Wine bar and restaurant lined up for London Road

A new wine bar and restaurant has been proposed for London Road under plans submitted to Liverpool City Council.

Permission to convert the vacant 152 London Road, which has previously served as a building society and gymnasium, into a food and drink venue is being sought.

The new establishment is envisioned as restaurant serving both Oriental and European food, with a bar offering English and continental wines and beers in the basement below.

Apartments occupy the floors above the building, which sits on the corner of London Road and Anson Street, and a cluster of shops surrounds it.

A statement issued to the council reads: “The ground floor will operate as a European and Oriental style restaurant providing authentic and traditional meals with access to the basement where the newly formed wine bar will offer and provide a great variety of English and continental beers and wines.

“The basement will be accessible from both the restaurant and its own access door along Anson Street.”

London Road was one of Liverpool’s busiest nightlife districts in the 1960s, but has since struggled to compete with other parts of the city centre which have undergone regeneration.

The area surrounding the application site, however, is gaining popularity among the student demographic.

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