Liverpool’s Metquarter to get new food hall in latest overhaul

A new food hall is set to open in Liverpool’s Metquarter later this year in the latest of a series of changes for the city centre shopping centre.

The building’s owners, The Queensberry Group, said the food court, the largest in the city, will open in the Spring and bring 123 new jobs to the city.

A series of tenants have already been confirmed for the development, including Bullion Craft Bean Café, Restaurant Konjo, Jail Bird Nashville Fried Chicken, Patty B’s Burgers, Thai 25, Dirty Herb Vegan Chicken and Bubble Tea.

The new food hall will be branded as the General Post Office (GPO), a reference to the site’s original usage, and will be operated by The Milestone Group.

Alex Hyams, Asset Manager for Queensberry said: This is tremendous news, we’re delighted to be bringing Milestone Group as experienced food hall operators to Liverpool. GPO will be the largest food hall in the city centre and adds to the dynamic blend of uses which make up our unique offering at Metquarter.”

Matt Bigland, Founder and Director at The Milestone Group, said GPO would be a hub for emerging food brands in Liverpool.

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He said: “With a mix of design and culinary excellence, GPO will showcase the best in up-and-coming food and drink talent in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.

“Independent and totally unique food vendors make up the mix, hand chosen and incubated to showcase the best in the world food in one iconic venue.”

The new food hall marks the latest overhaul for the Metquarter.

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Last year, LMA announced it would open a new campus in the upper floors of the Metquarter, which has struggled with high occupancy rates in its units in recent years.

Metquarter Centre Manager Jennina O’Neill said she was excited for GPO to open later this year.

Ms O’Neill said: “As well as creating 132 jobs in the city, GPO will be a hub for Liverpool’s emerging food hall scene showcasing the best independent operators in the city.

“The revolutionary and innovative food ordering app iBe will be at the helm of the customer journey and will provide an unprecedented user experience for all visitors. We’re excited to see the plans come to life over the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming visitors this spring.”

Liverpool Echo – Liverpool News