Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up
10 February 2017
Duke Street addition
A new café and bar is being lined up to open in Liverpool’s Ropewalks district by the end of April.
Subject to planning permission, the vacant Grade II-listed 17 Duke Street will be transformed into the food and drink establishment and an accompanying hotel under the brand Lock & Key Hotels.
The eatery, which will be open to the public and hotel guests, plans to serve up “simple breakfasts” such as bagels and porridge before moving onto an afternoon menu including soups and paninis.
It also promises quality coffee and “high end” themed cocktails.
The hotel is expected to launch in August.
Festival of food
Foodies are in for a feast of attractions when the inaugural New Brighton Seaside Attraction takes place this year.
The new family event will be held from 27-29 May, bringing a selection of street food traders, a gin garden and artisan market, and cookery demos by Wirral chefs and brands.
There’ll also be cocktail classes, children’s workshops by Junior Chef’s Academy and local craft beers when the festival takes over a space in front of Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton Beach and the Marine Lake and Promenade.
Live music and other family activities are also being lined up to complete a diverse programme.
Trio of new traders
A trio of new food operators are heading to Liverpool’s St Johns Market in the coming weeks.
Italian cuisine, Chinese food and crêpes will be served up by the incoming traders at the city centre shopping destination.
Their arrival follows last year’s major refurbishment of the market hall.
Liverpool City Council, which now has control of all of the city’s market operations, is also currently seeking additional food traders for the site such as cheese and dairy produce specialists.