Dining at Mrs Danvers’ just got even spookier. The Port of Liverpool building cafe, named after the scary housekeeper in the novel Rebecca, has welcomed home its eponymous heroine in the form of a life-size painting.
Commissioned by owner Maria Rouge to celebrate the cafe’s second birthday, the painting will watch over diners as tuck into a selection of homemade treats.
“We wanted her eyes to follow you around the room,” explains Maria. “She’s fabulously spooky, just like in the film.”
Despite the name, the cafe itself couldn’t be more welcoming, with comfy armchairs and welcoming staff serving up hearts soups, sandwiches, quiches and a selection of homemade cakes.
Afternoon teas are a speciality, although due to the fresh ingredients required they do need to be booked in advance.
“The afternoon teas have been really popular,” says Maria. “In the two years we’ve been open we’ve build up a great group of regular customers, and we’re still getting new people coming in who have never been in the building before. Lots of people have read the book and seen the film, and they come in search of old Mrs Danvers. Now they can find her.”
Mrs Danvers’ Cafe – 0151 227 2533
Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1BY