Lerpwl opens its doors at the Dock on Saturday the 12th September.

07th September, 2020

The wait is over: acclaimed chefs the Barrie Bros have confirmed that Lerpwl, their newest restaurant, will open its doors at the Dock on Saturday 12 September. Lerpwl is the elegant vision of brothers Ellis and Liam Barrie – the pair, originally from Liverpool, are founders of the Anglesey’s Marram Grass restaurant. 

Ellis Barrie shot to fame on BBC Two’s flagship Great British Menu – and you might have seen him more recently on BBC One’s reboot of Ready Steady Cook.

 “Liam and I jumped at the chance to open our new restaurant concept Lerpwl at the Dock – it feels like a real homecoming,” says Ellis. “Lerpwl’s style of cooking will feel both accessible and modern. We’ll bring you the finest ingredients from around the British Isles – their provenance and seasonality is key, the ingredients are the stars of the show here.”

© Lerpwl
© Lerpwl
© Lerpwl
© Lerpwl

The new split-level restaurant sits at the heart of the Britannia Pavilion, neighbouring foodie favourites Maray, Lunyalita and Rosa’s Thai Cafe. Its vision focuses on the links between Liverpool’s port and the rest of the British Isles and North Wales.

“The A55 is my ‘Silk Road’,” explains Ellis. “It connects Anglesey and North Wales to Merseyside and I want to bring the freshest produce to our Albert Dock restaurant.”

 Lerpwl’s menus will change with the seasons, making sure dishes are always fresh and unique. Diners will have the pick of several menus, with an à la carte tasting menu in the restaurant and relaxed menu, featuring creative cocktails in Margot’s and kitchen-side seating at the oyster bar. 

Lerpwl’s focus on seasonal, local food will include hand-dived oysters, Anglesey crab and 40-day-aged Red Poll beef alongside classics like Menai mussels and whole roast Anglesey duck.

Cocktails include the Paloma (a tweaked version of a Mexican favourite, comprising Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Creme De Peche and fresh grapefruit juice) and the Old Tobacco Dock – a smoky twist on a classic Old-Fashioned.

 The downstairs space wraps around an open kitchen, with an exclusive cocktail bar called Margot’s – named after Liam’s daughter – at the back. A spiral staircase leads to a private dining space named Albert’s, named after Ellis’s son. Seating up to 30, with a private bar, it’s perfect for a socially-distanced wedding breakfast or family celebration. At the top of the stairs, a DJ booth will soundtrack Liverpool’s dockside on weekends. 

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© Lerpwl

“We’re so excited to build on the success of Marram Grass,” adds Liam. “A lot of thought has gone into the interior decor, which features a black marble bar, bespoke Lerpwl crockery with Liverpool landmarks and furniture made on Anglesey. With Ellis’s stamp on the menu, his relationships with the best suppliers from across the UK and style of cooking, Lerpwl will take Liverpool and the UK by storm.”

 Bookings are live on