Wednesday 7 November 2018

Wreckers Bar and Brasserie 1593 @ Leasowe Castle

I live on a peninsula called The Wirral, and most of the blog-related things I get invited to are over in Liverpool - so I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to Leasowe Castle, right here on the paradise peninsula, for the new menu launches of the Wreckers Bar and Brasserie 1593. I took my mum with me, and we had such a lovely time.

I got there and was immediately shown into the Wreckers Bar, which is all soft ambient lighting and comfy high-backed leather booths - the staff were lovely and I umm-ed and ahh-ed over the cocktail menu for ages before finally settling on a Pink Pearl cocktail. It was gorgeous: gin shaken with rhubarb and custard curd, topped with a raspberry foam and finished off with some home made candy floss. It looked and tasted AMAZING. My mum was late (shocker) and opted for their twist on a Pina Colada which she said was delicious, and came with a gold-wrapped chocolate coin on the top. Just such wonderful attention to detail, and the bar itself is so relaxing.

We were then taken through the Brasserie 1593, which again has low lighting and comfy but elegant-looking seating, and we were treated to a glass of wine each to go alongside our cocktails. Then it was time for the food, and we were not disappointed! To start, they brought out a selection of bruschetta (the tomato, basil & mozzarella one was my favourite) and a selection of filled croquettes, my favourite being the ham/spring onion/potato one, as well as some deep friend ravioli which isn't my thing but was still really nice. The food was tasty and warm and really well presented, and then it was time for our mains......

I'd chosen the salt and pepper chicken burger which comes with salad, skinny fries and spicy mayo. Sometimes I find salt & pepper flavouring to be too spicy for me but this one was spot on, and the chips were gorgeous too. It was such a nice autumnal meal, filling but not so much as to leave you stuff, and I really enjoyed it. Mum went for the lamb and mint ravioli in tomato sauce with parmesan cheese, and she said it was lovely. Top marks, guys. The staff couldn't do enough for us, which was amazing to see, and they were really keen to know our thoughts throughout the meal.

Once we'd both finished our mains, pudding came out - a little trio of three of the dessert options: the chocolate brownie, the apple & treacle tart, and the banana toffee Eton mess. What a dream, they were all completely delicious and the perfect way to round off such a lovely meal!

Thank you SO much to Leasowe Castle for inviting us over for dinner and cocktails - I'd never actually been to the castle before and I was so pleasantly surprised. The team there are amazing and run a tight ship, and the food and drink is delicious. Head to their website if you want to know more.

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