No one likes to be left off a guestlist. Whether it’s for work or play, event dining space is an important decision that sets the scene for the whole event.
Luckily here in Liverpool, we’ve got plenty of restaurants that are perfect for groups!
Liverpool’s hospitality scene knows that catering for groups shouldn’t mean having to compromise on quality. That just comes as standard, really. Here are our top picks for the restaurants that can cater to your growing guestlist superbly…
60 HOPE STREET
An institution in the Hope Street dining quarter, don’t let 60 Hope Street’s intimate atmosphere fool you – they’ve got the perfect space for business breakfasts, working lunches and decadent dining just upstairs. Featuring a range of menus to suit any need and requirement of your guests, everyone will be able to go away content knowing that they’ve tasted some of the finest food in the North West of England.
LONDON CARRIAGE WORKS
The multi award-winning restaurant is hot on event organisers lips when it comes to finding a venue that has it all. Superb food, various spaces and the ease of having a beautiful boutique hotel attached to it courtesy of Hope Street Hotel. They can host up to 150 people within some of their rooms!
PANAM BAR & RESTAURANT
Panam, a contemporary bar and restaurant located in the grade 1 listed Britannia Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, is ideally situated opposite the ACC Liverpool complex – perfect for your delegates to get to! This former Granada Studio’s building which housed the iconic Richard and Judy’s This Morning programme, has an exclusive private function area available overlooking fabulous views of Royal Albert Dock towards Liverpool’s Waterfront Three Graces at The Pier Head.
REVOLUCION DE CUBA LIVERPOOL
Take your guests on a journey to the heart of Cuba straight from Royal Albert Dock Liverpool! With two stunning floors of rum bar and unrivalled cantina, as well as an outside sun terrace – you’ll be spoilt for space to wine and dine your guests!
THE ART SCHOOL
This restaurant is definitely the place to head to if you want to wow your guests! Not only should you choose The Art School because the food is delicious and award-worthy, but the atmosphere and added extras are sublime.
Their private dining can seat up to 28 of your guests and comes with your very own private kitchen, bar and bathroom and, even if a larger party is required, exclusive use of the restaurant can be arranged subject to an exclusivity fee.
THE FLOATING GRACE
Perfect for those dinners where dry land just won’t cut it – enter Liverpool’s first floating restaurant! With seating for up to 50 guests, hosts can decorate and customise the boat and WiFi and audio/visual equipment is on hand to make the occasion run as smooth as the sea (sorry)!
In our opinion, the best part about a Sapporo experience is the centrepiece of the chefs! These incredible entertainers train for 5 years to offer guests the ultimate Japanese interactive dining experience for that corporate dinner that might need a little kick.
Though small groups are catered to perfectly around just one table, there is the option of hiring out the full venue for up to 150. Their set menus are delightful for ease of dining choice.
Situated on the stunning Royal Albert Dock, GUSTO is inspired by the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz and a modern, stylish interior. Seating up to 40 guests, GUSTO prides itself on the basic philosophy of provenance. This means sourcing responsibly, seeking out suppliers who use traditional, sustainable and natural methods of husbandry to provide the best and freshest produce available. The menu focuses on freshly prepared classic and contemporary Italian dishes featuring an excellent range of pizza, pasta, seafood and meats.
FAZENDA RODIZIO BAR & GRILL
Since the early 19th century Gaúchos pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open flamed pits. At Fazenda, they wanted to keep this tradition alive. Their gaúcho chefs roast succulent cuts of meat in the way it has been done for centuries, preserving the individual taste of each tender cut. From fully private rooms accommodating 10 people, to semi-private dining spaces sitting 70, this restaurant can fulfill all your requirements!
LOVE LANE BREWERY
Located in the trendy Baltic Triangle area, Love Lane Brewery is a city centre brewery and distilery, producing Higson’s Ales and Pilsner, Love Lane beers and The Ginsmiths of Liverpool gins (Dry Gin, Merchant Navy Gin and Marshmellow Gin). With a delicious food menu and ample seating space, talk to the team about how you can create your perfect evening (or lunch) event with a difference!
MARCO PIERRE WHITE WHEELER’S ST JAMES’ @ PULLMAN HOTEL
Looking for an intimate group dining experience? Look no further than this stylish restaurant located on Liverpool’s waterfront, inside the Pullman Hotel. The original Wheeler’s restaurant dates back to 1856 and is credited with being the ‘world’s oldest and finest fish brand.’The menu at Wheeler’s reflects its riverside location, offering the highest quality produce and service.
An all day kitchen & bar found on Seel Street, Mason’s is pretty new on the block, but is quickly becoming a firm favourite with event organisers! Think true American service with a hint of British politeness, Mason’s is forever accommodating. From bottomless brunches to full private dining experiences, wow your guests at Mason’s!
Albert’s Schenke is a Bier Halle & Cook Haus on Hanover Street, in the Grade II listed Casartelli Building. Albert’s has an extensive range of bier: guests can sip by the schooner, pour by pint, or take a tour of the taps with a range of bier flights. The Cook Haus has been inspired by their trips to Alpine Germany, Italy, Austria, France & Switzerland. From schweinshaxe to chicken schnitzel, Liverpool’s very own Alpine retreat.
SMOKE & DOUGH
Smoke & Dough is offering a unique interactive American-Italian restaurant experience – featuring a one of a kind BBQ concept. The finest meats are grilled on your table, served straight to your plate. Perfect for team building activities or for delegates to get to know each other, this place is pretty unique! Visit their website for more information.
If you need any help planning your event for groups, get in touch with our team – we’re always happy to help!
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This blog has been written by Stefan Price, Digital Marketing Executive at Marketing Liverpool.
Stefan is 21 years old and is from Liverpool. He loves all things travel, shopping and a G&T!