Food review: Corridor Bar & Eatery (Southport)

12th January 2017

Food review: Corridor Bar & Eatery (Southport)

Hello! It’s Jacques Aubergine back for another fantastic food rev…Oh no, sorry, the doctor said my waistline cant cope with another one this week.

So instead I called up the next best thing! It is of course the man about town and one time Come Dine With Me star Del Watkins. He was more than happy to – why wouldn’t he be?! It’s good food after all! You’d have to be mad not to.

Anyway, I’ll let Del take over now. I’m off to have a Curly Wurly and a strop. Here’s Del…

It’s lunchtime. Hundreds of hungry workers flock to their regular haunts for their sausage butties and pasties – but today I decided to hunt down a lunch with a difference. I wanted a lunch you can savor in an hour but still feel like you’ve got the five-star restaurant treatment.

And after walking down Lord Street I found exactly what I was looking for: Corridor Bar and Eatery.

Corridor, which lives up to its name as being quite literally a corridor, is one of the latest boutique bars to burst onto the Southport scene, taking advantage of the local businesses and shops in the surrounding area to cater for not only a nighttime, but a lunchtime clientele too!

My partner Kaz and I walked in out of the freezing cold and were met with a lovely cool and relaxed atmosphere – thankfully not as cool as outside though!

We ordered some drinks and were allowed to set up a tab – quite a shrewd move as the amount of speciality drinks and treats on the menu meant we were more than tempted to come back for more.

We perused the menu and selected our food, with the starters arrived quickly.

Kaz had Cajun chicken strips (at £5) while I opted for Salt and Pepper Squid (£5.95 in the game of restaurant starter top trumps)

Cajun chicken (starter)

Salt and pepper squid (starter)

Both dishes were very flavours and served with a salad garnish and dip

My squid, it must be noted, came in a batter and unlike most Chinese dishes the salt and pepper was present subtlety in the flavour – not heaped on extra afterwards, which was a nice touch.

For mains I ordered the house special – the Corridor burger! At £7.95 this was a generous beef patty with cheese, bacon & onion rings in a brioche bun. I do love a good brioche bun, don’t you?

Corridor burger (main)

It was served with chips and salad and was very tasty from start to finish – although I must confess I struggled to finish it, such was it’s almightiness.

Kaz ordered the Corridor toasted club sandwich, priced at £7.25, which is a very nicely presented  chicken, bacon and salami ensemble with a side salad.

Corridor club sandwich (main)

I’m sad to report that while we were going to share a carrot cake desert – as it looked so lovely – we were far too stuffed!

Kaz and Del

Verdict: All in all it was a lovely visit to a new bar that most Southport people don’t know exists – but it certainly deserves to be known!

A true future Corridor of Power!

Overall score: 7/10

Contact details

Corridor Bar & Eatery, 573 Lord Street, Southport

Tel: 01704 533599


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