Probably the last thing you would ever consider would be to have a Sunday lunch at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum – but today’s visit would definitely change minds. The two course fixed menu at £19.95 per person represents absolutely astonishing value, given the quality – and quantity – of the cuisine. The Toby Carvery this isn’t – which is always a good thing.

I suppose the major problem facing the Dining Room’s is that when you think about lunch there you automatically think about the cafe. However, the Dining Room is a whole different proposition. Large, light and airy, it is a superb venue for a relaxing Sunday lunch, with charming views over the dockside.

If the view is agreeable, then the cuisine is adorable. This is Sunday lunch at its very best. The G had the wild mushroom leek and stilton pie, which certainly was a hit with her palate, as was the lovely cuts of beef and pork with myself. However, the true majesty has to be the vegetables – the garlic and thyme roast potatoes, the Chantenay carrots and the curly kale – all cooked to perfection.The high standard continued with our choice of deserts – a splendid, mouth watering apple tart and an exquisite raspberry and passion fruit pavlova, all light and crunchy.

Sunday Lunch Maritime Museum Liverpool

The coffees and the red wine were perfect supplements, the diet coke and orange juice were flat and lacked the sparkle of the meal. Perhaps the bottle top hadn’t been screwed on properly….It’s these little details that can detract from the overall experience, and needs to be policed.

My recommendation is to check out the Dining Rooms on a Sunday, as you won’t be disappointed. The team there are doing some really good culinary work, and deserve the support of the merseyside gastronauts. You now what they say? Use it, or lose it. And it needs to be the former…

To book your Sunday lunch Liverpool’s Martime Museum visit https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/dining/

Steve Kinrade