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Six years down the line and three successful restaurants later, we’re trying for another… this time in Liverpool. Introducing Wreckfish
Six years down the line and three successful restaurants later, we’re trying for another… this time in Liverpool. Introducing Wreckfish
Six years down the line and three successful restaurants later, we’re trying for another… this time in Liverpool. Introducing Wreckfish
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Six years down the line and three successful restaurants later, we’re trying for another… this time in Liverpool. Introducing Wreckfish.   

Our aim has always been to provide perfectly simple food in a relaxed environment, using the best quality produce possible. Everything in our restaurants is made completely from scratch, including fresh bread, all stocks and sauces, ice creams and sorbets. Wreckfish will be no different.    

What’s up with Wreckfish? 

Okay, so… Wreckfish is a type of fish that lives at the bottom of the sea (like Sea Bass) and Twitter (some of Twitter…) thought it was a good name for a restaurant. Anyway, in November 2016, we were tipped off about a building on the corner of Slater and Seel Street in Liverpool city centre and we immediately fell in love with it.

In February, 2017, we held a five day pop up in the currently derelict Wreckfish building, where guests were invited to pay what they thought the meal was worth. Reservations were launched a month in advance and booked up in less than 10 minutes (despite all guests knowing that there was no gas, electricity or running water…)   We had to get seriously creative but we were completely humbled by the response. It made us realise that this is what Liverpool wants. Opening in a city centre is something new for us, but with the community spirit and neighbourhood feel that Liverpool has, as well as the rise in demand for new restaurants in the area, we know Wreckfish will fit right in.

We’re really lucky because, not only did we find a site that we immediately fell in love with, but we have incredibly supportive landlords. Work has already begun on the building, but we will need £500,000 to launch the restaurant. We have an amazingly talented team ready to go and the bank has agreed to lend us £300,000, but we just need you to help us raise that extra £200,000 to make Wreckfish happen… no pressure.

If all goes to plan, we’re hoping to open Wreckfish in September 2017. The bistro will be similar to all of our other restaurants, with a relaxed and welcoming feel and have an 90 cover capacity.

What’s the Craic? 

We opened Sticky Walnut in Hoole, Chester, in January 2011 on a budget that meant famously choosing between an all singing Rational Combi Oven or new tables and chairs. We went for the oven. It was the right decision.
 

Since opening, Sticky has been awarded Catey ‘Menu of the Year’, AA ‘Restaurant of the Year’, Cheshire Life ‘Restaurant of the Year’ and many more amazing awards.

After a few very successful years, we decided to open a second bistro, Burnt Truffle in Heswall, thanks to incredible Kickstarter supporters. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette and received really lovely reviews from the likes of Lisa Markwell and Jay Rayner.   After Burnt Truffle, we then launched a third restaurant in 2016. Hispi (it’s a type of cabbage) opened its doors in Didsbury, South Manchester in September 2016.  Manchester’s been absolutely amazing and welcomed Hispi with open arms. It’s also received lots of lovely reviews and two AA rosettes.

 

Risks and challenges

Thankfully we have already secured the site and have the support of our two amazing landlords so we don’t have that risk this time.

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    Drinks Coaster

    A glass Wreckfish coaster with the quote from our final pop-up tweet:

    "We came, we cooked, We fucked off"

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    Breakfast / Brunch

    Breakfast for 2 at Wreckfish

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    Curry night

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    Duck & Waffle Brunch for 2

    Sunday 5th Novemeber 2017
    Duck & Waffles exec chef Dan Doherty comes to wreckfish to cook Sunday brunch with us.

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    Ticket to Burnt BBQ

    Summer BBQ at Burnt Truffle, soak in the rays on the piazza del terrazzo with manager Adam hosting and Wongo & Gary throwing shrimps on the barbie.

