Amanzi, Liverpool’s New Place To See And Be Seen, Has Its Grand Opening

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London has Hakkassan, Manchester has Australasia and now Liverpool has Amanzi, the city’s very own destination restaurant.

 The restaurant, which has been created following a multi-million pound refurbishment of the former Newz Bar, sets the gold standard for cocktails, service and food, raising the bar in hospitality.

 The owners of Amanzi (which means water) have chosen Liverpool as the perfect location for the first Amanzi restaurant, and will then bring the brand to Dubai, Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the coming months.

 The Water Street restaurant will officially open on 19th December, but already has a waiting list for bookings. No expense has been spared on the interior design scheme for Amanzi which features discreetly luxurious tables and booths with views across the state-of-the-art kitchen, where some of the UK’s leading chefs can be seen working their magic. In keeping with the restaurant’s aquatic theme, a clever lighting projection against the entrance to Amanzi evokes the effect of running water.

 Guests will be given the option of valet parking and once inside the destination venue, they’ll find plenty to excite the senses within the carefully compiled Pan Asian menu. The owners of Amanzi are proud to have secured two of the best executive chefs in the business and have also invested in a world class front of house team. Even the staff uniforms have been given very serious consideration. The duo behind Philip Armstrong (the Liverpool-based designers to the A-listers who are more often asked to create Oscars frocks than staff uniforms) have been enlisted to ensure that Amanzi’s hosts and hostesses are all impeccably dressed in Phillip by Philip Armstrong.


Amanzi’s menu features food sourced from the very best local suppliers (including dry aged beef from British native herds) and a cheese board including regional favourites, as well as more exotic favourites such as Pacific oysters and Alaskan king crab.

 Riad Erraji, Operating Partner, said: “We’re really pleased to be breathing life back into the former Newz Bar, which was once at the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife. Following the multi-million pound refurbishment, we’ve put this Water Street address firmly on the map, creating a sophisticated, modern venue which will appeal to all those in this city and beyond who want to dine in style.”  



Investor, Ian McKeand, Managing Partner of MAC Capitol, added: “There was clearly demand for a destination venue like Amanzi in Liverpool. The quality of the food, drink, interior design and the calibre of the team all combine to create a truly special restaurant which will enhance the city’s offer within the hospitality market.”

 Jon G concluded: “We’ve brought together the perfect team on what will be a flagship venue for Liverpool, and we’re all very excited to introduce Amanzi to an international audience over the coming months.”

 The restaurant’s location within Liverpool’s burgeoning business district will make it a must-visit for residents as well as visitors to the city and comparisons are already being made between Amanzi and the multi-award winning Hakkasan, which specialises in contemporary Cantonese cuisine.


As final preparations are made for Amanzi’s grand opening, many foodies have chosen not to wait for the official launch date, preferring to beat the crowd and book their table at Liverpool’s hottest new restaurant in advance.

 For reservations, email:  reservations@amanzirestaurants.co.uk or call 0151 227 5557

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