From brunch in an old church with a gospel choir to football icons and sipping cocktails up on the roof, Signature Living offers a full range of bars, restaurants, hotels and venues.
When it comes to a Christmas meal with family or a catch up with friends, you’re spoilt for choice…
Alma de Cuba
One of the city’s most treasured hidden gems, Alma de Cuba on Seel Street was once St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. These days it’s a spectacular bar, restaurant and events space, currently on two floors, with a third floor coming soon to host up to 300 people for weddings and special events.
An award-winning bar, it also has a real focus on food, and its food menu encompasses a variety of fresh Cuban-inspired plates.
Don’t miss: The Sunday Service Gospel Brunch, with the stunning converted church settings making it one of the most unique brunch experiences in the city.
Festive menu: Alma de Cuba offers a broad selection of dishes, with twists on traditional favourites and plenty of choice. At £34.95 for adults, with children half price, there’s something for everyone.
Starters include roast parsnip and cauliflower soup and grilled chicken thigh with Romesco bread sauce, topped with toasted almonds and pimento.
While there’s the traditional roast turkey for a main course, served with all the trimmings, there’s also the option of prime beef rump fillet, or salmon with herb crushed potatoes. The vegetarian option is equally creative, with pumpkin orzo and a delicious goats’ cheese crumb.
From hearty Christmas pudding to a rich chocolate fondant, there’s plenty for desert too. For something more unusual, try the spiced orange polenta cake with citrus cream and tangy dried cranberries or a passion fruit posset with caraway seed shortbread.
Christmas Day menu: There’s a special menu on Christmas Day at £95 per head, including roasted parsnip soup, lobster roulade and wild seabass. The traditional option is Cheshire Turkey, wrapped in Parma ham stuffed with chestnut stuffing, served with goose fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, pigs in blankets and gravy. The puddings are real showstoppers too, with croquembouches, winter berry crème brûlée and a luxurious Christmas pudding. To finish, there’s a fourth course of local cheeses, served with port.
With its well-appointed dark wood bar and styling drinking and dining booths, the Bastion combines beautiful decor with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of legendary Liverpool football manager Bill Shankly OBE in the hotel that bears his name, as you sip on cocktails and tuck into home-cooked hearty food.
It’s perfect for football lovers, but there’s also plenty to tempt the food lover too, with a wide-ranging menu, excellent afternoon tea offer and a well-stocked bar. The staff greet everyone with a smile and clearly love what they do, offering everyone the warmest of welcomes.
Don’t miss: Delve into the personal and professional life of Bill Shankly as you discover some of the football manager’s most treasured memorabilia, which is displayed throughout the restaurant.
Festive menu: The Bastion has a choice of menus this Christmas, including the set business lunch menu. For just £14.95, it offers spiced pumpkin velouté, with Parmesan, truffle and seeds, plus a main course option of Cheshire turkey breast with all the trimmings, or Indian spiced cauliflower röstis, with grilled halloumi, sprouting winter greens and glazed piccolo parsnips.
This is all rounded off with a rich dark chocolate tart with Amaretto Anglaise and blood orange sorbet.
Christmas Day menu: There’s a real creativity about The Bastion’s Christmas Day menu, offering hearty favourites with a twist of imagination.
For £79 per person, or half price for children, it offers a choice of four starters – spiced tomato and red pepper soup, confit duck leg croqette, passionfruit-cured gravadlax or delicious goats’ cheese baklava.
For the main course, diners can choose from sea bass fillet, Cheshire turkey breast with all the trimmings, sirloin of beef or slow roasted butternut squash.
Puddings are similarly indulgent, with a wide range of options, including favourites such as chocolate marquise or there’s traditional Christmas pudding or a selection of cheeses from the North West, served with biscuits, celery, grapes and chutney.
The historic 30 James Street hotel is also known as home of the Titanic, due it once being the headquarters of the White Line shipping company, the world-famous shipping company behind the RMS Titanic. The award winning hotel offers a taste of the glamour and elegance found on board the company’s famous cruise liners, from its award-winning spa through to its rooms and function spaces, and its rooftop restaurant, Carpathia.
Don’t miss: Carpathia’s stunning Champagne bar, where you can head out to the terrace where you can enjoy Liverpool’s magnificent skyline, docklands and sunset each evening.
30 James Street Christmas Day menu: The hotel and the restaurant are open on Christmas Day and offers a menu full of seasonal favourites for £79 for adults, or half price for children. Starters include spiced tomato and red pepper soup, confit duck leg croquette and hot smoked salmon rillettes.
There are plenty of choices for the main course too, with a pan-fried sea bass fillet, 0r classic Cheshire turkey breast with all the trimmings. There’s also beef with Yorkshire pudding and crisp duck fat potatoes or butternut squash with cranberry, chestnut and pistachio stuffing.
Puddings include glazed lemon tart, traditional Christmas pudding or a range of local cheeses, served with all the traditional accompaniments.
Carpathia Christmas Day menu: On Christmas Day, Carpathia will be serving a five course tasting menu. For £89 per adult and £49 for children (over 12s only) it has a luxurious offering, full of seasonal flavours. To start, there’s a mulled cider and white onion soup, with a Granny Smith apple crisp, followed by pan-fried scallop, cauliflower textures and broccoli emulsion.
Course three is a turkey fillet, served with pancetta, chestnut puree and picked sprouts, before it’s onto pudding for chocolate Marquise, chocolate jelly and bitter chocolate sorbet, followed by a selection of locally-sourced cheese, with grapes, celery, sweet fig chutney and crackers