Neighbourhood Castle Street
Lets picture the scene, neon signs, parlour seating, exotic cocktails like you're in a Wes Anderson movie where the aesthetic is so on point you come out with the quote "this place is what I wish the inside of my head looks like." So that's Neighbourhood on Castle Street, the haven of modern food and drinks with a throwback to the luxe of the 80s. With so many similarities to Sketch London with the beauty of being up north, it's simply an unmissable stop off. I was kindly invited down to try out their latest foods and drinks with my better half, and it's quite easily blown off minds.
The Best View From Heaven Is From Hell
One of Liverpools swankiest new watering hole and eatery is brilliant in the way that there should be an image of Neighbourhood under the word in the dictionary. The building it's situated in is a great pride of beauty being quintessentially Liverpudlian in it's Grade II listed format and previously occupied by the Alliance Bank, then North and South Wales Bank, then later Midlands Bank. So like a city vault, it's very desirable. Neighbourhood offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and desserts. So it's the ideal place to spend all day in, sometimes you have to remind yourself you're not in a cool artsy restaurant in Paris, it holds all the wonders of a French Parlour Restaurant.
So let's talk about the food and cocktails. I waited at the bar for my partners arrival, getting in a pornstar martinis because all date nights should start out with something extra sweet. We were walked to our table where we had the best available view of the bar, the beautiful surrounding sights raised high up to see everything. It was delightful. I ordered in the Lobster taco with guacamole, a mini aperitif before ordering in a much more substantial main. They're delicious, with the perfect amount of food being served, ideal to share out if you're a mix and matcher. Whilst Patrick went for the crispy duck with watermelon & beansprouts. An exceptional portion, with such fragrance and diversity in a dish.
The mains menu is incredibly sophisticated from serving beef wellington with madeira sauce, the luxurious Miso black cod - which I had and adored every bite. With ordered a few sides to pick and choose from, I highly recommend the buttered spinach with garlic, as well as the broccoli with hollandaise sauce. Naturally we fancied something naughty, so we got in some french fries which were cooked to perfection is being, crunchy yet fluffy. Perfect.
"WHERE A CASUAL, WELCOMING VIBE MEETS THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE"
If you want experimental, edgy and classy cocktails. Neighbourhood on Castle Street will deliver you cocktails like All The Fun Of The Fair with candy floss. As well as a Salted Caramel Supreme, which is utterly delicious to have over a dessert. I spent the evening completely diversifying myself through their cocktail menu. You'd best believe everything extravagant, photogenic and bursting with flavours was tried. A favourite of mine was the London Sour which included Beefeater 24, elderflower liquer, lemon, cucumber, sugar and egg white. A sweet floral enhanced beverage.