Elite 60 serves up new lease of life for famous dining location

Elite 60

A new restaurant has opened on the site of one of Liverpool’s most renowned dining establishments.

The owners of 60 Hope Street announced in May this year that it was closing its doors for the final time because they deemed it was financially unviable, following the impact of the coronavirus.

However, a new restaurant has now opened in the same location.

Elite 60, set across three floors, boasts a cocktail bar downstairs as well as a private dining room upstairs.

The venture is a concept created by renowned chef Bayram Yuce who says he will bring a new take on fine international cuisine that’s beautifully presented, with key ingredients including wagyu beef, lobster, quail and a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

The A La Carte menu will be made up of exquisite dishes created with the finest ingredients, focusing on the highest quality seafood, the best cuts of meat and seasonal vegetables to celebrate each and every ingredient.

The restaurant has been restored with emerald green and gold hues dominating the main dining room on the ground floor.

It has 44 covers, as well as an exclusive private dining room upstairs.

Downstairs, there’s an upmarket cocktail bar serving a range of expertly created cocktails including classics such as Pornstar Martini, Negroni, Cosmopolitan and Mojito, as well as whisky, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, and brandy based cocktails.

Elite 60 will be open Tuesday to Sunday 3pm-11pm for the restaurant, and 3pm-12am for the cocktail bar.

Chef Yuce also has Kassap on Bold Street in the city centre, and Macello Meathouse in Childwall and West Derby.

He said: “Elite 60 is a new and exciting concept that will take our guests on a culinary journey.

“Showcasing the very best produce, and cooking them with love and attention, we’ll be presenting them perfectly to ensure we deliver the highest quality dishes. We’ll be creating a very welcoming, yet luxurious ambiance that’s complete with our cocktail bar downstairs.

“We’re very excited to welcome everyone during the festive season and beyond to experience our fine international cuisine set in what is a truly iconic building.”

The 60 Hope Street restaurant opened on St George’s Day, 1999, and was among the best eateries in the city having established a reputation for fine dining and a celebrity following.

But in May this year its owners, brothers Colin and Gary Manning, announced: “Regrettably, we have made the very difficult decision to close the doors of 60 Hope Street for the last time.

“This has been and is very upsetting news for everyone.

“1999 St George’s Day we opened the doors of 60 Hope Street with amazing support from family and friends. Over the past 22 years it has taken us on an incredible journey.

“We have had so many highs and were privileged to work with some amazing people. Back in 2008 we were proud to be at the heart of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture and the renaissance of our fantatsic city.

“We would like to thank everyone who made it happen, blessed by the most loyal support from all our customers, some whom have become friends.”

Their sister restaurant, The Quarter, continues to operate nearby.