Sitting on the corner of Duke Street, Lock and Key Liverpool has a stylish interior that is a quaint brunch spot by day and a chic, glamorous cocktail bar by night as well as a beautiful hotel for those that want to enjoy the excitement of Liverpool city centre. They say that some of the best things come in small packages and Lock and Key is no exception. Their pink neon lights, beautiful marble and exposed brickwork put it’s stylish interior up there with some of Liverpool’s most Instagrammable hot spots and their petite but perfectly formed demeanour also lends itself to their pizza menu. Here’s what we thought when we were invited down to sample some slices.
We headed into Lock and Key fairly early on a Saturday night and the place filled up considerably as we sat to enjoy our meal. We were served a bottle of Prosecco (complete with raspberries!) and settled in the window. Lock and Key’s cosy interior was the perfect place to enjoy a glass (or 3) of bubbles as the night began. Although a small selection, Lock and Key’s pizza menu has something for everyone, including the classics. From traditional Margarita and Pepperoni to a salty Neapolitan packed with capers, olives and anchovies. We went for the vegetarian option topped with a delicious combination of roasted veggies, Feta and a Balsamic drizzle.
The pizza was simply delicious, with a super thin, crisp base making way for the distinct taste of freshly roasted vegetables, salty Feta cheese and a subtle hint of Peppery rocket. The sweetness of the balsamic glaze was the perfect finishing touch to really tasty pizza.
Despite there being numerous places in the city centre to grab a pizza, nothing likens to the atmospheric interior of Lock and Key. The restaurant turned hotel replaces the chaotic and often rushed service associated with larger pizza chains with a chilled out, relaxed vibe, and this, combined with their delicious food and variation of cocktails makes it the perfect place for a date night. The sense of intimacy that exudes from Lock and Key the minute you enter the building can often be hard to find on Saturday evening on Liverpool’s foodie scene, particularly if you want nothing more than to eat a good pizza.
With Lock and Key’s beautiful hotel rooms newly renovated, we’re predicting big things for this gem of a venue. You can find more information about Lock and Key on their website, or simply pop in for an enjoyable, relaxed experience, in the heart of the city.