From Hershey’s to Halibut, Here’s Your Liverpool Food Guide for the Week Ahead
Food Lovers, you’re in for an absolute feast this week. not only is it Chocolate Week (like we needed any excuse to stuff ourselves with delicious truffles) it’s also Seafood Week!
If that’s not enough check out the huge selection of Winter menu’s being launched around the city to get your taste buds tingling.
Get your chops around the top 8 best foodie treats on offer this week.
Fellow choccy lovers rejoice, we have a full week ahead of us of guilt free chocolate eating and there is plenty to choose from right here on Merseysdie…
The Chocolate Cellar
The Chocolate Cellar, which has become famous for creating an amazing array of both sweet and savoury snacks for chocoholics. Chocolate-dipped pretzels, strawberries, chilli-chocolate and macaroons are just some of the treats sold by The Chocolate Cellar through its online shop, farmers’ markets and other local outlets. The company also runs chocolate-making sessions for all ages
Delifonseca Dockside, located on Brunswick Quay, is serving up a selection of ‘crazily good’ cakes this week, devised by Merseyside Masterchef Champion Claire Lara. Perfect for Chocolate Week, the ‘Death by Chocolate Cake’ features layers of chocolate sponge, perfectly topped by white chocolate, strawberries and raspberries. Go on, treat yourself to s BIG slice!
Trattoria 51, Old Hall Street
Trattoria 51 is also welcoming Chocolate lovers. The restaurant has become a firm favourite with sweet-toothed diners, as a result of its extensive assortment of indulgent dessert options – many of which are a chocolate lover’s dream. From classic Tiramisu to hearty chocolate brownies and not forgetting Nutella filled Calzone…..what are you waiting for?
Quay Confectionery, The Colonnades, Albert Dock
If the usual brands just doesn’t do it for you, how about some cult American candy? Head to Quay Confectionery on the Albert Dock for your hit of Hershey’s Kisses, and while it’s not chocolate, who can say no to a Twinkie? Fill your boots with all manner of sweet treats from jelly beans to Willy Wonka-esque lollipops….oh and of course shed loads of chocolatey indulgence!
With us being a port city and all of our Great Granddads having some sort of link with the docks & the sea we of course have a feast of beautiful fresh seafood on offer in our city’s restaurants, perfect for National Seafood Week.
Quayside Marina Bar and Grill, Coburg Wharf
Oysters and Fizz at the Quayside Marina Bar and Grill is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, available from 5pm. We can also highly recommend the salt and pepper tiger prawns to alongside the beautiful view of the waterfront.
La Tasca, Queen Square
OK we know a big chain like La Tasca might be frowned upon by some proper foodies, but do you know what – the food is fit and funny enough, so are some of the staff! So we had to include it. Treat yourself to a little bit of Spanish fare at La Tasca during Seafood Week. Choose from tapas , Gambas Pil Pil (king prawns cooked in garlic) Pescado Rebozado (deep fried white fish in beer batter) to gigantic portions of paella with steamed muscles, white fish and squid. Wrap up warm and sit out under the terrace heaters with your mates, Barcelona style!
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Chapel Street
You might not consider a steakhouse for fish dishes but, having undergone a fabulous revamp, MPW Liverpool is now offering a whole host of starters and mains that have Marco’s signature touch. Try the lobster macaroni, Wheeler’s Prawn Cocktail or the yellowfin seared tuna steak for a filling alternative to steak! (But leave room to try their UH-MAY-ZING desserts too!). Take a look around the stunning new restaurant and bar here.
HOST, Hope Street
The nibbles and small plate offerings at HOST are just perfect for a little pit-stop with a glass of wine pre-theatre or lazy weekend afternoon. The krupup shrimp crackers, crisp fried squid and salmon tataki are absolutely divine and great to share with a friend over a good gossip in the smartest neighbourhood in town.
Up and Coming Eateries
We have new and exciting restaurants and foodie events every week in the city. No one that we don’t? Email us and let us know about it firstname.lastname@example.org. A couple of things to tell you about this week though…
Camp and Furnace, Baltic Triangle
Nightgarden is launching this Friday and fans fo the Baltic Triangle are in for a gastronomic treat of epic proportions. Combining food, drinks, design and performance, Nightgarden will be feast for the senses. Find out more here.
Castle Street Town House, Castle Street
The newest face in the commercial district of the city, Castle Street Town House is offering locally sourced dishes that deliver a taste of nostalgia in simply beautiful surroundings. Got to be seen to truly appreciate. Head on over to their website to book your afternoon tea or brunch here.