The Only Way is Essexmas Film at The Shankly Hotel

Since opening just over a year ago, The Shankly Hotel has become a regular hang out spot for celebrities.

We’ve welcomed football stars, singers and entertainers who have joined us for afternoon tea, watched a football match with fans or stayed in one of our luxury suites.

An Essexmas visit to remember

Last weekend, we were delighted to welcome the cast of The Only Way is Essex who were here in Liverpool filming for their upcoming annual show, The Only Way is Essexmas.

Stars such as Chloe Sims, Danielle Armstrong, Georgia Kousoulou, Tommy Mallett, John Clark and couple Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna stayed with us during filming across various locations around the city.

The Only Way is Essex filming at The Shankly Hotel

As well as staying at the hotel, cast members have been filming in The Bastion Bar & restaurant. Chloe Sims, Danielle Armstrong and Georgia Kousoulou enjoying our delicious afternoon tea with a glass of champagne and strawberries.

The Only Way is Essexmas Filming at The Shankly Hotel

Glam glass of champagne

Chloe Sims just missed her cousin, Joey Essex who was staying with us at The Shankly Hotel just last week. Joey was in the magnificent Laurent-Perrier Pool Room where he certainly had an after party to remember. With 12 double beds across two floors, a private bar and roman jacuzzi bath running throughout the entirety of the room. The ultimate Liverpool party room.

Joey Essex Laurent Perrier Pool Room at The Shankly HotelChloe Sims and Liam Gatsby at The Shankly Hotel

Book your stay today

If you want to enjoy festive afternoon tea at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, The Only Way is Essexmas Style, then call our dedicated reservations team. Always happy to help.

As it’s party season, now is the perfect excuse to party like Joey Essex in our Laurent-Perrier Pool Room. To inquire about booking your ultimate party stay please call us on 0151 236 0166 or email

Magical Wedding Show at the Garden of Eden

This weekend we hosted the most wonderful event at our breathtaking Garden of Eden Wedding Show. Held in the new Garden of Eden rooftop venue located above The Shankly Hotel.

Photographers and bakers and wedding dress makers.

Brides, grooms, bridesmaids and their families came from near and far. All wanting to see some of Liverpool’s most talented and qualified wedding suppliers. Those who attended the show included dress makers, florists, photographers, bakers and so much more who were all there to inspire and excited those soon to be wed.

Garden of Eden Wedding Show

Weddings with Signature Living

There was also a magnificent catwalk show for models to show off stunning wedding ensembles. Our talented events team were also on hand to answer any questions guests had and help them to plan their dream wedding. Guests had the choice of all our venues including The Garden of Eden, Baby Eden or 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.

Venues dressed to impress

This was the first time The Garden of Eden was open for a wedding show and it looked utterly fabulous. With unique table settings, unencumbered views of the city. The ideal chance for any couple to explore the venue and all it had to offer, it was a great day had by all. Baby Eden which is situated on the ground floor of The Shankly Hotel was furthermore open to guests looking for a more intimate venue for their big day.

Baby Eden

Brides & grooms to be as well as suppliers even took part in a Mannequin Challenge, a craze which has swept the internet.

Entertainment was on hand to give couples a taste of what their wedding entertainment could be. From a DJ to live saxophonist and even a magician, there was plenty going on to give those soon to be wed a taste of their big day.

Catwalk at The Garden of Eden Wedding Show

Pre Wedding treatments at Morgan’s Spa

Body Contour Lipo were also at the Garden of Eden Wedding Show. They provided brides, and grooms to be a demonstration of some of their amazing procedures. Housed within Morgan’s Spa at 30 James Street, Body Contour Lipo offer a whole range of procedures to help you get wedding day ready.

Whether you’re unhappy with your weight, want give your skin a boost or needto eliminate wrinkles. With Body Contour Lipo you can chose from a whole host of packages specially designed to prepare you for your big day.

