After a chaotic start to my third year, I had to schedule a visit to Liverpool’s most insta-worthy restaurant. Trust me, you’ll want to check your phone has plenty of battery before coming here, as you’ll be sure to snap dozens of pictures of the decadent decor and beautiful blooms that cover floor to ceiling in this restaurant.
The Florist offers a range of drinks including an extensive gin menu, wines, and of course their famous cocktails and mocktails, which the mixologists perfect with exceptional detail, using exquisite fresh flowers and herbs to decorate your glass.
Pictured above is the salted caramel and almonds mocktail flavoured with organic cacao powder, salted caramel syrup, unsweetened almond milk and sea salt.
Last weekend my boyfriend and I chose the crispy gnocci served with vegan truffle mayo to start. This was one of the most delicious starters I have ever tasted in my life, and the staff were very accommodating, even offering peri peri and red pepper sauce as an alternative dip despite this not being an option on the menu. For our main course we ate from the Sunday lunch menu, and we both opted for the mushroom, red lentil and chestnut roast, which is served with honey-mustard glazed carrots, braised red cabbage, tenderstem broccoli, roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire pudding and homemade root vegetable gravy. We also shared a side of polenta chips.
Pictured above is the best-selling ‘Rhubarb In Bloom’ cocktail from the ‘English Garden’ section of the menu. It comprises of Slingsby rhubarb gin, rhubarb and ginger liqueur, green apple liqueur, raspberry syrup and ginger ale.
Shown above is the Peaches and Prosecco cocktail from the ‘modern contemporary’ grouping, which is made from Aperol, wild peach liqueur, Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato, peach bitters, fresh mint and Prosecco.
This was my third visit to The Florist, but the first time I had eaten there as I had only ever been before for drinks and (let’s be honest) a mini photoshoot for Instagram. In previous visits I found the staff to be very attentive and friendly, however unfortunately last time they forgot about us and we were left waiting in the bar for 40 minutes after the time our table was booked for. Despite this, the actual waiting staff and chefs couldn’t do enough for us and definitely made up for the long wait.
Overall, I would definitely recommend a trip to The Florist if you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing drinking venue or a picture-perfect romantic restaurant. However, do keep in mind whilst the food menu is very reasonably priced for the quality, the cocktails are definitely on the expensive side, but it’s worth it for the ‘gram am I right?!