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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

SIMPLY HEATHCOTE'S
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

This is a very popular restaurant in Liverpool and has several cousin branches elsewhere in the U.K.  This particular branch was located a very short walk down the street from the hotel we based at during this trip -- the Thistle Liverpool.

The restaurant is extremely modern looking and sits in a neat glass enclosed area of a building.  Now -- getting down to the grub!  I started out with a terrine of smoked trout & potato and it was rewarding.  It had a lovely horseradish sauce that gave it a good kick.

My wife tried a fish soup and while it was okay, there certainly wasn't much fish in it.  It was more a thick creamy base with tiny specks of seafood in it.  It could have been a lot better.  She selected salmon as her main course.  It came with risotto and peas.  I'm a sucker for fish and chips and when you're in a country that serves it up better than any nation on Earth, why not go for it?  It came with the usual "mushy" peas and our waitress seemed surprised that I enjoyed them.  She said most Americans turn their nose up at them.  But in Britain, no fish and chips meal would be complete without them!  Portions of the fish were ample but certainly far from generous as you would likely find at a British pub.

I enjoyed a cup of coffee and my wife ended her meal with a selection of several different ice creams.

Overall the meal was good.  Not outstanding but certainly not bad, either.

OTHER RESTAURANT REVIEWS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM:

Anchorage (The) - Dunure, Scotland
Aroma - London (Chinatown)
City Merchant - Glasgow, Scotland
Clever Dick's - Edinburgh, Scotland
Dirty Dick's - Edinburgh, Scotland
Fishers in the City - Edinburgh, Scotland
Fouters - Ayr, Scotland
Garfunkel's - London Heathrow Terminal 4
Haldane's - Edinburgh, Scotland
Hard Rock Cafe - London
Harry Ramsden's - Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Market Restaurant - Manchester, England
Palm Court - Brighton, England
Porter's English Restaurant - London
Quality Fish Bar - Richmond / London
Red Lion Pub - Chester
Rules - London
Satay House - London
Sea Shell - London
Shanghai Palace - Liverpool, England
Simpsons-In-The-Strand - London, England
Skippers Bistro - Edinburgh
Stac Polly - Edinburgh, Scotland
Trader Vic's - London
The Waldorf - Manchester, England
Wellington Fish Restaurant - Ayr, Scotland
Windows - London