Silk Rd opens second city restaurant

INDEPENDENT restaurant brand Silk Rd has opened its second Liverpool venue this week.

Silk Rd, which already has a restaurant in Beetham Plaza in the city, as well as in Heswall and Bramhall, has expanded to historical Hope Street.

The entrepreneurs behind Silk Rd, Chris Williams and Javier Mellado, have invested more than £200,000 in the new restaurant and have taken on 25 new staff.

Chris, who originally worked with Javier at La Tasca when it was a small, growing independent, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our second Silk Rd in Liverpool – and our fourth across the North West.

“Having established our business in the heart of the business district, it’s great to be expanding into Hope Street.

“It’s an exciting time to be running a small and independent group of restaurants in the North West and we have plans to grow it to seven in the coming years.”

Javier, who was born in Madrid, said: “We love what we do and we’re proud of what we have achieved. We’re already attracting lots of people looking for an exciting new place to eat whether that’s for brunch, lunch or post-theatre tapas.”