Celebrating Castle Street to return to city later this month

Wed, May 15th, 2019

Showcasing one of Liverpool’s most thriving foodie hubs

After a successful debut in 2018, Liverpool BID Company’s Celebrating Castle Street will return to the heart of the city’s Commercial District on Friday, May 31 (noon - 7pm), with a celebration of food, drink and entertainment on one of Liverpool’s most iconic streets.

As part of the BID’s Food and Drink Week (May 27-June 2), those visiting Castle Street can expect a street takeover by some of the city's best restaurants, cafés and bars, including the likes of Gino D'Acampo - My Restaurant, Liverpool Gin Distillery, Heritage, Castle St Townhouse and Olive, who will venture out onto the pavements to showcase the impressive and growing food offering of Castle Street. Live music and arts and crafts stalls are also on the day’s menu, as well as a Prosecco bar on the balcony of Liverpool Town Hall and Exchange Flags’ popular Bite event.

Food & Drink Week is a week-long culinary extravaganza of offers, masterclasses and events showcasing the best the city can offer. Celebrating Castle Street also leads into Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool (May 31-June 2), once again reaffirming Liverpool's status as a fascinating melting pot of tastes and cultures.

Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, and chair of the Liverpool Visitor Economy Network (LVEN), said:

"Celebrating Castle Street was a huge hit last year, with incredible participation from our BID levy payers and fantastic engagement from the general public. With so much on offer in terms of food and entertainment, there really is something for all ages and tastes to enjoy, on what is one of Liverpool’s most iconic streets in the heart of the Commercial District.

“Castle Street continues to evolve and grow in status with new bars and restaurants joining us in 2019, and a great mix of local independents and popular chains sat side-by-side. Come and see what’s new as well as reacquainting yourself with some old favourites on this bustling street.”

Food & Drink Week will also see the launch of the inaugural Chefs Awards - an opportunity to champion the shining lights in the city's food arena, with categories celebrating the best in pub food, ethnic food, vegetarian and bakery, along with an award recognising an up and coming chef to keep an eye on. Working in partnership with Liverpool Hospitality Association, the winners will be selected by renowned chef and chef patron of The Art School Restaurant, Paul Askew.

For more information about Food & Drink Week and Celebrating Castle Street, please visit www.foodanddrinkweek.co.uk

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