To start, we ordered a pigeon to share and when it came, the presentation was amazing. The bird was cooked to perfection and I almost wished we hadn’t decided to share as it was the perfect texture and taste. However, we also had mains, birthday cake and desserts to come so we were glad we had left room.
Although the venue focuses on classic British dishes, every plate has a little twist that makes dining at Panoramic34 Liverpool a truly unique experience. I was torn between the Cornish brill fillet which comes with octopus, and the rack of lamb with grapefruit, sweetbreads, peas and shiitake mushroom. I eventually decided on the lamb and my dinner companion plumped for the beef loin and we shared a couple of sides. When I started eating, my lamb just melted in my mouth and the quirky additions like the grapefruit and sweetbreads made it a dish that I’m unlikely to forget for a while. My partner raved about how tender the beef was and the beer sauce that topped it off, perfectly balanced the flavours.
As it was my birthday (did I mention it was my birthday?) my friend had brought along a cake which the Panoramic34 team had kindly agreed to serve at the end of the meal. However, our lovely waiter also brought over some tasting desserts which were complimentary and really finished off our meal. We had a bit of my cake too and passed the rest to the staff as they really deserved it: we had been treated like royalty the entire time.
We had a couple of espressos and an Amaretto and grabbed the bill before heading out into the night. It wasn’t a cheap evening but for the experience and the food that we had, we would have paid double
34th Floor, West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool L3 9PJ