Friday, 11 September 2015

Baltic Social

The Baltic Social, 27 Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 5RN

My friends and I haven't all really properly met up since starting back at university, so we thought that tonight we would all go out for a meal together and catch up. We looked at various menus online and decided to go to the Baltic Social in the Baltic Triangle.

We were told that there was a gig on tonight, but thought that it would be something small that would just add a bit of atmosphere to the setting. Oh, we couldn't have been more wrong. The event was in aid of Mind, the mental health charity, and was in memory of Paul Williams, who was the bassist for the band 28 Costumes. 6 different bands were performing and there were so many people there! It felt a little awkward sitting around a table, whilst so many others were standing up and milling around the bar. More details about the event can be found here.

Therefore due to it being so loud, it was difficult to talk to anyone but the person sat next to you. However the food was amazing. I had the veggie burger, which was made up of chickpea and sweet potato, piled high with spinach, mushrooms and cheddar cheese. It also came with homemade coleslaw and really thick chunky chips. It's actually the best burger I've had in a very long time, and that's saying something as I eat a lot of veggie burgers! Most of the others also had burgers, or pulled lamb, and everyone said that they thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The prices were really reasonable too - I paid £8.95 for my burger.

So considering how loud it was in the restaurant, I actually had a really great time. It was lovely to catch up with everyone, and the food was great - I would definitely go back again, although I would probably check whether there was a gig on or not. The event would have been really good if we had purposely gone for that as there was a nice atmosphere; it was just unfortunate that we really wanted to go for a meal to chat. The staff were also really friendly, and the decor inside was quite cool and alternative.

It's great that the event was in aid of Mind - I think there is gradually becoming more and more awareness around mental health, and Mind do such a fabulous job of challenging the stigma. Let's keep pushing together for change!

Afterwards we decided to come back to our house to watch a film. We ended up picking What We Did on Our Holiday, a film about a family with separated parents, who go to visit their grandfather for his birthday, but have to pretend that they are still together. It had some really laugh-out-loud moments, as well as some that nearly made me cry - a very enjoyable mix overall. It's rating on Netflix is also just under 5 stars - the stats speak for themselves.
Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.

1 comment:

  1. That veggie burger sounds utterly heavenly!
    - Kiah xxx