Cork & Fork
There’s always something going on at this bustling Allerton road wine bar, from steak night and Sunday roasts to live music on Fridays. Plenty of cocktails are also guaranteed while the fusion-style food has all corners of the globe covered, offering something for everyone.
Be it traditional gastro-style fish and chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce or chicken, avocado and Parmesan salad, large or small, all appetites are catered for too. The starters selection doubles up as small plates sharers – pick siu mai dumplings, duck rolls with hoi sin sauce and katsu chicken strips for a take on dim sum, or think Spanish tapas with gambas pil-pil, crispy calamari and a sun-dried tomato and bread number. Risotto, linguini and gnocchi tick the Italian box; halloumi fries and tabbouleh with slow-roasted lamb shank look to the Middle Eastern side of the Med. Burgers, served on a brioche bun with coleslaw and fries on the side, include chilli beef and salt and pepper chicken; a minted lamb burger is topped with tzatziki and you can swap out your chips for Greek salad with feta, olives and cucumber to keep up the summer holiday feeling. Guac-loaded fajitas have various choices from the grill, which also serves up steak – ribeye, fillet and, on Thursday evening, sirloin. These come with hand-cut chips, flat mushroom and grilled tomato, and you can pick a sauce for a pound, and sides like onion rings. Saunter by of a morning, and it’s all systems go on the brekkie front, from avocado smash or Nutella and fruit waffles to a full American with maple syrup or various takes on eggs benny.
Desserts include old-school chocolate fudge cake and a regularly changing cheesecake – just ask your server what today’s flavour is.
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