Ellis Barrie to open new concept restaurant Lerpwl

Celebrity chef Ellis Barrie and his brother Liam have confirmed their new concept restaurant Lerpwl is set to open its doors on 12 September.

The new 80 capacity restaurant is split across two levels, with the main space downstairs wrapping around an open kitchen and to the back of the unit is a secluded Cocktail Bar called Margot’s, named after Liam’s daughter.

A spiral staircase also takes diners to a private dining space named Albert’s, named after Ellis’s son. The space features a private bar which can seat up to 30 diners and is also available for socially distanced events.

Cocktails include the ‘Paloma’, a tweaked version of a Mexican favourite comprising Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Creme De Peche and fresh grapefruit juice, and the ‘Old Tobacco Dock’, a smoky twist on a class Old-Fashioned made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Perique Tabac and Demerara Sugar.

Lerpwl’s menus have also been designed to be “fluid” and will change with the seasons It will offer two menus, an A La Carte and a second relaxed menu depending on what experience the diner is looking for, whether it’s cocktails in Margot’s, kitchen side seating at the Oyster bar or an A La Carte tasting menu in the restaurant.

Ellis Barrie, who has appeared on BBC Two’s Great British Menu and more recently on BBC One’s reboot of Ready Steady Cook, also runs the acclaimed Marram Grass restaurant in Anglesey.

Ellis said: “Myself and Liam jumped at the chance to open our new restaurant concept Lerpwl at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, it feels like a real homecoming.

“Lerpwl’s style of cooking will feel both accessible and modern, whether it’s the finest sustainably-sourced seafood from Cornish day boats, mussels and oysters from the Menai Straits of Anglesey, or home-grown pork and vegetables from The Fat Pig Farm.”

He added: “We will bring you the finest ingredients from around the British Isles, their provenance and seasonality is key, the ingredients are the stars of the show here.”

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