EAT LIVERPOOL

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Liverpool Lockdown- An Update

Christ, what a year this week this has been. Before I get started with what is, I imagine, going to be an absolute essay of a post I want to reiterate this definitely isn’t going to be a ‘woe is me’ type of thing- I'm saying that to you as well as to remind myself since I tend to slip into whining before I've even realised. I’m not great at coping with things at the best of times and with what's going on at the minute my brain feels more like scrambled eggs than a functional, human organ so please forgive me if that's what it sounds like. I've been semi-absent from blogging for a lil' while now so I thought I'd better give you a bit of an update since the world appears to be coming to a stand still right now.

So, what's the plan for Eat Liverpool?

This whole blog came about after a long summer holidays of being restless in my house and, whilst I know it’s just me posting pictures of food on the internet,  it’s honestly done wonders for me and my mental health. It's kept me busy in my downtime, distracted me from stress at work, gave me a new outlet for my writing and pushed me to confront my social anxiety by meeting up with loads of strangers (other bloggers) some of whom I now love to bits and can thankfully call my friends. 


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Lu Ban

It's always the case that when you can't find something it's usually in the place you least expect it and in the case of Lu Ban, the new Chinese restaurant fronted by head chef Dave Critchley, that's certainly true. Hiding inconspicuously amongst the red bricks of the old Cains district, Lu Ban is inspired by the traditional, seasonal food of the Tianjin region and is absolutely nothing like your local Chinese.

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The January Sales 2020 (Edible Edition)

You've had three years of these posts now so you know the drill: swerve the unnecessary January diet, save some money, try somewhere new and check the T's & C's before you go. Have I missed somewhere? Slide into my DM's and let me know!

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Best Liverpool Eats of 2019

I get embarrassingly emotional at this time of year so I'll keep this little intro short and sweet. This is, at the end of the day, a food blog not a diary of my personal life so I'm just going to tell you what some of the best things I've eaten in Liverpool this year are and then I'll be on my way. 
Have a good one! x

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Jimmys

I've had this horrible feeling over the past few weeks that they're going to start writing 'better late than never!' on my gravestone since that's basically all I've said over the past few months. Truthfully though, I can't deny this is one blog post that's been a long time coming. Given that my first taste of Jimmy's was way back in November I'd usually have given up on writing it entirely by now...but this one's just too good to keep quiet about.

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Baltic Pizza Co

There's a little cabin outside the Baltic Market that has had a multitude of purposes over the years, more in fact than I care to keep up with. First and foremost it was the old security cabin for the Cains Brewery and I distinctly remember it being a little cocktail lodge at some point but aside from that I've got nothing. Regardless, that cabin is now home to the brand new Baltic Pizza Company and I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that they'll be there for the long haul.

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What's going to be on the menu at Pins?

Aiming to launch in mid-December, Pins is set to be Liverpool's newest entertainment hub. Featuring bowling lanes (obviously) as well as beer pong, table tennis and shuffleboard, the lads behind it aim to bring 'competitive socialising' to all three floors of their converted Duke Street giant.

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Six by Nico

It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy inside when big names in the restaurant world choose to open in Liverpool. Not that I don't want London, Birmingham or the South to miss out, but it's nice to know that the big restaurateurs consider us a serious player. Last year we got Masterchef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski's restaurant Roski on Hope Street,  Pilgrim opened their flagship restaurant at Duke Street Market, El Gato Negro opened up their second home in Exchange Flags and now we've been blessed with the latest instalment of Six By Nico.

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Smoke & Dough

There's one unit at the end of the Liverpool One restaurant strip that has been sitting empty for a suspiciously long time now. It's former occupant Red Hot World Buffet was, let's face it, pretty damn awful and for a long time it's remained empty despite the rest of the strip absolutely booming.

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What's New, Liverpool? (Autumn Edition)

I'm well aware that most of you reading this won't have even realised I'd gone quiet but with my last post published way back in sunny August (!), this has probably been my longest break in posting on this site since I started it. With that said, i'm here, i'm back...ish and loads and loads of fun stuff has happened in the Liverpool food and drink scene over the past few months that I need to fill you in on.

So...what's been happening?


The Royal Albert Dock held it's first Feast Festival
I'm definitely taking the piss a bit with the lateness on this one since this was actually at the start of September (cue face-palm emoji), but it's still definitely worth bringing to your attention since a little birdie tells me this will likely be an annual event. With pop-up bars, music, a floating chef demo tent and cocktails it's all the fun of the old Liverpool Food Fest relocated to the most gorgeous of settings. Keep your eyes peeled for other events at the docks since I've heard they've got big plans for 2020.
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Not Going Home Thursday

When Danielle from Neighbourhood got in touch to see if me and some of my girlfriends wanted to come down for some drinks I was, I'll be honest, slightly wary. In my opinion NBHD is for gorgeous young gals who take a bangin' Insta mirror selfie, and sadly...that ain't me. However, with the promise of food and bottomless drinks on offer and some old school pals in Liverpool on that exact night (co-incidence or fate?) we decided to give it a shot and see what the craic was like at one of Castle Street's busiest bars.


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Albert's Schenke in the Haus

Oh Ja! Albert's Shenke, the hotly anticipated younger brother to popular Manchester hang out Albert's Shloss, have finally arrived, bringing with them their own unique brand of Bavarian chaos, stein-sized pints and Alpine-themed snacks to Liverpool.

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