Grillstock and Turtle Bay restaurants look toward Mathew Street locations
Specialty barbecue restaurant Grillstock and the Carribean themed Turtle Bay have both divulged that they aim to open up restaurants on Mathew Street, opposite the Cavern Club, in Liverpool’s world-renowned Cavern Quarter.
Both eateries have submitted licensing applications to Liverpool City Council as they eye up the empty Produce Exchange building, which is also connected to Victoria Street.
The proposed sites for the Grillstock and Turtle Bay will sandwich the wall of golden records that make up Mathew Street’s Wall of Fame, taking up pride of place at the centre of one of Liverpool’s attractions with the highest tourist footfall.
The licensing bids have been attached for the Grade II listed Produce Exchange premises to signal the proposals to the public.
Grillstock, with their signature pulled pork and beef brisket dishes, and the Carribean restaurant Turtle Bay both have applied for permission to serve alcohol and provide live entertainment.
While licensing applications have been submitted, formal planning applications have not yet been made, though businesses typically try to get licensing approval before officially submitting their proposals.
Words: Peter Cribley