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10 reasons why you should check out Tempest on Tithebarn this winter

3 years ago


Like Tempest on Tithebarn’s slogan proudly boasts, ‘it’s always better when we’re together’.

Over the last 18 months, we’ve all missed spending time with one another, but the new Tempest on Tithebarn has got to be one of the best places in the city to put that right.

With so many fab and cool spaces, ‘you can eat together, drink together, dance together, love together, laugh together, and get together’.

And if you still need another reason to check out Tempest on Tithebarn, here’s 10!

Kol Box

The subterranean concrete bunker holds around 100 people and is ideal for hosting DJ sessions, club nights, and live music. “We’ve had everything in here from art galleries to indoor markets, club nights to conferences, and birthday parties and Christenings,” says owner Iain Hoskins. “It’s one of the most versatile spaces – and we have about eight different private hire spaces that people can book – and one of the most popular that we have.”

Tempest Bakehouse

If you love the smell of home-baked bread – or better still the taste – then you’re definitely in luck because the Tempest has a talented baker and apprentices from City of Liverpool Catering College creating their bread, cakes and pastries freshly every morning. “Coming out of lockdown when everyone was baking from home, we wanted to focus on sustainability, and this also gives us an edge on the chains,” says Iain. “It means we can help develop local talent too – who knows, in a few years one of the apprentices could be our head baker?!”


It doesn’t matter if you want to dash in and grab a sandwich or a salad, or linger a little and treat yourself to one of life’s guilty pleasures like a fish finger butty. There’s a selection of lunches, soups – all served with their home-baked bread (their sourdough is to die for!) – and light bite options on the menu. And, again, the focus is on locally-produced food and lots of homemade dressings and sauces.

Tank Bier

Tempest has a bar portfolio to delight everyone from 18 to 80, but when it comes to beer it excels. As well as classic lager like San Miguel and a selection of cider, it serves craft ales from Liverpool brewery Love Lane and Shindigger down the road in Manchester. And yet, the piece-de-resistance has got to be its own Tank Bier which takes pride of place. It’s an exclusive German Pilsner made exclusively for Tempest which it serves for £4.60 a pint in a Chalice glass with its own nifty little doily attached. Well, respect where it’s due!


It’s Tempest’s first proper Christmas and it’s celebrating with a special small-plates menu with a nod to the festive season for all your girlie gatherings, mates get-togethers, or office parties. Think Pigs in Blankets (or Veggie Sleeping Bags) with a lush honey-mustard glaze, beef brisket croquettes, crispy cauliflower tossed in a spicy mango habanero chilli sauce, and breaded brie with a sweet chilli jam. “We wanted something for those who didn’t want the full sit-down dinner, but wanted something more informal but very sociable,” says Iain.

Roof Terrace

It might be closed until March while the wild winter weather does its worst, but the unique roof terrace is already getting booked up for wedding receptions, 21st parties, hen-dos and more. With the Pier Head and the Liver Building in its sights it’s got one of the best views of the city. “It’s incredible,” says Iain. “We’ve even had barbecues on there. If you’re looking for a really special space to celebrate in, this has got to be it.”

Small Plates

Casual dining at its finest, with everything cooked on the premises and making the most of local produce and even – more later – Tempest’s own home-produced honey! Cooked fresh you get a choice of delicious dishes like grilled prawn skewers, spicy tomato and spinach risotto, lemon and ginger seabass, and beer battered halloumi fries.

Wifi/ Remote Working

With so many spaces and nooks and crannies, Tempest can offer a great temporary office – whether you want a two-hour breakfast meeting with colleagues, or just a change of background from the four walls at home. It’s light and airy so you can get in the zone, there’s superfast internet and plenty of powerpoints – what more do you want? Perhaps, that freshly baked food which is the only thing you’ll pay for – the chair, table and space come for free!

Early Mornings

Tempest on Tithebarn opens at 8am in the week and 9am at weekends, so you can grab a just-out-of -the-oven croissant and a coffee on your way into the office, or make an early start for that business meeting.

Bees on the Roof 

Tempest has got its own hives on the roof, tended by beekeeper Martin (who also looks after those at both the city’s cathedrals). It feeds into the ethos of sustainability and food provenance. The honey is sold in jars for £4 each and used into signature cocktails and in the creation of its fabulous menu. “It’s rich and dark, and we’re really proud of it,” says Iain. “And eventually we want to extend to having our own herb garden too.”

You can find out more and book your table for Tempest on Tithebarn HERE.


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