The Old Bank, James Street, Liverpool
When someone asks what my favourite restaurant is, it’s such a hard question to answer as there’s always a new venue to try, a new one opening and ones that sadly close.
And, every now again I stumble across one I’ve walked past time and time again and never really looked twice at. The most recent being The Old Bank.
It was the venue for girls night at the end of January. Ending Dry January (I joke, as if I could!) it was gin and cocktails all round and a boat load of food for a vegan, veggie and two meat eaters.
The Old Bank is situated in a gorgeous building, compete with marble pillars and chandeliers yet the vibe on the Friday we visited was very much payday/after work vibes and it was heaving! Tucked away in one of the booths we worked though the gin menu and a variety of dishes.
I went for the Hummus and Pita Bread to start, which was presented on a lovely slate plate and then I chose the Halloumi and Roasted Pepper Burger with chunky chips for my main.
The halloumi was utterly delicious, but the roasted pepper was undercooked and pointless. I get that it sounds on paper like a lovely veggie option and halloumi defo is, but I would sack the red pepper off.
Lovely pub, great atmosphere, with a live singer and the match on, keeping the man in your life happy and great drinks selection. A good stop off for a pint and a gin!