60 Hope Street
60 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BZ
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, People watching, Special occasions
Expert review of 60 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.
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.
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.
Very business-friendly at lunchtime and worth dressing up for in the evening.
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.
Lovely Hope Street: always a winner.
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.
The same group also owns Host and The Quarter, both just over the road.
More information on 60 Hope Street:
- Price guide:
- Bistro, Restaurant
- British, Modern, Traditional
- 60 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BZ
- +44 151 707 6060
- 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:
- Essential at peak times