Tweet Eats: The Florist, Liverpool
Liverpool is one of those places that I go to pretty regularly but very rarely see much of the city. I must admit, it's a city I tend to spend more time focusing on how much prosecco I can drink in one sitting rather than absorbing the culture and architecture, I'm a bad person.
Last weekend I was invited to try out the Sunday roast at brand new restaurant The Florist and, considering my current preggo situation, prosecco was firmly off the menu. I thought it would be nice to take advantage of a bubble free day out exploring Liverpool (luckily in the sunshine!) with one of my oldest and best friends Lydia catching up before heading to The Florist to try out their Sunday menu. Delightful.
We spent a couple of hours wandering around the city exploring and chatting to build up an appetite ready to gorge ourselves on a Sunday roast. As soon as we stepped through the front door of The Florist we fell in love with it. The entrance hall was a magical blend of the florist at Liberty, a cherry blossom forest and the cutest interior you ever did see. I feel like the brief was to make it feel like you are stepping into the most perfect Instagram photo.
The Florist is part of The New World Trading Co. who own The Botanist or The Oast House which you've probably been to so we had high hopes for the interiors and the food based on this!
I love that my white streak in my fringe is starting to show too, I've been cultivating it for a while now!
Anyway, back to The Florist...
When we arrived we headed to the bar area downstairs through the cherry blossom and into a beautiful bar area in pinks, brass and wood with framed pressed flowers dotted around the walls. Just off this room there is a little snug with huge rose graffiti on the wall.
We sat in the bar area and had a couple of (non alcoholic...) cocktails, both with Seedlip which I was excited to try! They were absolutely delicious and the alcoholic cocktails looked amazing too. They were all botanical themed too so they're perfect if you like something a little fruity or floral. You can have a look at the cocktail menu here.
We polished off a couple of drinks and then were shown to our table downstairs past a rather glorious flower wall complete with neon sign just waiting for people to take photos in front of.
We were being treated to the Sunday roast menu and we were expecting a simple option but no no, the menu was pretty extensive! There are 5 options for the main including beef, lamb, chicken, veggie and lamb with ALL the trimmings, prices range from £10.95 to £13.95. You can then choose from 4 sides (all £2.50 each), we went for cauliflower cheese and creamed garlic kale and leeks, fancy.
The food was honestly so good, even better than we were expecting. I had the beef and Lydia went for the lamb, we both polished off everything on the plate and were perfectly full and content by the end! The roasties were perfect, yorkshires fluffy and veggies cooked (and seasoned) to perfection.
The usual dessert for the Sunday roast is a toffee apple, pear and almond crumble which had sadly sold out as we were one of the later sittings of the day. It sounded absolutely amazing though so I'm going to have to go back to try it!
Instead we chose from the main dessert menu and both went for the baked white chocolate cheesecake which was divine, it came with a dark chocolate sauce and a stem ginger biscuit base which was all quite delightful in a mouthful.
The brunch menu looks incredible too so I definitely need to go back another day.
After dessert we went exploring around the building and discovered the most amazing staircase complete with flower wall and neon as well as a cascading floral chandelier that flowed down from the window at the very top of the building.
There was quite a bit of traffic on the stairs as people stopped to take photos, I'm pretty sure that's going to become a regular thing!
Upstairs there is another dining area with beautiful light streaming in from the huge windows, plants in every corner and velvet at every turn.
To the left there's another gorgeous bar and snug area with flower arrangements hanging from the ceiling and all over the walls, ideal for a catch up over a bottle of prosecco. Banking that one for a 6 months time...
We really enjoyed our time at The Florist and will definitely be back again soon to try out the brunch menu and explore more of Liverpool. I'd thoroughly recommend the roast! The Florist would be the perfect location to get some gorgeous photos as well as just popping in for a cocktail and catch up.
For more information and to look at the menus, visit The Florist website here.
*Our meal was complimentary in return for an honest review and, as always, opinions are my own (and Lydia's in this case!).