A Must-Try Restaurant in Whitehaven

While there’s no shortage of great options when it comes to food and drink across the Lake District and Whitehaven, Moresby Hall could be the area’s best kept foody secret.

Recently relaunched under new management in 2023, Moresby Hall Hotel is now, for the first time in its 4 century history, not only an iconic part of the local landscape, but a must-try restaurant in Whitehaven open to guests and the public.

Open 7 days a week for evening dinner, and on Sundays for lunch, we offer a unique dining experience within our stunning historic Grade 1 Listed building, surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Western Lake District.

We are now open for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday each week.

Our new owners bring with them their own established long-serving team of talented local chefs and restaurant staff, to equip our restaurant with an experienced, connected and passionate brigade who deliver hearty portions of perfectly prepared food and excellent service.

With a varied menu that blends traditional English classics with a fine dining touch, along with dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world, Moresby Hall is a must-try for those seeking the best undiscovered restaurant in Whitehaven.

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Perhaps The Ultimate Sunday Roast Restaurant in Whitehaven

The staple roast dinner dates back to the 15th century, when Moresby Hall stood as a mediaeval fortress, and has its roots in the lavish feasts of roasted meats that Henry VII held for his royal guards.

We’re unique amongst restaurants in Whitehaven, as these same kinds of lavish sunday roasts were likely prepared and served here for Moresby Hall’s earliest distinguished owners and guests centuries ago.

Open on Sunday lunchtimes, we offer a stunning menu featuring roast beef, roast pork loin, and roast turkey sunday lunches, in addition to a limited range of alternative dishes, and a variety of beautiful starters and deserts.

The Sunday roast is as quintessentially English as the Cumbrian countryside that surrounds us, and we hope you’ll join us at Moresby Hall Restaurant in Whitehaven to enjoy the country’s favourite dish.

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Celebrate With Us

Moresby Hall might just have more ‘wow factor’ than any other restaurant in Whitehaven, but with no intimidating air of pretentiousness, making it the ultimate choice for celebrations of all kinds.

From the moment you approach our country house hotel and restaurant, down our long and stately driveway, you leave the bustle of town and city life behind, and enter into a world of quintessentially English, ‘chocolate box’ charm.

But there’s no snobbery or black-tie dress codes here. Just the warmest of welcomes, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in a setting unlike any other restaurant in Whitehaven.

Join us at Moresby Hall for birthdays, date nights, anniversary dinners and more. Our team will do our very best to make your celebration a deliciously memorable, special evening for all.

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Get Festive at Moresby Hall

Visiting Moresby Hall is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

More than just another restaurant in Whitehaven offering a festive menu. Moresby’s perfect location offers visitors in December an immersive festive dining experience.

Nestled in the enchanting, wintery countryside, our grand country house is a warm and welcoming spot to enjoy fine festive dishes and drinks, and relax in a festively decorated period property. We can’t promise you a white Christmas, but we guarantee a tasty, festive good time, and a celebration in style.

Browse our Festive Menu (served lunchtimes and evenings, 1st-15th of December) and New Year’s Eve menu below.

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About Our Chef

Our kitchen is run by Head Chef Craig Macleod, an exceptional chef who has worked throughout the UK and the Channel Islands, under the tutelage of some of the best chefs in the country. Craig enjoys creating new dishes and menus, and combines hearty Cumbrian meals (and portions) with fine dining influences. He’s respected and admired by his team, who he takes the time to train and up-skill, and is committed to delivering a consistently high standard of food to help make Moresby Hall a go-to restaurant in Whitehaven.

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Craig Macleod

Head Chef