Chef and co-owner Andrew Sheridan (who you might recognise from Great British Menu) has uprooted Restaurant 8 from Birmingham and returned to the city of his birth. It’s a tough blow for the Brummies; the restaurant had built up a mighty reputation in the city, being awarded three AA Rosettes. But it’s excellent news for Liverpool.
The change will doubtless have a dynamic impact on the cooking which is all about nostalgia, the perfect theme for a chef who’s come home. But don’t expect predictable reworks of the past; Restaurant 8 is a real adventure. Dishes are serious but playful, evoking memories and stirring emotions in a way most food never gets near.
The ten-course tasting menu is served in the heart of the kitchen to just 16 diners at 8pm. There’s a specially curated soundtrack and the idea is that you experience each dish together.
It’s a striking new take on fine dining that’s far more intimate and personal. Restaurant 8 is unlike any other restaurant in Liverpool, and the UK as a whole.