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Liverpool's biggest mixed grill ?

Food Challenge…

The Rushton Grill at the Old Blind School is £120 worth of meat - are you up for the challenge?

This is a new spin on the latest food challenges since the popular Man Versus Food series.

This whopping dish of dinner is the Rushton Grill, and its £120 at The Old Blind School on Hardman Street.

The team there say it will easily feed four people, but it's up to you - if you want it all to yourself you can have it.

The Rushton Grill…

It includes 2 x 16oz T Bone steaks, short bone rib beef, 2 x veal cutlets, 2 x chicken breasts, 4 x Cumberland sausages, a 10oz Gammon steak, served with hand cut chips, beer-basted onion, roasted tomatoes, honey-roasted carrots, béarnaise & pepper sauces - house gravy

Owner Paul Newman says: "It's named in honour of Edward Rushton, a British poet, writer and bookseller from Liverpool, England. He worked as a sailor aboard a slave ship as a young man, and became an abolitionist as a result. After losing his own vision, he opened a school for the blind, the oldest continuous such school in the world.

"His portrait is on the wall and we named it in his honour."

Are you up for the challenge?

The Old Blind School Liverpool AsiaEurope Food

The Old Blind School (TOBS) - Liverpool

The building, on Hardman Street near the corner of Hope Street, has been renovated and re-opened by one of the North West’s most popular gastro-pub groups, the New Moon Company.

The team, run by Paul Newman and Dave Mooney, opened the new restaurant in Liverpool earlier this month and AsiaEurope attended the launch and sampled the menu which is available online http://www.oldblindschool.co.uk

Paul said “It’s been a crazy few months - the site had dry rot, wet rot, and every type of problem you can imagine. But we have renovated every part of the building, trying to keep it all as true to the original as possible.

“For us it’s about giving this building back to Liverpool, breathing new life into somewhere where the doors have been shut for years.”

The menu combines British classics with sharing boards, roasts and towering burgers.

Drinks include speciality cask ales and an extensive wine list, with many served by the glass.

“We wanted to it be accessible while still feeling a bit special,” says Paul. “It’s about taking good produce and treating it with a bit of imagination. The open kitchen means that customers can watch their food being prepared - it’s all about having a bit of fun with it.”

The Old Blind School was built between 1851 and 1931.

The new restaurant and pub will seat 280 diners and create around 40 jobs. The site has a 70-seat terrace, along with 4.2metre high ceilings inside.

“One of our big draws is really good Sunday roasts,” says Paul. “Plus there will be the good quality burgers, fish and chips, sharing planks, plus more restaurant style food. It’s a real mixture, and we change it regularly so we can offer the best seasonal produce.”


About New Moon Company

New Moon Co, established by restaurant stalwarts, Paul Newman and David Mooney, currently have already established 6 successful venues across the North West in just 3 years.  A shared vision and an exciting marketing plan have all contributed to the success of the duo who first opened The Lord Binning in Kelsall in 2011 and subsequently the Old Sessions House, Knutsford and The Hanging Gate, Weaverham which opened in the second half of 2012. The Montgomery Pub & Kitchen, followed in June 2013 and then their first city centre location, Beef & Pudding, Manchester opened in April 2014. They opened their sixth site in Chester, the Mockingbird Taproom, opened in October 2014.

David Mooney, co-owner and Chef Patron at New Moon Co has a glittering CV including an apprenticeship with Raymond Blanc and a stint as Commis Chef to Marco Pierre White. Previously Chef Patron of the Belle Epoque in Knutsford, David is recognisable as a media star, with many appearances on television and on radio under his belt.

Paul Newman is a veteran front-of-house marketer and operator with over 25 years' experience in the hospitality, fine dining and wine industries. A former Regional Brand Manager for Absolut Vodka UK, Paul was a founder member and shareholder in successful concern Living Ventures Ltd, renowned for setting up The Living Room restaurants and bars, Gusto Restaurants and The Blackhouse Grills.

Paul and David have known each other for a number of years and held a mutual admiration for each other’s businesses and work ethics. With complementary skills and a great friendship to support it they are an unstoppable duo and are transforming venues and creating concepts which are proving highly successful, across the North West.


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