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I'm a London-dwelling northern lass who swapped the East End for Far East on the trip of a lifetime. I blog about food, travel, yoga and spirituality. www.sophiesnotinkansas.com
Published March 23rd 2013
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
The unprepossessing entrance

From the moment we entered Camp and Furnace we were surprised and delighted with what we found. Located in an unprepossessing area in former industrial buildings in the back streets of Liverpool City Centre, this unusual venue is a bar, nightclub, art gallery, camp site, camp shop and restaurant all rolled into one.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
The bright, airy, warehouse space

Taking 'camping' as it's theme, the airy warehouse space is home to several rooms which house, among other things, vintage caravans which are available at certain times to be hired for a 'sleep over'.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
The caravans where you can sleep over

Last weekend when we wandered in, there was an enormous screen pulled down and crowds sitting at picnic tables enjoying a premiership football game. This week, the space was transformed to simply the cosy restaurant serving a mouth watering array of dishes, ranging from imaginative mains, to 'classics' with a modern gastro twist such as bacon butties on sourdough bread.
Local Liverpool draught ale

Dad started with a pint of local brewed Liverpool beer on draught, whilst I had a rather delicious coffee and my niece gulped down an apple juice. We judged that it was good by the speed that it disappeared!
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
My niece enjoying her apple juice

I ordered home made black pudding which was served delicately with a 'smoked cheese hash brown' and bloody mary sauce. It came on a porcelain plate with a smattering of fresh watercress - definitely the classiest black pudding I've ever eaten. Meanwhile dad had fish fingers served on a brown roll and salad. We shared a bucket of hand cut chips with sea salt - we noticed that other customers received their chips in tin camping mugs!
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
Home made black pudding with bloody mary sauce

There were plenty of other mouthwatering dishes on the menu and, although tempted, I stayed away from the pulled pork, chorizo burger and the salt and vinegar popcorn.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
Fish finger sandwich

The Camp and Furnace staff are very friendly, although we did have to wait some time for our food. This restaurant is incredibly popular, it would seem, especially on a Saturday.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
Hand cut chips

Despite this, it is an interesting venue with a great theme. There were customers of all ages enjoying themselves and my little niece certainly found enough things to keep her occupied. All in all a great and different venue for a family (or a grown up) meal.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, Food, Family, Restaurant
They do a good coffee, too
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Why? Great food and family fun in this unusually themed venue
When: Mon - Fri 08.00 - 21.00, Sat 10.00 - 21.00, Sun 10.00 - 18.00
Phone: (0151) 708 2890
Where: 67 Greenland St, Liverpool, L1 0BY
Cost: Mains approx £8, sides approx £3
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What an adorable looking spot. I wish I could zip over from Melbourne, Australia for a sleepover in one of those caravans :)
by Sue Stevenson (score: 2|569) 2037 days ago
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