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moonsi til

worked it out now!
I'm going to Liverpool next weekend for the Psych Fest & looking where to eat. On the Thursday we are able to go wherever but Fri & Sat looking for places close to The Dolby Hotel & Baltic Triangle.

Plan would have been dinner at Vinea but sadly that has closed. Ideally looking for veggie or veggie friendly and places for breakfast please.
 

friedaweed

Climbing up the aerial
Plenty of places on Bold Street. I'm not up on veggie food places but I know the lebanese place does plenty of vegy looking stuff. It's nice in there. :thumbs:
 

lazythursday

Well-Known Member
Last time I was in Liverpool I enjoyed eating in The Egg (basic but good value and nice atmosphere) - nearish to Lime St station. Good place for breakfast / lunch rather than evening I think.
 

Calamity1971

If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.
@moonsi till.
Definitely the egg as LT says. I go everytime I'm home. Only been for lunch though so not sure about breakfasts. There's a few up bold street that do veg/vegan. The Kasbah and love thy neighbour. Don't get near the Albert dock for food. Tourist rip off prices.
This is my favourite place in Liverpool, about ten mins away by car.
Lark Lane.

Greendays Cafe
 

moonsi til

worked it out now!
Fab , will most likely go to The Egg on the Thursday. A few years ago I found a great breakfast place (modern, exposed brick, industrial lighting type place) but can't recall what it was. Had a lovely bircher museli there.
 

Fez909

toilet expert
Went to a nice Japanese restaurant a few weeks ago called Etsu. They had some veggie/vegan options.

Not the cheapest, though.
 

killer b

Singing on the roof of the Barbican
I had a great lunch in the Baltic bakehouse last time i was round there - a very sandwich based menu, but real nice ingredients. The cakes and coffee were lush too.
 

moonsi til

worked it out now!
Mowgli Street Food | Fresh Indian home cooking I enjoyed this place.

I love Liverpool, great place.
Thank you went here last night. I live where mighty fine Indian food is easy to have so wouldn't usually choose Indian elsewhere as a first choice but this menu sounded so good.

There were 4 of us, one had the meat tiffin which were surprise curries of I think lamb, chicken & tea steeped chickpeas. 2 folk had the prawn dish & I had the paneer & shared the the rhubarb & ginger Dahl. We had roti, rice & 2 bottles of red. Bill was £83 which seemed great value.

All the food was delicious, the restaurant itself was lovely inside and the staff very friendly.
 

Red Cat

Well-Known Member
@moonsi till.
Definitely the egg as LT says. I go everytime I'm home. Only been for lunch though so not sure about breakfasts. There's a few up bold street that do veg/vegan. The Kasbah and love thy neighbour. Don't get near the Albert dock for food. Tourist rip off prices.
This is my favourite place in Liverpool, about ten mins away by car.
Lark Lane.

Greendays Cafe
I always go to the Egg too.

Googling baltic triangle comes up with some nice looking places. Liverpool has always been great for cafes.
 

mwgdrwg

Be a Pisces. Jam.
Going to Liverpool tomorrow with my teenage daughter. She's already asked if we can go to fucking Nando's.

I truly despise Liverpool One, so I'll be dragging her up Bold St.
 

moonsi til

worked it out now!
mwgdrwg take her to the Baltic Social Market (think that's what it is called , across from Ryde cafe). Loads of choice of food including rolled ice-cream & ghandi floss! I hope to get back there this weekend. Had a ginger shot there earlier.
 

moonsi til

worked it out now!
So I didn't make it to The Egg cafe sadly but did go Mowgli for dinner on Thursday, Ryde cafe for breakfast on Friday, Baltic Social Market dinner on Friday, The Brunch Cafe on Saturday (brunch with espresso martini), back to Baltic Social Market for dinner on Sat then finished off with breakfast at Baltic Bakehouse.

A good weekend for food.

Thanks all for suggestions.
 

Ming

Massive prawns
Have a look at News From Nowhere. Great long standing radical bookstore.

ETA: (not food obviously). The Egg is great though. It's one of the few places i really miss in Liverpool. It's actually at its best in the evening (candles, poetry slams and stuff).
 

Calamity1971

If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.
Back home in Liverpool for a few days and ate at 'love thy neighbour' on bold street. Lovely food, I had spicey falafel and pacifico beer. Good veg and vegan food and wines.
Only gripe was the pink lighting, very dark.
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ed marimba

Active Member
Recently moved to Liverpool. After a horrific year I figured a new start was the best idea, chose Liverpool because it seemed like there was energy there, I'm an artist , musician, I felt like there was quite a bit happening creative wise.
I got a nice flat next to Crosby beach with Anthony Gormley's statues. So far, so good.
Except that I'm not doing anything. I have met a singer and talked vaguely about projects but that's about all. Its related to the horrific year I mentioned. I didn't realise how much toll it had taken but I'm seeing it now. Self confidence is a slippery customer at the best of times but right now I can't find any.
And you need to have that. I underestimated the difficulty of establishing connections in a big city starting from scratch, not knowing anyone. I was just thinking about finding a place to live but that's the easy bit compared to getting out there and meeting people, doing stuff.

