Liam and Ellis Barrie (off the telly) will launch new venture in 2019
The brother's behind the Marram Grass, an award-winning potting shed cafe at a caravan park in Anglesey, have revealed plans to open a new restaurant in Liverpool in 2019.
Avid TV-watchers might recognise Ellis Barrie, one of the finalists in this year’s Great British Menu on BBC Two, which is currently entering its seventh week with a focus on North West talent.
We’re Liverpool born and bred so we’re really looking forward to being back in the city
Ellis first hit the culinary scene in 2009 when he and his brother Liam (both Liverpool natives) opened a cafe at their parents' camp site in North Wales. The Marram Grass - which they say now serves 2000 people a week - became a smash success, winning 2 AA Rosettes and an entry in the Good Food Guide, as well as a number of critical accolades.
Now, Ellis and Liam are heading back home with a new venture on Albert Dock next year. Ellis said: "Despite the obvious differences in the spaces, Liverpool and North Wales have a lot in common, ultimately sharing a massive heritage together. It will be great to see how the restaurants and teams can develop alongside each other and to explore what that means for a new opening."
Brother Liam added: “We’re incredibly excited to get the site up and running in such a brilliant part of town. What I love about the Dock is the diversity that it brings to the city – it’s full of locals and tourists alike and there’s a real buzz about the place.
"I’m confident that my brother’s cooking and the two of ours concept will work well here - we’re Liverpool born and bred so we’re really looking forward to being back in the city to showcase what we do.”