Floating Grace restaurant in Liverpool up for sale

A popular floating restaurant – The Floating Grace – operating around the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool is reluctantly put up for sale by owner Peter Kenny. Tony McDonough reports

The Floating Grace
The Floating Grace restaurant takes diners on a tour through Liverpool’s docklands. Picture by Tony McDonough


Peter Kenny has run the popular Floating Grace restaurant in the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool for several years – but now he is reluctantly putting it up for sale.

With cruises starting in the Royal Albert Dock, Floating Grace diners are taken on a tour of the city’s dock system while they enjoy food and drink. The attraction has proved a hit with tourists and locals alike.

However, Peter has now instructed property firm Christie & Co to find a buyer for the vessel and the business. Ill health has forced him into the decision.

He said: “I’m parting with the business due to health reasons, and it’s with a heavy heart that I bid it farewell.

“Whoever takes over the reins of The Floating Grace is in for an incredible journey, witnessing its success and the affection people have for it.

“I’m eager to support the new owner in settling in and offering any necessary training, especially if they’re new to navigating the waters of the boating industry.”


Peter Kenny
Peter Kenny has decided to sell The Floating Grace restaurant. Picture by Tony McDonough


Throughout the week, guests can enjoy a range of dining experiences from afternoon tea, evening dinner or Sunday lunch. On special occasions, there is onboard entertainment such as singers and comedians.

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Grace Day, business agent at Christie & Co, added: “This is a really unique opportunity and one that I am very excited to be bringing to the market.

“It is not every day that you get the opportunity to sell a floating restaurant and certainly not one trading so well in such a vibrant location. It will be interesting to see who the buyer ends up being.”

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