The Blackburne Arms
Lovingly renovated by born-and-bred Scouser Stephen Sinclair – formerly of Marco Pierre White’s parish – and his wife Lina, the Blackburne Arms is once again a warm and welcoming pub in the heart of the Georgian Quarter, with fresh food and locally brewed ales, and rooms.
Prominent on the corner of Catharine Street and Falkner Street, the imposing Georgian-era Blackburne Arms has been re-established by the couple as a gastropub and much-loved community hub, with locals and tourists rubbing shoulders as they enjoy live music and popular regulars such as steak night and Sunday lunch – indeed, they’ve created a buzz as “Liverpool’s best roast”, complete with monumental Yorkshire puddings to match the choice of lamb, beef, chicken and nut roast. The main menu ticks the boxes for fayre with an international flavour plus best of British pub grub, with classics like steak and ale pie alongside bangers and mustard mash. Craft ale-battered fish sits atop chunky hand-cut chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas; veggies get an alternative number in craft ale-battered halloumi. Vegans aren’t hard done by, either, with the likes of BBQ pulled jackfruit kebab alongside a squash and cauli jalfrezi with saag aloo and onion baji. Pick-up-and-eat dishes include a plant-based “cheese” burger in brioche bun, also holding the meat version, a flatbread spiced chicken skewer, and various paninis, including steak and cheese and the weekly special. Don’t forget to check out the blackboard for dishes of the day too, making the most of market fresh produce –recently, we’ve spotted pan-fried sea bass on charred Caesar salad.
Upstairs, seven bedrooms have been painstakingly designed and decorated, and breakfasts go the whole hog (veggie and vegan options too) or you can start small with smashed avo on toast.
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