It’s always brilliant to see local businesses get full-on national recognition – this week we’ve already found out Wirral restaurant Fraiche bagged sixth place on the Sunday Times’ Best Restaurant list, and today comes the news that the Times has a bit of a thing for Merseyside restaurants.
Named in today’s ’20 Coolest Restaurants’ in the Times’ food section, Camp and Furnace and The Quarter join top-class eateries from around the country that balance style and substance, hand picked by the finest Times writers from across the UK.
We agree. Camp and Furnace’s chef, Stephen Burgess, does ambitious stuff: think all the fun of street food, with the attention to detail you’d expect at a fine dining gaff. There’s fun, colour and clever juxtapositions, combining the familiar with the new. His dishes are great conversation pieces, which is just as well when you’re dining on a long table, like a modern day feasting scene from ‘Bring Up The Bodies’. Well done, gang.
The Quarter, the reliably excellent little hotspot in the Georgian Quarter, are also breaking out the bubbly today, as is Southport’s Vincent Hotel, who also feature in the list. Merseyside representing.
Camp and Furnace
Greenland St, Liverpool
Falkner St, Liverpool