Friday 29th June sees the launch of Liverpool’s most anticipated fine dining independent food hall located on the lower ground floor of Grand Central Hall. Say hello to Grand Central Food Bazaar.

The journey starts here for the fine dining independent food traders. Join them from 30th June in our art nouveau inspired venue, to be wined and dined by our fantastic selection of award winning chefs. The venue can only be described as “trippy”. Originally a nightclub that had £2.8m spent on it during the 70’s, it feels as if there wasn’t an inch of the building that was forgotten about. The different floors are meant to represent the sky, the ground and the sea and the metalwork is a meandering mix of snakes, giraffe necks and other bizarre members of the animal kingdom. You can only imagine what the architect was on when envisaging it.

Then, this building has truly stood the test of time, it originally opened as a Methodist church in 1905 and still features the 100-year-old pipe organ. It was also home to the Philharmonic Orchestra, opened as a Cinema and was once home to Liverpool’s ‘Barcelona’ night club named aptly after its inspiration, Antoni Gaudi. Now, on June 30th we will see the Grand Bazaar open as home to 14 independent food restaurants to entertain, excite and get your taste buds tingling. Barcelona inspired tapas from a new trader called Barna, beautiful small plates from The Workshop, delicate sushi from Izakya, a desserts stall and so much more.

Liverpool, as of late, could go plate to plate with any city. The people’s undying passion for new food, great experiences and different venues has created a perfect oasis for restauranteurs and more to flourish. We, like a lot of people, were very sad to see Quiggins go and all the old traders in there leave recently. But most have since found home at the brilliant Red Brick Hangar in Cains Brewery and it allows new life to be breathed in to Grand Central Hall. It has always been one of our favourite buildings to look at from a distance and it seems the guys and girls behind it plan on treating the insides with the respect it deserves and it will hopefully open the doors to a lot of new people whilst giving independent outlets the stage to prosper.  

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