When you have an acclaimed award-winning chef you need a memorable setting to showcase their kitchen artistry. Step forward the Glasshouse, a rather beautiful product of the recent multi-million pound refurbishment of the Best Western Hallmark Hotel Liverpool Alicia. Its floor to ceiling windows, overlooking tranquil gardens and parkland, are fused with exposed brick walls, wood floors and contemporary furniture beneath classical busts and canopy of twinkling lights. It’s just lovely.
We think it’s the perfect environment to sample the menu of chef Ian Goss and his talented kitchen team. Offering classic modern British dishes from lamb shank with horseradish potatoes, and a braised pork belly on mash with black pudding to beer battered cod fillet with mushy peas and a daily ‘posh pie’, its drizzled with global favourites from chicken kofta kebabs and sizzling fajitas to curry and penne carbonara. Round it off with a desert list that always includes that local favourite, Cheshire Farm ice cream.
If the weather’s in a charitable mood – we can promise many thinks in the Northwest but sunshine is sometimes elusive! – you can combine your meal with an aperitif in our sculpture garden. More reliably, you can enjoy a drink in our coolly converted Edwardian bar with its mellow wood, quirky design flourishes and lovely windows opening onto a decked terrace.