Grilla Restuarant gets MSIF funding

Grilla, a new Liverpool city centre restaurant, has opened on Hardman Street thanks to £34,5000 of backing from the Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF).

Founder of Grilla Giorgos Kaliviotis moved from Greece to the city two years ago and runs the restaurant alongside co-directors Ktoris Ktori and Nikolaos Fylladitakis, offering a menu that combines specialty “grilla” spit-roasts with recipes from across Europe. The restaurant currently employs six staff, but this workforce will soon rise to nine.

Giorgos Kaliviotis said:

“Grilla is a fusion of European cuisine. I wanted it to have a fresh and contemporary feel which is reflected in the décor and the recipes.

“As well as the restaurant we also offer take away. The food is the same so you can buy a nice healthy meal to take home which costs 50% less than eating in the restaurant.”

MSIF investment manager Sue Chambers said:

“George and the team are very hard working and ambitious and I believe they can make a great success of the business.”


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