Liverpool is to get a new restaurant, where staff will sing and dance as they serve diners their food. Mulholland bar and restaurant in Ropewalks, is the latest bar and restaurant concept devised by Signature Living, the Liverpool based hotel and restaurant operator.
On Thursday this week, the eatery will open on Seel Street with a team of 16 actors, dancers and singers.
Modelled along the same lines as the famous Ellen Stardust diner in New York, every member of the waiting team is a singer and performer. With a family friendly menu of classic American food, it offers wraps, bagels, pizza, hot dogs and much more for the ultimate Broadway style diner experience.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – coloured nachos, a tasty slice of the Spice Girls Pizza to the mouthwatering Justin Bieberque style shredded chicken breast with the famous Mulholland Bieberque sauce. Each dish comes with its own tongue in cheek power ballad, film theme tune or musical chorus line. With a play on musical themes expect anything from Cajun Feel The Love Tonight – Don’t Cry For Me Margherita – A Tuna Matata – You Cant Stop The Beef – Supercalifragilisticexpiavocado – Park This Way to Good Morning Baltimore.
Mulholland also brings its own tasty slice of the Spice Girls with the Mulholland Spice Girls Pizza’s including Baby Slice – Scary Slice – Posh Slice – Sporty Slice and of course no pizza can be complete without the fiery Ginger Slice. Deserts and sweets are a real treat with a Total Eclipse Of The Tart – Hopelessly Devoted To Goo and Your’e The Scone That I Want! Each sizzling dish is topped off with a dazzling power ballad to a classical Disney style chorus line sung by one of the amazing Mulholland singing waiters.
Each of the singing waiters were auditioned by Signature Living MD Kris Mochrie. All have with either performed in musical theatre shows and stage productions or are currently studying at various performing arts colleges across Liverpool including LIPA, Liverpool Theatre School, RARE, John Moore’s University, Van Netten school of performing arts and MAD.
Commenting ahead of the launch MD Kris Mochrie says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our cast of singing waiters to the Mulholland dining experience in what we believe is the UK’s first ever dedicated singing waiters diner. All of our waiting staff are all local performing arts and drama students at various performing arts academies and colleges throughout the city. It’s truly amazing that we have such amazing and talented homegrown stars in our city and coming through our doors to entertain and perform for our diners.
“Mulholland will definitely bring some Broadway glamour and stardust along with musical theatre, power ballads and chorus lines to the city.
“We think this is the perfect way to promote our amazing performing arts talent across the city. From famous movie soundtracks, to the very best 80s style power ballads and Disney hits, our 16 singing waiters will give dazzling performances set against a backdrop of an authentic New York Broadway style diner experience.
“Whats really exciting about Mulholland is that diners will also get to see some of the future music and theatre stars of tomorrow who may well go on to tread the boards of the West End and maybe one day Broadway…”
Mulholland bar and restaurant is situated in the film themed Arthouse Hotel. Mixing retro Hollywood and Broadway musical styles with a party vibe, the Arthouse hotel is renowned for its movie inspired and themed rooms – from the Alfred Hitchcock classics of Birds & Vertigo to Stage Fright, Mary Poppins to Chicago, boldly decorated rooms recreate the pop art film era of Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, Marilyn Monroe and 15 Minutes Of Fame.