I am going to start by saying this before I go on to my review. I was completely blown away by this place.
As you know Lee and myself love Burgers. We literally have tried hundred's of different burgers and today Lee made a statement that I fully agree with and back up: "Best burger I have had this side of the pond!" Completely a bold statement but completely true at the same time.
Walked in and were greeted straight away, the place was empty so we were asked where we would like to sit, so we chose a booth central in the Restaurant. The main thing that struck me when we were sat was how clean it was, it was all new and shiny. The whole place seems so laid back, it's not just a restaurant, it's the perfect place to come and have a few drinks. The boys will love this as it's got massive screens with the footy on and there's a pool area in the back.
Our server was Beth, but been told she goes by Taylor Swift (I'm not sure why, but I like it!) she was a little star. Explained the menu's really well, interacted with us and took our drinks orders and brought them over straight away.
The atmosphere was just great with classic rock songs playing in the background, I knew once I sat down I was going to enjoy this.
The menu mainly consists of what you'd expect of an American Restaurant - Ribs, Wings, Steak - lots of meat! They also have this menu where you create your own burger and name it yourself. Well like I said we love burgers and why would I pass up the chance to create a burger to our exact taste. I'll move on to the Burger's after, the menu on a whole is a proper foodie's dream. There are regular challenges throughout the week for those who have a bottomless stomach. I would say the prices are mid-range, they are priced the same as most places who offer the same type of food.
We both opted to make our own burgers and name them. Burger's cost £9 and come with skin-on fries. We also got sides of Corn Dogs, Onion Rings and Hush Puppies which were all absolutely delicious. Below are our Burgers:
Lee - The Golden Scouse Bad Boy
Bun - Brioche Bun
Protein - Beef Burger
Cheese - Monterey Jack Cheese
Salad - Lettuce, Red Onion, Pickles
Premium Toppings (£1 extra each) - Streaky Bacon & Pulled Pork
Sauce - Bourbon Sauce
Kate - Farmyard Madness
Bun - Brioche Bun
Protein - Beef Burger
Cheese - Swiss Cheese
Salad - Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles
Premium Toppings (£1 extra each) - Streaky Bacon, Crispy Onion & Pulled Chicken
All the food was exceptional, all perfectly cooked and I had a complete taste sensation. The only thing I would pick up on (and it's literally the smallest thing ever!) is not to put mustard on the corn dogs as they it's an acquired taste, I prefer to dip.
Out of 10, I would happily give a 9.99/10.
I am obsessed with bathrooms and I went in and these were so clean and smelt like baby powder. I'm so weird but I don't care - here's a pic.
In terms of parking, there's a lot of Pay and Display parking spaces surrounding R&D and it's also a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Centre which means if you prefer to park in a more secure multi-storey then that's not a problem.
As I said our Server was Beth AKA Taylor, she was the perfect little host and an absolute asset to the restaurant. She was very prompt and was so attentive (and not overly attentive like some places can be) her interaction with not only us but other customers that came in was faultless. She was just really nice girl who made our visit, a very good and memorable one.
Our bill with 2 drinks each came up to just over £40 and if I'm honest I would pay a lot more because the food was amazing.
We will be coming back to Rack & Dollar, probably for Lee to try a eating challenge, probably the 54321 Burger Challenge. I will be telling all my foodie friends about this because it is definitely worth a try and picking your burger and figuring out a name for it is so fun and it brings in a new element of dining. I love that it's just outside the hustle and bustle of the main city centre so it's not too chocker but I think this is going to be one of the best restaurants to be seen at in Liverpool. This is probably bar none the best dining experience I have had.
Oh yea...John Bishop walked in while we were waiting for the bill and when we got home we realised he was hanging out in the Pool Room with Steven Gerrard (of football fame). So yea, celebs eat here...now the only question now is, why aren't you? Details below :)
Rack & Dollar
27 - 35 Berry Street
*All opinions are my own and completely honest*
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