I always like an excuse to usher in the weekend in style, so it was good to have the opportunity to dine at 60 Hope Street* Liverpool last Friday. I love the area of the city around Hope Street which has striking Georgian architecture. We were welcomed to a cosy table by the window, which gave us an excellent view of the restaurant, 60 Hope Street is a Grade II listed building and the elegant surroundings never fail to impress me. The space has an open and welcoming ambience, with a large dining room upstairs and a further bar and lounge downstairs which often plays host to events such as gin & jazz evenings.
We sipped chilled Prosecco and enjoyed artisan bread with butter as we perused the menu, deciding on three courses from the table d’hôte which offers a pleasing array of dishes. 60 Hope Street place a great emphasis on the use of local and seasonal produce and the menus reflect this, featuring ingredients such as Menai mussels, Claremont Farm asparagus and Lancashire chicken.
I decided on the Welsh Rarebit as a starter, which had a richness from the mature cheese topping and a sharp contrast from the salad of heritage tomatoes this was served with. This was a light and bright dish to commence the meal.
My dining companion selected goats curd with beetroot and truffled honey dressing, a dish plated in a fine dining style which showed an excellent pairing of ingredients with the smooth goats cheese contrasting well with the earthiness of the beetroot whilst the sweetness of the truffled honey rounded this off.
My main course of Glamorgan sausages delivered on satisfaction with a simple set of ingredients which combined to make a hearty dish with vibrant flavours. The sausages were served with summer greens including crisp asparagus, whilst the onion jam provided an irresistible tang.
My dining companion chose Lancashire chicken breast with broad bean linguine and watercress purée, a refined main course with tender chicken which paired well with the herby linguine which had a hint of citrus and mint running through it. This was a Mediterranean dish ideal for spring and summer.
We were drawn to several of the dessert options including the classic of chocolate fondant and the retro deep fried jam sandwich with carnation milk ice cream, which is on my list of dishes to try soon. In the end I opted for a delightful chocolate caprice with pistachio, meringue and sorbet. The caprice was amazingly rich, with a texture reminiscent of a brownie and the other elements went well with the dessert.
My dining companion ordered the Perle Las with Bara Brith, I thought the combination of this creamy Carmarthenshire blue cheese sat well with the slight spiciness of the Bara Brith fruit loaf and this was a fresh take on cheese and biscuits.
We relaxed over coffee and reflected on what was another delicious meal at 60 Hope Street, which always delivers fine contemporary dining in sophisticated surroundings.
60 Hope Street
What do you all think, do you like the idea of dinner and Prosecco in the elegant Georgian setting of 60 Hope Street ? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
Until next time,
*I was a guest of 60 Hope Street, this meal was complimentary. Opinions stated herein are my own and honest.