60 Hope Street

Price guide: Mid-range

60 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BZ

Price guide: Mid-range

60 Hope Street
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, People watching, Special occasions

Expert review of 60 Hope Street

A smart favourite that's part of the fabric of Hope Street.

Hope Street is one of Liverpool's smartest addresses and 60 Hope Street is the home of one of its best-established restaurants. Discreet and well-run, it's a favourite spot for business lunches during the week, while in the evening it's popular for a treat; along with The London Carriage Works, it's one of the city's classic 'posh' restaurants. The more relaxed bistro downstairs serves a set menu daily.

Food and drink: 

I have to admit to feeling a little bit frustrated with 60; it has a very good reputation for refined modern British cooking and with a tiny bit more effort, the food could really live up to this. Nevertheless, there are some great ideas here and some of them are executed well.  

Recommended dishes: 

The deep-fried jam sandwich with Carnation milk ice cream is a house special, a take on the conny-onny butty of chef and co-proprietor Gary Manning's childhood.

Ambience: 

Very business-friendly at lunchtime and worth dressing up for in the evening.

Service: 

Considerate - they brought me a stack of magazines when I last ate there alone - but not always strong on knowledge of the food itself. If I had any allergies, I'd ask to see the chef to discuss them properly.

Location: 

Lovely Hope Street: always a winner.

Price advice: 

Seasonal menus offer good value, especially as there's often a half-bottle of wine thrown in. A main course is around £20 in the evening.

Other useful branches: 

The same group also owns Host and The Quarter, both just over the road.

More information on 60 Hope Street:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Traditional
Address:
60 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BZ
Telephone:
+44 151 707 6060
Website:
http://www.60hopestreet.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Restaurant Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm and 5pm-10.30pm, Sat 5pm-10.30pm. Bistro Mon-Sat 5pm-10.30pm and Sun noon-8pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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