I've walked past the Cosy Club dozens of times, but finally, I stepped inside. Transprted back to an time of dark wooden floors, oil paintings, chandeliers and mis-matched chairs, this speak-easy vibed club sure is cosy. We stopped by for a Sunday morning brunch to see if the food matched up to the top knotch decor.
From Paridise street you can see one of the huge chandelies than hangs from the ceiling, it just oozes glamour of the 40's-50's. Every wall is covered in seemingly random paintings, prints, aeroplane schmatics, brewary boards and world maps, all with a blue veleur wallpaper peeking through. Dark wood everywhere, mis matched chairs and faux salvaged tables makes it look like they salvaged caught out speak-easy clubs. If this had been done by Disney, I reckon there would be a cracking imaginearing story to tell.
Serving up brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails too, the Cosy Club was much bigger on the inside than I imagined, with a large dining space, and lots of nooks and crannies of comfy armchairs and sink-into couches. The main dining space is really airy, with high ceilings and well spaced out tables. We went around 11am on a Sunday and had no problem getting a table near the window so we could watch the world of Liverpool One go by. Is there anything better than people watching over a brew?
The Mr went fod a Cosy Breakfast, a classic full english with all the trimmings. I went for the Cosy Eggs, two poached eggs on a bed of chorizo, peppers, spinach on Puccia bread, smothered in hollandaise sauce. The food came out quickly but unfortunaly, the Mr's breakfast didn't leave much to be desired. As full english breakfasts go, I have a few firm favourites across the city and Cosy's just don't even come close to the big leagues. 'Sub-par' was how he described it.
I'm in a habit lately of always trying to order something different off the menu, especially something I wouldn't necesserily have at home, this, it turned out, seemed to work in my favour. My breakfast was delcious, the eggs were poached to perfection and the hollandaise was so rich and creamy and there was exactly enough of it to cover every mouthful in sauce. The chorizo was really nice, a smokey flavour which when combined with the peppers and spinach tasted like something I'd only ever get on holiday!
The only major downside was considering the place was pretty much empty on the Sunday morning, with a fair few staff running around, it did take forever to get and pay the bill. Not a major thing but I'm glad I wasn't in a rush to get anywhere.
There are a couple of things on the menu that have really caught my eye that I would love to go back and try, it's the perfect place for catching up and would be ideal for pre-drinks before a night out. Everyone should just pop in for the decor alone, there's not much else like it in the city centre!
How long would you wait for a bill before getting the hump?