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The Lawns Restaurant at Thornton Hall

Neston Road, THORNTON HOUGH, Wirral, CH63 1JF

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On the southern side of the picturesque Wirral village of Thornton Hough, this classy hotel and spa is a big hit on the wedding circuit. At its heart is The Lawns Restaurant, a dining destination occupying a grand room with windows onto the garden (hence the name), with a pleasing mix of old and new in the form of wooden panels and stylish contemporary furniture. Begin with a sharpener in the smart lounge before heading into the restaurant. The kitchen, under the direction of Head Chef Ben Mounsey, delivers a creative modern menu with minimalist descriptions. 'Tagliatelle' turns out to be a clever idea - sous-vide squid cut into ribbons, served with razor clams and a beurre blanc flavoured with yuzu. Next up, 'tongue n cheek' is a playful introduction to a tasty number of sticky and tender cheek and crispy tongue alongside caramelised fennel and a punchy green sauce, or go for tuna with the flavours of celeriac, dashi and capers. There's no less invention at dessert stage judging by winning combination of chocolate, beetroot and sour cherries - a rich mousse, delicious ice cream and superbly light mousse respectively. The six-course gourmet menu resolves all indecision as does the nine-course tasting menu.

Further information

Tel: 0151 336 3938
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Ben Mounsey
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

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M53 junct 4 onto B5151 & B5136, follow brown tourist signs (approx 2.5m) to Thornton Hall Hotel
Nearest station: Spital

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