Vicky and Charlotte McGregor bought the Allerton Road eatery in May and will relaunch it in late September as Bloom Bar & Bistro
South Liverpool’s Verdant restaurant has changed hands and is to be rebranded as Bloom Bar & Bistro.
Originally opened in November 2016 by entrepreneur Phil Melia, the Allerton Road restaurant promised “affordable fine dining”. Now it has been acquired by mother and daughter duo Vicky and Charlotte McGregor.
They will close the doors of the eatery on Sunday, September 22, while it undergoes its transformation into Bloom. It is scheduled to reopen with a new look on Friday, September 27.
Vicky and Charlotte completed the purchase of Verdant in May and continued to run it under that name while they planned the launch of their new concept. They promise Bloom will be a “lighter, brighter space” and, in keeping with the venue’s floral ceiling fixture, additional floral photo opportunities will be created.
The bar and bistro will open with a new menu incorporating brunch and a lunch offering. There will also be a refreshed evening menu that still include some staples that were much-loved by Verdant regulars, such as steak and chips and the signature burger.
However, new small and large plates will be added to reflect Bloom’s updated menu that will offer “something for everyone” including lighter, healthier dishes. General manager Charlotte McGregor said: “Taking over Verdant has been incredible so far but we really want to put our own stamp on the venue.
‘We’re known for hosting the best baby showers and our delicious food and drinks and that won’t change. We will however, be giving the venue a refreshing makeover, making it lighter, brighter and even more welcoming.”