You may or may not have already been into Liberte Liverpool, a rooftop bar so Instagrammable, it gives The Florist a run for its money, but despite being popular hangout for DJ sets and late night parties, the venue has now created a carefully thought out menu packed with exotic, Asian flavours and creative cocktail concoctions which, combined with an impressive flower wall and several neon lights, make for the perfect Friday night hang out.
Liberte is sat above the prestigious Bentley hotel and boasts one of the best views in Liverpool with its large windows looking straight out over the Dock road and out onto the Liver buildings. Its impressive backdrop is complemented further by the all-pink interior, with impressive wall-art and floral decoration. The black and white striped floor contrasts with neon lights and colourful leather booths and an impressive dance floor runs through the middle of the venue. Liberte also has an outdoor rooftop bar which hosts a number of different events and parties. Currently closed for renovation, we’re expecting big things when this re-opens.
To enjoy the best view in the house, we were sat alongside the window at the back of the venue and introduced to Liberte’s varied yet refined cocktail menu consisting of single cocktails, sharer jugs and a selection of wine and spirits. In keeping with the bar’s pink and rather feminine theme, we chose the ‘Tipsy Unicorn’ with peach liqueur and prosecco as well as the ‘Pink Drink’. Our service was fantastic throughout the night and we enjoyed chilled out music and a really nice atmosphere before our food and drinks arrived. The ‘Pink Drink’ is an absolute must order, as the cocktail itself is accompanied by a small potion pot of ‘butterfly pea power tea’ which when poured into the drink sees it change colour from a pale orange to almost purple immediately. Magic.
We had been invited to Liberte to have a sneak peek of their brand new menu and so whilst we didn’t get the whole selection, we were asked to choose from a handful of delicious sounding dishes, going for the duck bon bons and vegetable spring rolls to start and the salmon and noodles with a chicken katsu curry for our main courses. With our starters arriving fairly quickly we had the opportunity to sip our cocktails and graze on nibbles whilst enjoying the overall atmosphere of the venue – a perfect activity for a group that want to enjoy drinks and snacks whilst looking our over our fantastic city.
After grazing on our delicious starters (the duck bon bons being especially delicious) and sipping fruity cocktails, it was time for the main course. Served stylishly on black crockery, the salmon fillet was crisped perfectly and accompanied by a serving of teriyaki egg noodles, garnished with spring onion, overall a deliciously pleasing dish that was clearly cooked fresh to order. The katsu curry involved its traditionally breaded chicken on a bed of sticky white rice and chopped veg, smothered in a fruity katsu sauce, again, another delicious well-made dish that’s definitely worth a try. Other delights featured on the menu included an interesting sounding Asian inspired gnocchi and tiger prawns piled high on bruschetta, accompanied by dollops of avocado. Yum.
Overall, after sampling what’s to come, Liberte’s attempt at a Asian fusion inspired menu has been a total success. Whilst they’ll still be a favourite late night haunt for many, we are impressed with Liberte as it begins to welcome a new wave of evening-goers and hungry diners through its doors who, not only want to drink ‘n’ dance, but also visit to appreciate its views and delicious cuisine. Thank you Liberte for a special week night evening, we’ll be returning for sure.