The highly successful independent restaurant brand Silk Rd will officially open its second Liverpool venue this week.
Silk Rd, which already has a restaurant in Beetham Plaza in the city, as well as in Heswall and Bramhall, has expanded to historical Hope Street. Restaurants in the group regularly receive rave reviews on TripAdvisor and are frequently in the top 10 for their area.
The entrepreneurs behind Silk Rd, Chris Williams and Javier Mellado, have invested over £200,000 in the new restaurant and have taken on 25 new staff. Interior designer Suzanne Mercer of Kettle Design in Heswall worked with them to create the striking new look and feel. The restaurant prides itself on its authentic flavours from the Pacific to the Mediterranean all inspired by Chris and Javier’s personal travels on this ancient network of trade routes.
The pair make regular trips overseas to source fresh new ideas for their menu of shared tapas plates with big-hitting flavours.
Chris, who originally worked with Javier at La Tasca when it was a small, growing independent, said:
“We’re delighted to be opening our second Silk Rd in Liverpool – and our fourth across the North West.
“Having established our business in the heart of the business district, it’s great to be expanding into Hope Street.
“It’s an exciting time to be running a small and independent group of restaurants in the North West and we have plans to grow it to seven in the coming years.”
Javier, who was born in Madrid, said:
“We love what we do and we’re proud of what we have achieved. We’re already attracting lots of people looking for an exciting new place to eat whether that’s for brunch, lunch or post-theatre tapas.”
Suzanne Mercer of Kettle Design said:
“Silk Rd are a joy to work with. Chris and Javier have a passion and vibrancy which has inspired us to create a quirky and relaxed space for their customers to enjoy.
“There are some fun touches that customers will find in all their restaurants including the iconic rope all the staff painstakingly wrap around the columns and balustrades.”