I'm a BIG foodie and I absolutely love eating out in restaurants to soak up the atmosphere and taste new cuisine from all over the world. Luckily for me the Liverpool restaurant scene has really upped its game this past year; not only with the variety of food and drink but with the interior design and decor too! There seem to be so many swanky new bars and restaurants that are popping up here there and everywhere in the city with gorgeous interior inspiration.
If you happen to be my dining partner I will often get distracted by the beautiful interiors and take lots of photos! I'm sorry if you have been out with me in the past and I've been so focused on taking photos of a floor. I do have a bit of an obsession with floors, doors, lighting and cool chairs!
I know you'll often find people writing reviews about the food and drink but I want to focus on the interior design instead, because it really does have an impact on your overall experience, even if you may not realise it. If I'm enjoying a nice evening out and spending my hard earned cash, I want to feel comfortable in an environment that's beautifully decorated. If the surroundings are nice I'm more likely to stay there longer for a few more drinks and return again. I know there are so many other elements involved such as service and the food etc etc but I feel like not many people focus on the interior design of these amazing restaurants. I want to highlight my favourite places in Liverpool that I've visited over the past couple of months and why I think you should try them out!
The Club House - Liverpool ONE
This restaurant and bar reminds me of one of those amazing beach houses from the American TV show 'Revenge' from The Hamptons. With its oversized plants, quirky lighting features and grand staircase this venue is like a home from home with cosy nooks and crannies. Every time I've been I've felt so relaxed and could literally sit there all day with friends chatting over food and drink. It has a lovely buzzing atmosphere (especially in the summer) and great gastro pub style food selection. I'd recommend trying one of the pies!
District House - Water Street
District House is one of the latest additions to the business district, in the former News Bar on Water Street. This venue has been completely transformed into a lovely tropical paradise bar area which then filters through into a larger room for dining and entertaining. The larger space is brought to life with magical lighting and candles to give a cosy atmosphere. I attended the launch which was fab and have also returned to test out the food with some friends - the food and drinks were amazing! The first thing that sprung to mind when I was sat in the main room was that it would be such a beautiful wedding venue!
60 Hope Street
Hope Street is one of my favourite streets in the city; it has some lovely buildings, restaurants and it also gives me memories of my uni days. The old uni art and design building was based on Hope Street by the suitcase statues, and this is where I started my studies in Interior Design! I am also getting married on Hope Street next year at The Everyman Theatre 🙂 60 Hope Street is a quaint little restaurant with an eclectic interior. The downstairs bar area is my favourite because it has a beautiful checked black and white tiled floor mixed with vintage style leather Chesterfield style sofas and quirky occasional chairs dotted around. This also has a real homely feel to it and an amazing front door as a bonus. Doors, floors and chairs boxed off in this one! In my research I also found out this place is dog friendly too! May have to pop by with Theo one day :).
Mowgli Street Food
Mowgli Street food is a hidden gem on the bustling Bold Street and they are also opening soon in the business district with a much bigger venue! I absolutely love the interior decor of this intimate Indian cuisine restaurant. It has amazing exposed brick walls, rustic wooden furniture and lantern lighting which gives it a cool trendy vibe. If you want to eat out at this venue on a weekend I'd recommend turning up early because it's always very busy! I love the fact that the food is served in smaller plate portions so you get a chance to try out different things. In the past I've often struggled eating indian dishes because the portions are so big and I get bored eating the same curry. I can't wait to visit the other one once that opens.
Grilla - Hardman Street
I visited this restaurant a good 6 months ago now just after they'd refurbished the downstairs and I'd highly recommend a visit because the food is gorgeous with great sized portions to tuck in and share. The atmosphere was buzzing on a weekend with a fresh, clean Scandinavian style design. I loved the tiling on the floor and the white washed wooden decor. This restaurant is perfect for a more informal evening out.
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