Friday 22 May 2015

Press party at The Old Blind School

Last night I was lucky enough to attend a very special party at The Old Blind School in Liverpool. This stunning historic building has had new life carefully breathed into it by Paul Newman and David Mooney, the successful entrepreneurs behind New Moon Company who already have six restaurants  and pubs across the North West. The Old Blind School has an ethos of comfort food classics such as fish and chips and burgers, alongside signature sharing planks full of gourmet goodies and a full brunch menu served at weekends. The Old Blind School will open fully in a few weeks, but the gentlemen kindly threw the doors open last night for a small press party for a few lucky guests.
Upon arrival I was warmly welcomed by the lovely Holly, who issued me with a hard hat and a high-visibility vest to wear since parts of the building are still under construction! We were allowed to take these off later, thank goodness as it is hard to make a hard hat look fashionable! I had already had a tour from Paul and David a few weeks ago, and I was so impressed to see how much the building had changed since then.

The feature fireplaces were painted a striking yellow, and beautiful custom butterfly print wallpaper and leather window seats had been fitted. The stunning chandelier was switched on, casting an amazing glow over the beautiful stairwell. You can feel the history of the building seeping from every wall, almost as though the building is welcoming being brought back to life. I was shown around by Neil and served a delicious cocktail at the gleaming marble bar.

The scene for the party was set with a huge table in front of the fireplace where candles twinkled and the wood burning stove crackled merrily. We were soon seated and over deliciously crisp white wine and a red from the Rhone Valley, we were brought some divine tasters of The Old Blind School menu including The 'Boss' burger, Lune valley lamb, beer battered fish and chips, chargrilled steak, crispy prawns and much more. Delicious!

The desserts of mini apple pies, sticky toffee pudding and strawberry cheesecake jam jars also went down a storm. Everyone had a wonderful time chatting over the meal, and there was live music and rousing speeches from David Mooney to keep us all entertained.

The wine flowed, laughter filled the air and the night began to draw to a close with everyone having had a super time. Thank you very much to Paul Newman and David Mooney for this superb party which was so much fun. Wishing you the best of luck for the opening of The Old Blind School! Special mention to everyone I enjoyed meeting during the evening including guests and New Moon Company people, it was lovely meeting you all!

The Old Blind School 
24 Hardman Street, Liverpool,
Merseyside, L1 9AX24 

0151 709 8002

What do you all think, would you like to tuck into some delicious food in the historic setting of The Old Blind School Liverpool? I  can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

Until next time, 



  1. This looks gorgeous! Beautiful building yummie great post!!

  2. sounds like a lovely place to eat at.

  3. Beautiful photos!

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  4. Looks like a beautiful place! Th food looks amazing!!! Even the prawns look to die for ;and I don't really like prawns so that's saying much lol) :)

    Xoxo Jessy

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  8. this is stunning!

  9. Great photos, the food looks incredible!

  10. The building is so beautiful and I love the interior, especially the butterfly wall! Looks like my kind of place! Thanks for sharing it!

    Kay xx

  11. the place looks very elegant and the food looks yummy! :)

  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us!! I also had a party last weekend at party places in the Bronx with my office friends. Amazing place and food was very special and tasty. I just loved that place.