Epicured L1.



Currently Liverpool is popping up independent eateries left, right and centre, and I am thoroughly enjoying making my way through them. As soon as I saw Epicured pop up just off Hanover Street I was intrigued, mostly because the tagline was 'meat | bread | cheese' I have to admit. 

After weeks of waiting I finally ventured to the self proclaimed 'home of the picnic block' to judge it for myself. The menu has all bases covered, offering breakfast, brunch and lunch but after seeing and hearing so much about the picnic blocks I knew I'd have to go for one of those. One thing that stood out for me before we'd even had food was the little canister of popcorn delivered to the table so we could snack while deciding - so cute!  The picnic blocks offer a selection of meats, fish and cheeses (my main food groups), served with bread, olives, chutneys and nuts. We opted for Picnic Block 2 which contained hand carved serrano jamon, scottish venison and green peppercorn salami, toulouse sausage and the most delicious berkswell cheese and brie on the side. We also got some extra hot chorizo and breads on the side as there were two of us and we were rather peckish! But don't worry they also offer a veggie block so there's something for everyone.

The food was incredible. Honestly. You can't deny that meats and cheeses are popular with foodies at the minute but this place really stood out. The food is served on adorable wooden boards so you can nibble at your leisure or have a full blown munch. My favourites of the food we ordered was the chorizo, the brie and the venison salami, which is something I was slightly unsure of initially. Everything was first class, down to the balsamic vinegar served with the bread (which is the best I've ever had). We were left contently full without being uncomfortably stuffed which can sometimes happen with cheese and bread. 

The excellent service, relaxed atmosphere and the quirky decor means it won't be long before I'm back in this pocket-sized haven of food. I just wish it was open a little later so I could pop in after work for a light bite! Liverpool based or not, Epicured is one for your list! Aisling. xo


  1. Ahh I love Liverpool, it is the nearest big city to me aswel, this place looks lovely to have a good breakfast, much prefer the independent restaurants to chains a lot of the time! xx

  2. Ah this looks so lovely!