Liverpool has always attracted world travellers - and in this honourable tradition is Chef-Patron Paul Askew, who lived in Asia and the Middle East, and has brought those exotic flavours (with a dash of New York) to this splendid venue. Built in the 1860s as a coach and carriage builders in the style of a Venetian Palazzo, it's now one of Liverpool's premier restaurants, winning accolades year after year. Styled after New York's Gramercy Tavern, it serves modern international food complemented by an excellent 250-strong wine list. The menu changes daily (sometimes twice a day!) - and the food is utterly superb! Booking is essential - and themed evenings, plus live jazz and a brilliant atmosphere make this the essential Liverpool venue for everyone.