Tuesday 19 May 2015

Big trouble in little China...

On Friday evening, something rather magical happened. I stepped through a doorway on Fleet Street in Liverpool and I was transported into downtown Shanghai.
Miss Kitty’s is a restaurant I have been hearing great things about for a long time now, so I could not wait to try it out myself. The restaurant is the brainchild of Rob Guttman, the entrepreneur who pioneered Liverpool’s thriving bar scene by recognising the potential of The Albert Dock and by opening several popular bars across the city such as Blue Bar and Grill, Alma De Cuba and Korova.
Now he is once again changing the face of the Liverpool bar and restaurant scene, having introduced several exciting new venues to the city recently. Yardbird and Death Row Diner both serve delicious food focusing on burgers, fried chicken and cocktails, whilst Motel is a cool bar which appeals to music lovers. Miss Kitty’s meanwhile is a conceptual restaurant, with the feeling of a tea house combined with a den of iniquity. Entering the innocuous looking doorway, you are whisked into a world far away; with neon signs, wood panelling, low lighting and the smell of delicious dim sum in the air.

We were welcomed to a cosy table in the corner of the bustling restaurant. All around, people were tucking into plates of delectable food and a real buzz filled the restaurant which is flanked by an open kitchen at the back where you can watch the masterful chefs whipping up excellent dishes at a mind-boggling speed. A complimentary pot of traditional Chinese tea was brought and we sipped it whilst perusing the menu and marvelling at dishes such as salt and pepper shrimp, fried cod in plum sauce and coconut curry fries. In the end we settled on a starter of Dim Sum selection and mains of Chicken Katsu and Fiery Satay Chicken with a bowl of Fragrant Jasmine rice to round off proceedings.
The Dim Sum arrived in a traditional basket, and the generous portion of spring rolls, prawn toast and sui mai really hit the spot, as did the sweet chilli dipping sauce.
I sipped an excellent Thai Mule cocktail; coconut rum, coriander syrup, ginger and lime juice. This was so delicious, and strong which is always a bonus as nothing is more irksome than watery cocktails.

The mains arrived and we shared the delicious Fiery Satay Chicken and the Chicken Katsu between us. The Katsu was excellent, with a mild curry sauce and mouth-watering pickled ginger. The Fiery Satay Chicken was equally sublime, as I love spicy food and the sliced chillies gave a lovely kick to the tender chicken with sumptuous peanut satay sauce. The Fragrant Jasmine Rice was the perfect accompaniment, cooked in the style of Thai sticky rice which I always adore. 

The cool projections on the wall, the stacks of Dim Sum baskets and the bird cages suspended from the ceiling add an element of fun kitsch to a restaurant which is extremely cool. 
We lingered for a while; soaking up the Shanghai vibes and watching the servers swirl around the restaurant, expertly balancing plates and cocktail glasses in their hands. The music was high, the lights were low and our appetites were well and truly satisfied. For once, we swore off dessert despite the temptations of banana and toffee spring rolls with coconut and lychee ice cream! I will definitely be having that next time! We wandered off into the night, surprised to find we were still in Liverpool after we had spent the last few hours in China. I loved discovering the delights of Miss Kitty’s and I can’t wait to go back soon. The food speaks for itself in terms of excellence, it was definitely a trip to little China, but without the big trouble! What do you all think, would you like to bite into crispy Dim Sum over a few cocktails at Miss Kitty's? I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

Miss Kitty's
5 Fleet Street,
 Liverpool. L1 4AR.
Tel: 0151 709 3579
Mail : Misskittysfleetstreet@gmail.com

Until next time, 




  1. Miss Kitty's sounds like a lot of fun, I love the projections on the walls

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  2. This looks and sound as if you had a wonderful time. I now feel very hungry and wish i could eat something like that, hehehe. Thank you for sharing your experience ♥

  3. Very well presented the place looks like a place I will love to visit and have a meal the food got me very hungry.

  4. super cute pics!!!


  5. Mm that looks like an amazing and unique place!
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  6. That looks like a cool place!

  7. I do envy that you get to taste and dine in all these cool restaurants and you weren't kidding about the interior, it really do look like the old Shanghai!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. The food looks delish! I love the decor of the place as well! The restaurant totally has a shanghai vibe to it.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping over at my blog.

    ~ Seepz

  9. I really enjoyed this post, Cami! The pictures are lovely, and the food super delicious! Thanks for sharing! xx


  10. Those pictures are making me hungry! Looks lovely! http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  11. Great post! The foods looks yummy! i love chinese food :)


  12. Wow the food looks appetizing

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  15. Love the interior, so unusual! Food sounds amazing too!

    Kay xx

  16. I really like your idea....:)