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Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Executive Chef at Northcote, 1 Michelin Star *

The Chef

Lisa is one of the most innovative and exciting chefs in the UK today. 

Born in Lancashire, Lisa became interested in cookery at school enjoying the opportunity to be creative and express herself. Her culinary career began at Lancaster & Morecambe College. After graduating, she worked in several prestigious restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Le Champignon Sauvage in Gloucester, before arriving at Northcote.

After joining Northcote aged 20, Lisa became chef de partie after a year, junior sous chef the following year then at the age of 23 was named head chef, one of the youngest chefs to take on the role in a Michelin starred kitchen at the time. Since then she has helped to maintain the restaurant’s Michelin Star which it has held continuously since 1996.

She draws inspiration from the beautiful Ribble Valley landscape to produce stunning dishes which showcase the wide range of incredible produce the region has to offer.


Northcote is a charming country house nestled in the Ribble Valley hills, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, where you can expect a warm, true Northern welcome. 

It's Michelin-starred restaurant is elegant, stylish and sophisticated with views of the garden and distant hills. Each menu is created by Lisa, using local ingredients to create dishes full of exact and harmonious flavours.


Tomato Consommé

The Isle of Wight beef tomatoes are large and full-flavoured – they have a vine flavour that makes them perfect for a chilled soup. 

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf

Enjoy the sweet tang and full flavour of this light lemon and poppy seed loaf - perfect for afternoon tea.

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Bramley Apple Pie with Nutmeg Double Cream and Tasty Lancashire Cheese

This delicious delicious apple pie is the perfect seasonal dessert served with nutmeg infused Estate Dairy double cream and a slice of Mrs Kirkham's Tasty Lancashire cheese.

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Steak and Ale Pie

This traditional steak and ale pie is made with delicious homemade shortcrust pastry and chunky steak pieces.

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Seville Orange Marmalade

Try Lisa's classic home-made marmalade recipe using the intensely sharp, bitter Seville oranges to create the perfect fresh preserve.

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