Renowned chef makes a splash with Wreckfish launch

Gary Usher has launched his latest restaurant in Liverpool.

Wreckfish is the fourth restaurant in Usher’s portfolio and will open on Seel Street, opposite boutique hotel The Nadler.

Wreckfish recently made the headlines after a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign raised the initial £200,000 required to start the project.

With support from the likes of chefs Tom Kerridge, Simon Rimmer and several other Michelin-star chefs, it was the largest ever amount raised in the UK by Kickstarter for a restaurant.

A £200,000 financial injection also came from Barclays.

Usher’s first restaurant Sticky Walnut opened in Chester in January 2011. A few years later he opened a second bistro, Burnt Truffle in Heswall and in September 2016 Hispi in Didsbury.

Usher said: “I couldn’t be happier to open our fourth restaurant and still can’t believe we’ve made this happen. Starting as a pop up in the derelict building in February, breaking crowdfunding records in May and securing funds from Barclays to complete the project has been a huge challenge but really rewarding.  We’re looking forward to the future.”