Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up
Edition #6 – April 2017
Words by Lawrence Saunders
Glasgow-based bar & restaurant chain targets Cabin Club
A Glasgow-based bar and restaurant chain has targeted the famous Cabin Club for its first Liverpool opening.
Bar Soba, which was first launched as a pop-up restaurant at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, currently has five sites across Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds serving up cocktails and Asian street food.
Exactly what Bar Soba is proposing for the building opposite St Luke’s Church is yet to be confirmed.
A planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council by the group is requesting a “change of use of the basement, ground and first floors into bar/café/restaurant”.
A £700,000 refurbishment of the former nightspot by Red & Blue Restaurants, the group behind Hanover Street Social and Salt House Bacaro, had previously been proposed.
Pan Asian buffet restaurant heading to Clayton Square
A new Pan Asian buffet restaurant offering over 150 dishes could be heading to Clayton Square Shopping Centre.
Bon Pan Asian Restaurant wants to open in the former Poundworld unit on the corner of Elliot Street and Great Charlotte Street.
If plans are approved it would be Bon Pan’s second UK branch, joining one existing location at Intu Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke.
Bon Pan’s menu includes everything from sushi and teppanyakii to curries and pizza.
Two new restaurants planned for Liverpool ONE site
Two new restaurants are being lined up to replace Red Hot World Buffet in Liverpool ONE.
Plans have been revealed to divide the unit on Paradise Street into the proposed Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito Restaurants.
Italian-American themed Frankie & Benny’s already has a number of branches across Merseyside, including outlets in Aintree, Kirkby, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Wirral and Ellesmere Port.
If given the green light, Mexican eatery Chiquito Restaurants will open its first Liverpool branch, although the chain has nearby sites in Chester and New Brighton.