Anyone for Hopskotch?

Sitting pretty, looking over the bright lights and famous cobbles of Liverpool’s Matthew Street stands Hopskotch – a vibrant street kitchen and bar in the heart of the city centre. We were recently lucky enough to be invited to the venue for a taste of what they have to offer and boy did they whet our appetite!

Split into two floors, the upper restaurant and bar is definitely one to visit for a night of winding down over delicious food or embracing that Friday feeling at the end of the week. We enjoyed some (super size!) nachos, thai fishcakes, The V Burger and traditional fish, chips and mushy peas and we savoured every second of it. There’s something for all palettes and a little taste of international cuisine to tickle your taste buds. It’s a busy time here at YB HQ which means a lot of early mornings so we resisted temptation and stayed away from the cocktail menu but we’ve heard great things about their drunken teapots too.

Head on down the silver staircase that greets you as you walk through the door and you’ll find yourselves in The Hatch. A little like Alice down the rabbit hole, you’ll find yourselves surrounded by all manner of novelty from a flashing dancefloor to a homely television seating area. The great thing about this venue is its ability to perfectly balance this unique frivolity with style and sophistication, which makes it an ideal space for personal parties, corporate gatherings and those casual business networking events.

Attached to popular boutique hostel HOAX, Hopskotch was launched in-house to compliment the contemporary and affordable nature of the Starboard Hotels’ flagship venue. The company recently employed new general manager Emma Wright who had this to say:

“I am delighted to be working with such a great team in two truly original venues. Alongside the hostel, I love how Hopskotch is an eatery, bar and social hub all rolled into one – which is often rare to find.”

She added:

“We certainly stand out from the crowd as a result of our uniqueness and warm and welcoming ethos.

“In terms of the future, our aim is to develop a prominent stance within Liverpool’s fast-paced hospitality sector, and continue to appeal to a wide global demographic.”

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