A nautical theme

Before the pandemic I would travel a fair bit for work and stay overnight in cities across the UK. In August last year I had a meeting in Liverpool and was staying at The Liner Hotel. 

This hotel has a real nautical theme to it, complete with portholes in reception as well as extensive use of blue and white in the rooms.

Having arrived quite late into Liverpool I decided I really should get something to eat. I initially thought about eating at the hotel, then thought I would find somewhere cheaper in the heart of the city. As I looked around the place I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted and walked round for a bit. I didn’t really know what I wanted so never actually could decide what I wanted. In the end, as it was getting late I went back to the hotel and decided to have a late dinner there.

The welcome was warm and friendly. The place wasn’t very busy (well it was quite late) and I looked over the menu. I started off with some halloumi and felafel kebabs.

These were very nice and well presented.

For my main course I went with a favourite of mine lamb rump.

This was served with cabbage and some very nice, but brightly coloured, beetroot gnocchi. It was a little salty for my taste, but was cooked well and an interesting dish to look at and taste.

I ran out of time for pudding, but I was quite full as well. I did in fact really quite enjoy my meal.


I had arrived in Liverpool for a conference, and though I had been there before I didn’t really know the area too well.

After parking the car and dropping off my luggage at the conference venue, I headed off to get some decent coffee. There was only instant coffee in my room, and well all now that is not really coffee!

There was quite a choice as I walked down Hardman Street, but 92° caught my eye and though it was near to their closing time I popped in for a flat white.

I had a lovely warm welcome from the staff and the environment was relaxing and the kind of place I like, what with assorted wooden furniture and leather seating. The building benefits from high ceilings and full height windows that fill the room with light.

As for the coffee, that was delicious.