Great British Menu champion to open his debut restaurant in Liverpool

Chef Dan McGeorge plating up food.

The Liverpudlian chef, crowned the ‘Champion of Champions,’ in BBC Two’s Great British Menu 2021, is opening his ‘dream’ restaurant in his hometown this coming May.

VETCH at 29A Hope Street, Liverpool, is a 26-cover fine dining restaurant set over two floors in the listed Georgian building. The intimate spaces will feature low lighting, understated furniture and block-coloured walls in heritage colours.

The name Vetch is a nod to the wild member of the pea family found growing in hedgerows, meadows and the edges of woodland. It highlights McGeorge’s love of foraging.

McGeorge will serve a seasonally inspired five-course lunch or seven-course dinner fusing British cooking with Nordic and Asian flavours – the latter he has developed a fascination for.

“The ever changing seasonal menu  of British cooking infused with Nordic and Asian flavours, will be a feast for the senses.”

McGeorge, a law graduate, joined Rothay Manor in Ambleside, Cumbria, in 2017 when it held two AA rosettes. In 2019 he helped them gain a third rosette for cooking that combined British cooking with classical French techniques.

The head chef added a Michelin Plate (the Plate recognises quality food but is just short of a Bib Gourmand), to his accolades in January 2021. In June 2022, he was presented with the Restaurant Chef Award by The Craft Guild of Chefs.

“My wife Georgia and I wanted to move back to Liverpool with our young family and realise our joint ambition to open a restaurant. We can’t wait to welcome guests through the door to enjoy what will hopefully be a fantastic addition to Liverpool’s emerging dining scene.’’

Vetch’s five-course lunch tasting menu is served Thursday to Saturday at 1pm – priced at £85 per person. Matched drinks pairings are available.

Its seven-course dinner tasting menu will be served Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm – priced at £105 per person with matched drinks pairings also available.

For more information or to make a booking please visit: Vetch or Insta: @vetchrestaurant




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