Open every day
Lunch: 12pm - 14.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm
Afternoon tea: 12pm - 5pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Free Parking
About The Lawns Restaurant
Recently being awarded the title of Best Tasting Afternoon Tea in the UK 2018, the award-winning Lawns Restaurant is set within Thornton Hall Hotel, with stunning grounds and terrace it’s the perfect setting for your fine dining experience. Best described by the Head Chef, “we bring you classic food cooked to perfection, showcasing the best local produce with passion and exceptional service”
The team go to great lengths to design and create mouth-watering dishes, thoughtfully creating an experience for your taste buds through flavour combinations and textures. Always using the best of what the season has to offer and the highest quality ingredient, sourced locally. With our own market garden in its early stages of growing, we couldn’t get more local!
Our sommelier John is on hand to suggest the perfect wine accompaniment from our extensive and varied list, he may even share some from his Little Black book, just ask him!
We have an enviable Gin selection to tempt you to try something new, even producing our own specially blended Torintone Gin made with water (amongst other things!) from our own well.
Whether it’s dinner out or an extra special occasion, a visit to Lawns Restaurant will not disappoint, we aim to exceed your expectations and we can’t wait to welcome you.
Fabulous food, our guests were so impressed. Thank you!
I booked for my partner 60th birthday. Everything about the stay was fantastic. Our room was beautiful. We had a Rasul treatment booked which was lovely. We then spent the rest of the afternoon in the spa. The last hour or so in the outside Jacuzzi which was lovely having a glass of wine. We had a meal booked in the Lawns which was just fabulous I couldn't fault anything. The staff were fantastic so professional. From reception to spa to restaurant. The next morning we were escorted by concierge to the reception of the Lawns and seated to our table. The breakfast was lovely couldn't fault anything. I booked a spa deal £199 for 2 people and I'd certainly will be going back in the near future. I hope this deal becomes available again.
The food and service was as usual of a very high standard. We were given a glass of bubbly and lovely brownies as it was our wedding anniversary which was very thiughtful. Marked down slightly for atmosphere as it was fairly quiet being Wednesday.
Service was excellent & a lovely experience for my grandmothers 90th. Nice to have the option of sweet or savoury so we could mix and match.
This was an outstandingly good dining experience. The food was superb, and the service was impeccable. Well worth a visit, and I look forward to my next trip to the area.
We had a fabulous evening the staff and food was superb
We had a wonderful Afternoon Tea. Everything was just perfect and all the staff were extremely helpful and courteous. We are already looking forward tò our next visit!!
Really enjoyable afternoon tea for a birthday celebration with two children and three adults. Good service and atmosphere. Food was delicious particularly the warm scones and tasty jams. Great choice of teas and I enjoyed my jasmine white tea. Thank you. Would highly recommend.
Afternoon tea and breakfast - both lovely but didn’t have evening meal as nothing to our taste on the menu
The menu was inventive and superbly cooked and presented Sommelier very knowledgeable and the young lady managing the dining room was a delight I thoroughly believe you deliver Michelin star standard and hope that you consider asking or make yourself available for an inspection The WIRRAL deserves you to be a Michelin star venue
amazing food & staff great for a special night
Lovely friendly staff. Very helpful and attentive
The barman and restaurant manager (who I think was from the Phillippines) were attentive and courteous and nothing was any problem for them. Sorry I can't remember their names. The food provided a good selection and excellent quality having been made to order.
Exceptional in every aspect. We had never dined at The Lawns and were not expecting the exceptional fine dining experience we received. We were impressed by every aspect of our evening. The room setting was beautifully impressive, ambient music subtle and discrete. The service was personal, attentive and professional. The food quality and taste was superb, complemented fully by its presentation and creativity. The additional tasters and complementary interval items were aligned to our experiences of fine dining in world capital cities and Michilin starred restaurants (eg Caprice in Four Seasons Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons etc). An incredible treat, and a brilliant surprise, to be hosted with a full authentic fine dining experience at The Lawns.
Lovely afternoon tea. Staff lovely too.
We could not recommend the lawns restaurant highly enough. We have visited on many occassions and always enjoyed excellent food and service. An excellent example being the hotel reception ensuring the restaurant knew my wife was pregnant and therefore adjusting the additional between course dishes were adjusted to reflect foods she could not eat as a result.
took a relative for a birthday treat of afternoon tea ,picked thornton hall because of good reviews , and always wanted to try the resturant . was very disappointed but said nothing at the time so as not to upset my relative on her birthday treat.nice place staff very attentive but not my idea of nice afternoon tea , tea bags on a string in the teapot no loose leaf tea as adertised and one would expect, food was vey disappointing, whole thing lacked attention to detail .
We used the spa and Gym for the whole afternoon and found these to be very good. we ate lunch in the Brasserie, service was excellent but we felt whilst the food was good it was a touch too overpriced, we felt similarly about the drinks. We expect to pay an inflated price to eat and drink in these sorts of surroundings with this type pf service but still felt just a shade too expensive really. We ate the taster menu in the Lawns restaurant wher the service was really fantastic and the staff should be commended. The found was wonderful. I have developed an aversion to tasting menus after feeling short changed on other occassions . portion sizes were fair and the quality was excellent. too often you feel you havent trully been able to taste the menu there is so little on the plat, The lawns managed this perfectly, just enough to feel satisfied you had really had a taste of a dish. and just full by the final desert course. Well done. We were though situated in a room directly beneath were a roofer began taking the roof of what felt like our bedroom at 8.30 in the morning. We stayed on a Sunday night and feel that it should have been possible to accommodate us somewhere other than directly beneath building works.
We absolutely loved our meal. Service was 100% and couldn’t be faulted in any way. Food was well prepared and presented and space between courses was timed perfectly. All waiters and waitresses were friendly, happy to offer advice and well trained. Thank you so much!
We had the savoury afternoon tea but unfortunately the two end sandwiches were stale on both the trays, as if they’d been left standing for a while. Felt it was well overpriced for what you got.
The staff were very good
Great post Christmas family meal, brilliant choice of excellent food.
Very expensive but nice. Should really have another member of staff, as they only had two and they seemed a little rushed. Staff were lovely, very pricey though.
The chef was very accommodating re both gluten & lactose free requirements.
Excellent all round so will def book again