15 reviews of Host in English
Had a drink spilt over me and the waitress just looked said sorry and walked off didn't seem bothered. The food wasn't hot. They didn't supply us with plates for our starters and the portions have been cut down.
Won't be going again.
Host is one of those places which has been recommended to me time and time again by friends who knew of my deep, passionate and unerring love for anything pan Asian. So when a friend suggested it to me one rainy Friday lunchtime, I really didn't take much convincing to go.
Host prides itself on serving Asian inspired food, meaning its menu is filled with interesting little tit bits - including various ingredients being used in new and intriguing ways. But, like any good noodle house, it also has a wide range of dishes on the menu that can appeal to even the most discerning palette. One of the favourite things I scoffed during my meal there were the wasabi peas which were served up as an appetizer. Crisp, crunchy and zingy, these were packed full of an eyewatering punch, and led to me screwing my face up in all manner of different contortions when some fiendishly hot wasabi particles wooshed up my nose and into my bloodstream.
For mains, I had the Yellow Seafood Curry with sticky Jasmine rice which was one of the day's specials. This was an absolute joy to eat (and also managed to clear up my hangover a treat). Filled to the brim with toothsome and wonderfully fresh pieces of salmon, king prawns and mussels, it was brimming with a whole host of interesting and delicate flavours. Whilst my partner was unable to get the Pork Belly she ordered due to the kitchen running out, her spiced pork chop with a sweet potato mash was a more than adequate substitute. The sweet potato complemented the pork perfectly without managing to be too overpowering, and it was hoovered up by her in record time.
However, where Host really excels is with its desserts. You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into their sweets menu, and I bowled over with the deftness and lightness of touch applied to each and every ingredient on the plate. My Strawberry and White Pepper panacotta with liquorice macaroons was an absolute joy to eat - each ingredient melding in perfect harmony on my tongue with each and every bite. However, the stand out dish of the night was my partner's Turkish Delight ice cream with rosewater jelly and chocolate covered popping candy. Words other than 'Wow' really cannot do this dessert justice, with it looking and tasting both delicate and playful. I still have no idea how the chef managed to get the little balls of popping candy covered in chocolate without them disintegrating into mush, but I certainly came out of there feeling incredibly impressed.
Host is a definite ace in the Hope Street restaurant pack - and a place I'll certainly be returning to time and time again. This is reasonably priced, elegant and delicious food done at it's very best.
This place just gets better all of the time. Decor and atmos fab. Gr8 selection of drinks. Friendly smiley staff. But most importantly an imaginative menu of Asian fusion food that is cooked 2 perfection. Check it oot now !
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Great atmosphere in the evening, many young good-looking people. Bartender and waiters a bit forgetful but very attentive and very friendly! Dessert was a disappointment but the starters and dinner...amazing. I am def going back.
School dinners style bench & long table dining. Oriental fusion cuisine can be spectacular, and then a little bland. Noisy, busy, trendy. Requires a few visits to define what this place is trying to do. Decor is plain and contemporary, and looks like it needs finishing off! No matter what, this place is a hit in Liverpool, and if the owners are adventurous enough to franchise out, the concept will work in any cosmopolitan city. A very professional approach to something new & different. Go there & enjoy!
This restaurant is a really cool place because it is well located, the atmosphere is really cosy and the food is great. On top of that it is cheap too so you can’t go wrong by going there.
When i went there I had a special deal which was £7 for a starter + meal + a beer.
Came here more by accident than anything. We where in Liverpool for concert at the Phil and although where planning on eating there we had forgot all about the fact that probably everyone else going to the same concert would be doing the same and it just so happened HOST was the only place that could fit us in!
Glad they could though as it was really really nice, I had the special, I think it was blackbean chicken and my boyfriend had a fish dish, both where lovely.
The service understandably was brisk as it was very busy but that suited us fine.
Would definitely go again.
I come here with my son as a special treat. The prices are quite high but well worth the money. He particularly loves the seared tuna. And the staff are kindness and patience personified, showing him how to use chopsticks etc. He loves the seared tuna, the squid, and the chilli chocolate brownie. Just saving up for the next time, now. I also like the tap water donation to Water Aid and that the fact that the children’s menu has real food on it rather than patronizing trash.
I was at Host last night for a birthday meal and it was a fantastic night - gorgeous food, excellent attentive service.
Fantastic right up to the bit were a rude member of staff started saying we had not paid the correct money.
I’m all for making sure the bill is correct but have just a little professionalism and style about asking. Acting like a narky child will get you nowhere and I and the 16 strong party I was with will certainly not be rushing back. Which is a shame as Host is a brilliant place with fantastic food.
We have had a phone call after a friend spoke to the manager to complain about the member of staff. We now have a complimentary meal for four people awaiting us. Still dopn;t want to go back though, at least not for a while.
Where to start - bang bang chicken, corn fritters, crab cakes, duck pancakes - all mouthwatering. Followed by red Thai coconut curry. You can order all dishes together or savour one at a time. Although it is set out in the typical “fast food asian” style the staff are freindly and helpful and never make you feel rushed. I would happily eat here every night of the week !!!!
At last Asian fusion food comes to Liverpool in the very cool guise of Host. Contemporary design, funky lighting with more than a passing nod to the 50’s this place only opened in late November but has already become a great addition to Liverpool’s restaurant scene. Ironically, the chain Wagamama, which offers a similar style of cooking, opened a branch in Liverpool a month or so before but Host knocks spots off it. Great duck gyoza, sublime lychee and duck red curry with fragrant jasmine rice followed by a legendary mango cheesecake were all excellent. Tiger or Asahi beers which happen to be my favorites go down really well. Check it out!
No surprise that it comes from the same stable as The Quarter (Liverpool’s best pizza restaurant) and 60 Hope Street (Liverppol’s ultimate fine dining venue!).
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