Bitesize News #14: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up (Aug 2017)

Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up

Edition #14 – August 2017

Words by Lawrence Saunders

Scandinavian inspired eatery heading to Hanover Street

Bitesize News - MALMO MAT:KAFFE

A new Scandinavian inspired eatery is set to open this month on Hanover Street.

MALMO MAT:KAFFE will replace cult favourite Lox & Caper in the Merseyside Youth Association building.

The menu is based around rye-laden open sandwiches (smørrebrød), breakfast platters, colourful salads, fresh bagels and homemade crepes.

Malmo’s Amy Kirkpatrick and Jessie van Breemen say they are aiming to deliver a “delicious Scandinavian inspired food and drink experience with a laid back and authentic café feel”.

Restaurant plan for former Allerton Road jewellers

Bitesize News - 109 Allerton

A well-known former jewellers on Allerton Road is to become a new restaurant.

Plans to convert W J Gibney and Son into the area’s latest eatery have been given the go ahead by Liverpool City Council.

Previous customers of the long-standing family business, which closed in October 2016 after over 35 years, reportedly included Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler and the former Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock.

Proposals for ‘109 Allerton’ include the construction of a single storey extension on the side/rear.

Buyers Club fundraiser for Smithdown Road Festival

A special fundraiser is taking place at Buyers Club to help the organisers of the Smithdown Road Festival.

Liverpool band Hushtones has put together a night of live music for 18 August which will feature performances from Jo Mary, A Lovely War, Flightworks and The Floormen.

The Smithdown Road Festival, which took place earlier this year, was left facing a £20,000 bill after the event’s main sponsor pulled out.

Musicians performed across 15 different stages over the May Day bank holiday, including headliner Dave McCabe.

Gigs took place at bars and restaurants up and down Smithdown Road including The Brookhouse, Kelly’s Dispensary, Evil Eye Beer and Burrito Shack, and Caffee Oro.

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About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at or by phone on 0151 709 3871.