Popular bistro opens second south Liverpool site

A POPULAR south Liverpool Café Bistro, The Watering Can, located in Greenbank Park, has added to its portfolio signing a five-year lease in partnership with Greenbank Sports Academy to operate its food and beverage outlet. 

The owners, Keith Perryman and Philip Starling, opened the award-winning Watering Can in April 2019.

The latest venture is a sister site and is aptly named The Wheelbarrow. The new venue is on Greenbank Lane, a stone’s throw from the historic 235-acre Sefton Park.  The total space, including an outside terrace  is 510 square metres,  which will seat 65 covers and could be maximised to 100 and up to 120 allowing for standing as well. 

The Wheelbarrow has been renovated to give it a warm and inviting feel with an outside south facing terrace area with decorative planting for alfresco dining.  The owners have invested £100K transforming the previous college canteen into a lush, inviting and welcoming space.

The owners are delighted that as part of the lease agreement they will, in partnership with Greenbank College, be offering work experience and traineeships to the Greenbank College students.

Keith Perryman said: “As someone who was raised in the area, I am delighted that as a business we are able to invest in and support our local community. My partner Phil and I are incredibly proud of the venues we have created and the attention to detail we have lovingly injected into both café bistro’s and we are also proud of the teams we employ and the many customers who support us.  We look forward to welcoming our guests to The Wheelbarrow and showcasing a venue we have transformed into a hidden gem which will be well worth a visit”.

The Wheelbarrow will open from 9am -10pm from Monday to Friday and from 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.   The venue will also be available for private hire.

Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool, L17 1AG

Email: thewheelbarrowL17@gmail.com or call:  0151 245 6494