Individual Restaurants launch their new festive menus

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Individual Restaurants are celebrating the start of the festive season with the launch of their new festive menus, which are available at their restaurants in Liverpool.

Brimming with seasonal favourites, the special menus are available now at Piccolino, The Restaurant Bar & Grill, and Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant. The festive lunchtime, evening and à la carte menus can be enjoyed until Sunday 9th January 2022.

Prices range from £28 for a three-course festive lunch to £46 for a four-course party menu. The restaurants’ New Year’s Eve menu is priced from £70 per person and includes a glass of Franciacorta Brut Doc G, canapés and a four-course dinner.

Individual Restaurants festive menus

Stand-out dishes include the Bruschetta Con Gamberoni – king prawns, chilli and lemon, and toasted ciabatta (£10.95), Anatra – crispy slow cooked duck, glazed apples and Valpolicella wine sauce (£18.95). Or Scaloppine Di Tacchino – turkey escalopes, mushrooms and white wine (£18.95). Or alternatively the incredible Bomba Al Cioccolato, a chocolate bomb served with cherry and vanilla ice cream (£9.95). * (Prices may vary from restaurant to restaurant.)  

Individual Restaurants will also be hosting a series of events across all venues with an occasion to suit every taste. These range from Christmas carol concerts and wreath making to beauty masterclasses with Charlotte Tilbury.

Families are invited to experience the excitement of visiting Santa during a series of exclusive Meet Father Christmas events including story-time with Father Christmas. This includes a photo-opportunity and a gift for the little ones, whilst the adults can sit back and enjoy a coffee. For a full list of activities visit the What’s On section on each restaurants’ website.

Individual Restaurants’ venues offer the perfect setting for families, friends and colleagues to celebrate the countdown to Christmas, whether they’re hosting intimate family gatherings or corporate celebrations. Those planning a more intimate occasion can celebrate in style in The Restaurant Bar & Grill’s two private event spaces or in The Bullion Room at Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant, Castle Street. His & Hers has dined in The Bullion Room and it is quite something, featuring fine Italian food and wine and a great atmosphere.

All restaurants offer an extensive selection of wine, spirits and premium beers. A new range of signature cocktails including the photo-worthy Gettin’ Figgy With It (£9.15) and Rhubarb Rendezvous (£8.95) promise to add a little theatre to the occasion.

Regional Operations Manager at Piccolino, Giuseppe Pinto, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming our wonderful guests as they enjoy the Christmas festivities with incredible cocktails and show-stopping desserts… and a programme of events to add a little extra sparkle to this magical time of year.”

The Opera Grill in Chester

Review by Jean Hill

The 400-seater restaurant, which flies the flag for Individual Restaurants in Chester, is housed in a grand Grade II listed building. Opera Grill delivers theatre on a grand scale. The charcoal grill and wood burning ovens are an integral part of the interior. Entertainment in the first-floor Music Gallery includes live acts every Friday, and a famed gospel choir every Sunday.

The Garden Terrace is totally protected from the elements, with a canopy of glass with ornamental flowers nestling behind. The light is spectacular, and the atmosphere is relaxed and restful. The staff understand food, and are happy to make recommendations, if you struggle to choose. We loved the space.

The food has always been good and that has not changed. We both chose the retro prawn cocktail; the subtle tang of sauce mingles with crispy salad elements, and juicy prawns. All good. I opted for seared tuna au poivre for my main, but intend to go back for the duck with ginger. Our editor decided on battered cod and chips – pure comfort food. The seared tuna was wonderfully tender, with crispy singed edges – the steak melted in the mouth and was a blissful taste of the sea. You can go Italian with the mains: asparagus risotto, or crab ravioli, and there are steaks aplenty.

There are some inspiring dishes on the menu. The Asian platter, on the starter menu, sounded like a banquet to me. This is what you get: crispy duck pancakes, tempura king prawns, chicken tikka skewers, fried chilli squid, baby back ribs with sesame and dripping sauce. Phew! The dessert menu contained Crème Brulée. Divine, featuring a caramelised topping and smooth vanilla creaminess beneath with a hint of apricot for depth. The terrace is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun set, and celebrate life. A very special evening.

The distinctive spaces in Opera Grill are all available for hire for meetings, conferences and special events with bespoke menus and entertainment packages. Check out the Christmas menu. It comes with festive cocktails that guarantee a warm glow.

Websites: piccolinorestaurants.com, therestaurantbarandgrill.com and ginodacampomyrestaurants.com.

Visit: https://individualrestaurants.com to discover the full festive programme or make a reservation.

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