Rocket & Ruby closes in Castle Street and is to reopen in Duke Street

Red and Blue restaurants opened Rocket & Ruby at the former Cheese & Co outlet in 2018 and it has proved a hit with Liverpool diners. Tony McDonough reports

Rocket & Ruby
Rocket & Ruby is to reappear at PINS in Duke Street


Popular Liverpool restaurant Rocket & Ruby is closing the doors of its Castle Street outlet but reopening at a new city centre venue in Duke Street called PINS.

Owned by Red and Blue restaurants, Rocket & Ruby opened up at the former Cheese & Co outlet in 2018 and quickly proved a hit with diners. Red and Blue also owns Bacaro next door.

PINS opens its doors this month and is a multi-storey dynamic space with 12 lanes of bowling, as well as classic table games such as shuffleboard, ping pong, beer pong, American pool, karaoke, an indoor fire pit, two bars and live entertainment.

The kitchen at PINS is going to be run in collaboration with Rocket & Ruby and Bacaro Pizza. Jonathan Poole and Paddy Smith, Co-Owners say “We have been working hard in our test kitchen to produce the perfect bowling alley eats in line with our two restaurants’ styles.

“We are so excited to be coming on board with PINS and we can’t wait for it to open so that everyone can see both the unique space and the first-rate food on offer.”

Rocket & Ruby close its doors on Sunday, October 27, with the space remaining closed until the New Year. In the coming months, Red and Blue Restaurants will be announcing a new concept for 55 Castle Street.

Red and Blue Restaurants opened its first venture Salt House Tapas in July 2010, which specialises in Spanish small plates. Followed its success the team launched Hanover Street Social in August 2011, which was designed with a more modern brasserie style menu.

In 2014, it opened Bacaro producing Italian small plates and most recently opened Rocket & Ruby in November 2018.

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