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Popular Liverpool restaurant, What’s Cooking?, has invested a six figure sum to take over the food and beverage operation within boutique hotel, 62 Castle Street.

The new venue will be called What’s At Sixty Two? The deal with hotel operator, Centre Island, will see the conversion of a 5,000sq/ft space into an exciting new venue, creating a dynamic collection of bar and restaurant, private dining, boardroom, meeting and social spaces.

Located within the Grade II listed hotel, What’s At Sixty Two? will add to the already thriving restaurant and bar scene in and around Castle Street. Creating 50 new jobs, What’s At Sixty Two? will offer a southern soul menu, the flavours of inspired by Memphis and the Deep South.

Richard Eastwood of R2 Architecture, based on Rodney Street, has been appointed to design the bar and restaurant spaces, and plans to maximise the opulence of this stunning building, taking inspiration from the grand old mansions of Louisiana, yet creating a warm and inviting space at the same time.

Guy Lawrenson, said:

“This is an exciting new chapter for the What’s Cooking? brand, and in the evolution of this fantastic building in the heart of Castle Street. In recent years Castle Street has grown to become a vibrant hub for restaurants and bars, and is perfectly situated between the Commercial District and the popular Liverpool ONE. What’s At Sixty Two? will blend perfectly into this vibrant mix, offering a flavour of the Deep South in a space that is dynamic to match any mood.”

Elaine Nelson, General Manager at 62 Castle St, said:

“We are delighted to welcome What’s at Sixty Two? to the hotel. This is a fantastic addition to the hotel’s facilities and will offer a great restaurant and bar experience to our guests.

“What’s Cooking? is a well-recognised brand with a loyal, local following and this addition to the hotel will further enhance the profile of 62 Castle St within the Liverpool market place.

“We wish Guy and his team every success with this new venture and we look forward to working closely to develop the brand.”

For booking enquiries contact 0151 236 2232, visit, email, or visit Twitter @WhatsAt62.

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