Ormskirk's new food hall is officially open for business

Scandi-style oysters, Greek gyros and Shanghai noodles are all on the menu at Ormskirk Food & Drink Market as the food hall opens for business after a six-figure sum investment and refurb.

The historic space has been reimagined with a modern concept.

Six traders have taken up residency in the new site in the former indoor market on Moorgate, originally built back in 1903. 

Ormskirk Market Simon And Fiona Beer
Simon and Fiona Beer of EPIC

Hospitality entrepreneurs Simon and Fiona Beer of the EPIC brand are behind the new Ormskirk Market and have set out to showcase quality food and drink vendors from the local area. Spanning across two floors, the 10,000 sq ft building has a food hall, bar, mezzanine area, games room and live music stage.

Ormskirk Food And Drink Market Launch1
Guests at the launch in November Image: Confidentials
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There's a separate bar area Image: Confidentials

The historic space has been reimagined with a modern concept, similar to that of Liverpool’s Duke Street Food & Drink Market and Mackie Mayor in Manchester

Lots of the original features remain, although one of the most striking pieces of decor is a large glitter ball in the main room. Live music is planned for the new venue, which is open Thursday to Sunday from midday until midnight with hours extended to 2am on Friday and Saturday.

The Kitchens

Mei Shi By Lu Ban Salt Pepper Chicken Wings
Mei Shi by Lu Ban - salt and pepper chicken wings Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook

Mei Shi by Luban 

A new Chinese street food concept brought to you by award-winning Baltic Triangle restaurant Luban and their executive chef Dave Critchley.

Purely Pizza

Already a firm local favourite, the Burscough based pizza and pasta perfectionists will be bringing a slice of Naples to the market.

Purely Pizza Cobble Lane Pepperoni
Purely Pizza - Cobble Lane pepperoni Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook
Backyard Katsu Curry Fries Ormskirk Market 2
Backyard - katsu curry fries Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook


Once famed for banging out cocktails in a bin, Backyard has refined its menu to bring you street eats from the yard to the market; fried chicken, loaded nachos, and plenty more on their West Coast of America inspired menu.


Authentic Greek street food flavours and a taste of the Mediterranean. 

Gyrosophy Halloumi
Gyrosophy - grilled halloumi Greek style Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook
Salmo Ormskirk Market Scandi Mussels
Salmo - Scottish mussels Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook


A Scandi-style culinary concept specialising in steak and seafood. 


Another new kid on the block bringing some fresh flavours to Ormskirk, you can expect smashed beef (and vegan!) burgers and plenty more Meathouse goodness.

Meatello Smashed Double Angus Cheeseburger
Meatello - smashed double Angus cheeseburger Image: Ormskirk Food & Drink Market/Facebook

Ormskirk Food and Drink Market, Moorgate, Ormskirk L39 4RT

For more information on Ormskirk Food and Drink Market visit the website or give them a follow on Instagram @ormskirkmarket

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