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Since consolidating and dove-tailing its fine-dining restaurant and brasserie, the smart-casual London Carriage Works feels like a more focused operation. The pared-back interior has an easy-going,
contemporary feel with its sweeping glass frontage, exposed brickwork, chunky oak flooring and well-spaced tables. This resolutely understated approach carries through to the pleasant but laid-back
service and the modern Euro-accented menu. Well-judged dishes might range from king scallops with braised pork cheek, morcilla and cauliflower purée to thyme-scented sirloin of aged Lakeland beef
with carrot purée and baby leeks or a ‘rich, comforting and cuddly’ smoked haddock risotto. Otherwise, sharing platters and deli sandwiches suit lighter appetites. In all, this is a confident
operation, prices are very reasonable for this level of cooking (set lunches are ‘really good value’), and the spacious room works well for larger groups.
I was in Liverpool last week with work and wasn’t supposed to finish till about 3pm. Luck was on my side, my meeting finished at 12 noon and I had some time to spare before my train back. It was a Friday afternoon, I had a few hours on my hand, and I was in Liverpool – I sure was going to make the most of it! Ayeesha, a friend of mine suggested that I should go try this gem of a restaurant called The London Carriage Works on Hope Street and that’s exactly what I did. And I definitely wasn’t disappointed.The London Carriage Works is an award winning restaurant by Chef Paul Askew who, The Times once described as a’ chef destined for the heights of Michelin’. This restaurant well renowned for the use of fresh and local produce and that definitely showed in the dishes we sampled...
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