Ghetto Golf Liverpool, Apocalypse Cow and Phooey’s Dim Sum Review

Ghetto Golf Liverpool, Apocalypse Cow and Phooey’s Dim Sum Review: July 2019

Go crazy at Cains Brewery Village and step into a super stylish hub, that combines crazy Ghetto Golf, theatre, food, cocktails and DJs, showcasing the best street art and their writers.

Let your hair down and go crazy at this adults only venue, in this luminous Liverpool loveliness, as you go golfing Ghetto style.

Get the part started at hole 1, a Scooby do style cool camper, just under the mega fab golf club lighting.

Hit the bowling lane, pose with the Mona Lisa, bowl your friends over with a hole in one.

Pose, play and pot your way to perfection, put your swing in full force and groove your way to victory.

Luminous retro interiors include amazing arcade game machines along with this brilliant bike and skate park set up.

Rock up to the bar and enjoy a cocktail or a Yeastie Boys beer, as you celebrate your winning golfing swing haha.

Feeling food, well Moove on over to the onsite Apocalypse Cow an American style BBQ eatery, run by a friendly bunch of guys and gals, who create stylish street food without the faff and fuss.

Enjoy Liverpool lip smacking brilliance with their range of 100% beef burgers such as the Blue Moo a single patty burger with beef brisket melted stilton cheese and lettuce and the smoked Halloumi burger with lettuce peppers onions topped with Chimichurri sauce.

Erm sides you say, well go for some fabulous fries with lashings of gorgeous gravy.  Absolutely amazing and we could have eaten these all day – a must try for sure!

Wanting more, well head outside to the Beaut Birdies bar, an outside beach vibe site with palm trees and all that jazz, that houses a whole range of street food venders including Apocalypse Cow and Phooey’s Dim Sum.

Phooey’s Dim Sum, operated by a down to earth bunch of energetic and enthusiastic locals, providing Asian style street food.

Barbecue chicken wings, Tofu bao buns, spring rolls, Katsu rolls and so much more you are spoilt for choice.

Keep the good times rolling and enjoy things on a sweet note with Apocalypse cow delicious dessert options.

Including these heavenly chocolate filled Churros with chocolate dipping sauce and a yummy crunchie cheesecake.

Ghetto Golf, Apocalypse Cow, Phooey’s Dim Sum, Birdies Bar with fab friendly staff and banging beats what’s not to like.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx



24 Hours in Liverpool on a budget with Novotel Liverpool Centre – Review

24 Hours in Liverpool on a budget with Novotel Liverpool Centre – Review: June 2019

Novotel Liverpool Centre

Fancy a fabulous city break in Liverpool, that won’t break the bank, well the stylish Novotel Liverpool Centre may be 4 stars, but provides cosy accommodations with a reasonable price tag.

The great thing about this hotel is that they have a range of rooms to suit different budgets from standard to executive. So maybe with my money saving guide across the city, you will be able to treat yourself and upgrade.

Day 1

Our executive room offered a super snug bed with a brilliant functional desk / Vanity space.

Also, a cosy seating area with an amazing view of Liverpool cathedral.

The Bathroom compact, clean and provided complimentary bathroom products such as Fairtrade Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and soap.  Also, essentials such as a comb, dental set, shaving set, shower cap, vanity set, shoeshine sponge and a sewing kit which cuts down on the baggage, and the need to pack extras.

Destination Liverpool, on Hanover Street, the 4-star Novotel Liverpool Centre is in a convenient and centralised position for you to take advantage of all that Liverpool City centre has to offer, as there are so many things to do and see in Liverpool.

The Royal Albert Dock

The Royal Albert Dock is an iconic area with bags of character, history and it’s free to walk around.  Also, why not check out the Tate Liverpool, that houses British and International modern contemporary art, and it’s free entry to the main hub.

The Merseyside Maritime museum takes you back in time to learn all about the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool.  Currently, they have a Titanic and Liverpool: the untold Story, International Slavery Museum and Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered exhibit.

The Museum of Liverpool

Built on Liverpool’s wonderful Waterfront, The Museum of Liverpool provides free entry for visitors to explore how both port and its people have created and shaped the city, as we see it today.

