Right across the city there’s a real flow of exciting new food-focused zones popping up. A while ago it was the hub of roads around Hanover and Duke, then it was (and still is) all about Bold Street. Now there’s a bit of a buzz down in the Commercial District, with more good things to come, thanks to the Pork Chop Express boys and girls. So this month’s inaugural Restaurant Week, focused in the area, looks like it could be a Good New Thing.

rest1The Liverpool BID Company is promoting the Monday-Sunday (25th – 31st January) event, showcasing 16 of the city’s best – from always-ace Etsu, to the easy dining of cheeky new kid on the block NYL at Aloft (we ate there last week, and can heartily recommend the chicken caesar) – with many of them offering cool discounts and special menus. Just the ticket to get us out of the house in this most miserable of months. There’s no Michelle at the Doubletree. Which, based on our last visit, is just as well.

Other highlights of the week include a wine tasting event at Fazenda on Thursday evening (28th) and NYL Restaurant & Bar launching its first ‘Fizz Friday’ (from 5pm on 29th) – live music, special discounts and a new Cocktail menu – while prizes include a Rodizio meal for 8 people at Viva Brazil worth £200 to a meal for two at Olive and Etsu.

Take a look at the full programme here.

2 Responses to “Introducing Liverpool Restaurant Week”

  1. Squirrelnuts Jones

    Oh FFS, here we go again! ‘A city as small as ours’? What the hell are you talking about? Chester? St Asaph? It better not be Liverpool. Surely it can’t be. Unless you are comparing it with London perhaps. Beside that in the UK, the Liverpool metropolitan area is on a similar scale to *any* other city. That we have a decent number of restaurants again now (although probably nothing special in number cf, comparitor cities) is simply a result of Liverpool fighting closer its weight in one area of commerce, in this case in part of the leisure sector. Let’s hope it is allowed to catch up in others as well. You don’t know where we live…

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