Liverpool’s popular Café Bistro, The Watering Can is celebrating two ‘blooming fabulous’ years at Greenbank Park.
The Watering Can opened it’s doors in April 2019, set within 12 acres of stunning Victorian park space, a lifelong dream for owners Keith Perryman and Phil Starling who have a passion for developing spaces in parks and gardens.
It didn’t take long for The Watering Can to take root and flourish within the local community and the beautifully designed glass fronted venue, oozing with rustic charm, floral plantings and unique interior and exterior finishes became a firm favourite with park-goers as well as attracting new people to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of one of Liverpool’s finest parks.
Despite the operational and financial challenges of a global pandemic The Watering Can has remained optimistic throughout and adapted service according to government guidelines as well using the time to make a few design tweaks and maintenance updates.
The Watering Can, which opens seven days a week, have welcomed in excess of 150,000 guests through their doors in the past two years and most could not have failed to be charmed by the stunning oasis which nestles in the outskirts of the park providing stunning views for guests.
Owner Keith Perryman said:
“Our second birthday is a milestone we are proud of. We worked so hard during our first year to be the best venue we possibly could be to support our neighbourhood and during the pandemic we have adapted and changed at every turn.
“We re-opened indoors on Monday with a brand new menu, full of beautiful seasonal additions as well as some tweaks to our most popular dishes. Our team have done so well. We are proud custodians of this stunning space and our priority has always been to remain sympathetic to the park and its surroundings. We play an active role in supporting Liverpool City Council’s Parks and Gardens team maintaining the park and operate regular litter picks with our own team.
“We designed the venue to seamlessly welcome the outside inside and despite all of the challenges we are flourishing and continuing to grow. We have a fantastic team of 30 people and we supported them with a full wage during the pandemic. I believe we have one of the best teams and one of the best locations in the city”.
Currently operating from 9am-6pm Monday-Sunday and we are currently putting plans in place to open later on Friday and Saturday evening. The Watering Can serves a substantial Breakfast menu to start your day, including a ‘Full English Breakfast’, comprising of Aigburth smoked bacon, Bexley’s sausage, Stornoway black pudding, free range fried egg, baked beans, hash brown, grilled tomato, mushroom with sourdough toast £9.95, there is also a vegan and vegetarian option available.
Mouth-watering lighter bites are also available including Smashed Avocado and pan fried Halloumi, served with tomato chutney, lime, chilli and basis with sourdough toast (v) £6.95 as well as A fresh seasonal fruit salad with Greek yoghurt, glazed passion fruit, chopped nuts and Aunty Pat’s allotment honey (v)(n)(gf) £6.50.
The brand new seasonal Lunchtime menu, served from 12.15pm-6.00pm offers a selection of Nibbles, Smaller Plates, Bigger Plates, Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, Sides and Desserts.
From French onion soup, served with a Snowdonia cheddar cheese crouton (gf) £5.95 to a Club Sandwich with grilled chicken breast, Aigburth smoked bacon, Emmental cheese, tomato, lettuce, on toasted wholemeal bread with a side of Caesar dressing £8.95. Alternatively, you could enjoy one of the Bigger Plates on offer including a Spring Risotto with Asparagus, broad beans, sugar snap peas, vegan pesto, nasturtium, radish (vg) £10.95, or a Seafood linguine with King prawns , mussels, calamari, tomato sauce and homemade linguine for £14.95 or a Chicken Milanese with pan fried breaded chicken, griddled asparagus, Caesar dressing, dill and lemon for £13.95.
Owner Phil Starling said:
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our first two years in Greenbank Park and we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy everything that this beautiful space has to offer. Our commitment to our team and our customers is unwavering and we are delighted to have been able to establish The Watering Can, which has brought so much to the area.
We are proud to have hosted many memorable special occasions for our customers and look forward to hosting many more. For now though, we will raise a drink to two blooming fabulous years of The Watering Can and look forward to what the future holds!”