Bacaro to take a pizza the action at Wirral’s Woodside Ferry Village

Redevelopment works at the waterfront Woodside Ferry Village are at an advanced stage with the Bacaro brand signing up as the first food concession ahead of the June opening 

Jonathan-Poole, Bacaro
Jonathan Poole, co-owner of Red and Blue Restaurants at Woodside


Popular Liverpool restaurant brand Bacaro has been unveiled as the first food concession to sign up for Woodside Ferry Village, which is due to open on Wirral waterfront in June.

Redevelopment works at Woodside Ferry Village are currently at an advanced stage, with the venue looking to be fully operational in mid-June, offering a combination of the food vendors, together with music, arts and educational opportunities.

Bacaro is part of the successful Red and Blue Restaurants group founded by co-owners Paddy Smith and Jonathan Poole. They have agreed a deal with the Woodside Area Community Interest Group for the concession which will offer freshly-made pizzas.

They will be using their culinary expertise in creating a menu of tasty and flavoursome homemade doughs and Bacaro special recipes for their pizza dishes.

Dream team

Paddy and Jonathan, friends and colleagues since 1999, previously worked at Ego Restaurants, with Jonny the managing director and Paddy, group executive chef. Ego was sold in 2008 and soon after their real dream began when, as a partnership, they opened the Salt House Tapas in Liverpool.

Jonathan said, “Nine years on and after successfully achieving the original business plan of opening four different, independently named restaurants in Liverpool, we remain extremely proud of the high-quality standards we maintain across our portfolio.

“We are now looking to expand our popular Bacaro Restaurant’s by opening a Bacaro Pizza Concession at Woodside Ferry Village, which we feel will be an excellent fit for our Bacaro brand and we are very excited by this new venture.

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Bacaro’s Woodside concession will offer delicious, freshly-made pizzas


Naples tradition

For us its all about the pizza – we closely follow the traditions of Naples, the birthplace of Pizza. Our dough is made on site every day; 24 hours of proofing, balled and then left again for another 24 hours which is then hand rolled.

“Due to this unique style, our Artisan Bacaro Pizza is quickly cooked for 90 seconds in our Domed Pizza Oven producing a variety of exciting flavours using  seasonal quality ingredients.”

Sharon Stanton, interim managing director for Woodside Area Community Interest Company, added: “In creating Woodside Ferry Village, we have taken the influence and successes from other food hall concepts, both nationally and internationally, and we will be home to a number of high quality food vendors, with the opportunity to add further space through external containers which will be able to house pop-up shops and other businesses.”

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