Food at the new Street Food Shack at the Cheshire Lines pub on King Street in Southport

A tasty new street food shack in a secret garden is opening soon in Southport. 

The Salt n Pepa Shack is due to open soon at The Cheshire Lines pub on King Street, which has built up a reputation for its superb food in recent months. 

Guests can enjoy delicious dishes such as siu mai, crispy siu mai, wings, pig, squid, gyoza, crispy chicken, donner meat, duck rolls, chicken rolls, halloumi, frickles, crispy tofu, veg spring rolls and onion rings. 

Sides would include salt and pepper proper chips or fries, jasmine rice, noodles or flatbread, with a choice of sauces such as buffalo BBQ, sweet chili, sriracha mayo and Caribbean jerk. 

Cheshire Lines landlady Vici Bradshaw said: “Due to Covid distancing restrictions we have had to think outside of the box at ways to cope with the demand – we currently have a waiting list for weekend tables – so we are introducing our very own street food shack located as overspill in our secret garden.

“Opening at the end of the month, our Salt and Pepa shack took inspiration from already popular food markets in Liverpool and Manchester. 

“It will serve a range of dishes such as crispy chicken and siu mai. We also plan to add some twists on the salt and pepper trend with some newcomers such as squid and steak burgers.

“We have been working in partnership with Southport independent Liverpool Liquors, which currently distils our own range of Cheshire Lines blended gins with flavours such as Champagne and strawberry and porn star martini to name a few to produce some single serve cocktail pre mixers to compliment your meals.” 

Since reopening their doors, the Cheshire Lines has been delighted to welcome back a large number of customers, despite being restricted by not being able to stage their famous live music events. 

 

Vici said: “Reassuringly we have been busy, even though we took the tough decision to reduce our evening opening hours – a massive bulk of our trade was live music which is obviously off the cards at the moment. 

“We have switched our focus to diners and what we have seen so far has been really encouraging. We came up with the idea of the salt and pepper shack to capitalise on this and enable us to feed more customers in a safe and spacious capacity. We are in talks to launch on food delivery platforms such as Just Eat and Deliveroo soon.

“We used lockdown to work alongside another town centre based small business to distil our own range of 20 gins which are replacing the national same old same old uniform usual faces of flavoured gins available. We have tweaked the recipes bespoke with Liverpool Liquors and the feedback from our lucky guinea pigs so far has been awesome!”

The Cheshire Lines is among more than 100 Southport pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels which have signed up to the Eat Out To Help Out scheme. 

Vici said: “We were blown away with the simplicity of use of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme for both ourselves and our customers

“ It has gone down a storm and we look forward to the next couple of weeks. 

“It’s a massive encouragement for customers to head back to restaurants, which have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic.”

The Cheshire Lines is open 11am-8pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-11am Friday and Saturday. 

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