants 2024 (21), National Restaurant Awards (74), La Liste Top 1000 Restaurants In The World 2024 (91%), Square meal Top 100 Restaurants 2024 (59), Harden’s top 100 (70)

Experience fine dining with real Northern hospitality at Northcote. Nestled into the Ribble Valley hills, a warm, true northern welcome to a food-lovers’ paradise. At the heart of the charming country house is the elegant Michelin star restaurant with exquisite culinary delights created by award-winning Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen. Sophisticated surroundings and garden views connect dishes to the landscapes they originate from, with an exciting wine list to complement the creations. 

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The White Swan at Fence

MICHELIN starred restaurants, - 1 MICHELIN star, Top 50 Gastropubs 2024 (29), Square meal Top 100 Restaurants 2024 (78), Harden’s top 100 (74)

Nestled in the Pendle Countryside, with no standard menus in sight, The White Swan at Fence’s daily changing menu details a selection of finely crafted dishes from locally sourced produce. The traditional pub décor boasts a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and serves a great selection of Timothy Taylor cask ales. Head Chef Tom Parker brings a passion for good British food, cooking with the finest seasonal ingredients available daily from local suppliers. 

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The Barn at Moor Hall

MICHELIN starred restaurants – 1 MICHELIN star, Square meal Top 100 Restaurants 2024 (26)

Located in the grounds of Moor Hall this lovingly restored barn is a charming, rustic setting packed full of character and with fantastic views of Moor Hall and the lake. Dishes are made with the finest seasonal ingredients, mostly sourced from Moor Hall's five-acre landscape or the local area. Offering a delicious and varied menu, The Barn showcases the best of seasonal dishes, as well as a great selection of wines, beverages and children’s menus.

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Twelve Restaurant and Lounge bar

MICHELIN Bib Gourmand Award,

Chic and contemporary with a modern British menu, Twelve Restaurant is located on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire beneath the sails of one of the tallest working windmills in Europe, the beautifully restored 18th century Marsh Mill at Thornton Cleveleys. The restaurant’s close associations with local and specialist suppliers who share their passion and commitment, provides the perfect platform for the award-winning chefs to create inspiring menus that change daily. Their bold and innovative cooking using the best seasonal produce has brought it critical acclaim and numerous national awards.

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Aven aims to deliver a dining experience that Preston has never seen before. Aven, named after its neighbour Avenham Park, opened its doors in October 2023, taking over from 263 which was previously housed on Camden Place. Oli Martin and Alex Blamire work closely with Sean Wrest and Sam Haigh to bring Preston a dining experience like no other. Creating intricate menus that encompass the best of Lancashire’s seasonal produce, heritage, and foraged ingredients.

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The Three Fishes

MICHELIN Guide, Top 100 gastropubs 2024 (98)

The Three Fishes is the heart of a very special farm-to-fork project by Nigel Haworth. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the Ribble Valley, The Three Fishes offers exceptional hospitality to all who walk through the doors. Dishes range from contemporary to classic British, showcasing the exceptional ingredients of Lancashire and the best of global cookery. The​​​​​ aim is to deliver truly exceptional dishes, with zero waste a top priority. Only the best regional and national artisan producers are chosen, who share the passion for an organic, sustainable future.

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The Cartford Inn

MICHELIN Guide, Top 100 gastropubs 2024 (74)

At the heart of Lancashire’s Fylde countryside, the riverside location of The Cartford Inn boasts spectacular views of the peaceful riverscape and the dramatic Bowland fells beyond. Serving some of the region’s best food and drink in one of the uniquely styled dining areas. The Cartford Inn is noted for its individuality and contemporary rural-chic style. The menu showcases the best produce from across Lancashire, including meat from nearby farms and fish landed at Fleetwood docks. Ingredients are prepared skilfully and sensitively to create favourite British dishes along with more adventurous cooking.

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Freemasons at Wiswell

Top 50 gastropubs 2024 (9), MICHELIN Guide

Set in this quaint Ribble Valley village, Freemasons at Wiswell provides a slice of country refinement with a twist of contemporary creativity and flair. The aim is to provide the ultimate gastronomic experience in a stylish pub setting that feels as relaxed as your own front room. With a commitment to excellence in every aspect of operation, the team is dedicated to achieving impressive and consistent results using the finest seasonal ingredients available.

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The Coach and Horses

Top 100 Gastropubs 2024 (87)

Based in the beautiful Bolton-by-Bowland in the heart of the Ribble Valley, The Coach & Horses is a traditional coaching inn, offering seven unique bedrooms, all individually decorated in a style befitting this historic building. Head Chef Ian Moss serves a number of different menus including casual fine dining, a la carte, 4 Course midweek and Sunday lunch. There is also an informal sandwich menu for walkers enjoying the miles of countryside on its doorstep.

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La Locanda

The PAPA Industry Awards 2023 - Best Independent Italian Restaurant – Platinum Medal, Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 – Restaurant of the year

Full of original, rustic charm, La Locanda’s owners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi will take you to the heart of Italian cuisine, serving you truly authentic recipes that go back generations. Based in the heart of Gisburn Village in the beautiful Ribble Valley, La Locanda work with only the best quality, local ingredients as well as native Italian produce to create authentic seasonal dishes that taste as good as they sound. Highly regarded for their commitment to slow food, the menu is refreshed on a weekly basis to reflect and celebrate the flavours, aromas and textures of the finest and freshest seasonal produce.

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