Walton based No 9 Bar & Kitchen  picked up the “Start Up Business of the Year Award 2022” at the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2022 on the 26th May  at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. The business was started back in 2019 by husband and wife Gemma and Allan Bresnahan on Cherry Lane in North Liverpool.


The business was initially in one unit and over time has expanded as did the offering. The venue now opens from breakfast through to 11pm and has become a real community hub in the North Liverpool area.


After picking up the Start up of the Year Award co-owner Gemma Bresnahan said “Both Allan and myself could not quite believe it when we won the Regional Liverpool Echo award. It is testament to all the hard work all of the team have put in over the last few years. To open a business in the hospitality sector then have a worldwide pandemic come on us all in 2020 has been challenging to say the least. From the rule of six to the outdoor only rules. It has been a very tough time for our sector. We are both from this area and are both passionate about this community and this award is rewarding for all of us at No 9.” 


This hugely popular and energetic venue, which is well known for its breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus as well as entertainment, including supporting local artists through its ‘open mic’ nights, No. 9 has proved itself to be a hit in the area since opening and Gemma explains how the site is now going to develop even further. She adds – “ We are currently going into planning with Liverpool City Council  for 6 serviced apartments to be added above the site. This has been something we had wanted to do pre Covid-19, but left on the back burner as the world went into lockdown. Being located so close to Goodison Park and also Anfield we wanted to add to our offering. My husband Allan is a massive Liverpool fan following them home and away and we are always really busy on Everton and Liverpool match days. So this next step made sense  and we feel this will add to our business. We hope to be able to announce more news in the coming months on this next stage of the life of No 9 Bar & Kitchen.


No. 9 Bar and Kitchen is open 7 days a week from 9 am – 10.30 pm.

Food is served from 9 am to 8 pm


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