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    1 ticket to be seated on a communal table for the Michael O'Hare EXTRAVAGANZA

    Monday 5th June 2017
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    Daniel Cliffords Midsummer BBQ x2

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    A line up of the counrties leading michelin starred chefs are coming to Heswall to cook a BBQ in the sun (Sunday 20th Aug 2017)

    Chefs include:
    Daniel Clifford
    Mark Poynton
    Tim Allen
    Matt Gillan
    Russell Bateman
    Mark Abbott

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    3 Chefs, 1 Table (x2 Tickets)

    Calum Franklin, Stevie Parle & Gary Usher

    "We're gonna cook
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    Sunday 27th August 2017
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    Wreckfish pop up for 2

    Before we open the doors, we'll want to try out a few ideas and do one more pop-up in a secret (not yet decided) Liverpool location

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    Matt Gillan @ Wreckfish (2x Tickets)

    Matt Gillan is coming North with renowned mixologist Andrew Harrod to do 1 night at Wreckfish

    Theme: Electro pirate

    October 20th 2017
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    Masterclass & Lunch @ Burnt Truffle

    Spend a morning with Gary & Wongo at BURnT TRUffLe preparing lunch, getting to see what goes in to the dishes behind the scenes before sitting down and enjoying lunch together.

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    Masterclass & Lunch @ Wreckfish

    Spend a morning with Gary & Luke at Wreckfish preparing lunch, getting to see what goes in to the dishes behind the scenes before sitting down and enjoying lunch together.

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    Masterclass & Lunch @ Hispi

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    Angela & Neil @ Hispi (x2 Tickets)

    My old boss/mentor Angela Hartnett and Neil Borthwick are coming to Didsbury

    Join us for a seriously special night

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    Daniel Cliffords Midsummer BBQ x4

    x4 Tickets

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    Chefs include:
    Daniel Clifford
    Mark Poynton
    Tim Allen
    Matt Gillan
    Russell Bateman
    Mark Abbott

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    3 Chefs, 1 Table (x4 Tickets)

    Calum Franklin, Stevie Parle & Gary Usher

    "We're gonna cook
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    We're gonna eat
    All together on one BIG table"

    Sunday 27th August 2017
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    Overnight stay and dinner at Wreckfish

    1 night stay in a hotel with dinner for 2 at Wreckfish.

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    2x Tickets to Tom Kerridge

    Tom Kerridge of the 2 starred Hand and Flowers, Marlow is coming to Liverpool to do one night at Wreckfish.

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    6 Course all inclusive menu.

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    Matt Gillan @ Wreckfish (4x Tickets)

    Matt Gillan is coming North with renowned mixologist Andrew Harrod to do 1 night at Wreckfish

    Theme: Electro pirate
    x4 Tickets
    Communal tables

    October 20th 2017

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    Angela & Neil @ Hispi (x4 Tickets)

    My old boss/mentor Angela Hartnett and Neil Borthwick are coming to Didsbury

    Join us for a seriously special night

    x4 tickets
    Date: TBC
    Communal tables

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    Christmas Lunch for 20

    3 courses for you, friends/family/colleges to celebrate the most magic time of year

    you choose the restaurant Sticky/Burnt/Hispi/Wreck

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    4x Tickets to Tom Kerridge

    Tom Kerridge of the 2 starred Hand and Flowers, Marlow is coming to Liverpool to do one night at Wreckfish.

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    Private dinner at your home

    A 3 course + coffee private dinner at your home for up to 10 people.

    Gary and the gang (including waiter/waitress) will turn up and cook a bespoke meal in your home.

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    Private party

    Take over either Sticky/Burnt/Hispi/Wreckfish for a 3 course dinner for you and 39 of ya mates/colleagues

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    Gourmet curry night by Farokh Talati

    Gourmet curry night created and cooked by Farokh Talati for up to 40 people. Exclusive use of any of our four (hopefully!) restaurants on a mutually agreeable date.

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    Sunday Brunch with Simon Rimmer

    Travel to London
    Get to meet and spend the morning with Simon hanging around back stage on Channel 4's Sunday brunch. Then off to The Guinea Grill for a slap up meal

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    Collaboration night with Sticky Walnut

    Come and take over the mother-ship Sticky for a night of collaborative fun, we'll tailor the event to your wants and needs helping to create a real showstopper event

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    P.A.R.T.Y @ Wreckfish

    Spend the night at Wreckfish being treating like kings and queens.

    The full extent of our hospitality will be extended you and up to 100 friends/colleges

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    Wedding Breakfast

    The first ever wedding at Wreckfish for up to 100 heads, let the sticky walnut group look after you, your nearest and dearest on your special day

    In conjunction with Northern Fields.

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