Review on The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse

The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse can be found in the heart of Woolton village, an affluent and leafy suburb of Liverpool made famous by the Beatles. John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met here and Eleanor Rigby is buried in the local graveyard. It has changed hands many times over the years, but was opened in 2014 after extensive refurbishments saw it transformed to it's former glory by Channel 4's Sunday Brunch chef Simon Rimmer, who made his name with his award-winning vegetarian restaurant Greens, in Didsbury, and Earle in Hale. This is his first venture into pubs which he opened in collaboration with Revolution Bars co-founder Roy Ellis.

Food is at the heart of the set-up and the kitchen strives to deliver a user-friendly mix of traditional favourites and more innovative dishes emphasising locally sourced produce from trusted suppliers. Starters home in on a classic prawn cocktail with North Atlantic prawns, chopped salad and cocktail sauce or there's a Thai spiced potato cake served with Asian slaw. You could follow on with a pizza from their pizza oven, or maybe opt for something spicy like pulled lamb vindaloo, slow cooked lamb shoulder, cumin and coriander basmati rice, cucumber yogurt, mango and chilli salsa, coriander flat bread. Elsewhere enjoy pan fried fillet of sea bass, peas, pancetta, pak choi, crème fraîche and potatoes or Pinot noir braised short rib, butterbeans, crushed potato and leek with red wine sauce. There's an array of tempting desserts in the shape of double chocolate brownie, hot chocolate sauce and malted milk ice cream or strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake, smashed pistachios and fresh strawberries.

To accompany the food, The Elephant sports a varied wine list that roams the globe, together with speciality whiskies and a cocktail menu.

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Gastro pub / British


Simon Rimmer

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 9.00 - 11.30am
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 9.30 (8.30pm Sun)

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse

  • Alfresco dining


The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse
1 Woolton Street
L25 5NH

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