Once again, Spire Restaurant has been hailed as a Top Merseyside Performer in 2014’s Good Food Guide. Read the lovely things the prestigious guide has written about out restaurant…
Since opening Spire on Church Road, brothers Adam and Matt Locke have established this warmly welcoming contemporary eatery as a top Merseyside performer: a boon to the neighbourhood’s regenerated social scene (Penny Lane just a stroll away). Inside, it’s a smart mix of polished floors, abstract art and exposed brickwork, with a spiral staircase linking the two dining areas – perfect for food with a grown-up, cosmopolitan feel. Read more ›
AS I get older I tend to latch on to stories like 50 is the new 40 and 40 is the new 30 like a looter clutching a 42inch plasma TV.
At the weekend I fear I admitted defeat and embraced middle age as I bought my first coat for purely practical rather than fashionable reasons. It is waterproof, lightweight, has a hood and is very, very sensible. Perfect for camping and weekend walks. How depressing!
Another sign of encroaching years is the tendency to stay local rather than venturing out to the city centre at the weekend. Luckily, local for me is Allerton Road in south Liverpool which has an abundance of bars and restaurants to choose from.
To recover from the trauma of the coat purchase my husband and I went for a meal to Spire in Church Road, just off Allerton Road and a stone’s throw from Penny Lane. This used to be the site of one of my favourite restaurants many years ago, The Left Bank , which after a couple of reincarnations became Spire in 2006 and is run by brothers Adam and Matt Locke, the latter in charge of the kitchen and a former head chef of the London Carriage Works in Hope Street. Read more ›
Spire Restaurant makes a return in this year’s guide, which describes it as “warmly welcoming” and “a top Merseyside performer”, awarding it a food score of four.
Co-owner Adam Locke said: “My brother Matt and I are extremely proud to have been given the highest food score in Liverpool again. I think consistency is very important in the restaurant industry and we have always worked very hard at trying to produce the best food and give a very good level of service. What we have to do now is keep up the standards and move forward trying to keep things locally sourced and standards high.
“It speaks volumes for us and our team here at Spire. We have a very loyal following of regular customers and when awarded like this it makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
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