Puschka opened its doors in 2001 and since then, they’ve been building up quite a reputation for good food and good service. Nestling in Rodney Street in Liverpool’s old Georgian Quarter, some kind soul described Puschka as “a hidden gem with a warm, welcoming atmosphere”. And really, that’s what they are all about.
Puschka pride themselves on using fresh produce, locally sourced where possible and cooked to order – everything on the menu is made in within their little kitchen. The produce comes fresh to their door each morning and is on your plate that very same evening. The delicious menus are changed seasonally; even featuring seasonal, British beers from Meantime Brewing Company. You can read more about the people who grow, make and supply Puschka’s produce here.
To put it simply, they love cooking, eating and more importantly, love the way food (and wine) brings friends and family together. A communion of sorts, a good time for sure and with each dish, a consolidation of friendship.
Unobtrusively situated on Liverpool’s version of Harley Street, Puschka brings some funky boho bonhomie to the city’s Georgian Quarter. Local and regional ingredients get top billing on the seasonal menu, which happily garners ideas from home and abroad – perhaps hake with butterbean purée, fennel and leek etuvée or slow-braised venison daube with red wine, juniper and dauphinoise potato gratin. For afters, dark chocolate truffle mousse with orange ice cream might appeal. The food is generally pretty good, but there can be long waits between courses and service is ‘sketchy’, with staff hiking add-ons and pushing for the bill; on the plus side, early-evening set deals (three courses for £19 with a glass of house vino) are much appreciated. If wine isn’t your thing, order one of the Merseyside beers from Cain’s or the Liverpool Brewery.