Some of the punchy small plates served at Belzan in Liverpool
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Following punchy reviews in the local and national press, it has been hard to secure a table at Liverpool’s Belzan.

The self-described ‘neo-bistro’ opened in 2018, the baby of a £20,000 Kickstarter campaign by the owners of Duke Street cocktail emporium Filter and Fox.

As such, wines and cocktails are carefully curated while small plates are handled by ex-Maray chef Sam Grainger. The Belzan menu could include fish skins with harissa, BBQ savoy cabbage, butter beans with beef dashi and parsley cream, and calves liver with everything (PX sherry, pancetta, parmesan, truffle and more).

The house secreto successfully pairs delicate Iberico pork with date, mustard fruit and caramelised cauliflower while puddings such as tonka bean rice pudding or bergamot sorbet round things off with more trademark punch.

Given all the excitement on the plate, the white-washed walls, wood tables and navy blocks feels calm by contrast.

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  • Good for vegetarians
  • Good for meat
  • Good for seafood
Smithdown Road, Liverpool L15 3JJ, UK
Tel: 0151 733 8595 belzan.co.uk Our review Read 14/20
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