The last time we spoke about Wreckfish the restaurant was hypothetical. Now it’s real.
If you’re late to the Wreckfish story, it has followed Gary Usher; restaurateur, entrepreneur and pyromaniac. Back in February Gary and his team took on the derelict 19th century watchmakers in the Ropewalks area. The building currently lays in between such atmosphere and energy you may have walked past it a million times without even realising. After a hugely successful, weeklong pop up pay what you want event at the venue in February the team launched a £200k crowdfunding campaign to make it permanent. An incredible, Mt Everest-like feat to anyone but that of Gary Usher who managed to raise over £208,000 from over 1,500 backers making it the largest ever amount raised in the UK by Kickstarter for a restaurant.
The pop-up entertained 150 guests. There was no running water, no electricity, no heating water, no floor plan, no oven, no lights and at most times, no clue. Despite the basic amenities, they made it work and they are now opening this month for good. This time with toilets. Gary’s contagious charisma has since captivated the city of Liverpool and many eagerly await the opening where simple yet stunning food, that at times, deserves a frame around it shall be served.
We’ve managed to get a sneak peek of the menu and here’s just 10 dishes we can’t wait to eat. Enjoy.
Glazed chicken wing, aged feta, watermelon and honey
Braised beef featherblade, mushroom purée, truffle and parmesan chips
Celeriac agnolotti, duck fat breadcrumb, truffle butter
Honeycomb ice cream, fresh honeycomb
Fresh burrata, green tomato chutney, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, pickled grapes
Caramelised pork cutlet , chorizo, green bean, shallot and garlic
Roast turnip cake, pomegranate molasses, chargrilled hispi
Toasted porter ice cream, baked treacle, caramel, peanuts, Armagnac prunes
Picanha rump steak for two, truffle macaroni, confit breadcrumb, tenderstem broccoli
Salted caramel tart, whipped cream
Matcha tea mousse, apple sorbet, almond and honey granola
Wreckfish Bistro will be open to the public on Monday 23rd October. Book your table here.