New city centre restaurant, with a nod to maritime past, creates almost 40 jobs

A new restaurant has opened in Liverpool this week, creating almost 40 jobs.

Located at 38 Parr Street in the heart of the Ropewalks district, Voyagers is a 70-seater restaurant with 100-seater bar.

The restaurant’s name is a nod to the poem ‘A Voyager’s Dream of Land’ by Duke Street-born poet Felicia Hemans.

Its menu promises a mix of globally-inspired dishes with a local twist, a selection of 35 wines including a selection of organic and natural wines, plus signature cocktails, including the Salted Watermelon cooler, made from a locally distilled gin.

Voyagers will serve up a dinner menu of small and large plates, plus an all-day dining option and afternoon tea.

Dishes include smoked venison flatbread and nduja scotch egg to classics such as fish and chips. The lunch offering includes a selection of Japanese-inspired sandos using Baltic Bakehouse focaccia and fillings include salt and pepper chicken – a nod to the restaurant’s close location to Liverpool’s Chinatown – Katsu tofu and more.

The open kitchen, led by head chef Jake Parry, and a chef’s table which is bathed in natural light thanks to a large atrium, adds to the dining experience.

Jake, who has previously worked at The Woodcote Hotel in Hooton and Pinion in Prescot, said: “I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to showcase what we have to offer at Voyagers. The team and I have worked hard to create a menu that not only gives diners the opportunity to explore new tastes through our small plates menu, but also enjoy old favourites that we all love.

“I’ve loved experimenting with different flavours to create our dishes, marrying up locally sourced ingredients to give a truly unique dish. For example, our Sticky Glazed Short Rib uses local Black Lodge IPA in the cooking process.”

He added: “Liverpool is constantly evolving in terms of its food and beverage scene and it’s fantastic to be a part of its story – I’m confident that we’re bringing something new and exciting that will eventually become a ‘go-to’ eating spot for both locals and visitors.”

As part of their experience at Voyagers, which is located inside new hotel The Halyard at Ropewalks Liverpool, guests can choose from a range of bespoke cocktails, including a selection created using locally made Lost Dock Rum and the specially distilled Halyard Gin made by Turncoat, a small batch gin distillery in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

An extensive wine list includes options from across the globe, while local craft beer, Black Lodge Pilsener, is on offer.

Curtis Goodwin, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Voyagers, said: “We firmly believe that we have brought something unique to Liverpool.”