Hardman Street, Liverpool
The Florist Liverpool has quickly become one of the most photographed places in Liverpool. The theme is as it suggests in the name but with a touch of rustic elements which gives us that industrial feel.
We visited on Sunday for their famous Sunday roast dinner and we were really impressed from the moment we entered. Here’s our experience…
2020 has been a year of let’s say… change, as you walk around the city you will notice businesses that have either closed down or are trying their best to adapt to the new regulations.
Whether you’re dining in or just going for a drink at The Florist you will notice the great efforts that this restaurant has taken to implement health and safety measures to keep their staff and guests safe.
The Florist Staff and Venue
As you enter the restaurant there are several signs advising to social distance, hand sanitising stations have been installed with a protective shield at reception.
We were greeted by the friendliest staff members wearing full PPE including face masks and shields, staff also have strict handwashing intervals. The Florist has increased kitchen and venue cleaning regime by closing the kitchen between 3-5 pm for a deep clean. If you are a regular you will also notice that the furniture has been re-arranged to make sure guests do not come into contact with each other.
Ordering and payment
As with most venues now, a cashless system has been installed, you can either order and pay via the app or use a single-use menu to order if the app isn’t preferred. All visits have been limited to 1.5 hours duration per table and a track and trace system is now in place.
The Florist has taken over the old blind school which was home to the royal school for the blind for many years (read more about the building here). They have given the grade II listed building a new lease of life while retaining the original features and character of the building.
From the moment you step into The Florist, you will be enchanted by the design and artwork. The entrance hall features two beautiful cherry blossom trees and old rustic bikes with flowers flowing through them. The venue has an abundance of flowers with some rustic industrial features in place and artwork to compliment throughout. The floral wall takes centre stage at the top of the staircase and a gorgeous chandelier hangs over your head as you walk up the stairs into the restaurant.
A vast array of floral decorations greet you at every turn so you can have brunch lunch or dinner in a great setting.
Food and Drink
The famous lavender honey and sunflower loaf with whipped goats cheese butter was my choice of starter and my partner chose the salt and pepper chicken wings. The portions were very generous, we received a whole delicious loaf which arrived warm served on a slate with goat’s cheese butter, drizzled with lavender honey and edible petals. If you haven’t tried this starter I highly recommend that you get a table booked now you will not be disappointed. The salt and pepper chicken wings were devoured by my partner in about 3 seconds and in his words they were ‘really good’.
For our main course, we ordered the beef Sunday roast with horseradish cream and oh my it definitely satisfied our taste buds. It arrived with the largest Yorkshire pudding I had ever seen served with honey-mustard glazed carrots, braised red cabbage, Tenderstem broccoli, roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire pudding and rotisserie gravy, it was the perfect Sunday roast.
I don’t know how but we miraculously managed to find room for dessert, our waiter recommended the Oreos cookie dough and the caramelised banana sundae and we just couldn’t resist. The desert was heavenly, the cookie dough was warm and sweet and arrived in a pan. The caramelised banana sundae satisfied our sweet tooth and was the perfect combination of sweet but not too sweet. To finish off I ordered the Raspberry Rose Sour to drink, The Florist describes it as:
Bright. Sweet. Fruity.
Ciroc Red Berry Vodka, Lanique Spirit of Rose liqueur, prickly pear liqueur, cranberry juice, geranium syrup and candy floss.
Our whole experience was very pleasant and we will definitely visit again. If you have never been don’t miss out! follow this link and get your table booked today.
If the decor and food isn’t enough, The Florist is taking part in the ‘ eat out to help out scheme’ where you will receive 50% off your bill every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August(for more info and T&C’s check their website).