The Shankly Hotel Welcomes Michelin Star Chef Nigel Haworth

The Shankly Hotel is no stranger to delicious food, as our talented chefs create sumptuous dishes every single day for our guests at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. And so it was our pleasure to welcome Michelin star chef Nigel Haworth to our Liverpool restaurant for one night only.

Nigel Haworth, the co-owner of the North Cote boutique hotel in Lancashire, took over our kitchen for the evening. However, Nigel was not alone, as he was supported by students and apprentices from The City of Liverpool College, who delivered food and service under Nigel’s guidance.

Nigel Haworth

The evening was the perfect opportunity for Nigel to demonstrate his gastronomic brilliance at Northcote, which strives to set the benchmark for fine dining across the UK. The gourmet menu offered Just Cooked Treacle Salmon, with pickled ginger, coriander and lime & ginger marshmallow, as well as aged beef sirloin, hand cut tartar, duck liver crumb, caramelised shallot and watercress. The wine selection was also selected by Northcote’s co-owner and Director of Wines, Craig Bancroft, perfectly pairing wine with the menu. The wine selection was also selected by Northcote’s co-owner and Director of Wines, Craig Bancroft, perfectly pairing wine with a menu. Dinner guests quickly took to social media to praise the impressive menu, which included bramley apple trifle sorbet with a Horlicks mousse. A stunning end to a stunning menu.

It was our honour and privilege to welcome such a world-renowned chef into our kitchen, with Nigel delivering an impressive speech on his culinary expertise for our guests to enjoy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel Haworth, Craig Bancroft and the apprentices and students from The City of Liverpool College, who created a fantastic evening for our guests.

If you would like to learn more about The Shankly Hotel or The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, or wish to book a visit, please call our team today on 0151 236 0166 or email

John Aldridge to Return to The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Liverpool FC legend John Aldridge will once again return to The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. This time to offer a pre and post match analysis of the Manchester City vs Liverpool FC game on Saturday 21st November at the Etihad Stadium – and will be the first meeting since the departure of Raheem Sterling to Man City.

Aldo will happily provide an insight into the match, which passionate LFC fans won’t want to miss. He’s also be taking part in a Q&A, so you can ask him a question ahead of the big game, such as his opinion of new manager Jurgen Klopp or even his opinion on Raheem Sterling’s departure.


For just £19.95 per person, you will be guaranteed a seat at our Liverpool restaurant and bar to watch the match, which also includes a meals with a drink and an exclusive football experience with John Aldridge. During half-time, John will gladly pose for photographs with fans and sign autographs. Other LFC legends who have appeared at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant include Terry McDermott and Alan Kennedy.

You can choose between the aromatic Thai Green Chicken and Lemon Grass Curry, which features fresh lime, chilli, prawn crackers and fragrant rice, or you can opt for our award-winning The Shankly Burger, which is served on a brioche bun with streaky bacon, mature cheddar cheese, Batavia lettuce, dill pickle, beef tomato, home-made relish and hand-cut chips. Please be aware that your food options must be made when booking a table.

The match will take place at 4.45pm – and we encourage you to book a table soon as our last football event with John Aldridge was a total sell-out. So call us now on 0151 236 0166 to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you can drop us an email on

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant: 2 Courses for £15.95

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant has been open for just over two months and has already proved incredibly popular. That’s because we’re passionate about providing excellent food, fantastic service and an electric atmosphere.

When guests visit this new Liverpool restaurant, they have a unique chance to explore genuine Bill Shankly memorabilia from the Shankly family’s private collection. Items include Bill’s personal typewriter, letters from and to his fans and his OBE.

Shankly awards

The offer

To help our guests make the most of their time and money at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we are now offering two yummy courses for just £15.95 Monday to Friday from 5pm – 7pm.

Our talented chefs can create a variety of delectable dishes in our state-of-the-art kitchen, including everything from beer-battered fish and chips, The Shankly Burger and Aberdeen Angus T-bone steak. Delicious!

Burger and Chips at Shankly Hotel

The Early Diner Menu is bound to be popular, which is why we recommend booking a table soon to avoid disappointment.

Stay the night

Also, why not make the most of your Shankly experience and book a stay at The Shankly Hotel. We have rooms to suit different group sizes, with most offering a double Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath, free WiFi and an Xbox One console with free game hire*.

Why not treat that football fan in your life? Or just spoil your loved ones with a tasty meal in Liverpool city centre. You can guarantee you will create wonderful memories when you dine or stay with us.

So, if you would like to book a table at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and/or a stay at The Shankly Hotel, call our friendly team today on 0151 236 0166 or email

*subject to availability