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Gino D’Acampo Is Opening A Brand New Restaurant And Panoramic Sky Bar In Liverpool

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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It’ll be his second venue in Liverpool.

Following the success of Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant Liverpool on Castle Street, beloved TV chef D’Acampo has teamed up with INNSiDE Liverpool on a brand new Italian dining experience – which is opening this September.

Forming part of a new, exclusive partnership between INNSiDE by Meliá, part of Spain’s largest hotel group Meliá Hotels International, the new restaurant will be known as Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street, and is set to bring a further touch of style to the city, serving Mediterranean cuisine and premium drinks in a chic and contemporary setting. 

Credit: INNSiDE Liverpool, Gino D’Acampo

The new opening will feature a beautiful, open-plan 200-cover restaurant, an impressive open theatre style kitchen, two private dining rooms, and a 60-cover long bar within the hotel’s impressive open bar and lounge, for both hotel and restaurant guests to enjoy. It also promises to be one of the city’s most desirable locations, with local resident DJ’s further elevating the atmosphere from day to night.

If that wasn’t all, there will also be a new 360-degree sky bar run by the Gino D’Acampo team and situated on the top floor of the hotel. The sky bar will have a huge contemporary terrace featuring unrivalled views over Liverpool and the River Mersey. 

Located on the 18th floor of the impressive new hotel, the 360 Sky Bar promises to be one of the most coveted venues upon launch, providing enviable panoramic views of the city and beyond.  On a clear day guests can expect to see as far as the Welsh mountains, with all of the city’s famous landmarks in spectacularly sharp focus.

A first look at the menu of the beautiful 100-cover venue reveals a cocktail list that will have you lusting for the weekend or an indulgent after work drink, complemented by an inviting list of Italian small plates, Cicchetti, perfect for date nights, an indulgent bite over business, or enjoyed with family and friends.

Created by Gino’s expert team of mixologists, cocktail enthusiasts will find an impressive mix of classic and signature Sky Bar drinks available, including a Bellini; Aperol spritz; Hugo spritz – a blend of Fiorente elderflower, lime, mint and Prosecco; Negroni ‘Sbagliato’ – Campari with Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Prosecco; and the Italian chef’s own personal favourite, a Negroni. There will also be an extensive selection of wine, sparkling wine and champagne to complement the menu, all selected by the 360 Sky Bar’s sommeliers, alongside a generous range of spirits and artisan Italian beers.

The Cicchetti menu may, by nature, be built around small plates, but they promise to make a big impression. Split into five sections – stuzzichini, pesche, carne, vegetariani, and dolci, the list is impressive.  Signature dishes include scallops, vermouth, lemon and parsley; salmon tartare, avocado, chilli and capers;  burrata panzanella (v); and pork belly, radicchio and hazelnuts amongst others.

For those looking for a light accompaniment to their drink, guests can enjoy a little taste of Italy with Gino’s Cerignola olives, freshly baked Italian breads and basil pesto dip, and a selection of Italian bruschetta. All baked items are made from scratch and using the finest hand-picked ingredients by Gino’s in-house team of pastry chefs and bakers.

Guests with a sweet tooth and in search of an afternoon treat enjoyed with a classic Neapolitan coffee can enjoy a panna cotta with blackberries and honeycomb, bombolini (Italian doughnuts), affogato or Gino’s own personal favourite, tiramisù.

Plus, those visiting the hotel for celebrations or business can also enjoy a taste of the chef’s culinary expertise with a number of banquet and delegate menus, available to experience in all seven of INNSiDE Liverpool’s adaptable meeting rooms. These include the Big Idea Space, The News Room, The Printing Press and The Post Room; providing a nod to the building’s heritage as the the former Echo and Daily Post building.

In addition, the 207-room lifestyle hotel offers an eclectic home-from-home feel for guests to explore Liverpool’s city centre, and features upgraded rooms including 25 studio rooms, 26 townhouse suites and one condo suite with a separate bedroom, living space and dining area.

Credit: INNSiDE Liverpool, Gino D’Acampo

In addition, the 207-room lifestyle hotel offers an eclectic home-from-home feel for guests to explore Liverpool’s city centre, and features upgraded rooms including 25 studio rooms, 26 townhouse suites and one condo suite with a separate bedroom, living space and dining area.

Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street and panoramic 360 Sky Bar launches at INNSiDE Liverpool on September 13 and will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 7am to 11.30pm, every day.  The 360 Sky Bar will be open from 12pm daily and open until midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends.For more information and to make a booking head to the restaurant’s website here.

INNSiDE Liverpool, Old Hall Street, NE1 3BE

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