Ambitious new Liverpool venue will open in North John Street this November

HAVING successfully launched the first of his restaurants in England earlier this year, award-winning Scottish-Italian chef Nico Simeone is now bringing his conceptual restaurant to Merseyside. Six by Nico Liverpool is the sixth addition to the growing brand’s portfolio, which includes award-winning venues (both Six by Nico and 111 by Nico) in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester, with further planned across the UK in the near future.

Each new chapter will be kept a surprise and new menus will remain secret until two weeks prior to the next theme

With a unique restaurant concept, Nico and his team are aiming to ‘re-invent’ the dining experience at Six by Nico by serving a brand new six-course tasting-menu every six weeks – each one themed around a different place, memory or idea. Each of the creative and ever-evolving six-course set menus – priced at £29 per person – will tell a different story, taking guests on a new and exciting journey each time they visit. Each new chapter will be kept a surprise and new menus will remain secret until two weeks prior to the next theme.  

Six by Nico Liverpool will open its doors in November, becoming the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning restaurant and bar scene. Glasgow-based shopfitters Severino Designs and creative partners blk 29 have been appointed by the team to develop Six by Nico Liverpool, promising an eye-catching minimal design, contrasted by grand fixtures and fittings with atmospheric mood lighting, and an open kitchen with all chefs in full view. Work is currently underway at the 345 square metre venue at 11-15 North John Street – formerly the Spanish tapas restaurant La Vina – which will house a 90-cover restaurant and a dedicated wine and spirits bar.

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Nico Simeone at the pass at the Belfast Six by Nico

Chef Nico Simeone says: “We are very excited to bring an unforgettable culinary experience to Liverpool. It was the obvious choice when looking for our next site thanks to its thriving food and drink scene. Since we opened in Manchester earlier this year we have had an overwhelming amount of support, with guests travelling from all over the North West to try each of our menus. We couldn’t be more delighted about bringing a completely new offering and dining experience to the people of Liverpool next.”    

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One of the dishes from Six By Nico's Manchester launch menu based around 'the chippy tea.'

The Six by Nico concept began in the chef’s home town of Glasgow in 2017, inspired by the chef’s passion for experimenting with new ingredients and developing and creating unique dishes. Inspired by his mother’s Italian cooking, his career has included stints at Michelin-starred Number One at Balmoral, where he worked with Craig Candle and was awarded Young Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year at the age of 20, and at Brian Maule’s acclaimed Chardon d’Or. In summer 2015, Nico opened 111 by Nico in Glasgow’s West End followed, in 2017, by the first Six by Nico in the Glaswegian foodie district of Finnieston. Six by Nico in Edinburgh opened in 2018; Six by Nico Belfast in March 2019.  

“Combining our focus on food and design, we love to create lifestyle dining environments that are dynamic yet relaxed – spaces customers love to dine in,” says Nico, who is hoping for his latest to be an immediate hit with the people of Merseyside.

Six by Nico Liverpool on North St John Street will open its doors in November 2019