New Liverpool food and drink market opens this month

New Liverpool food and drink market opens this month

Duke Street Food & Drink Market will open on 13 June.

Following a £1m development of a 100-year-old warehouse, the 5,000 sq ft venue will be home to six food brands, a flagship restaurant, three bars, a terrace and a florist. A series of events are planned, from cooking courses to yoga.

The 50-cover restaurant Pilgrim featured on BBC2’s My Million Pound Menu, earning investment to bring the concept to Duke Street Market.

Unlike many other food halls, Duke Street Market will offer table service with waiting staff managed by the operators.

The project has been led by Graffiti Spirit Group co-founders Matthew Farrell and John Ennis, alongside Alexander Bennett, Joshua Marco and Simon Marco of Urban Food & Drink.

“We want Duke Street Market to be an artisanal hub for years to come and something that the people of Liverpool can be proud of,” says Farrell. “The building looks fantastic and will be a place where quality, experienced operators can come together under one roof.

“There’s understandably a hype surrounding London-based offerings, which is further supported by the capital’s diverse economy and demographic. This has traditionally acted against northern cities, but Liverpool now has the largest number of independents outside London and this is really mirrored in the diversity of the offering. When people visit and see what’s available, it is evident that there are a rapidly growing number of unique, independent concepts, which are full of character and creativity and contributing to the northern powerhouse.”