Having won MasterChef: The Professionals’, chef Anton Piotrowski went on to open Röski in Liverpool to showcase his modern British food in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
The results of this aim are pretty true to form, with the dining room creating a calming atmosphere thanks to sleek modern furnishings coupled with classical touches coming from cut glass chandeliers, crisp white table linens and thick, heavy door curtains to ensure guests are kept cosy. Staff, too, are on hand to set diners immediately at ease with helpful and friendly manners.
There are tasting menus, an a la carte offering and a set lunch to choose from which offering varying levels of finesse and value. The tasting menu changes regularly, as you might expect given Piotrowski’s passion for seasonal produce, but always features crowd-pleasing combinations. Modern interpretations of hoi sin duck; beef nuggets with chip shop curry sauce plus triple cooked chips have all featured recently for a nod to nostalgia without the kitchen losing their contemporary cooking style. The a la carte allows guests to choose three courses for £55. Starters might bring king prawns with burnt prawn toast and sweet and sour sauce or an intriguing sounding cabbage Bolognese. Mains wise there are prime cuts used, with hero items including fillet of beer, stone bass and guinea fowl. As any serious diner knows, pudding isn’t to be missed, and here crème fraiche with cherries and cep chocolate sounds to be just about the perfect finisher.
At lunchtime there’s a very reasonably priced three course lunch for £25. There are no choices here, but for a less expensive way to try some of Liverpool’s best food it’s not a bad shout.
Because of Röski’s popularity, tables do tend to get booked up well in advance for popular dates. Around Christmas and on weekends it’s also worth noting that the team solely serve the chef’s tasting menu but dietary requirements can be catered for.