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Sauce sensations and the power of pickles…

18 September 2014 by Stacey

A jar of yellow Piccalill and tall bottle of brown sauce

Sheeran’s Brown Sauce and Piccalilli

Ben Sheeran, Head Chef at National Museums Liverpool, looks ahead to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which takes place on 19, 20 and 21 September. Here he blogs about the joys of pickles and sauces.

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Preparing for Liverpool Food Fest with British classics…

10 September 2014 by Stacey

Bowl of Scouse

Ben Sheeran, Head Chef at National Museums Liverpool, looks ahead to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which takes place on 19, 20 and 21 September.

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Port Sunlight Village 125th anniversary, celebrate with us at this weekends festival

19 September 2013 by Stacey

cream-tea-for-blog

We’ve been getting preparations underway here at Lady Lever Art Gallery cafe for this weekend’s Port Sunlight Festival. It’s a very significant anniversary this year as the village is 125 years young and there’s a whole host of traditional entertainment going on from vintage cars to Edwardian street theatre. We’re getting quite excited already. Read more…

‘From our larder to yours…’ stock up at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

3 September 2013 by Stacey

Homemade Brown Sauce

With the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival coming up this weekend, here’s a blog from Helen Baxter our Restaurant Manager at the Maritime Dining Rooms:

‘This week at the Maritime Dining Rooms we’ve been getting ourselves ready for the Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park this weekend. Our team of chefs have been putting the finishing touches to our range of homemade condiments for you to sample and stock up on. Read more…

Bank holiday barbeque at the waterfront

22 August 2013 by Stacey

BBQ

BBQ

Here’s a post from Ben Sheeran our Head Chef:

‘With Liverpool International Music Festival just around the corner I’m getting quite excited. I’m starting to plan and prepare the marinades for our August bank holiday weekend barbeque too which we are holding to coincide with the festival.

Although I can’t go and watch the bands myself, I’ll be working this weekend, I may actually have the best vantage point for the waterfront stages. As head chef for the museums my kitchen is situated on the 4th floor of the Maritime Museum just behind the Maritime Dining Rooms. As such I have one of the best views of the waterfront looking out towards the Three Graces. Most people I know are quite enviable of the views I enjoy on a daily basis. They certainly help inspire me with my recipes too.  Read more…

The Irish Connection

16 March 2012 by Lucy

Tomorrow is one of my favourite days of the year (except for Christmas and Derby Day). It’s St Patrick’s Day, and if you’re not in Ireland, Liverpool really is one of the best places to celebrate.

The early 19th Century saw half a million Irish people settle in the city, and the country’s music and culture has thrived here ever since. So much so, that we have our own Irish Festival, which takes place in October each year. Read more…

The Indefatigables

12 October 2010 by stepheng

statue of a boy in naval uniform

An Indefatigable cadet – image courtesy of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo

I was a very picky eater until I was 17 but all mysteriously changed when we moved house and my appetite gradually improved.

Now there are just three things I won’t eat – tripe, brawn or butterbeans.

These boys’ appetites were helped by working hard in the sea air – great remedies for feeling out of sorts. Even this grub – disgusting as it may now seem – was probably wolfed down with relish.

Both were former warships – one powered by sail and the other by steam – before becoming the training ship Indefatigable, a familiar sight on the Mersey for more than 75 years. Read more…

Mother’s Day at the Maritime Dining Rooms

11 March 2010 by davidl

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s nothing nicer than going out for a scrumptious meal in a stunning setting, so why not treat your mum to a delicious lunch at the Maritime Dining Rooms? There’s a special offer of four courses with tea and coffee for just £17.95. Visit our website to see the enticing menu in full.

A woman being kissed on the cheek by a girl with pink bows in her hair

Treat your mum to a delicious lunch this Mother’s Day

You can also go for the full afternoon tea for two with a bottle of Astoria Lounge Prosecco for just £25.00. To make a reservation call (0151) 478 4056 or pop up to the Maritime Dining Rooms.

Take a look at our great range of Mother’s Day e-cards – send a work of art this Mother’s Day, or send our Mummy to yours! Read more…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Afternoon Tea

3 February 2010 by davidl

A table with wine and assortment of cakes

Enjoy a romantic afternoon tea on Valentine’s Day

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your beloved than a romantic meal at the Michelin Guide 2010 listed Maritime Dining Rooms?

Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Astoria Lounge Prosecco for only £25. This special offer is only available on Sunday 14 February – see the afternoon tea page for the full menu.

The full Sunday lunch menu and children’s menu will still be available alongside the fresh new Spring menu. Booking is advisable: to book or for enquiries please call the Maritime Dining Rooms on 0151 478 4056. 

Located on the fourth floor of the Grade I-listed Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Dining Rooms offers stunning views over the city. Executive chef Nigel Paul Smith’s menu celebrates British and local produce, combining classic flavours with modern presentation. Read more…

Christmas at sea

21 December 2009 by stepheng

Poster of an oven

Wilson’s cooking apparatus poster. Image courtesy Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

I enjoy cooking and this weekend helped prepare a traditional Christmas meal for six at Lowlands, the Victorian mansion in Liverpool where I am a trustee.

You do not need a great deal of space to cook a good meal – I once went on a French submarine for breakfast and was amazed at the tiny galley. They dished up their own Gallic version of black puddings.

Good food is very important at sea both to seafarers and passengers and this is even more so over Christmas for those who find themselves away from traditional family gatherings. Read more…

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