With the Lion Locomotive, Liver Trail and the Empire State building model which influenced the development of the actual American skyscraper, The Empire State Building, you will not be disappointed.

Titanic Monument, Beatles Statue and The Liver Building

Take a whistle stop photo opportunity of three iconic Liverpool landmarks, all in one triangle location, and it won’t cost you a penny.

Including the Titanic Memorial, the fantastic fab four statue where you can pose with the Beatles and in the background the lovely Liver building.

The Cavern Club

Location Matthew Street and a trip to Liverpool would not be complete without paying a visit to the Cavern Club, some days and times have free entry so check out their website for more information, where the Beatles once performed, and the beating heart and hub of Liverpool’s music scene.

Also, there is masses of Liverpool Legends memorabilia to keep any Beatles fans and lovers of Liverpool entertained.

Cavern Club Front stage has a variety of truly talented live musical performances with musical “words of wisdom” so “Let it be, Let it be, let it be”

Indulge in some ‘You Time’

After all that exploring, it’s time to sit back, relax and chill.  Whether you are with the family, on a couples break away or hanging out with friends, head back to your executive room and enjoy some of the complimentary amenities.

Including, a fully stocked tea tray with Belgian biscuits, a Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary bottled water, already chilled and waiting, in the mini fridge.  This certainly saves on paying for coffees while out and about!

Now it’s time to indulge in a little you time, so head down to the Novotel Liverpool Centres onsite leisure area, take a dip in their gorgeous heated swimming pool and enjoy the steam room.  After your dip, grab a book, rest on a recliner and chill poolside.

Ropewalks Bar and Kitchen

Novotel Liverpool Centres, Ropewalks Bar and Kitchen has been subtlety themed with Liverpool in mind.

Décor includes shipping and sailing themed items such as candle lighting and ropes along with a few sprinkles of the fab four – The Beatles.

An ideal informal and relaxed place to enjoy a drink or two, play some pool, watch the sports and some of their delicious dinner cuisine.

Dinner began with gorgeous goat’s cheese Potato skins and some vegetarian tasty tacos, both dishes were delish and all washed down with Liverpool’s signature Love Lane and a Virgin Mojito.

Mains included the brilliant Beer Battered Haddock with hand cooked chips, peas and tartar sauce.  Also, a fresh and crisp Caesar salad with a side of French fries.  Enjoyed with a pint of Goose Island and a punchy passion fruit mocktail.

Delightful desserts such as the fabulous fresh and fruity fruit salad and the chocolate fondant are a must to end your meal on a sweet note.

Day 2

Wake up, warm up and work out, in the onsite fantastic fitness suite offering guests a range of weights and training equipment.

A beautiful breakfast bonanza awaits you in the morning, as you can enjoy your breakfast in the relaxed Ropewalks.

The buffet style eatery provides both hot and cold options including continental meats, cheese, along with yogurt, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals and breads.

Hot options included sausage, bacon, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs and vegetarian sausages.

This was the perfect breakfast to start the morning off ready for another day exploring exciting Liverpool.

The World Museum

Offering free entry, The World Museum has a whole range of exciting exhibits all housed under one roof.  Currently there are various things to see including a planetarium, space and time, aquarium, natural world and dinosaurs – extinct of course and much more.

My personal favourite was Ancient Egypt, the museum houses the UK’s largest Ancient Egyptian gallery outside of the British Museum – an impressive display for sure!

Liverpool Cathedral

Ground floor entry at Liverpool Cathedral is free, this beautiful building designed by the amazing architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who interestingly was also commissioned to design a telephone kiosk to commemorate the Jubilee of King George V – hence the red iconic telephone box was born.

Well worth paying the small fee for the tower to see the beautiful bells and gain entry to the Cathedral roof top where you have a great vantage point, that offers the most beautiful breath-taking 360-degree views of the whole city.

St John’s Beacon Radio City  

Pay a small fee to soar new heights and go all the way up St Johns Beacon, home of radio city, and enjoy full panoramic views of the Liverpool skyline, the Liverpool Waterfront, the Wirral and North Wales.

