Tuesday, 8 February 2011

An afternoon in Liverpool

At the end of January it was Scott's birthday so we decided to go for lunch somewhere. There was much umm-ing and ahh-ing over where to go. I really wanted to go to Etsu because I'm on such a Japanese food kick at the moment! But it was Scott's birthday so he decided he wanted to go to Jamie's Italian. It was  a good choice because the food was amazing. I think it's also partly down to the great quality ingredients they use, the buffalo mozarella was the nicest, creamiest, tastiest mozarella I've ever tried!

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Our anti-pasti planks. As you can see, the mozarella balls had been polished off by this point!

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I had the bucatini carbonara and posh chips. The chips were amazing - perfect crust and lovely truffle oil & parmesan dressing hmmmm. No full outfit photo, but I was wearing a Zara dress as seen in this post. 

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The light in Liverpool was gorgeous as we headed back home, so I took the opportunity to snap these photos of the two cathedrals. Oh yes, Liverpool is so good we have TWO cathedrals! One just isn't enough for us. The first one is the Roman Catholic cathedral we call paddy's wigwam and the other one is the Anglican cathedral we call, err, the Anglican. No nickname for that..although sometimes when I forget it's Anglican I call it 'you know, the old red brick one'. I really want to go to the top of the bell tower in the Anglican because the views from the top are supposedly amazing, but I still haven't done it yet!

P.S. Yes I am in Spain, this post is brought to you by the magical power of 'scheduled posts'! I have a few more lined up while I'm away, so please leave some lovely comments for me to come back to.

29 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks like a lovely restaurant! And that food you ate sounds absolutely delicious - but I have to say, I would have been torn apart by Japanese or Italian. I love both so much, but it looks like you made a good choice in the end!
    Hope you're having a lovely time in Spain. x

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  2. Ahhhh Italian is my favourite! We went to Prezzos a few weeks ago and it was amazing. Always have an antipasti to start with too! Your making me hungry!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Japanese and Italian food are both amazing (: I love that first photo, such unique presentation! I'm such a food/restaurant geek haha. I've never been to Liverpool, but your photos of the cathedrals are just beautiful! Hope you're having a great holiday Helen. xxx

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  4. It looks like a lovely day! Hope you're having a lovely holiday in Spain!

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  5. Mmm the food sounds amazing!

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  6. Aww it looks like you both had a lovely time! Hope you're having a lovely time in Spain <3 xo

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  7. Happy birthday scott! :) I had birthday too so I get to pick where we go eat and I think Japanese sounds about right :P :) You look lovely and hope you're having a good time (though by the time you see this you'll be back) :)

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  8. Oh I really want to go to a Jamie's Italian now! :-) x

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  9. My brother is taking a trip to Liverpool next winter, I think I might join him- it looks lovely and the accent is probably charming, but am not sure if this is one of his football trips because if it is am definitely put no am joking, mmmmm the food looks sooooo good and I hope your having fun in Spain? I really hope you are, my grandmother is from Spain, and yes I speak Spanish , take care Adios!

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  10. Wow, must try Jamie's Italian, sounds goorgeous!

    Pics are good too. When you live somewhere all your life you can tend to take its beauty for granted

    Sarah

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  11. Yum those chips sound amazing! :0 hope you have fun in Spain :) stop by and check out my gumpadte flower post when you get back :)

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  12. paddys wigwam!!!
    that food looks lush!
    hope you're having a good time in spain.

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  13. That looks delicious.

    Have a great holiday!

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  14. Ooh I like Jamie's Italian - I've been to the one in Oxford a couple of times and it is so yummy!

    Looks like a lovely day out!

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  15. Lovely photos! I've been to the top of the Anglican cathedral and the view is amazing - I could see Runcorn. However, it did give me jelly legs.

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  16. I love italian - the food looks (and sounds) amazing! I'm also loving your dress. Hope you're having the best time in Spain.

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  17. I've heard mixed reviews of Jamie's Italian - the food seems to be good but my brother had a big group meal there which was ruined by poor service and constantly shrieking alarms :( I want it to be good so I hope they sort things out!

    Ah, it's so nice seeing pics of my lovely city on other blogs. I love the cathedrals.

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  18. Ahh I'd love to go to one of Jamie's restaurants - see how my versions of his recipes measure up to the real thing!

    Also would love to visit Liverpool one day, only passed through it once on the way to the airport, but it looked nice!

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  19. Jamie's Italian rocks! I love the posh chips, and the polenta chips too. Mmm, mmm. It's not that badly priced either. I need to get to Liverpool, stat! Was meant to be coming this year with my friends to the Grand National but I'm having to miss it AGAIN. Booey.

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  20. very nice pictures, I love Italian food and everything with cheese!

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  21. Lovely post - I want to try that restaurant! Randomly I visited both Cathedrals a few weeks ago which I posted about - you should definitely go up the tower in the Anglican, the views are stunning, but allow a while to do it as the lifts up take forever! x

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  22. Italian food is my favourite so all this looks so tasty! I like Japanese too though.
    Hope you are having a great time in Spain!

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  23. You two are such a cute couple! Hope you are enjoying your vacation in Spain!

    *Ena*

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  24. Oooh, it's lovely to read a good review of Jamie's Italian. We have one in Leeds and I haven't heard good things. The Liverpool one is obviously superior! x

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  25. YUM! I love Jamie's Italian and I really want to go back to the one in Birmingham. The pasta is so amazing and the chips are awesome!

    That cathedral is really something, I don't have a reason to visit liverpool these days since my sister graduated but I definitely remember driving past the cathedral, it's stunning.

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  26. there is an award for you on my blog x

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  27. I so want to visit Liverpool after reading this post! (even just to try the cabonara and chips alone- you made it sound so scrumptious!). The Zara dress you're wearing is really lovely too :)

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  28. Just found your blog (from Becka Griffin's) and it's lovely!
    I really want to try the eateries you mention now!

    Shame on me for not visiting my own city very often, even though I still live in the 'burbs, but it's a habit I've fallen out of over the years. Must fix! And soon!

    Hugs
    Ei
    x
    (btw - the 'Anglican' is built from local sandstone, not red brick! LOL!)

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