A couple of questions
I have done a couple of open mics so that's a start. It was OK but are there any where its more than just playing acoustic guitars, Where a wider range of performances happen ,Like electronic stuff for instance. Anyone know of somewhere like that at all ?

Beyond open mics I have a full set I'd love to be able to perform, even as a support. Its made up of music, with spoken word , video in various forms and the pieces flow into one another without gaps. I leave space for impro and spontaneity so it is never the same twice, I try to tread a line between experimentalism that doesn't descend into dull repetition and wannabe elitism
I can provide all the gear except maybe PA so I guess I would like to find a promoter/venue on the arty side. Interested in new ideas. Again, any tips gratefully received,

OK, I know I have to do this for myself but shyness has always been a problem of mine and now more so than ever. I would be interested in joining a spoken word group., sort of thing where people can bring their stuff, read and talk about it in an informal setting. That would be just the thing in many ways

Baltic Triangle seems to be hub , the creative centre so I must get down there. Just not sure where to start, is it co-ordinated from an HQ of some kind.I'm sure that people will be nicer than in my greatest crises of self doubt, where I envisage myself being a total flop, a Southern ponce given the cold shoulder of an established clique. cliques may well exist but not control everything. I hope.

This is all rather feeble I know but at a time when I'm in a less than ideal mental place, I'd very much appreciate any tips to get some momentum going. Then its up to me of course but I hope I can find a way to get involved . I'm sure I couldn't have chosen a better location, so full of energy. But at this moment I feel pretty isolated and maybe in need of a bit of a shove. There's more to life than watching Pointless on your own, there'd bloody well better be at any rate.
 

bimble

noisy but small
Liverpool definitely a good choice :thumbs:. Its a long time since i was involved but there's a bunch of people there a sort of collective who have several big old buildings in the centre of town that they're still able to use in a meanwhile arty squattish way, you might find them friendly and a way in to something you are interested in. This website looks like it hasn't been updated for a decade but they are still there. tao
They used to have a cafe going with open mike nights but i think that's turned into a starbucks now .There's also this place which I don't know who runs it now but used to do interesting stuff. Programme | The Kazimier
 

moon

Happy Happy Jo Wonderland
I really do think London has lost it's creative edge due to high rental costs/shortage of housing etc etc.
I thought Glasgow was amazing due to the sheer creative energy I experienced there, something London had before everyone got in bed with the Bankers and destroyed the place.
Anyway good luck with your Liverpool experience..
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Recently moved to Liverpool. After a horrific year I figured a new start was the best idea, chose Liverpool because it seemed like there was energy there, I'm an artist , musician, I felt like there was quite a bit happening creative wise.
I got a nice flat next to Crosby beach with Anthony Gormley's statues. So far, so good.
Except that I'm not doing anything. I have met a singer and talked vaguely about projects but that's about all. Its related to the horrific year I mentioned. I didn't realise how much toll it had taken but I'm seeing it now. Self confidence is a slippery customer at the best of times but right now I can't find any.
And you need to have that. I underestimated the difficulty of establishing connections in a big city starting from scratch, not knowing anyone. I was just thinking about finding a place to live but that's the easy bit compared to getting out there and meeting people, doing stuff.

A couple of questions
I have done a couple of open mics so that's a start. It was OK but are there any where its more than just playing acoustic guitars, Where a wider range of performances happen ,Like electronic stuff for instance. Anyone know of somewhere like that at all ?

Beyond open mics I have a full set I'd love to be able to perform, even as a support. Its made up of music, with spoken word , video in various forms and the pieces flow into one another without gaps. I leave space for impro and spontaneity so it is never the same twice, I try to tread a line between experimentalism that doesn't descend into dull repetition and wannabe elitism
I can provide all the gear except maybe PA so I guess I would like to find a promoter/venue on the arty side. Interested in new ideas. Again, any tips gratefully received,

OK, I know I have to do this for myself but shyness has always been a problem of mine and now more so than ever. I would be interested in joining a spoken word group., sort of thing where people can bring their stuff, read and talk about it in an informal setting. That would be just the thing in many ways

Baltic Triangle seems to be hub , the creative centre so I must get down there. Just not sure where to start, is it co-ordinated from an HQ of some kind.I'm sure that people will be nicer than in my greatest crises of self doubt, where I envisage myself being a total flop, a Southern ponce given the cold shoulder of an established clique. cliques may well exist but not control everything. I hope.

This is all rather feeble I know but at a time when I'm in a less than ideal mental place, I'd very much appreciate any tips to get some momentum going. Then its up to me of course but I hope I can find a way to get involved . I'm sure I couldn't have chosen a better location, so full of energy. But at this moment I feel pretty isolated and maybe in need of a bit of a shove. There's more to life than watching Pointless on your own, there'd bloody well better be at any rate.
get a dog. lots of people strike up conversations with dog walkers. plus companionship.
 

sojourner

Where's me readers?
Have you asked in the record shops? Try Probe (near the Bluecoat, centre of town), and there's a couple up/off Bold St (main drag in town) too.

81 Renshaw st cafe is an up and coming venue, with performance space front (free) and back (minimal hiring fee) and a record shop in the basement.
 
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