So I am back with another restaurant review from a brand new place open in Liverpool. Barton Rouge is a stylish and contemporary Indian restaurant. It serves up traditional Indian food within a sleek and modern setting.
I love getting invitations to try out new places. For one, it’s an absolute treat to receive emails like that, but it also gives me and my hubby a chance to have a nice date night sometimes.
Barton Rouge is already an established restaurant in Cheshire and the Wirral. It first opened in Chester in 2011 and has now expanded to Heswall and Livepool city centre.
The owner and founder Amit Kumar wants to bring back fine dining to Indian food. As in recent years the main trends for eating Indian have certainly been via a take away or street food.
When we arrived the restaurant was buzzing, it was so full of people having a really great time. When you enter you can head down the stairs in to the main restaurant or up the stairs to the bar area. We headed up here first and grabbed a drink.
The bar is decorated with plush chairs, couches, greenery and candles. With drinks in hand we were shown to our table. Walking through the restaurant you can see it’s been well planned out to accommodate different diners.
There are booths with chandelier style lights above them. A long bench seat spans the whole side wall, with different size tables set out in front of it. There are tables for 2 set out down the centre. Plus, high bar style tabled near the end of the restaurant. It all felt very spacious even though it was full.
Our food was chosen for us. We tried 2 different curries, that are served with pilau rice and naan bread. We both love indian food, but tend to order the same thing time and time again, so it was nice to try 2 new mild currys that are packed with flavour.
They were Tandoori Butter Chicken and Malai Kofta. The butter chicken was very nice, a mild curry but still with plenty of flavour. Ste has definitely found a new favourite dish.
The Malai Kofta is a cheese curry, something I wouldn’t of usually ordered but it is delicious. It’s made of cheese dumplings in a cashew nut and tomato sauce. Again this is not spicy, but I found it did have a nice kick to it.
We also ate Corn and Cheesy Poppers and Chicken Lollipops as canapes, both very tasty.
The service from the evening was very good. The waiters were very attentive and friendly, and this helped add to the atmosphere of the evening.
It was lovely to meet the owner, Amit, and hear about his background in fashion buying and why he branched out in to the restaurant business. He said it was to build something of his own that incorporated his lifestyle and career background.
You can see that his love of growing up in India and his experience with style has helped shape Barton Rouge. It is a sleek new place to head to for lunch or an evening meal. We can’t wait to head back.
Barton Rouge – 26 Exchange Street East, L2 3PH
If you head to hear then do let me know. What did you order? Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to Barton Rouge for a lovely complimentary evening and thank you to Pink Media for the invitation. Cheers.