As a city known for its culinary excellence springs back into life, local entrepreneur and restaurateur Chris Brown has drawn on his experience and drive to put together his very own ‘dream team’ to launch Wonton To Go.
Chris is a well known name in the city for his Gourmet Social project, a community interest company that helps in the fight against holiday hunger for local children and young people. The Gourmet Social project has been especially busy in recent months. Based in North Liverpool, Chris and his team have been collaborating with established charities such as the LEGO Foundation, through healthy meal provision, with the aim of being fully sustainable in the future, and with the desire to take the concept forward for further venues. Their ultimate goal is to sustain their charitable work through their restaurants.
From the industrial lighting, to the restaurant’s logo, to the locally influenced Asian-style menu, Chris has been determined to make Wonton To Go a restaurant that has a vibe inspired by the city’s richly diverse cultural influences.
Chris has also been enthusiastic about creating a relaxed, independent, cosmopolitan space where people can pop in for something simple, or find a new favourite from an array of tempting dishes. From the restaurant’s signature Char Siu Wonton Noodle Soup to its Special Fried Rice, with its own unique Special Sauce, the culinary team are getting creative and introducing new takes on traditional favourites, including vegan options, delightful desserts such as Vietnamese Egg Coffee (topped with grated dark chocolate) and fine gourmet coffee on hand at all times.
Wonton To Go has grown apace in a short time, with 7,000 followers on Instagram who have been impressed with the team’s socially aware and conscious attitude, as well as food that has already been in demand for delivery, now becoming available in a defined space that’s all about simply refined dishes in a contemporary setting, couple with a chance to relax, knowing that the contribution of every customer also goes to helping a really rewarding cause.
With 38 covers upstairs and just under 20 downstairs the restaurant opened its doors with plenty of summer still to enjoy, and the staff are working within government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for both staff and customers, who can then sit back and enjoy everything Wonton To Go has to offer.
As Chris Brown says: “I am already proud of what we have achieved so far, and this new restaurant is all about being inspired by authentic Asian cuisine, which is also respectful of its reputation in this wonderful city. My team has come together from diverse, experienced backgrounds and with so much support from the city already, we know we are creating something really special, and we are ready to give you a warm welcome, with great food and an atmosphere that will see you return to us again.”
Now that Liverpool city centre has re-opened, its new creative restaurant is offering tempting dishes in a cool, individual setting, where the aim is to really give something back to the community, and the starting place will always be wonderfully innovative food.