An impromptu decision to take a short city break to Liverpool this week left us reminiscing about our plans to move to the UK. A few years ago when we opened up our sister restaurants in London we had decided to move there for a few years and follow our dreams to retire in Canada. However it never happened. Liverpool is a great city. Here is a few places that we went to.
For drinking out. There is loads of great places. Happy hours everywhere. We arrived early in the morning and our room wasn’t ready. Connor our friendly receptionist at the Raddision Blu suggested we try Moose Cafe. It was only around the corner from the hotel.
We arrived and they were full. Our name was taken and we were advised it would be a 10min wait for a seat. Once a table became free we were shown to our table. I ordered the veggie moose breakfast. The portions are massive and there was no way we would get to finish it. The eggs were lovely but I wasn’t a fan of the potato hash.
A nice walk around Albert Dock after and our room was ready. We needed a few hours sleep. After working all weekend over valentines and getting no sleep Sunday night before heading for our early flight Monday morning.
A nice walk into the city and a few drinks were in order. We stopped off at Brew Dog and enjoyed a nice craft beer. I opted for Felicia, chocolate and raspberries flavour. I simply loved it. The staff were very friendly and a lovely industrial feel to the place.
Next on the list to try, was a quirky cocktail bar called Maya. I had a gin based cocktail. It was fabulous. It was a Monday night and it was a bit quite. The decoration was fun. It reminded me a little bit like the Liquor Rooms in Dublin. But better cocktails here.
Dinner was on our plans next and we tryed out an Indian. We looked at a few different places, ( there are loads ) so I can’t remember the name of where we went. It was really nice. For starters I had a Channa Poori and Nitin had a Vegetable Samosa. The poori was soggy as the Channa was left on top of it. The Samosa was very nice. Made in the restaurant. I hate when Indian restaurants buy frozen samosa and serve them.
For our Main Courses we shared. Dal Turka, Dal Makhani and Aloo. Served with a lovely Onion Kulcha. I love Dal Turka. It had some lovely garlic flavours. We washed this down with some great Kingfisher Beers.
A drink was a must in Cavern Club after. Great Beatles music and a lovely bunch of people enjoying Liverpool.
The next day was some sight seeing. We took a boat trip out into the Irish Sea. OMG it was so cold. But some amazing images.
We travelled to the Cathedral after and walked up to the top. Amazing views of Liverpool. The 17 bells weighing 17 tonnes. Each Bell has a name chosen by people prominently associated with the Cathedral in its history and names from the bible.
After all that claiming it was time for a late lunch. Popped into Wall of Fame and ordered a pizza to share. Amazing. Made to order. Fresh and spicy peppers on top. My pet hate is going into a restaurant or bar and paying for frozen pizza. I really don’t even understand how people can eat that let alone pay for it. Yuck. Very cool staff and a few pints kept us going. We ordered chips on the side and they were also spicy. We were very happy. And very full. A nice walk around the shops and it was Happy Hour. Sure it would be rude not to. We stopped off at Turtle Bay. The place was buzzing. People drinking and eating. Very trendy spot. We didn’t want to leave. ( we nearly didn’t )
We also stopped off at 30 James Street for a glass of champagne in the Titanic Bar.
Next day we woke up excited as we were going to try Mowgli which is an Indian Street food restaurant. It was also our last day. A quick pre lunch drink in an Irish Bar. Followed by a great lunch.
We shared a few dishes. Tamarind Chat Bombs. Bombay Chip Butty. Tea Infused Chickpeas, Roti and Gulab Jamun. Everything tasted really nice. I felt salt was missing. A lot of the ingredients were repeated in dishes which make it hard to share. It was very busy and the staff were very nice.
Liverpool is a great city. People are very friendly. I would highly recommend it.