• Liverpool, Slater Street

Next food residency revealed for Liverpool bar The Merchant

The next eatery to take up a residency at Slater Street venue The Merchant has been announced.

Liverpool’s own Cuban street food concept FINCA will move in to the city centre venue in September having spent the summer months in the Baltic Triangle’s Botanical Gin Garden.

The eatery, which serves up traditional Cuban sandwiches and tacos to barbecued meats and mariquitas, will follow in the footsteps of burger joint Patty Smith’s which took up the inaugural residency at the former Mello Mello site.

FINCA will officially take over the kitchen on Saturday 17 September with a special launch party, bringing beer garden entertainment from DJs.


Liverpool, Slater Street

Cuban tacos will be among the dishes served as FINCA takes up the next food residency at The Merchant


Michael Harrison, chef and co-founder of FINCA, says: “We are delighted to begin our second residency of the year at The Merchant – the past seven months at the Botanical Gin Garden have been fantastic.

“We’ve got lots of delicious menu additions and exciting events planned to take place at the venue – including a cubano and lobster evening. We can’t wait to get started, and we’re all looking forward to our launch on 17 September.”

Lewis Boardman, co-founder of The Merchant, adds: “Like many in Liverpool, we’ve been seriously impressed with FINCA’s Cuban street food offering and can’t wait for them to start serving from The Merchant.

“The launch party on Saturday 17 September is going to be a day you won’t want to miss so make sure you head down and grab a beer and a cubano!”

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