Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Boot Room Sports Cafe

When football fans think of Anfield, what may come to mind is that it’s home to one of the greatest English football teams. You may not expect to find a finely themed restaurant serving up exquisite meals.

Anfield’s newest addition, The Boot Room Sports Café, opened in October of this year. It seats 230 guests and includes a private dining area and a bar.

The tables are all adorned with wine glasses and large black decorative napkins with a golden Liverpool FC crest imprinted on them.

The large booths around the room all have flatscreen televisions broadcasting Liverpool’s signature channel, LFCTV.

The Boot Room’s menu is quite large. It was hard to decide what to order because there were so many dishes on offer: from hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza and salads, and much more.

There are also Christmas specials going on right now featuring pork loin and roasted chicken dishes.
Even the ‘Mini Boot Room,’ the children’s menu, had a lot to choose from. There are kid’s favourites such as pasta with meat balls and beef burgers, but also chicken fajitas and a ‘make your own’ pizza.

The drinks menu has a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Mocktails (nonalcoholic cocktails) are cleverly named after current players, such as ‘Gerrard’s Gold’ and ‘Cole’s Coca Cola Float.’

After a good long look at the menu, I decided on the rare roast beef sandwich with caramelized onions. It came with hand-cut crisps and a side salad.

The meal was bigger than expected. The sandwich had perfectly cooked roast beef strips. The caramelized onions were a bit overpowering though, but after taking a few off, I would say my sandwich was perfect.

The hand-cut crisps were very tasty. It was just a shame you only get about four crisps. However after that sandwich, I could hardly think about eating more crisps!

The prices are moderate, with most meals under £10. Two meals including nonalcoholic drinks brought my bill to just under £20.

The food and atmosphere made the meal an enjoyable experience, and I would highly recommend it to any Kopite, whether you have travelled to Anfield for a visit or a local just wanting some good food and a drink.

The Boot Room Sports Café is open from 11:30am. Food stops being served at 9, but the bar is open until 11 (except on match days).

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