Liverpool’s highest dining spot, Panoramic 34, showcases new tasting menus and stunning 360° views
3 years ago
Panoramic 34 occupies the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower, commanding sweeping views across the Mersey and beyond, the highest dining spot in the city.
Since January 2020, Executive Chef Elliot Hill has been making his mark on the menu with a series of expertly crafted plates on the A la carte, tasting and afternoon tea menus. Ahead of the Spring/Summer period, these menus have been updated to welcome guests back inside after a five month hiatus.
The restaurant is well-known to the city’s foodies for its commitment to local produce and varied modern dishes, as well as the team’s attentive and knowledgeable approach to service. The newest menus reflect British seasonality with dishes such as Lightly Spiced and Pickled Carrot, Burt’s Blue Cheese, Barley & Nasturtium, Liverpool Bay Sea Bass, Jerseys, Dill, Almond & Vermouth and Gooseberry, Lavender Honey, Ginger & Creme Fraiche all available on the current tasting menu. The restaurant also offers specially crafted vegan and vegetarian menus to cater to all dietary requirements.
Elliot joins the Panoramic team from Oddfellows Hotel in Chester, where he spent two years as Head Chef. Prior to this role, Elliot started making his name in the capital as Executive Chef of a small pub & restaurant company in London then moved back up north to be a part of the team that launched Hotel Gotham in Manchester. The elegant dining area at the restaurant is perfectly suited to Elliot’s delicate plates of food, Elliot says “I’m so proud and excited to continuously create and evolve our food at Panoramic 34. With views from the Welsh mountains to the Irish Sea, there’s no better canvas to create something truly unique and special, and hopefully food so good that you forget the view! It’s incredible to be part of the vibrant and continuously upgrading Liverpool food scene and I cannot wait to see where it goes.”
The sleek dedicated bar area adjacent to the restaurant offers a range of refreshing cocktails, and an extensive wine list curated by David Beaufort Dysart with a diverse and varied selection showcasing a great mix of different grapes and regions, by the glass as well as by the bottle. Panoramic is proud to offer a good selection of English wines including Henners, Gusbourne and Nyetimber. David has worked around the globe managing top end restaurants in Bermuda and Dubai including The Newport Room at the Fairmont In Bermuda and opening an Exclusive Wine bar and Cigar Bar in Dubai. Stand out cocktails currently on the menu include Berry Cross The Mersey, a Gin based cocktail with blackberry liqueur and delicate elderflower and the new 0034 Martini; a twist on the classic Vesper Martini.
Panoramic 34 has been open for 13 years offering fine dining menus. Owner Cathy Frost has overseen the operation from the beginning, alongside her sister Helen Scarisbrick as Reservations Manager and David Beaufort Dysart as General Manager. Cathy’s previous work included property ownership and management, when Cathy met her husband Hugh Frost, the duo became a relative tour de force in the Liverpool property scene. Hugh’s company, Beetham Organisation built West Tower and brought Cathy in to create a stunning restaurant on the building’s 34th floor. Her love of food and Liverpool combined to make Panoramic 34 an immediate success with locals, and months later Cathy’s sister Helen joined the business from her previous role in teaching, completing the management team. Panoramic’s unique and prized point of difference has always been its virtually 360° views over the city, the restaurant was built around these huge windows that show the city skyline and out across the Mersey. Each visit to the restaurant differs depending on the weather and time of day. This, and the engaging service, is what ensures guests keep coming back to Panoramic 34.