Monday, 16 March 2015

Rookwood Bar & Cue - Liverpool

Rookwood Bar & Cue Liverpool Review



Last September The Bro and I went to the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival. One of the best stalls we visited on the day was Rookwood Bar & Cue. The 4oz flat iron steak with mushrooms was delicious and from that point on we both vowed to go to the actual restaurant and get more than just a taster. OK, it took us close to 6 months to get there, but we did! A couple of weeks ago on a rainy Sunday afternoon Mr and I took The Bro off to Rookwood Bar & Cue for an early birthday treat.

Hidden just off Bold Street (behind The Fact), Rookwood Bar & Cue prides itself on offering not only drool-worthy dishes, but all of their offerings are made from locally sourced meat and produce. They have strict rules when it comes to their steaks for example, all their steaks are from free range grass fed cattle from farms within 30 miles. All their beef is rare-breed and dry-aged for 28 days in a Himalayan salt chamber - the only one that actually exists in Britain. 

These are not your average steaks and burgers, that’s for sure!

Rookwood Bar & Cue Liverpool Review


I went for the Bacon’Bad, their signature Walter White tribute burger; cheese burger with homemade BBQ sauce, extra mature cheddar, crispy onions and bacon. The burger itself was huge. After much Yoga-ing of the mouth to fit it in there (oh behave!), I finally took a bite and damn, it was good! The burger was cooked medium and filled with burger dripping and juices that were so full of flavour. Cooked on a grill it had that unmistakable smokey favour, with a hint sweetness that was only amplified by the homemade BBQ sauce. Every bite was better than the last. The brioche bun was fresh, lightly toasted and the burger salad was crisp, no limp lettuce here! Even the side of fries had something special going on. They were thick but crispy, just how I like them, and cooked in beef dripping -  no, I’ve never heard of that either but it works, and they weren’t even greasy!

Rookwood Bar & Cue Liverpool Review


The boys both went for the Fat Spanish Waiter; beef burger topped with chorizo sausage, Manchego cheese, Serrano ham, crispy onions and a smoked garlic and chipotle mayonnaise. Again, there was no skimping on the portion sizes and theirs were just as big, if not bigger than my burger. Both boys devoured their burgers without even looking up until the tray was clean. I had the tiniest bite of one and it was just as good as mine, if not better. I love chorizo with burgers and it complemented the smokiness of the burger perfectly.

Then, they asked if we wanted dessert. ‘Just a look’ I said, my stomach already pretty full, but after seeing what was on offer, well, I managed to find a little room to squeeze in some dessert. I went for the Redberry & Lemon Eaton Mess, and The Bro picked the Dark Chocolate, Orange and Walnut brownie. When it comes to who won, it was easily a tie!

Rookwood Bar & Cue Liverpool Review


My Eaton Mess was easily one of the best I’ve had. SO much cream, meringue chunks, lots of berries and lashings of sauce as well as a side of vanilla ice cream, all presented on a slate tile. I finished every last crumb of meringue, it would have been rude to leave anything behind. It was rich in flavour but light on my stomach and the berries tasted cool and fresh. 

Rookwood Bar & Cue Liverpool Review


Of course, in the interest of blogging, I had to have a bite of The Bros brownie too and one bite just wasn't enough! I adore chocolate orange anything and this was just divine. The brownie was firm on the outside but soft in the middle, bursting with flavour and extremely rich. 

For a Sunday afternoon, the place was pretty quiet but it had such a relaxed and chilled atmosphere, with soul favourites playing in the background, not too loud so we could chat and catch-up. The place has that distinct ‘pop-up’ feel, with exposed brick, hanging bulbs, bare boards and storage containers, it’s such a laid back, comfortable place. They have a great selection behind the bar, including lots of locally brewed beers and ales from the Liverpool Organic Brewery. They have an impressive selection of cocktails too that I need to go back and sample, in the interest of blogging of course!

Whats the most unusual burger you’ve ever had?

Until next time,





4 comments:

  1. I've not been out for a burger since turning veggie but I'm excited to try some veggie ones!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Veggie burgers are pretty delicious in their own right, even though I'm not a veggie I do often order off the vegetarian menus, food is food for me hehe!

      Sarah :)

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  2. I really want to visit Liverpool! That Eton Mess looks gorgeous.

    'Most unusual burger' made me laugh out loud. I stick to the Cheezy Chicken burger from Eddie Rockets. Chicken fillet, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion and tomato. No sauce! The oddest one I've seen was a veggie burger in Frite Haus. I can't remember what the base was, either a Portabello mushroom or chickpeas. The weird part was it had peach slices on it! Sounded kinda nice, actually, but I had a hot dog craving.

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    1. Peach slices on a burger?? Ok now thats got to be one of the weirdest combinations I've heard, I mean were they cooked peached or cold?? I really don't know if I could go through with ordering it just incase!

      If you get the chance, Liverpool will be happy to have you, not that I'm biased or anything but it's a bloody brilliant city!

      Sarah :)

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