31 Hope Stree, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L1 9HX
Critics Review 14/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information


  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Host

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Enveloped in Liverpool‘s cultural quarter, Host is a flag bearer for lip-smacking plates of Asian food akin to Wahaca and Bone Daddies in London or New York’s Pok Pok. Primarily a street food and noodle bar, it’s got a quirky 1950s theme and a menu drawn from Thailand, China and Japan. The menu is broad, but like London’s catch-all Asian baby, Naamyaa Café, it works. Tasty titbits include deep-fried ham hock with caramel and chilli vinegar or spicy garlicky Japanese Togarashi popcorn. Heartier options include white miso and udon noodle soup with butternut squash, spinach, tofu and soy beans or smoked chipotle chilli chicken Udon noodles with cashew nuts, roasted aubergine and coriander dahl with yoghurt and tamarind caramel. There’s a fun blueberry and plum jelly with sake granita crafted by adaptable head chef David Fitzsimmons for dessert. Choose from new world wines, sake, rose cava and Asian-inspired cocktails such as G&(no)T with lychee syrup on the rocks, or spicy scotch with ginger, lemon juice and fresh chilli.

Cuisine: Asian
Price point:
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Angie Sammons
Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, it's all here, but it's not a lazy or predictable menu. Australian chef Ashley Richey is at least is from the right neck of the woods, give or take 7,000 miles, and you get the assured feeling that in his native Melbourne you wouldn't get away with much on the fusion food front. It's imaginative, by standards, too: Salmon ramen broth, son-in-law egg and bang bang chicken, something certain punters would definitely have paid a tenner for on the Hope St of old.
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