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24 Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AX
The Florist is a beautiful contemporary and unique floral styled restaurant and bar that is the cream of the crop in Liverpool’s ever growing world class food scene.
Situated in what was originally an old Victorian Royal School for the Blind, the Florist brings a breathe of fresh air to this Grand and Stunning Grade II historic listed building.
With a sleek bar and seating area to the left of its grand entrance, complete with two full-size in-bloom trees, an impressive central staircase and a chic drinking lobby to the right of the entrance, the scene is set for a very special experience.
Breath-taking floral installations, subtle neon lights, a floral phot wall and delicate tasteful furniture cover the interior of this beautiful building and create an atmosphere that is light, bright, airy and of course, fresh as a daisy.
As you are transported into a floral fairy tale, the interior designer has created a sensory experience that will enchant the senses and relax the mind, if you like flowers, then you are in for a floral treat.
The menu covers a combination of delicious meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes, so there’s something for everyone and there is a great combination of world-wide cuisines that will not disappoint (British, Turkish, Asian, Americans etc).
Our starters came on a large rustic wooden platter that we created ourselves, picking 4 delicious choices from a combination of 16 starter dishes grouped in either a meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan category (4 per category) which you were able yo mix and match to yput own taste, creating your own platter.
All 4 of the choices we made were outstanding (deep fried camembert with homemade pickle, haddock fishcakes, Thai chilli pork chunks and a Chicken & Prawn Spring roll with a fresh mint dip). Main courses raged from traditional steak and fries (amazing!) home-made burgers, Stir-fries and even Grilled Kebabs and the desserts were pretty good too, we went for the American Cheesecake, just delish!
The extensive wine and cocktail list was outstanding, as were the prices! And there’s DJ’s and saxophonists (for that extra little bit of sophistication).
Overall, we can see why The Florist has been nominated as one of the best restaurants in the UK (2019)
Good luck ‘The Florist’ we hope you win, you really deserve it!
One of Liverpools most beautiful venues, with great service, great décor and really great food, highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk
48 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 4JQ
We finally found it, after trying several times! (we think that’s the plan!) Most people only find out about it through word of mouth, as its hidden away with just a blacked out door and window that could be easily missed, however, once inside you will love every minute.
To enter, knock on the anonymous black door and if there is a table available, the doorman will whisper were you will be seated and ushers you inside to your table, if there are no tables free then you will not be able to enter, as the policy is table seating only, making it a comfortable experience for all.
Once inside you will see that Berry & Rye is a unique prohibition era themed bar specialising in whiskey, blues, jazz and gin and it really feels like stepping back in time (USA 1930's) their approach is very authentic with the drinks menus hidden away inside bibles, era appropriate furniture & styling and cosy dimmed candle light flickering in old wine bottles to get you in the mood.
The drinks will be brought to your table while you relax listening to the cool sounds of the resident pianist.
www.ificould.co.uk really loved this venue, a great place to unwind, kick back with a great, personalised drink and take in the quality live music, not to be missed!
21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 9DF
This new addition to the already established Red Door Bar, Eden is the ultimate sophisticated roof top terrace cocktail bar with an amazing cocktail list.
This brand new Liverpool hot spot offers delicious and aspiring cocktails, wonderfully chic surroundings and a lovely Al Fresco experience, there’s even dancing should you wish to participate!
Over sized giant plants, an abundance of fairy lights, plush comfy cushions, contemporary furniture (grouped seating and booths) and a tropical feel that will make you feel like you are on holiday all sets the scene for a great night out.
From long, short, smoking and bubbling, your cocktail choices are not limited and if its not on the list they will whip it up for you, no questions asked.
Liverpool’s coolest new addition, a must!
3-7 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 4SW
Another new addition to the Castle Street foodie hot spot, internationally-acclaimed Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza has now opened its doors in the Liverpool and it was well worth the wait.
This cool and collected venues is airy, spacy and super cool, seating around 120 covers but you wont be sitting on top of each other (which we loved) the layout is fabulous, each area of the restaurant has a slightly different feel making it much more interesting but harder to decide which bit you want to sit it!
Serving delicious classic pizza choices all done to perfection (we went for the tuna based Pizza which was stunning, especially with the addition of the tasty little ruby red pepperoncini, gorgeous little explosions of flavour that would brighten up any day!
Their cocktails list was impressive too, steering away from the expected Aperol Spritzes and focusing on more creative options such as stunning amaretto sours, blood orange mimosas or cynar gin fizzes too name but a few
The interiors are cool focusing on urban simplicity and rawness (apparently in-line with other Rudy’s restaurants in Manchester) Think Brooklyn and yur on it, practice, stylish and now!
A must if you like ‘proper’ pizza and you happen to be hungry in Liverpool.
Maltkiln Lane, Ormskirk L40 3SG
What a pretty village and what a lovely oldy-worldy pub, set right on the village green in the beautiful rural setting of West Lancashire. This pub oozes with traditional and genuine character probably because it’s been around quite a while, approximately 300 years (mid-18th century) we’re told.
It really does feel like stepping back in time, with its heavy wooden furniture, worn stone floors, hand woven rugs, wooden panelling and lovey log fires, its cosy, its welcoming and well worth the trip out.
The food was delicious, and all locally sourced, including the meats, with a choice of 4 or 5 Sunday Roast combinations, home-made pies, juicy burgers and fish dish choices, there was plenty to choose from, including the additional specials menu, that changes constantly,
It even has its very own (and beautifully presented we must say) farm shop and store right next door, filling every nook and cranny of the converted good with fantastic fresh local produce and wonderful quirky gifts.
You can either choose to sit indoors and get the full force of the historical ambience out back in the plush garden area complete with a games lawn, bowling green and wildlife area, or out front facing the lovely village green, whatever you go for you will fully enjoy your drinking and dining visit without a doubt.
There are not many left of these truly historical, ambient and cosy village pubs complete with village green, so make the most of it whilst you can.
Highly recommended by Ificould