Liverpool?

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Liverpool?

Post by djewesbury » 13:30 Fri 26 Sep 2014

Anyone got recommendations for places (bars or restaurants) with half-decent port by the glass in Liverpool?
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Post by DRT » 01:16 Sat 27 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:Anyone got recommendations for places (bars or restaurants) with half-decent port by the glass in Liverpool?
I know quite a few really good restaurants on the south east side of Liverpool, about 200 miles from the city centre.
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Post by JacobH » 10:03 Sat 27 Sep 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Anyone got recommendations for places (bars or restaurants) with half-decent port by the glass in Liverpool?
I know quite a few really good restaurants on the south east side of Liverpool, about 200 miles from the city centre.
Or just 30 minutes on the train to Manchester...

The last time I was in Liverpool, I ended up eating in a Pizza Express so I would welcome any recommendations!
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Post by djewesbury » 10:04 Sat 27 Sep 2014

The reason I asked is precisely because it doesn't have a great reputation. I thought we were here, on the Forum, in a Reithian spirit, trying to inform, educate and entertain. Well here's a challenge. Which Derek has failed.
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Post by AW77 » 14:49 Sat 27 Sep 2014

I think that Reith is dead for quite along time now and that he wouldn't recognize today's BBC.

But back to the original question:
Perhaps you should do it the old-fashioned way and get a guide book on the city you're visiting. Such as this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wallpaper-City- ... guide+book

If you find a restaurant that sounds promising, check it's website for the wine list to see if they have any port. Or if the website is not informative enough, ring them up and ask them what they have.

Or you might want to use Tripadvisor to get restaurant recommendations and then proceed as described above.
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Post by djewesbury » 15:04 Sat 27 Sep 2014

André, you're on a roll. Yes this is a good research methodology! I was really looking for personal recommendations though, which people felt like sharing.
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Post by DRT » 20:47 Sat 27 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:The reason I asked is precisely because it doesn't have a great reputation. I thought we were here, on the Forum, in a Reithian spirit, trying to inform, educate and entertain. Well here's a challenge. Which Derek has failed.
I used my extensive experience of never having darkened the door of the great city of Liverpewl to answer the question.
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Post by DaveRL » 12:10 Sun 28 Sep 2014

The area around Moorfields and James Street Stations, and Dale St itself, are the more traditional business sectors, which I would guess more likely to have port. The last time I was there was many years ago, and it was a bit the worse for wear. A tenuous lead, but with the guide book idea a perhaps a start. Surely there must be somewhere with something acceptable?

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Post by PhilW » 13:07 Sun 28 Sep 2014

djewesbury wrote:I was really looking for personal recommendations though, which people felt like sharing.
Perhaps The Living Room might be worth a try? They have several locations, so it's not entirely clear exactly what is available at each, but I note that they have a range of aged steaks (including Chateaubriand in some) and some VP; specifically a Warre VP, year not specified, at £4.50/glass or £40/half-bottle, which may be good value.

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