On a recent trip to Southportin the North West of England, I was glad to see how much the restaurant scene had improved since my last visit 6 or 7 years ago. Myself and some of the other sales team at PerryGolf ate in Warehouse Brasserie; located in the town centre on West Street, just off of Lord Street. It is very convenient for those using Southport as a base for a golf trip.
The main restaurant, which is decorated in a modern Art Deco style, is located downstairs and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. No need for jacket and tie here. The menu is varied and offers dishes from local fish and game to Asian curries and Chinese-influenced noodles. I opted to have the black pudding hash brown with mustard mayo and poached egg followed by the local Fleetwood Cod with Crab and sweet corn risotto with ginger spring onions. Both dishes were excellent and certainly merited the 2 AA rosettes and Michelin Bib Gourmand the restaurant has been awarded. A number of my companions went for the Duck Spring Rolls which were also excellent, as was the fish pie. Unfortunately we did not have space left for dessert – but I was very tempted by the Dark Chocolate Tart with pecans and caramel ice cream.
All agreed it was an excellent meal and it was made even more special due to the fact we were seated beside a table of local professional soccer players who play for Liverpool Football Club.
Check out the Brasserie’s website for more information and to view their fantastic menu http://www.warehousebrasserie.co.uk/Menus.htm.
By Alastair Niven