‘High-end’ bistro set to open at new sailing centre


A 70-seat bistro with stunning views overlooking the Dee estuary is to open in West Kirby.

Plans for the new restaurant were revealed at a licensing committee hearing considering an alcohol licence for the revamped Wirral Sailing Centre.

The venue will operate as a cafe during the day and become a restaurant in the evening, serving locally sourced food.

The new-look sailing centre

Hospitality manager Alan Wright told the meeting: “Evening service will transform the cafe into a high-end restaurant where we are going to see bistro style service.

“It will only be table service, so any guests coming upstairs will be greeted and seated, there will be no wandering in. There isn’t a bar facility, everything is served from the counter by the staff.”

He said they are looking to target people who want “a nice glass of wine overlooking the estuary, having a nice meal”.

Work has recently been completed on the venue

Objections were received from four local residents who raised concerns about the potential for disorder and noise.

As a result, the application was amended to propose that alcohol is served from 12 noon until 10:30pm, rather than 11pm.

A plan for a 2am licence on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve was withdrawn.

The venue has also given an assurance that the balcony area will be closed at 9pm.

The result of the application for the alcohol licence is due to revealed in the coming days.