The Boot Room Sports Cafe at Liverpool FC is named after the ‘Boot Room’ which became famous at the club during Bill Shankly’s managerial reign. It became a tradition for the manager and coaching staff to meet there after matches to discuss the game and the club in general. It is a fitting tribute that the Boot Room Sports Cafe offers a place for fans and more generally those looking for a nice meal to meet up at Anfield, a ground steeped in history. The restaurant is located under the famous ‘Kop’ stand and offers a dining experience to the general public seven days a week.
This St Patrick’s Day the Boot Room will host a special three-course menu and Irish-themed cocktails will be available all day on St Patrick’s Day this Saturday, alongside music from a traditional Irish Ceilidh band, as well as special appearances from LFC and Republic of Ireland legend John Aldridge, who will be doing special legend tours throughout the day, as well as appearances in the Boot Room.
We went along this week to try out the Paddy’s Day menu for ourselves. We ordered some cocktails first from the special Irish themed menu, whilst my friend and the driver for the evening, opted for a Golden Goal Mocktail!
First up was the Leek and Potato Soup served with Soda Bread. It was served in a good sized bowl, not too big for a starter and tasted amazing, packed full of flavour. A real hearty, warming soup which was perfectly complemented by the soda bread.
For our main course we opted to try both the options which were available; Whiskey & Honey Glazed Baby Gammon, Colcannon Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables and the Lamb Rump in Guinness, Champ Potatoes & Mixed Greens. Both were served on huge plates with very generous servings. The Gammon was well complemented with it’s slightly sweet whiskey sauce and the traditional colcannon potatoes (like mash potatoes with cabbage) were a real taste of Ireland. The Lamb Rump was perfectly tender and the champ potatoes (mash potato with leak) were a lovely accompaniment.
We were truly full up after our main course but there was still the Baileys & Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding to go, again it was a very generous size and we both found it difficult to get through more than half of. Served with a warm chocolate sauce it was a good twist on a traditional pudding and a fittingly indulgent end to an indulgent menu. Next time we will not be eating lunch! The menu is great value for money and the portion sizes and quality of the food were fantastic.
The three-course menu (available for £16.50) and Irish-themed cocktails will be available all day on St Patrick’s Day this Saturday. There will also be big screen and booth showings of the France v Ireland Six Nations game.
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