Well done to Gary and Colin Manning of the 60 Hope Street group
We had a great time at our annual jaunt to the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, held this year at the astonishingly beautiful Liverpool Cathedral.
The evening was made all the more special for us following the announcement of the evening’s highlight…see below for the speech we managed to snaffle:
“And now onto our most coveted award of the evening, the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award.
For those of us who have been around for some time it is difficult to recall the barren land that was the food and drink scene in Liverpool back in the late nineties. It was difficult to find a restaurant that was of a reasonable standard in the city centre. far from the hot spot it is today.
However, two brothers had a vision and also the courage to open the former Chauffeur’s club as 60 Hope Street and turn it into a high-class restaurant which at the time you might have found in London, but not in Liverpool.
It quickly turned into an award-winning restaurant and was not only the catalyst for Hope Street but also for much of the renaissance in the city’s food offer.
They opened other restaurants as part of The 60 Group, taking over The Quarter in 2003 and 5 years later opened Pan-Asian restaurant HoSt, inspired by their love of Asian food.
Only last month they celebrated 20 years since opening 60 Hope Street and they still continue to set remarkably high standards – award winning for two decades.
It is with great pleasure to announce that the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism for 2019 goes to Colin and Gary Manning”.
Colin Manning (left) with Ubiquity pr head of agency Joel Jelen