Oh we do like to be beside the seaside.
There’s just something about the Great British seaside- the sea breeze, excuse to eat plenty of ice cream and feel the sand between your toes. It’s not a summer holiday abroad, but we’ll take it. Bringing the most-loved elements of the seaside, the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool will be transformed this July and August.
From pastel striped bunting and giant deckchairs, to nostalgic seaside flavours including chip cones and ice cream tubs to enjoy in hand as you stroll around the dock’s historic waterfront, this seaside has never looked so good. Visitors can head to Anchor or Mermaid Courtyard for a selfie in one of the giant deckchairs and enjoy tastes of the seaside with specials from the dock restaurants and bars.
Pick up a chip cone from Docklands Fish & Chips or Cajun popcorn shrimp from Revolution, or get a sweet fix with a tub of Italian-style gelato from Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, or sugar coated churros from Revolucion de Cuba. You certainly won’t go hungry here!
Plus, a trip to the seaside wouldn’t be complete without sampling the very best catch of the day, and the dock’s resident seafood specialists, Lerpwl, are taking the flavours of the seaside to a whole new level. Taking place across two sittings on August 5, Ellis Barrie and his team will host a five or ten course tasting menu for lunch or dinner showcasing the freshest seafood around, exquisitely paired with local, seasonal produce, with 10% off the food bill going to the Fisherman’s Mission charity.
Liverpool’s favourite gin & pizza bar, Turncoat Bar, has a new summer programme overflowing with summer cocktails, gin tastings and new gin launches. Even better than a traditional end-of-the-pier show, it will be bringing a whole lot of laughs to the dock with its new free monthly comedy nights, launching on August 8.
After a day in the sunshine, a cocktail from the dock’s curated sundowner cocktail list will be the perfect refreshment. Get an outdoor table and sip on a Coconut Island Mojito from Rosa’s Thai Café, a Gin Sour from One O’Clock Gun, or a refreshing long L8 Hold Up from The Long Shot.
There will also be plenty of activities taking place over Canal & River Trust’s Wellbeing Weekender from August 20-22. This fun-filled, free weekend will offer a whole host of water-based activities, boat trips and much more, and as a finale to the seaside celebrations, the dock will be putting the spotlight on the ultimate summer wine by hosting its first ever Rosé Festival on August bank holiday, with more details to be announced over the coming weeks.
For more information about this seaside event head to the Royal Albert Dock website.