TV’s Million Pound Menu winners open restaurant in Liverpool

The winners of BBC’s Million Pound Menu have officially opened Pilgrim, their new restaurant in Liverpool’s much-anticipated Duke Street Market.

After an initial soft launch, the restaurant is now open to all customers, with the food concept based on an ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, which has taken place since the 9th century. 

The owners say that with starting points in France, Spain and Portugal, Pilgrim is so much more than just another typical Spanish restaurant. 

The restaurant is radically seasonal with ethically sourced regional produce, a big focus is on the live-fire BBQ flavour. The reasonably priced restaurant will be a new staple of Liverpool’s vibrant and burgeoning food scene. 

Whilst the 40-cover restaurant will offer a unique dining experience, the bar overlooking the open kitchen will be the buzzing focal point of the venue, set on a mezzanine and sunny terrace, all overlooking a bustling food and drink market with. 

Founded by Managing Director, Jamie Duffield; Chef Director Dave Bone and Brand & Marketing Director Anthony Power, Pilgrim saw off the competition and won the hit BBC show My Million Pound Menu. 

Power said, “We are stoked to announce that Pilgrim restaurant is now open at Duke Street Market and the first few weeks have been incredible. 

“We’ve had lots of guest’s through the doors and everyone is loving our contemporary take on classic Spanish & Iberian flavours, all cooked over wood charcoal on our centre-piece live fire hearth. 

“We’ll be continually changing and rotating the menu to showcase the season’s best produce with a carefully curated wine and drinks offering that matches the ever-changing menu. 

‘We hope that Pilgrim can show our guests there is so much more to Spanish cuisine than just tapas and look forward to making our mark on Liverpool’s burgeoning food scene.”