Lots of restaurants offer pre-show menus, but few are as much of an event in their own right as Wheeler’s of St James’s. Marco Pierre White’s restaurant at the Pullman Hotel Liverpool is just a stone’s throw from ACC Liverpool and the M&S Bank Arena, making it the ideal venue for a pre-show meal and drink.
The early evening menu is beautifully seasonal, with highlights including roasted tomato soup, confit duck leg and a selection of local cheeses, and offers great value, with two courses and a glass of wine for £20 per person.
Running from 5-7pm, it offers a light and super-fresh seafood dish or heartier options for chillier nights – sometimes only comfort food will do – Marco has a choice to fit the bill.
Wheeler’s of St. James’s is a nod to the original Wheeler’s which was established in 1856 and was credited with being the “world’s oldest and finest fish brand.” There’s parking onsite and if you really want to make a night of it, book in for lunch, go and see a show and then stay overnight in the luxurious hotel rooms.
If you’d rather choose from the A La Carte menu, favourites include coque de boeuf, oysters Rockefeller and Mr White’s Shepherds Pie. Seafood is the key component of the menu, with classic recipes from the original Wheeler’s and other dishes that have been re-worked by Marco.
Wheeler’s reputation has been built on seafood, however the menu offers a variety of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes too.
Wheeler’s of St James’s, The Pullman Hotel, Kings Dock, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4FP, 0151 945 10 10, www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk.
Nearest Merseyrail station: James Street