29a Hope Street,
The ViewLiverpool Review
The Side Door, formerly part of The Other Place chain, offers an atmospheric dining treat for those seeking a romantic evening. With highly attentive staff and delicious food this restaurant is a firm favourite for food lovers in Liverpool.
The Side Door is located on the ever popular Hope Street. The quirky entrance, located to the right side of the building, lends this eaterie its namesake and its steps are decorated with plants and flower pots.
The restaurant is spread over two floors, both of which are bathed in candlelight and soft lighting. The top floor offers a romantic eating space with the two window seats looking out beyond the pretty flowerboxes onto the street. This top floor is more suited to couples while the lower floor has a very different layout with tables arranged for large parties.
You will notice from the moment you step into The Side Door that you are experiencing high quality service. The pleasant staff greet you with a smile making you feel like royalty. All of the staff here are courteous and help provide an enjoyable evening taking your order as soon as you are ready.
There is a definite romantic feel to The Side Door. The orange furnishings and wooden tables are offset by the white table cloths providing a delicious glow that is like being enveloped in a warm embrace. This makes it an ideal venue for couples seeking good food in a cosy atmosphere.
Those who like their mashed potato will adore The Side Door. Colcannon is a staple part of the menu here along with some eclectic specials of the day including swordfish and belly of pork.
The cod dish on a bed of lentils is accompanied by saffron rice and is a main not to be missed. Cooked to perfection the fish melts on the tongue. The saffron rice, an unusual addition, complements the fish and presents an explosion of flavour when the two are combined.
White wine is the perfect choice for the majority of dishes available at The Side Door and for those seeking a liqueur coffee at the end of the meal their version of the Calypso coffee will make your evening complete.
The Last Word
Dining at The Side Door is not unlike spending an evening wrapped in a big hug. You will feel cared for and well-fed, when you go outside onto Hope Street you will step back down to earth. With enthusiastic and charming staff and a menu that stretches beyond traditional English, this is a treat for friends and couples alike.
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