This grown up bistro near Liverpool’s Penny Lane is the brainchild of chef-patron, and award-winning regional ‘Food Hero’ Matt Locke. Choose from either the a la carte or prix fixe menu, bursting packed with local ingredients, cooked with the flair of a true Francophile. Typical examples include confit duck with a rhubarb and ginger puree and crisp parma ham, lightly curried, smoked haddock arancini, ham hock with homemade piccailli and Mrs Kirkham’s Cheddar, or a classic chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche, followed by meat-tastic mains. Cumbrian fillet of beef with tarragon and shallot butter is a fine example, while fish could include halibut with scallop and lemon sauce, or lemon sole with crispy jerseys and smoked salmon. Finish off with hot chocolate fondant, homemade malted ice cream, cheeses with freshly-baked biscuits and a glass of Californian Muscat. The wine list caters to all wallets, as does the unpretentious interior. A winning neighbourhood eatery, ideal for any occasion.