If you would like to book your wedding with us at any of our magical venues, please get in touch with our dedicated wedding coordinators on 0151 601 5901. Alternatively you can email your chosen venue or

Excitement Builds for the Garden Eden Launch

Here at Signature Living, we’re renowned for throwing the ultimate parties with world-class entertainment, VIP guests and an unrivalled atmosphere. Our latest launch party is expected to be our biggest and best yet . A whole host of performers and entertainers will be taking to the stage to celebrate the opening of the newest and most spectacular rooftop venue in Liverpool.


Situated above The Shankly Hotel, The Garden of Eden is set to be a remarkable wedding, events and conference venue. Promising guests stunning panoramic views of the city from both the interior and from the stunning garden terrace.


The launch night, which takes place tomorrow the 18th November is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year. The city is buzzing with some of the biggest celebrities already expressing their excitement on social media.


In true Signature Living style, our invites were far from ordinary, with a unique astronomer hand delivering the stunning invitations to unsuspecting guests.

VIP invite delivery for Eden Launch

The VIP invites came in a Wonderland Box filled with goodies such as mini bottles of Liverpool Gin, personalised Eden M&M’s and a key which is their VIP entrance to the launch.

Eden Launch Invites


Celebrities who have received their luxury invite and posted to social media include; Coleen Rooney, Denise Welch, Sheree Murphy and Duncan James as well as Hollyoaks actors such as Jessica Fox, Anna Passey, Jimmy Essex and Nikki Sanderson as well as a whole host of other famous faces who will getting glammed up for the big event.

Coleen Rooney Eden Launch


Guests are in for a treat as multi-platinum selling, BRIT Award winning songstress Gabrielle is set to take to the stage as well as club star Rachel McFarlane.

A host of local talent will also be putting on a show stopping performance including Nazene Danielle Dance School, who will be wowing guests with a special Eden routine.

There is so much more promised for the evening and we’re starting to get really excited for what’s in store.

We will be giving you all special sneak peaks from the newest rooftop venue in Liverpool and juicy details of the launch.

Keep upto date

Make sure you keep an eye on our social media accounts inclduing Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as Snapchat.

Make sure you add and follow us  to see the best red carpet appearances and behind the scenes action of the most exciting event of 2016.

Find us on;

Facebook – The Shankly Hotel 

Twitter – SignatureLiving

Instagram – ShanklyHotel

Snapchat – Sigliving 

Christmas Day Lunch at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Christmas Day is a special day which should be spent surrounded by loved ones and those who matter to you most.

It’s a time when you can sit, back, relax and enjoy the company of those you may not have seen for a while, catching up on the year behind you and making plans for the year ahead.

Many mothers, husbands and grandparents spend weeks preparing for the big Christmas Day feast. Guaranteed to be a stressful event.

Well, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant are here to save the day and spare you from weeks and weeks of stressing, mad supermarket dashes on Christmas eve and sweating over the stove.

Christmas Day Lunch The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

We’re putting on an exciting Christmas Day Lunch so you can cherish every moment of this special day. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal which consists of some delightful dishes which have been lovingly prepared by our head chef including;

For starters

A Spicy Parsnip Soup with a Chive Cream and Parsnip Crips. Smoked Salmon Terrine with Lemon and Line Vinaigrette or Brown Bloomer Crostini and Lemon Pickle.


A classic roast with Cranberry and Chestnut Stuffed Turkey Breast.Wrapped in Smoked Streaky Bacon with Crispy Roasted Potatoes, Honey Roast Parsnips, Button Sprouts and Chantenay Carrots. Smothered in a Rich Roasting Gravy. Or why not indulge in Pan Seared Fillet of Seabass with Cockle and Crayfish Veloute, Boulangere Potatoes, Tenderstem Broccoli and Sugar Snap Peas.

For dessert

Treat yourself to Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Redcurrants and Almond Brittle. Or a delicious Croquembouche with Chantilly Cream and Bitter Chocolate Sauce.

