Kitchen News – The London Carriage Works moves to the Fifth floor from Sunday 3 July to Thursday 7 July

New kitchen landscape

We’ve now been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for over 12 years, with an estimated two million plates of food served it’s high time for The London Carriage Works kitchen to receive its own TLC Work.

We are installing brand new shiny equipment, as you can imagine the chefs are cock-a-hoop. The good news for our guests is that from the afternoon of Sunday 3 July through to Thursday 7 July the restaurant operation will be moved up to the Fifth Floor – our room with a view!

To book a table call us on 0151 705 2222.


Dinner on the Fifth

Our Favourites – Sefton Park

Sefton Park

As recommended by Inday Anderson, Kitchen Assistant

A very popular 235 acres designated a grade Historic Park. The park was opened on 20 May 1872 “for the health and enjoyment of the townspeople”.  With the rapid growth of the city and cramped neighbourhoods it was recognised that a green space be created.  The park reflected the grandeur of the city during its mid-Victorian period when Liverpool was the second city of the Empire.

The park has a ‘gallops’ (very popular with today’s runners with a 2.2km circumference), a Grade II* Palm House, a replica of the Eros fountain and a replica of the Peter Pan statue – unveiled in the presence of JM Barrie himself.

I love walking through the park, it has so many different trees and views and I enjoy the seasons changing as the swans and ducks bring up their young ones.


Continuing our fabulous evenings of jazz


Friday 23 September, 7pm – £30
Includes a two course dinner and a glass of wine

Or, if you just want to come for the music, arrive from 8.00pm and pay £9 per ticket.

We will be joined by Genevieve Lamb and friends.

Genevieve is a leading figure in the North West Jazz Scene, host and founder of Parrjazz, a well-known and respected saxophonist / flautist.

Dinner will be served in The Residents’ Lounge.

To book
Call Lauren on 0151 709 3000 or email

Tickets are limited so book soon.

Our favourites – ‘Penelope’

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As recommended by Mary Colston, Director

By Jorge Pardo at Wostenholme Square in the Rope Walks area. This massive sculpture has ten giant weaving stalks ending in brightly coloured plexi glass spheres all illuminated at night. Pardo had two inspirations: the historical significance of the area itself, where long ropes were laid out in the surrounding streets to be dried and plated for the ships’ rigging and secondly, in Homer’s Odyssey, Ulysses’ faithful wife Penelope patiently waits for his return from the Trojan wars. She spurns persistent suitors by weaving all day and unravelling her work at night. A jolly name for a piece of public art, that itself makes me smile. I detour on my journey into town to walk under her, she thrills me. The square can get pretty lively with music and happenings and she cavorts alongside any revellers.

World’s biggest coffee morning – Friday 25th September

macmillan coffee morning

Coffee and Cake!

We’re taking part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” this Friday.  Pop into The London Carriage Works any time from 11am onwards for a coffee and a slice of delicious cake (made by our sweet patisserie team).

There’s no charge for the cake, we’re just taking donations for Macmillan.

See you there.

A Winemakers’ Dinner with Allegrini Wines

Allegrini Vineyard1

In association with Liberty Wines

Wednesday 30th September, 7pm
£95 per person

The Allegrini family has played a leading winemaking role in the Valpolicella region since the sixteenth century. They have been named Gambero Rosso’s Winery of the Year in the 2016 edition of the renowned guide Vini d’italia! A fantastic recognition of their continued commitment to producing impeccable wines. Gambert Rosso comments “The Estate’s vineyards now extend for more than one hundred hectares in the Valpolicella, distributed along the best exposed slopes in the appellation: indeed, Allegrini eschews the valley floor and pursues the freshness that only high elevations can provide, thus producing wines in a manner that is disciplined and beyond compromise.”

This is a ticketed event, to book call us on 0151 705 2222 or email

Take a look at the menu here.

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Wedding Showcase – Thursday 13th August


Come and see how we say ‘we do’!

Thursday 13th August,  6pm – 8pm

Our chic rooms and spaces will be all set up to give you an idea of your special day.

Free admission and no appointments needed.

For more information please call Lauren or Rosie on 0151 709 3000.

“Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day.  Everything was better than we imagined and our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been to.”
Will and Lynda, May 2015

“The day was perfect and we had the most amazing time, as did our guests. If we could do it all again, we would!’
Kingsley and Gemma, June 2015

our favourite places – liverpool central library

central library entrance dome


As recommended by Anastasija Zukova, Breakfast Supervisor

Britain’s first purpose built public lending library opened in Liverpool in 1860. After severe WW2 blitzing only the grade II* listed facade remained. In 2013 a rebuild behind this facade has produced a real wow factor of a space. Introduction of the 21st century spaces has included 14km of archives and some of the city’s historic treasures from the last 800 years on show. It’s a very beautiful and peaceful place to be.

Take a look at their website here.


cafe scientifique at hope street hotel


Café Scientifique is a forum for debating science issues and promoting public engagement with science. Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone “in the know”.

Meetings generally start with a short talk from the speaker, who is usually a scientist or a writer on science, followed by a short break for drinks. This is followed by a session of about an hour for questions and answers and general discussion. Cafés are free although a voluntary contribution may be asked for to cover any expenses. (It does not pay fees to a speaker).

Meetings take place once a month on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.30pm.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 8th July, 2015

Place: The Old Bookroom, Hope Street Hotel

Speaker: Professor Chris Collins, from the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University

The universe began over 13 billion years ago with the Big Bang and is expanding. Surprisingly, the expansion rate is accelerating. This has been explained by the idea of dark energy – energy that is otherwise not detected except for its gravitational effects. Claims of a large under density or void in the matter distribution on scales out to 300 million parsecs have recently been made using samples of galaxies. These results could have profound implications for the Big Bang providing an alternative explanation for the acceleration of the universe without the need for dark energy. In this talk Professor Chris Collins will discuss the results of an alternative test of the matter distribution on these large scales using clusters of galaxies, which provide an independent and powerful probe of large-scale structure. Professor Collins will also discuss the cosmological implications of these findings.

Biographical details about Professor Chris Collins may be found here>

Cafe Scientifique - Big Bang Expansion

Click here to go to the Cafe Scientifique website.

Please contact Michael Jackman, if intending to attend as places may be limited.


We have a new website!


You may have noticed a few changes around here… we’ve got a new website!

The new site has been designed to make it super easy to find the info you need and keep abreast of our latest offers.

Many thanks to the incredibly talented, good-looking and modest chaps at Draw & Code.