Located on the borders of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, Hipping Hall is a modern restaurant with rooms serving food sourced from the Three Counties. Head Chef Oli Martin has held the position of Head Chef there for five years, having joined the restaurant’s kitchens as sous chef in 2013. His upbringing in Lytham, Lancashire, has inspired cooking that is firmly rooted in the countryside of the Northwest, reflected not only in the provenance of the ingredients but also the menu’s creativity. Fresh seasonal produce is the underpinning of all that him and his team create, with a focus on sourcing from local suppliers wherever possible, including the likes of The Courtyard Dairy and Gale Farm Honey.
Oli has become the first finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals to win Four AA Rosettes, which were awarded to Hipping Hall by Kirkby Lonsdale at the AA Hospitality Awards in London. One of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, four rosettes are only awarded to restaurants deemed among the top in the UK, where the cooking demands national recognition. These restaurants exhibit intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, and remarkable consistency.