Situated in an idyllic setting overlooking the lake of Sefton Park, Michelangelo’s restaurant is located within Sefton Park Hotel. This is a perfect area to visit on a sunny evening especially with it being so close to the student area of Liverpool.

Two of us ventured over to Michelangelo’s on a beautiful weekday evening, being welcomed by a very approachable waitress. Although the restaurant is quite small in size, it is no doubt accommodating enough for most guests at the restaurant and provides a homely, warm feel for visitors. With a brand new menu being used within the restaurant, we were informed that the website is soon to be updated.

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The food ranges from classic British to European cuisine, and offers great deals such as a lunch time main course for just £5.95 from Monday to Saturday. For a starter, I decided to choose Grilled goat’s cheese (£5.95) – with the goat’s cheese set on a herb salad drizzled with a balsamic vinegar and pesto dressing. The portions provided are simply out of this world. You would not be stupid in thinking that this was a main course, and I was delighted with not only the value for money with the food that was provided, but also with the quality of the food itself. The goat’s cheese was cooked to perfection, the bread light and moist, and the portion of salad was generous and complimented the goat’s cheese excellently. The same was said for my companion’s starter, which was the pate of the day – smoked ham terrine (£4.95) on this particular day. My companion also noted that there was a substantial amount of vegetarian options on the menu, therefore catering for a larger audience.

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For our main courses I decided to choose the American Classic Burger – Homemade Beef Burger served with cheddar cheese and an island dressing (£7.95) and my companion chose the Calzone Classico – mozzarella, tomato and herb sauce, cooked ham, salami and mushrooms served in a folded crust (£9.95). Again, the portions were very generous and because of this we both struggled to finish our main courses. Although the food was beautifully presented and very tasty on the whole, there was unfortunately a small downside in that both of our main courses were slightly burnt but as both starters were perfect I can only hope this was due to a malfunction in the kitchen.

Overall, when noting the price in comparison to the portions given, Michelangelo’s offers excellent value for money whilst also overlooking the beauty of Sefton Park within a comfortable and homely setting.

For more information please visit http://www.michelangelosrestaurant.co.uk/