The team behind Liverpool’s popular Bistro Jacques and The Hub Alehouse & Kitchen is lining up new Hope Street and Bold Street restaurants.
Bistro Qui? will add to the city centre’s two thriving foodie hotspots with two brand new culinary concepts this spring.
The Refinery is expected to open in March, bringing ‘world tapas’, real ales and cocktails to the ground floor of the newly built student accommodation development on the corner of Hope Street and Myrtle Street.
Then due to open in April, Peruvian street kitchen-style restaurant and bar Chicha will fill the former Ran fashion store on Bold Street with its South American small plate menu.
Peruvian beers, cocktails and a wide range of regional brandy known as Piscos will be served alongside the food.
Mark Friend, managing director of Bistro Qui? which currently has five eateries across the city centre including Bistro Franc, Bistro Pierre and Button Street Smokehouse, says: “Bistro Qui? presently has a management team in Peru researching the local food and drink scene to nail the authenticity of the concept.”
Work is now underway to fit out both new restaurants, which are said to be part of the company’s expansion plans following a strong performance in the past few years.
Mark and fellow director Stephen Slater, who launched their first venture more than 12 years ago with Bistro Pierre, already have another Bistro Jacques in Shrewsbury and are said to be continuing to look for further sites around Liverpool, Chester, Manchester and Leeds.