*gifted stay by Hilton Liverpool Hotel and Chaophraya: Thai restaurant, Thai food, fine dining
Just when things were getting too much, I decided to pack my bags and get away for a few days. When I choose somewhere to get away to, I try and choose somewhere that’s different from my usual surroundings. I am currently based in Blackpool beside the sea – away from the pollution & the city craziness!
When the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool contacted me, I couldn’t say no! This getaway came at the perfect time! Due to the circumstances of my job and the industry I work in, it’s sometimes hard to take long periods off without pre-planning my work. So this was perfect! I could work on-the-go and then allow myself to switch off for one evening to enjoy food, my boyfriend’s company and the city craziness of Liverpool.
This was mine and my boyfriend’s first time away together so it was super exciting!
Gaze at the views of the city from your Executive Room on either the 6th or the 7th floor. We stayed on the 7th floor and it was lush! Enjoy exclusive Executive Lounge access with complimentary refreshments and treats throughout the day.
- Complimentary mineral water
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Floor-to-ceiling windows
- Air conditioning
- 32-inch LCD TV
- Alarm Radio
- Elegant bathroom with exclusive bath products (their shower is great!)
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- WiFi (fees apply, standard WiFi complimentary for HHonors Members booking direct)
- Iron/ironing board
- Workspace with desk & chair
After a glorious nights sleep, we got showered and headed down to breakfast… WHAT A TREAT! If you’re a foodie breakfast lover, Hilton Hotels do the best spread when it comes to breakfast. From freshly made smoothies to an English breakfast spread. Whether you have a sweet or savoury appetite, they have something for everyone! I am a lover of eggs, veggies, and fruit in the morning so I was super pleased to be greeted with my favourites! In fact… I may have gone back for 2nds 😉
I can’t thank Hilton Hotels enough for their hospitality and kindness, it was a wonderful stay and I can confirm, myself and my boyfriend will be back very soon. The countdown is ON for our next date night getaway!
I would highly recommend that you check out their Hilton Liverpool Hotel Deals here. It might be worthwhile seeing what offers they have before booking your dreamy stay! Also, upon arrival to your room, you can ask for added extras: champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries… The lot. So, if you want to treat your partner and make things extra special, I think this would be a lovely surprise!
The evening we stayed at the Hilton Liverpool, we also wanted to enjoy some Thai food in Liverpool One. Being huge foodies and loving pretty much everything… 😉 When we were invited to try out the Chaophraya: fine dining restaurant at Liverpool One, we were pretty ecstatic! …
I hope you’re not too hungry reading this… Because you’ll be starving when you begin to scroll through these images! You’ve been warned!
Chaophraya: Thai restaurant, Thai food, fine dining
Think Thai food, luxury surroundings and relaxation. Yes, Chaophraya really take Thai food to a whole new level! Bursting with colour and flavour, they certainly know how to transport you to Thailand without the long haul flight. When you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by a large oriental buddha that emits positive vibes immediately! Not forgetting their large fish tanks that decorate the restaurants ceiling and walls. Orchids and various exotic fresh flowers decorate the tables with the accompaniment of the dark wood furnishings. I was blown away by their interior details; colourful, inviting and authentic.
You can find Chaophraya on Chavasse Park in Liverpool One. Whether you’re choosing to dine for business, lunch or dinner; this restaurant will take you to Thailand through their dishes. Their culinary team work extremely hard to combine classic Thai flavours with their own Chaophraya signature twists. OH! I mustn’t forget, they have a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and beers too.
Have a party coming up? Want to invite your friends out for dinner? They have a beautiful private dining room! Glass walls, sunken seating tables, exotic flowers, stunning furnishings and the privacy to enjoy your own dinner party. So perfect!
Duck tamarind, egg fried rice, dumplings… The ultimate feast in luxury surroundings.
I love experimenting with my food but I also love trying new dishes I wouldn’t usually opt for! Dining at Chaophraya is the perfect opportunity for you to be different and choose something out of your comfort zone. Whether you opt for your usual or you want to try something different like their dumpling platter or their large duck tamarind, you won’t be disappointed. I must add, if you have any dietary requirements, they’re keen to cater to you! So don’t worry, everyone is made to feel welcome.
On this visit to Chaophraya, we decided to choose a selection of dishes and share them between us (we simply couldn’t choose which dishes we wanted to try! There were too many!).
The dishes I chose:
YAOWARAT DUMPLING PLATTER
An age-old Chinese import! Dumplings are a real street food favourite in Yaowarat, Thailand. A selection of pork, prawn and beef dumplings steamed and served with fried garlic and sweet soy sauce. Dumplings are a firm favourite of mine! Soooo, I had to try theirs! Comforting, juicy and packed full of flavour. Each dumpling was a flavour explosion.
CRISPY PORK BELLY
Crispy belly pork stir-fried with onions, garlic, red and green peppers, served with salt and pepper. Crunchy, succulent and so delicious as a side dish!
CHICKEN RED CURRY
Their classic red curry made from dried red chillies blended with coconut milk, bamboo shoots and basil. Not spicy but aromatic in flavour. Creamy, juicy and perfect accompanied with egg fried rice.
DUCK TAMARIND – (V) VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE
Wow, this dish was colourful and was my favourite from our selection! The presentation of this dish was rather impressive too. Roast duck in palm sugar and tamarind sauce topped with fried shallots, cashews and dried chillies. Served with seasonal vegetables. Delicious accompanied with rice. The vegetables were fresh and the duck was flavoursome and packed full of goodness.
RED CURRY BATTERED PRAWNS (V) – (V) VEGETARIAN OPTION AVAILABLE
Seafood is always going to be one of my favourites! But their prawns were huge, no skimping on the prawns here! Served in a light red curry batter with a side of sweet chilli sauce – need I say more? How dreamy…
Whether you choose to dine there for lunch, enjoy their set menu or share dishes with your favourite people; I cannot speak highly enough of the Chaophraya team and their customer service. Nothing was ever too much for them and their enthusiasm and passion for their food radiates. I am hoping to take my parents here very soon!
Thank you, Chaophraya for taking me back and allowing me to experience some of my favourite memories through food. I am very grateful. I love this place so much!
If Liverpool is too far for you to visit, they have 8 venues across the UK! Check out their website for more information and locate your closest Chaophraya.
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All my love, Jess x