Even on the walk to the train station, you find free and fabulous sights including this statue tribute to John and Cecil Moores and this Umbrella fabulousness, a metaphor that this city will keep you dry, as even if it does rain, the people, sights and atmosphere will keep this from being a damp city break.

Stay snug and super in the Novotel Liverpool Centre and enjoy Liverpool’s cultural scene, take advantage of the free entry at many of the marvellous museum’s or perhaps jump on a ferry across the Mersey.

‘Liverpool we love you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahhhh’.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx



48 hours in Liverpool with Novotel Liverpool Centre

48 hours in Liverpool with Novotel Liverpool Centre: October 2018

Destination Liverpool, a fabulous friendly city of culture offering visitors so many exciting activities to see and do.

Novotel Liverpool Centre, is perfectly situated for exploring all that Liverpool has to offer, check into your cosy city centre Novotel hotel – a 4 star home away from home.

Novotel’s nice executive rooms are the perfect homely hub, spacious with all the mod cons you need during your stay.

Unpack, relax and prepare to head off for your lovely Liverpool adventures.

Liverpool Cathedral

Morning began in a peaceful place of solace and worship, Liverpool’s majestic, ore inspiring Cathedral whereby ground floor entry is free, but donations are welcomed.

Designed by the amazing architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who interestingly was also commissioned to design a telephone kiosk to commemorate the Jubilee of King George V – hence the red iconic telephone box was born.

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Novotel Liverpool Centre Review

Novotel Liverpool Centre Review: July 2018

Destination Liverpool, on Hanover Street, is the location of 4 star Novotel Liverpool Centre.  A stylish hotel, in a convenient, centralised position for you to take advantage of all that Liverpool City centre has to offer.

Executive accommodations provide a relaxed and focused experience where you already have everything you need to make your stay a smooth one.

The wardrobe had plenty of space for you to store all your wears along with complimentary slippers and a fluffy robe for the duration of your stay.  You will notice the door, behind which is a separate enclosed toilet area.

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Magical Mystery Tour and The Cavern Club Liverpool

Magical Mystery Tour and The Cavern Club Liverpool: July 2018

“Help I need somebody, Help not just anybody, Help”.  Help yourself and get a spring in your step, by heading on down to Albert Dock Liverpool, and feel that marvellous magical musical melody.

Book yourself onto the Magical mystery Tour and get on board your very own “yellow submarine” for the Ultimate Beatles Fan experience. “She’s got a ticket to ride”…well I definitely did and could not wait.

Packed with larger than life Liverpool characters including our host Jay Johnson and driver Ross, I knew to be prepared for an action packed whistle stop Beatles tour with a lorra lorra laughs.

The Tour has many highlights including the childhood home of Ringo Starr, St Peters Church where John and Paul first met, John Lennon’s childhood home and Former schools and colleges of John, Paul, George and Ringo including the Art College and the Liverpool Institute (now LIPA)

Excitingly, there are four stops, where you can get off the bus, at key Beatles locations and snap away to your hearts content.  Walk with the boys (Fab Four Statue located at the docks) to the first of these stops which was Penny Lane.

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Sapporo Teppanyaki Liverpool Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Liverpool Review: July 2017

The exciting entrance sets a precedent for the unique dining experience, that you are about to enjoy, displaying a piece of grand and impressive Tansu; traditional Japanese antique furniture, in the form of a fully functional corridor fire pump direct from the district of Kyoto circa 1890 – Wow!  Looking for a socially interactive dining scene, where you can immerse yourself in the world of Japanese culture and exciting entertainment, well lovely Liverpool’s Sapporo Teppanyaki is the hotspot for you. Seated with other anonymous diners, the chef prepared our Teppanyaki station, as we all engaged and eagerly waited for the Japanese action.

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Bill’s Liverpool New Daytime Menu Review

Bill’s Liverpool New Daytime Menu Review: July 2017

Blogging don’t get better than a brilliant Bills bonanza – Boom! Lovely Liverpool’s launch of the New Daytime Menu meant a visit was due to see exactly what delicious delights they had to offer.  Our server was the fabulous friendly Francesca, who was bubbly, but understands the importance of the customer journey and aims to please without coming across as unauthentic or fake.

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