What’s Cooking? invests in restaurant at boutique hotel

LIVERPOOL restaurant business What’s Cooking? has invested a six figure sum to take over the food and drink operation at boutique hotel 62 Castle Street.

The deal with hotel operator Centre Island will see the conversion of a 5,000 sq ft space within the Grade II listed hotel, creating a bar and restaurant, private dining, boardroom, meeting and social spaces. The new venue will be called What’s At Sixty Two?
Creating 50 new jobs, What’s At Sixty Two? will offer a southern soul menu, inspired by Memphis and the Deep South.
Richard Eastwood of R2 Architecture has been appointed to design the bar and restaurant spaces, taking inspiration from the grand old mansions of Louisiana while creating a warm and inviting space.
Guy Lawrenson, owner, said: “This is an exciting new chapter for the What’s Cooking? brand, and in the evolution of this fantastic building in the heart of Castle Street.

“In recent years Castle Street has grown to become a vibrant hub for restaurants and bars, and is perfectly situated between the commercial district and the popular Liverpool ONE. What’s At Sixty Two? will blend perfectly into this vibrant mix, offering a flavour of the Deep South in a space that is dynamic to match any mood.”
Elaine Nelson, general manager at 62 Castle St, said: “This is a fantastic addition to the hotel’s facilities and will offer a great restaurant and bar experience to our guests.

“What’s Cooking? is a well-recognised brand with a loyal, local following and this addition to the hotel will further enhance the profile of 62 Castle St within the Liverpool market place.”