The Imaginarium Gastro Lounge, 11 Market Place, Barton upn Humber, North Yorkshire, DN18 5DA
The Imaginarium Gastro Lounge, 11 Market Place, Barton upn Humber, North Yorkshire, DN18 5DA
Lee & Tracey Moxon
Our Team
Great Food, great service
The Imaginarium Restaurant
Gastro Lounge
11 Market Place,
Barton-upon-Humber,
North Lincolnshire,
DN18 5DA


BOOKINGS: 01652  635147
Lee and Tracey Moxon have come a long way on an exciting journey that has brought them to  the Imaginarium Restaurant in Barton-upon-Humber.

As a teenager, Hull-born Lee began his career working long hours as a commis chef in Hull’s Portland Hotel. Then, after a short period at the Stakis in Bradford, he joined the Royal Navy and underwent initial land-based chef training.  Reaching the highest standards demanded, his potential was recognised immediately - and he found himself accelerated into service on the Royal Yacht.

After his first tour on the prestigious vessel, Lee underwent advanced training at Northwood before completing an 18-month stint on HMS Cumberland. His hard work was recognised with a second tour on the Royal Yacht where he cooked in support of numerous royal hosting functions - once finding himself in conversation with Prince Philip as the senior royal conducted a casual stroll about the vessel.

After various subsequent tours of duty at sea which saw visits to far-off climes - including the Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Bermuda and the Bahamas, Lee left the navy having been awarded a Commendation from the Admiral of the Fleet. He went straight into employment as a chef at the Royal Station Hotel in Hull. Thereafter, he gained invaluable experiences ranging from pub dining through to high volume contract catering in the role of head chef.

It was when working in St Ives that Lee met his wife-to-be Tracey on a rare night out.  Born in Cambridgeshire, her passion was in the field of child-care where she had obtained formal qualifications and started her career as a nanny to an affluent couple.

Progressing into a nursery job, she obtained a University degree in childcare and eventually assumed a managerial role in the establishment. In 2005, this extended to ownership and a joint venture with Lee. Eventually, the couple decided to sell the nursery and move to South Ferriby where Lee took up a senior role as chef and catering manager at Tata Steele.

As part of sound career progression and to gain invaluable experience in the world of fine dining, Lee joined the celebrated team at Wintringham Fields. Working long hours, he was exposed to a completely new set of cooking skills and standards of excellence.

Moving back into contract catering with a local refinery, Lee developed yet further his skills of leadership, discipline and organisation. His responsibilities included providing meals for up to 1,000 workers each day and up to 3,000 during a shutdown - with food hygiene of intrinsic importance.  In this period, Lee found himself entering national competitions - obtaining gold medals and awards for best of class.

When the opportunity came to purchase the former Elios Restaurant in Market Place Barton-upon-Humber, Lee and Tracey jumped at the opportunity. It was a perfect joint-venture, each bringing their strengths and aptitudes to the business.  Tracey is a people person with great listening skills. She feeds back customer comments to Lee and the team, so that they remain closely in touch with their clients

All staff at the restaurant are carefully selected and painstakingly trained to deliver great service to meet client expectations and match the kitchen’s standards of excellence.

Looking in the short term to achieve an AA Rosette, Lee and Tracey are providing delicious, high quality food at prices that make their menus available to everyone. The well-stocked bar is open to visitors and diners alike. Now closing all day on a Tuesday, the restaurant has extended its offering on all other days to include a breakfast menu starting at 10 am. The introduction of a lunchtime menu from noon augments the existing afternoon tea offer and nicely leads followers of the restaurant in to a fabulous evening menu.

With glowing feedback from customers, the Imaginarium Gastro Lounge and Restaurant  comes firmly within the category of “hidden gem” and a must-go destination for all lovers of great food.
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Quality in depth is the mark of any top team - and The Imaginarium has that attribute in its locker. The restaurant aims to deliver consistently high quality food and excellent service - no matter how busy they are at any given moment.

In a well-appointed kitchen, the chefs operate with military precision, keeping cool heads and a total focus on the meals they are producing. It is a passion for creativity & excellence that drives the team ethic & objective to be the best that they can be.

Led by Tracey, the service team look to achieve a balance between high levels of attentiveness, but without unwanted intrusion on diners. Son Ewan heads-up the bar experience and also supports the business and accounting side with his expertise in the field

Yet, such high standards are not in pursuit of ego or aimed  at charging eye-watering prices. The aim is simply to fill the restaurant by attracting people who appreciate delicious high-quality food that is  cooked to perfection and beautifully presented.

Importantly, the team  want to ensure that people from all walks of life will find the prices affordable and that they will feel comfortable and at ease in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Welcome to the Team!
Lee & Tracey in the bar at the Imaginarium Gastro Lounge & Restaurant in Market Place Barton-upon-Humber
The Imaginarium Restaurant
Gastro Lounge
11 Market Place,
Barton-upon-Humber,
North Lincolnshire,
DN18 5DA


BOOK: 01652  635147
Facebook Page for The Imaginarium Restauramt in Barton serving Lincolnshire  and Eand East Yorkshire including Scunthorpre, Grimsby, Brigg, Winterton South Ferriby, Lincoln, Hull, Goole, Beverley, Kirkella, Cottingham, Brough, Hessle, South Ferriby and North Ferriby
Importantly, the team  want to ensure that people from all walks of life will find the prices affordable and that they will feel comfortable and at ease in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Pictured:Lee, Ewan and Tracy
Marc King has joined the kitchen team at the Imaginarium Restaurant in the post of Head Chef.

Manchester-born Marc spent his early years in Scotland. The son of a submariner, the family home was in Helensburgh - the birthpace of  television inventor John Logie Baird

Eventually moving to live with grand-parents back in Manchester, Marc pondered whether to follow in his father's footsteps - or whether to pursue an interest in cooking.

His mind was made up when a friend ducked-out of a catering course. In filling his place at the college, Marc embarked on a journey which saw him gain short placement insights from top chefs working in some of the country's best restaurants - including London's Anton Mosimann

Manchester's Lounge Ten, which held an AA Rosette, provided great inspiration as Marc progressed under the tutelage of Robert Owen Brown.

Moving into East Yorkshire, Marc landed a role as Chef de Partie at The Westwood Restaurant in Beverley.

Now, as head chef at The Imaginarium in Barton-upon-Humber Marc joins a great team - providing a synergy of talents from which to continue the restaurant's progress to be THE place to eat in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

Marc pictured in a previous role at The Westwood Restaurant in Beverley
The Imaginarium Gastro Lounge Restaurant in Barton upon Humber near Hull, Grimsby, Brigg, Barton, Scunthorpe, Beverley
The Imaginarium Restaurant
Gastro Lounge
11 Market Place,
Barton-upon-Humber,
North Lincolnshire,
DN18 5DA


BOOK: 01652  635147
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The Imaginarium Gastro Lounge Restaurant in Barton upon Humber near Hull, Grimsby, Brigg, Barton, Scunthorpe, Beverley
The Imaginarium Restaurant
Gastro Lounge
11 Market Place,
Barton-upon-Humber,
North Lincolnshire,
DN18 5DA


01652  635147
The Imaginarium Gastro Lounge & Restaurant
The aim is simply to fill the restaurant by attracting people who appreciate delicious high-quality food that is  cooked to perfection and beautifully presented.