When it comes to places I feel like I should have visited a long time ago, Liverpool comes pretty close to the top. I visit nearby Cheshire on a semi-regular basis, so the fact that the city is just over an hour away, and I’ve never headed over just seems a bit ridiculous.
So when the chance to stay at the stunning Titanic Hotel popped up it felt like fate. I’ve heard only good things about the hotel since it opened a couple of years ago, perched in the old Liverpool docks. It’s part of a multi-billion regeneration of the city’s waterfront, and undoubtedly, it’s the city’s most stylish spot.
After driving up from Gloucestershire, the promise of a luxe hotel was exactly what we both needed. We were staying in one of the Superior Dockside rooms – with sweeping views across the water and of the vacant warehouse opposite, I just loved the mix of contemporary and industrial finishes.
The hotel is named, obviously, for the Titanic, which although never docked in the city, the White Star Line was registered nearby. Throughout the property there are nods to the heritage – blueprints adorn the walls, and ads for the company pepper corridors. Since we had been driving for a few hours prior to arriving in Liverpool, we were both famished, and headed down to Stanley’s Bar and Grill for a little supper. As we perused the menu we tucked into a ‘Tear and Share’ focaccia £3.95 which was studded with oven dried tomatoes and rosemary.
A portion of steak sounded too good to miss, so we opted for 10oz sirloin steak £23. Served with onion rings, salad and chips, we also opted for a portion of garlic butter too (£2).
Served simply it was the perfect choice for an indulgent supper.
The onion rings had the flavour of Indian bajis, which was a delicious surprise, whilst the triple cooked chips were piping hot, with a crisp exterior and fluffy insides.
I opted for the Breaded Veal Escalope £26.95 which came served alongside truffle parmesan chips and a small rocket salad.
Veal is one of those dishes you don’t tend to see on a lot of menus, so whenever I see it, I usually end up ordering it/ This was was covered in a light, crisp breadcrumb, and is definitely something I’d like to try and recreate at home!
The chips which accompanied the dish were equally delicious – hot, crisp and scented with truffle oil, they were an indulgent treat.
After such a rich meal, it was such a luxury just to be able to creep back upstairs to our room.
Absolutely huge, with a separate sitting area, and room to get some work done, the room made us feel like we were more Soho than Merseyside!
The only way to end such a fabulous day was with a bubble bath. Thankfully, the bathrooms at the Titanic Hotel are just as luxe as the rest of the interiors. With a huge bath, and oversized rainfall shower, it was an absolute heaven to relax in!
All too soon it was morning though, and we had to head back up to Edinburgh. Breakfast is served back downstairs at Stanley’s Bar & Grill, and was a busy affair, with a choice of hot and cold options.
Thank you so much to the Titanic Hotel Liverpool for having us – we had an absolute blast!
Rooms at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool start at £89 per night and you can find out more information Hotels in Liverpool | Luxury Hotels Liverpool | Titanic Hotel.