An Egyptian themed restaurant and bar on Lord Street, Southport

If approved by Sefton Council, it would actually be the second North African themed eatery – following on from the growing success of the Fig Bistro on Eastbank Street, Southport.

The proprietors behind the scheme have yet to be revealed but it is understood they hope to take over the former Tea Rose cafe and Geek Pit comic book store at 645 and 647 Lord Street.

Sefton Council are not set to debate the plans, submitted on behalf of the proprietors by Liverpool based architecture firm Condy & Lofthouse Ltd. A Spokesperson for Condy said: “The proposal aims to provide a starting point for our client’s aspirations to create a bar/restaurant business in Southport.

“The restaurant and bar would look to provide an Egyptian styled eating and drinking atmosphere that would use locally sourced fresh produce for their food.

“This business manifesto is something that the applicants would like to bring to Southport as they feel it would fit in well within the high street and offer an alternative dining experience.

“The applicants have done their research into where would be best to start their business, and felt that Southport would be well suited, as it is a diverse and thriving town centre, and Lord Street in particular is beginning to develop its bar and restaurant scene.”

Counillor David Barton added: “As part of a wider objective to recapture Southport’s true essence as a Classic Resort town I have contacted the property owners with a view to exploring the possibilities of re-establishing the signature style Verandahs on this site.

As this exciting development is in its pre-application stages I would strongly recommend the property owners to take on board this popular request on behalf of local residents who would like to see our popular high street brought back to its true splendour and beauty.

“This would also incentivise others to invest in the town centre as part of the long- term aim to maximise Southport’s unique selling points.

“Any efforts to restore the fascia and or Verandah would be highly befitting of the area and would be a welcome token of goodwill from the property owners.”  

According to Sefton Council’s planning department the applicants are applying for approval to allow the restaurant to be open from Monday to Saturday 8am – 12am and Sunday 9am – 10pm.


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