Dinner In A Castle | Leasowe Castle Menu Tasting

Danielle Levy, Leasowe Castle, Pink Media, Brasserie 1593, Wreckers Bar, food blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

It's not every day that you get an invite to have dinner at an actual castle, I mean couldn't I really say no, could I?!!

Danielle Levy, Leasowe Castle, Pink Media, Brasserie 1593, Wreckers Bar, food blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy, Leasowe Castle, Pink Media, Brasserie 1593, Wreckers Bar, food blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy, Leasowe Castle, Pink Media, Brasserie 1593, Wreckers Bar, food blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy, Leasowe Castle, Pink Media, Brasserie 1593, Wreckers Bar, food blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

Leasowe Castle is a gorgeous castle (erm obvious much Danielle?!) on the Wirral, it was originally built back in 1593 and it stayed in Ferdinand the 5th Earl of Derby's family until it became the Leasowe Castle Hotel in 1891. It's now a stunning place for a wedding, to stay for the weekend or go for dinner!

A few weeks back (back before I unfortunately got food poisoning from a Nando's meal)the lovely folks at Leasowe Castle invited me down to a new menu tasting in the Brasserie 1593 restaurant and the lovely Shannon came along with me and try the things that my fussy palate wouldn't try! When we arrived we were shown to the Wrecker's bar for cocktails whilst they got our table ready, the bar is filled with little tables and high-backed booths. The entire bar is dimly lit with gorgeous light fixtures down the middle of the bar, we decided to sit in one of the leather high-backed booths with a view of the back of the castle and the stars. I unfortunately had to have a mocktail (damn night shifts!) but the lovely bar staff made me a gorgeous strawberry mocktail, Shannon went for Pink Pearl cocktail which was a gin-based cocktail with rhubarb and custard and it had homemade candy floss on top, it look incredible and so delicious!

Then it was time to move onto dinner in Brasserie 1593 which was dimly lit like the bar but I loved it as all the table were lit with huge candles (that I really wanted to take home with me!). Both the starters and mains were little selection platters to give us a taste of everything, they were all beautifully presented on wooden boards for us to share. For our starters, we had a selection of bruschetta and filled croquettes and my personal favourite was the fried ravioli which OMG if you haven't tried it, you need to drop everything and go and get some!

I decided to go for the rigatoni pasta in a spicy arrabbiata sauce and Shannon got the gammon steak with fries, pineapple, egg and peas. Both the dishes were gorgeous and the portions were really generous. I first thought that the pasta wasn't going to be very filling with it just having an arrabbiata sauce with it but boy was I surprised, it was also just the right amount of spicy for me. Throughout the meal, the wait staff were super friendly and encouraged feedback on the dishes and the pacing of the meals. To finish off our meal we had a trio of desserts on a wooden board to try out, a peanut and chocolate brownie, banana and toffee Eaton mess and apple and treacle tart. My favourite as you can imagine was definitely the chocolate brownie, it would have been amazing with a side of vanilla ice cream.

Unfortunately, I had to leave pretty sharpest to head into work for a night shift, I had such a lovely evening and it was so nice to sit and eat our dinner by candlelight and actually be able to chat instead of spending most of the meal with our phones permanently attached to our hands!

Would you have dinner in a castle?

Speak to you next time!

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