The Titanic hotel isn’t only home to a fantastic, relaxing spa, stylish rooms, an epic rum bar and spectacular views, it also has its very own fine dining restaurant, established in its own right as Stanley’s bar and grill, in which, whether you’re staying in the hotel or not, you can enjoy a three course meal from their creative but also classically British a la carte style menu, whilst looking over the stunning and historical Colonnades.
Stanley’s bar and grill serves up great quality, locally sourced ingredients all featured on a timeless menu full of old favourites. This is also a place for steak lovers, with a wide selection of steak cuts, all grilled and served with a wide choice of accompaniments. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic date night or caters fantastically well to larger parties looking to experience Liverpool’s finest hangouts.
Visiting the Titanic is a VIP experience from start to finish. From the friendly, professional service, to the floor to ceiling windows looking out over the water, this is the perfect place to celebrate that special occasion and celebrate it in style. We were sat at a table next to the window and served large glasses of crisp white house wine as we looked at the evening’s menu offerings.
The selection was small but well put together and to start we went for the chicken liver parfait and the parmesan risotto cakes. The parfait was smooth and packed full of flavour, complemented by tangy chutney and spread perfectly onto warm toast, just what you’d expect from a pate style starter. We likened the risotto cakes to the Italian dish Arancini and these were full of creamy parmesan, melting in the mouth whilst still holding a super crisp outer shell. With three on the plate there were more than enough to wet the appetite, ready for our mains.
We were topped up with wine and left chatting and enjoying the hotel and restaurant’s gorgeous setting. It’s easy to see why a night’s stay at the venue is hard to come by and so sought after by both locals and visitors to Liverpool. Just as we were discussing how fantastic the spa facilities look, our parmesan risotto topped with parmesan crisps and pan-fried salmon with bulgur wheat and roasted vegetables arrived. The main dishes were presented beautifully, the rustic style crockery in perfect keeping with the décor and stylish design of the hotel.
The pan-fried salmon was just how it should be, succulent with a subtle fishy flavour and a salty, crispy skin. Like the starter, the parmesan risotto was also perfectly cooked; smooth, rich and velvety topped delicately with sweet parmesan crisps. It was obvious that both dishes had been expertly put together and really made for an unforgettable and luxurious dining experience.
Never ones to refuse dessert, we opted for the sticky toffee pudding (as recommended highly by our server) and the Rum and chocolate mousse (our visit to the Titanic coincided with national rum day and as the venue is renowned for their range of rum, it seemed apt). Both desserts were small but oh so indulgent with the smooth mousse packed full of toasted hazelnuts for a wonderful crunch. Our two dessert dishes were the perfect end to a fantastic, flavour-packed fine dining meal and ending the night with a glass of wine on the terrace made for a truly enjoyable experience.
We can’t wait to return to try out more dishes on the menu and whether you’re from Liverpool or travelling into the city, we’d definitely recommend the trip to this fantastically historic venue!