Review Neighbourhood Liverpool

Neighbourhood Liverpool Visit: January 2017

startliverpool111With several successes behind him, including Neighbourhood at Manchester Spinningfields and Victors in Hale, James Hitchen the owner and founder of east coast concepts was ready to add yet another New York inspired bar and eatery to his enviable portfolio, with the grand opening of Neighbourhood Liverpool. Located within the original 1868 Alliance bank building, the grade II listed building has certainly provided an impressive backdrop for the Neighbourhood newcomer to take its place in the Liverpool restaurant and bar scene. And if that is not enough of an introduction, Neighbourhood have been shortlisted for ‘Best New Restaurant’ by the Liverpool life style awards…exciting stuff and you can still vote here: best click quick as votes close soon. Refurb now fully complete it was my turn to hang out in this northern Neighbourhood and see exactly what this neon lit playground had to offer.

start11From door to dining, Neighbourhood Liverpool, has it covered.  A wonderful warm welcome from door staff made us feel right at home. A good start, but once invited inside things only got better. Shown to our plush pink seating for two Connor our server introduced himself. Connor was professional, personable and importantly injected his own fun personality into making our evening one to remember. Both starters, the mouth-watering Buttermilk marinated chicken lollipops and the gorgeously presented grilled avocado with tomato relish, speedily flew off the plates. Our only complaint was that we wanted more.

food222Lip-smacking lushness does not even begin to describe the fabulous main foodie feast. Crispy duck with watermelon & beansprouts was an indulgent yet fresh delight. Now Liverpool’s sister restaurant located in Manchester Spinningfields sets the bar high when it comes to the wellington, but Liverpool there is no need to worry the wellington was wonderful! Brilliant beef wellington with smooth magnificent mash, al dente carrots all smothered with a rich sauce…went down well. Now when you see the words ‘Chocolate brownie with ice cream’ on any menu yummy comes to mind, but this is not just any old Neighbourhood. Experiencing dessert envy for sure, as several beady eyes glanced from the nearby tables, as they spotted my delightful dessert being delivered. A piece of chocolatey perfection, rich, indulgent and demolished in record time.

liverpoolndoodcocktaislChris our cocktail creator that evening made us not want to leave the new Neighbourhood house. Recently back from a spell in New York city these cocktails made the grade – go big or go home…Neighbourhood Liverpool have managed just that with an impressive list of cocktails that would sit well in any New York City Cocktail bar. My fav the Mangolada consisted of Coconut rum, Havana 3 year, coconut, pineapple, orange and mango was super slick and satisfying. Bring on the bright, bold and brilliant Berry Sling shaken up with Absolut Raspberry, Chambord, cranberry, raspberries and lemon was a lovely long refreshing cocktail perfect for after dinner drinking. Always up for a ride on the dodgems, but since there were none in sight, instead I ordered “All the Fun of the Fair’ an innovative mix up of Absolut Vanilla, homemade candy floss, strawberries, bubble-gum, cranberry and prosecco. A fun and theatrical cocktail that Connor kindly demonstrated, but shush…I won’t tell you why, as I don’t want to ruin the fun when you order one!

New to the Neighbourhood, clearly, they have made their mark on lovely Liverpool. Guys get in your best glad rags, Girls glam up and put on your dancing shoes, as this Neighbourhood is worth the effort. #OurNeighbourhood #YourNeighbourhood

Thank you, followers, and fellow bloggers for reading 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact Details:

Neighbourhood Restaurant, 62 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 7LQ.

0151 230 1717

Opening Times:

Sunday – Wednesday 10am – 1am

Thursday – Saturday 10am – 2am

Côte Brasserie Liverpool Review

Côte Brasserie Liverpool Visit: January 2017

cotefreshBonjour, fancy a French foodie fling? Well no need to book train tickets, pack your suitcase or grab your passport, as Côte bistro delivers authentic French Flavours in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Chic, cute comfortable entrance that had an inviting outdoor seating terrace that oozed a friendly family atmosphere balanced with a cool cafe culture vibe. This theme also continued into the main restaurant.  Damian, the fabulous lovely manager, warmly welcomed us and settled us in our superb seating. Anna one of the servers pleasantly made her introductions and so began our fantastic French Feast. The Crab Mayonnaise served with avocado, cucumber, capers, and tarragon with toasted sourdough bread was lovely. The Chicken Liver Parfait with toasted brioche and spiced apple chutney was perfectly presented and tasted just as good as it looked.

Continue reading

Chaophraya Restaurant Review

Chaophraya Restaurant Review: January 2017


Chaophraya pronounced “chow – pry – a” is named after a river in Thailand formed by the confluence of the Nan and Ping Rivers; flows southward past Bangkok and empties into the Gulf of Thailand. I and my plus one boarded the long-tail Thai boat known as Ruea Hang Yao for an adventure of a life time and ready to seek out foodie Thai treasures in the heart of Manchester city centre.  The moment that you step through the doors the attention to detail has clearly been thoroughly thought out and the restaurant interiors offer opulent surroundings boasting a mixture of standard and sunken seating on two full floors with ornate lighting features and authentic Thai statues.

Continue reading

Air Transat Club Class Review

Air Transat Club Class Review: December 2016


Travelife Partner status is by no means an easy industry achievement, but after 10 years of commitment to sustainability efforts in May 2016 Transat became the first tour operator in North America to earn Travelife Partner status. An achievement that Jean-Marc Eustache, current president and CEO and all the Transat team are sure to be proud of. Therefore, when the opportunity came to collaborate with Air Transat the obvious answer was – Yes! Flying from Toronto to Manchester the Airbus A310-300 was going to be our carriage in the clouds that featured the recently redesigned cabin which consisted of 250 seats, 12 in Club Class and 238 in Economy Class. “Come fly with me, lets fly, lets fly away”…Air Transat will make your time in the sky part of your holiday…


Exclusive rapid counter check-in and priority boarding was included within the club package, as standard, which avoids the airport stresses and strains allowing for a smooth start. The contemporary Club Class cabin was Continue reading