Scribble, a brand new eatery serving indulgent breakfasts, laid-back lunches and tasty treats, has opened at MerseyMade. Spanning both floors of the creative hub on Paradise Street, Scribble is set to become a firm favourite among the city’s food lovers with a tempting menu, which features popular classics with a twist, alongside signature dishes and daily specials from much-loved local bakery, Artisane.
The 50-cover venue, which is adorned with stunning artworks and creations from over 100 local makers, boasts upcycled seating and comfortable sofas, perfectly placed for catching up with friends and soaking up the creative atmosphere of the open plan artists’ studios. Guests are invited to enjoy a bite to eat or take a relaxing coffee break from the hustle and bustle of the city as talented local artists and makers showcase their skills, crafting their latest pieces.
The menu features an impressive selection of breakfast treats and speciality brunches such as ‘Eggs Benny on Sourdough’ (£9.50), prepared with honey and mustard shredded ham hock, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and poached pears; and ‘Avocado and Lime Toast’ (£8.50), a combination of avocado and lime smash, feta, caramelised onion with red wine marmalade on toasted sourdough.
Guests can also enjoy ‘Eggs Royale on Sourdough’ (£10.50), prepared with hot smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and anchovies; or the ‘Scribble Breakfast’ (small: £9.00 / large: £11.50), which comes with herb sausage, streaky bacon, confit tomato, homemade hash brown, mushrooms, beans and fried egg, served alongside toasted sourdough, seeded or white bread. There are also vegetarian and vegan ‘Scribble Breakfast’ options on the menu too.
Promising to impress anyone with a love of French patisserie is a tantalising display of hand-picked sweet and savoury delights from popular independent bakery, Artisane, which are available to eat in or take away with daily specials including quiches, pasties, pies, sausage rolls, cakes and éclairs. Among the other sweet treats on offer are delicious vegan cakes from Wirral-based Teacake Cakes.
Scribble also serves a mouth-watering selection of toasted sandwiches throughout the day including ‘Chilli Chorizo’ (£7.50), which is filled with sliced chorizo, pickled jalapeno sauce and smoked applewood cheese; and ‘The Korean’ (£7.50), a combination of kimchi, cheddar cheese and smashed avocado and lime. Classic lunches include ‘Coronation Chicken’, ‘Ploughman’s’ and ‘Egg and Cress’ sandwiches, freshly prepared on ciabatta or baguette (£5.50 to eat in with a side salad / £4.40 to take out).
Those who are feeling a little more indulgent can opt for ‘Halloumi Fries with a Chilli Dip’ (£6.95); or a choice of ‘Loaded Fries’ including ‘Bacon, Smoked Paprika and Cheddar’ (£7.50); ‘Jackfruit and BBQ Sauce’ (£7.50); ‘Salt and Pepper Chicken’ (£7.50); or ‘Salt and Pepper Mixed Veg’ (£6.00) with cheddar or vegan feta as optional extras.
The menu at Scribble offers something to suit all tastes with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available, as well as a good variety of dishes suitable for those who follow a dairy or gluten free diet.
Drinks include locally roasted speciality coffees, fruit teas, white hot chocolate and Belgian hot chocolate; and for those who prefer something a little stronger, Scribble also offers a selection of spirits, wines and Prosecco, alongside a wide range of locally brewed real ales.
As a dog friendly venue, customers are welcome to bring their four-legged friends along too and there are even free home-baked treats available for pooches accompanying their owners for lunch.
Speaking on the launch of Scribble at MerseyMade, Founder Vicky Gawith, said: “It’s fair to say Scribble is a pretty unique destination; where else can you enjoy great food and drink surrounded by artists at work and two floors of magnificent creations from the region’s most talented makers?
“As a venue built on championing local independent creatives, there’s always been a real vibrancy at MerseyMade and we’re looking forward to inviting people to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere as they join us for a bite to eat or pop in for a coffee at Scribble. Everyone is welcome!”
The kitchen at Scribble is overseen by Sean Millar, who is known for restaurants such as The Other Place, The Side Door and Pruno. He said: “The Scribble menu has been crafted to reflect the warm and welcoming vibe at MerseyMade and we’re incredibly proud to be working with some of the region’s best food and drink producers. We’re also thrilled to be the only city centre venue serving savouries, cakes and patisseries from the wonderful team at Artisane. I’m confident Scribble will be a welcome addition to the city’s thriving food and drink scene.”
Scribble is located at the heart of MerseyMade, where visitors can uncover a treasure trove of delights, ranging from original paintings, prints and jewellery to homeware, organic skincare, craft gins, honey, jam, gifts and cards, all made locally. The creative destination features a charming shop, artists’ studios and an events space, which regularly hosts private and corporate functions, as well as wine tastings and crafty workshops such as Candle Making (8th and 23rd October) and ‘Pimp your Pumpkin’ Halloween Calligraphy (15 October) with a full programme of events available online.
Scribble at MerseyMade is open from 8.30am – 10pm, Thursday – Saturday; 8.30am – 6pm, Monday – Wednesday; and 10am – 5pm on Sundays. To find out more about MerseyMade, visit merseymade.uk.
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