5 new venues opening across Sefton in 2024
1 month ago
It’s New Year and what better way to celebrate than trying out a new spot for a bite to eat, coffee and cake, or drinks?
It has never been more important to support our local independent hospitality sector which is facing a tough time with the effects of sky high bills and the general cost of living crisis.
New businesses are bucking the trend and there are some exciting openings happening – and not just in the city centre.
Here are five venues that have opened recently in Sefton, or will be open soon, that we think you should try in 2024, if you haven’t already. They are all close to train stations if you aren’t local and you could earn your food and drinks reward with a walk on one of the coast’s beautiful beaches first.
Hampson’s-The Arc, Waterloo
Hampson’s have been Serving small plates, wine, beers, and cocktails in Crosby since 2017 at their Coronation Road site.
Now you can enjoy the experience at their newly opened Waterloo branch, in Crosby Road North.
Hampson’s-Arc opened just before Christmas with all the favourites locals have come to expect, like great breakfast and brunch, plus meze and salads.
They open from 9am-11pm, with breakfast and brunch available until 4pm, and cocktails, wine and beers served until 11pm
Call to book a table on 0151 440 2913 and see the menu HERE.
No.6 Bar and Restaurant, Formby
No.6 wine bar and eatery opened in December, breathing new life into one of the oldest landmarks in Formby.
The bar and restaurant opened in a building that was originally a schoolhouse dating back to the 17th century.
The picturesque, whitewashed building in School Lane was also home to the popular Balti House until May 2023, when the restaurant closed its doors after 28 years.
New owners Karl Diamond and Steven Wilson are keen to maintain and celebrate this history and want to create “a cosy, yet sophisticated atmosphere where friends, families, and colleagues can gather.”
The bar serves a selection of small plates, sandwiches and offers a bottomless brunch.
Follow Bar No.6 on Instagram and book by direct message HERE.
Himalayan Spice, Formby
Nepalese cuisine is on offer in this new restaurant in Formby’s Church Road.
The menu features dishes including Chicken Pokhreli, Lamb Bhutuwa and much more, as well as a range of seafood and vegetarian dishes.
The restaurant opened its doors in January in the building that was formerly home to Efes restaurant, and reviews so far look really good.
One diner commented: “Beautiful restaurant, lovely food, not expensive, happy staff.” While another said: “I tried their lamb shank curry, it was mild which I like. Lovely meal.”
Call to book a table on 01704 873389.
600 Degrees, Hillside, Southport
600 Degrees has been serving pizza in Southport Food Market for nearly two years earning great reviews along the way.
The team have now opened a cosy hangout in Hillside, at 66a Sandon Road, just a stone’s throw from the train station, so easy to reach.
The licensed pizzeria opened its doors in December and is proving to be just as popular at the town centre venue with its authentic Italian food and snug atmosphere.
Call 01704 331340 to make a booking but be quick, this is a small venue so fills up quickly!
Butcher Farrell’s Bar and Grill, Birkdale
Not quite open yet but excitement is growing for this new restaurant in Birkdale.
Butcher Farrell’s Meat Emporium, at the beautiful Owd Barn Farmshop in Bispham, Lancashire is going to be joined by this sister restaurant that will find its home in former bank that was home to the Clubhouse.
As well as a great selection of meat dishes, like dry aged steak, Butcher Farrell is promising there will also be plentiful fish and vegetable dishes on offer.
They have eyed up a mid-February opening. Keep up to date with news by signing up for the newsletter HERE.