Not one to turn down lunch in the sun, I went to check out the Malmaison Summer Menu, enjoying a quiet spot during a busy weekend in Liverpool.
There’s not a weekend goes by that there isn’t something wonderful happening in Liverpool. This weekend there was the annual Brazilica Fest, Wayne Hemingway’s Fine Tuned festival at the Royal Albert Dock, and the return of the Pier Head village bringing all the fun of the fair to the feet of the Three Graces. But when you want to find a chilled out spot in the sun near to the Waterfront, the hidden gem of Malmaison Liverpool’s terrace is the place to be. I went to check out the Malmaison summer menu, all in the name of summer research.
Chez Mal, the bar and brasserie on the ground floor of Liverpool’s Malmaison hotel, is the go-to place for weddings, afternoon teas, and as the perfect base for a sightseeing or shopping weekend in Liverpool. It’s popular with all ages, whether hotel guests or just popping in, but it’s only recently that I discovered they had an outside terrace. Nestled between the two Mersey tunnels and away from the main road at Princes Dock, the Malmaison terrace overlooks the quiet dock basin and enjoys a few passers-by but no crowds.
On the day we visited, a Saturday afternoon, there was a guitarist on the terrace which added to the holiday vibe.
The food, as usual, was nicely presented, tasty and about the right portion sizes. I chose the pâté, cassoulet and what I called a ‘tidy little pudding’ for dessert. 3 courses will set you back £24.95. Having enjoyed their afternoon teas and cocktails I’d be happy to go back to the Malmaison especially for drinks and a bit to eat on the terrace.
Book your visit to try the Malmaison summer menu here.
Thank you to Helen and the team at Malmaison Liverpool who invited me along to try the summer menu in exchange for my impartial coverage.