There are many other delicious dishes on offer.

For just £75pp and £37.50 for children aged 11 and under, you can enjoy a home cooked meal and every Christmas day moment in one of the most iconic Liverpool hotels.

To book your day at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator Michelle on 07850 086851 or email


The Bastion Bar & Restaurant Launch New Autumn Menu

As the nights draw in and the days start to get colder it’s apparent that autumn has most certainly arrived in Liverpool. We’re extremely excited to announce the arrival of our new autumn menu for The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. A carefully created selection of dishes put together by out talented chefs. Our new menu will ensure diners can enjoy a selection of delicious dishes in the most remarkable setting.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant New Lunch Menu

From small plates to sharers and sandwiches, there is plenty to satisfy you at lunch. So, whether you’re having a post-shopping break or want to fill up before a visit to the theatre, even simply catching up with friends, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is the place to be.

Why not try a delicious sharing platter which includes;

Tempura Prawns, Maryland Crab Cakes, Sweet Chilli Chicken Skewers and Duck Spring Rolls served with a selection of sweet chilli and satay sauce.

If you’re feeling a little more peckish, indulge in the beer battered fish and chips which are sure to fill a hole. The dish is accompanied with delicious mushy peas the taste of which will transport you to the seaside. Chunky hand cut chips and fresh tartare sauce and a generous squeeze of refreshing lemon.

sharing platter at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant New A La Carte

Our tantalising a la carte menu perfectly accompanies the cooler days and is ideal for family get-togethers, romantic dates and special meals during days out in the city.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is home to some of Bill Shankly’s most prized and treasured possessions such a contracts, tracksuits and letters from his fans. The Shankly Museum within The Bastion Bar & Restaurant makes a trip to The Shankly Hotel unique from anything else in the city and a real must visit.


For starters why not indulge and enjoy some delicious Maryland Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli, Rocket and Caper Salad. This classic yet moreish dish is set to be a firm favourite with diners and the saffron infused cakes offer a crisp outing paired with a soft and welcoming centre which ensure you’ll certainly want more than two. The contrasting flavours of the crab cakes and the caper salad are a perfect combination which we urge you to try.

Maryland Crab Cakes with Saffron Aioli, Rocket and Caper Salad at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Main Courses

The main event; we’ve created an incredible main menu which is sure to satisfy any appetite.

One of the stand-out dishes from our intricate mains menu is our Double Steak Fillet Sharer on a Sizzling Hot Stone with Hand Cut Chips, Pepper Sauce with Vine Cherry Tomatoes and Flat Cap Mushrooms. This show stopping dish is served on a hot stone which ensures the steak fillets are perfectly cooked and remain hot so you can enjoy the dish to its full potential.

Other dishes on the menu include Hanging Chicken, Mixed Pepper and Red Onion Kebab, Garlic and Chilli Butter, Mexican Slaw Served with Rice or Skinny Fries which has a vegetarian option of replacing the chicken with Halloumi or why not enjoy a Aubergine and Roasted Heritage Tomato Feta Tart with Toasted Cob Nuts, Pesto, Roast New Potatoes and a Garlic Tomato Sauce.

Double Steak Fillet Sharer at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant


We hope you’ve still got room for deserts as you’ll want to devour everything on our new autumn dessert menu at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

There is so much to choose from;

Cinnamon Doughnuts with a Warm Espresso Dipping Sauce and Vanilla Cream, Warm Pear Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Pulled Sugar

There’s  a wide selection which will have you returning to The Bastion Bar & Restaurant time and time again.

A stand out dish from this incredible menu is the Warm Pear Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Pulled Sugar which will certainly warm you up and ensure you leave The Bastion Bar & Restaurant feeling more than satisfied.

Warm Pear Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Pulled Sugar at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

If you’d like to try out tantalising new autumn menu, please make a reservation where you can try all our culinary delights.

Call a member of our team on 0151 236 0166 to book a table today.