It is always a pleasure to dine at The Club House* in Liverpool, which brings the beach house style of the Hamptons to the centre of the city, with a cool design which features a dazzling chandelier made from reclaimed glass and lots of vintage ephemera on the walls. They have just added more dishes to the menu and I went there for dinner earlier this week to see what was new. We settled in and immediately ordered some nibbles to share. First up, the farmhouse loaf served with chicken gravy which proved to be a great choice as the crusty bread was still warm and it was a delight dipped in to the chicken gravy.
We also went for an order of Nocellara olives with a citrus and chilli marinade and the juicy olives were the perfect accompaniment to our drinks.
My dining companion is unable to resist a good burger and he choose the Lancashire cheese burger (which is new to the menu) which was perfectly cooked, while the toppings of smoked streaky bacon, Shorrocks 2-year aged Lancashire cheese and tangy homemade tomato jam brought out the flavour of the burger and the seeded brioche bun was light and fluffy. No further adornment was needed other than a pile of crispy seasoned fries.
Meanwhile, I was drawn to the beer battered fish and chips - a true classic which I never get bored of. For me, the enjoyment of fish and chips depends on each component being done well and this plate excelled, with everything cooked just right. The flaky fish was encased in golden beer batter made with speciality home brewed ale, while the minted peas, tartare sauce and generous portion of fries made this the ideal comfort food for a chilly November night.
We also added a portion of sweet potato fries to our order to share, not that we needed them! There is a good array of side orders on offer at The Club House such as Forbe's salad, house chips with truffle, garlic, rosemary and Berkswell cheese and raw vegetable couscous.
On to dessert and another classic I can rarely resist is sticky toffee pudding, so I ordered that as soon as I saw it on the menu. The sponge was light and springy and the rich toffee sauce was sublime against the vanilla ice cream. It is easy to see why sticky toffee pudding retains its popularity when you taste one like this.
My dining companion went for the cheese board, laden with a selection of cheeses including local ones. The Long Clawson Stilton, Berkswell hard ewes' milk cheese and Shorrock's two year aged Lancashire were served with celery, fig chutney and cheese biscuits and not a morsel remained - the ultimate seal of approval!
It was another lovely evening at The Club House and we enjoyed the meal and the relaxed atmosphere. It is always pleasant to dine here and with plenty of new dishes on the menu, now is the ideal time to try this popular restaurant and bar.
The Club House
0151 709 5366
What do you all think, do you like the sound of The Club House and which of these dishes would you like to try? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,
*I was invited to try the new menu at The Club House, this meal was complimentary. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest.