New Liverpool restaurant, NORD, reveals first glimpse at its Northern produce focussed menu ahead of March opening

Set among the landmark 18-storey venue in Liverpool, brand new luxury dining space, NORD, is set to open at the Plaza. Joint operators, GSG.Hospitality and Chef Daniel Heffy have revealed a first look at the menu ahead of the restaurant’s opening in March 2023.

GSG.Hospitality is an award-winning independent hospitality group with venues in Liverpool and Manchester. Partnering with Liverpool chef, Daniel Heffy, ‘NORD’ is set to be Liverpool’s new all-day hotspot, located the city’s iconic Plaza Building. The restaurant will offer relaxed dining with a focus on ingredients from regional producers and a menu that celebrates Northern heritage.

Influenced by Chef Daniel Heffy’s time in Scandinavia, the NORD menu highlights locally sourced ingredients prepared in a contemporary way. Dishes include: Cornish white crab, sour cream, pickled silver onion; fennel on butter fried toast, Burrata with roasted butternut, kale salad and sage; hazelnut dressing, and Chargrilled pork belly with baby gem; coriander salad. 80s dinner party favourite, Baked Alaska, will also be making an appearance, made using a chocolate from Denmark called Xoco, which is one of the only companies in the world growing single bean chocolate. It will also be served with a chocolate Swiss roll, topped with pistachio ice cream and finished with a soy meringue.

NORD aims to showcase the incredible produce created by Northern suppliers. With this in mind, all fish and seafood will be supplied by Birkenhead based fishmonger, Wards Fish, whilst Caterite in Cockermouth, which has one of the largest salt chambers in the UK, will provide fresh meat. Warrington farm, Field 28 will also be a supply partner providing high-quality specialist leaf, microgreens, edible flowers and heritage vegetable varieties.

A native of Liverpool, Daniel’s career has spanned the city including founding cult supper club, Secret Diners Club, before being appointed Head Chef at local favourite, Buyers Club. He was also a driving force behind the successful street food concept CAHITA.

Daniel then moved to Stockholm in 2017 to work in Frantzén (3 Michelin Star), widely renowned as one of the best restaurants in the world before joining the esteemed Nordic restaurant, Adam/Albin (1 Michelin Star) as Head Chef.

Daniel Heffy, comments: “I’m incredibly excited to finally reveal a taste of what’s to come at NORD. Whilst the menu focusses on mainly British ingredients and style, there will also be influences from my experience in Stockholm with plenty of fresh fish, pickled items and
contrasting flavours.

“Partnering with the best suppliers the North has to offer has always been the ethos for NORD and I’m proud to be working with some of the top businesses around to create a menu unlike the city has seen before.”

Matt Farrell, Co-Founder and Executive Director of GSG.Hospitality, comments: “NORD will offer something really different for the city with a menu that features accessible yet exceptional quality food, showcasing regional produce. We can’t wait to open the doors and welcome people to what is set to be an incredible dining experience in Liverpool.”

Charlotte Wild, Head of Retail and Leisure, Bruntwood Works, partners at The Plaza said: “It’s very exciting to get a glimpse of what’s to come at The Plaza. We are absolutely delighted that this extraordinary building is to become a dining and drinking destination in its own right – the menu revealed so far looks set to ensure that NORD will not only provide an amazing ground floor offering for the existing community within The Plaza but also attract guests from far and wide.”

NORD officially opens March 2023.