Over the last 18 months, Liverpool has seen an array of restaurants opening up throughout the city, most noticeably on Castle Street. The once respectfully deserted street has grown to become a mecca of great food.  If though, you walk a little further to the Exchange Flags (the square behind the Liverpool’s incredible Town Hall) you’ll find The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar. Vincent Cafe has been open a good number of years now and has gained a positive reputation for it’s fantastic sushi offering, it’s vast menu choices, and it’s suitably exciting cocktails as well as it’s quirky luxury decor.

Vincent Cafe have recently started a ‘date night’ offer on a Thursday night and we were invited to the restaurant to put it through its paces. The offer consists of a sharing platter to start, a choice of main each and a sharing platter for desert to finish. All this, plus a glass of wine each. Enough to get your weekend off to a positive start, even if you still have to face Friday.

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The Starter

The starter was constructed of some restaurant favourites; We had a lovely red pepper and tomato soup, toasted focaccia, cheese,  parma ham, bell peppers and hummus to start. To really mixed things up, the platter also had some sushi. The variety means that you get a small taster of the different dishes Vincent Cafe has to offer. There was just enough so that you felt content, but not full before the mains made an appearance!

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Steak and Chips

For the main, we kept it simple. If a restaurant can’t get Steak and Chips right then they really need to reevaluate things, right? Fortunately for us, Vincent got it right. The steak was cooked to perfection. It’s so incredibly frustrating when you’re asked how you would like your steak cooking and then it turns up the complete opposite. It came with a generous serving of fries and also a black pepper sauce (there are other options if that’s not your thing).

For our vegetarian readers, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The second main was a beautifully coloured and extremely tasty quinoa salad. Topped with greens and chickpeas, the salad didn’t disappoint. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but it was certainly up there with the steak in terms of size and flavours.

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Quinoa salad

To finish, we had a desert sharing board which was a similar concept to the starter. A plethora of tasty treats again showing whats on off at the restaurant. We’re a sucker for a chocolate brownie (what’s not to like?) and a tangy lemon tart always goes down a treat. There was also a number of macarons and some fruit to make you feel a little less guilty about the three courses you’ve just devoured!

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The Desert

The Date night offer at Vincent is available on Thursdays and costs a rather tempting £40 for three courses with wine. It’s hard to find fault with a price like that for the quality of food you are getting! Space fill up quick so be sure to book online or give them a call.

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