Dash opens its doors on Victoria Street

Dash Liverpool
Dash Liverpool

After a multi-million pound transformation, Dash Liverpool has opened. The Victoria Street site, formerly Living Room and Sugar Hut, has been remodelled and redesigned. New owners, The 15 Group, have retained the restaurant’s familiar stairway entrance, leading up to glass doors etched with the Dash signature.

The restaurant menu features Pan Asian influenced dishes and small plates, while the bar will serve spirits and beers alongside Dash’s signature New York-themed cocktail list.

The list, which comes in a hardback book style, has been created by cocktail consultant and Living Room alumni Tom Jones. His mixes will take customers on a journey through the decades and fashions from Cuban and Prohibition to Manhattan and Disco.

Customers are welcomed with a huge 10metre-plus bar with full-length spirit display and bar stool seating, with restaurant banquettes and stand-alone tables for 125 covers to the left, opposite a spacious bar area and curved booth seating.

The DJ box with backlit Dash signage creates a focal point to the right of the entrance, alongside one of two semi-circular feature booths each seating up to 12.

Italian Carrera marble has been used for walls and pillars to give the space a timeless classic backdrop, accentuated with crystal chandeliers.

Inside, a colour scheme of blossom and teal contrasts with black and white diamond flooring throughout.

A private dining room offers a sophisticated setting for private parties of up to 36 guests, perfect for a special occasion party or business lunch. The room has its own dedicated server and a ceiling filled with high and low hanging chandeliers.

Every detail has been thought of, from white linen napkins with the Dash signature to hand-finished rose gold Owen Drew candles on each of the tables. Even in the bathrooms, the luxury doesn’t stop with Jo Malone, Kilian and Tom Ford toiletries for men and women by Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar.

Dean Jones, co-owner of The 15 Group, said the architect-led design had been inspired by his own European trip.

“I was in Paris and went into this particular bar and was absolutely blown away by it,” he explains. “We knew we wanted to do something with Dash that had never been done in Liverpool before and when I saw it I thought, this is it.”

General manager Ameer Kirby adds: “The restaurant is stunning so we want our guests to come and have a diverse and unique dining experience in a comfortable but luxurious environment.”