The site of the former Living Room and Sugar Hut in Liverpool city centre has been transformed into a contemporary restaurant and VIP basement nightclub.
Following a multi-million-pound makeover, the Victoria Street location will open as Dash restaurant and XOXO club.
The 15 Group, which owns the restaurant and club, is run by brothers Dean and Michael Jones, Gary Carr and Mark King. This will be the first joint venture for the four who have more than ten years’ experience operating venues across the city.
They plan to create a glamorous high-end destination, adding “something unique to the city centre but keeping the personal feel of an independent”.
Dash promises elegant contemporary dining with Pan Asian influences, and lunchtime and evening menus focusing on large and small plates. There will also be live DJs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Playing all genres of music from house to R&B, the basement club XOXO will feature a void acoustic sound system and state-of-the-art lighting.
Gary said: “It’s such a great space, there’s so much potential to get it right, and the design and decor for both venues are even better than we’d imagined so we’re really excited about it.
“We want the club and the restaurant to give people a reason to dress up again because that is Liverpool’s trademark.
“The style has gone more relaxed recently so we’re aiming to bring back that idea of a thriving place where everyone wants to be seen.”
Dean added: “I feel that Liverpool has become over-saturated with chain restaurants which all offer a very similar experience, so we are aiming to bring something warmer and more individual into the city.
“Dash and XOXO will have personal touches which you don’t find in more corporate venues and, with our extensive background in the industry, we’re confident we know what customers want and we’ll deliver that to the highest standards.”
XOXO will launch on Saturday October 27, with the restaurant due to open a few weeks later in November.