• Bitesize News 9: Liverpool food & drink round-up

Bitesize News #9: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up (Jun 2017)

Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up

Edition #9 – June 2017

Words by Mark Langshaw

New whiskey venue to launch on Colquitt Street

A new whiskey bar called the Royal Institution will open at 24 Colquitt Street in mid-August.

The drinks venue, launching within the Grade II-listed address, is a new venture from the team behind Berry & Rye and Whiskey Business, aimed at “discerning clientele”.

It’s being touted as “a quality alternative to the bustling Bold Street cafés and coffee shops and a civilised antidote to the often chaotic Seel Street nightlife”.

Speciality spirits merchant Whiskey Business also recently opened a new store at the site, complementing its sister shop on Fenwick Street.

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The Art School’s cellar bar on course for summer opening

The Art School Restaurant is on course to open its new Champagne and wine bar this summer.

The acclaimed Sugnall Street eatery expects to launch The Art School Cellars around mid-July.

CraveID – the team behind the look and feel of the restaurant – was brought in to design the new space, which is promising the “finest Champagnes and wines with paired charcuterie and cheese”.

The Art School Restaurant was opened in September 2014 by chef patron Paul Askew, a former director of the nearby Hope Street Hotel and London Carriageworks Restaurant.

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Restaurant planned for former Bootle pub

Proposals to open a new restaurant at the site of a former Bootle pub have been submitted to Sefton Council.

If approved, the plans would see the transformation of what was once St George’s Tavern into the eatery, as well as a pharmacy and three self-contained apartments.

It is yet to be confirmed what kind of restaurant would occupy the ground floor of the building.

About Author: Mark Langshaw

Mark is a journalist at Your Move. He can be contacted via email at mark.langshaw@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.