Things to do:

Pre-theatre goes Oriental. HoST offers relaxed, informal and occasionally cramped dining, Japanese-style – and long communal tables or window benches.

With a wide-ranging menu that incorporates Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, HoST caters for those who like their food punchy, aromatic and exotic.

There are no delineated dining periods – simply turn up at any time of day for nibbles, snacks or a full meal. Veggies, vegans and food intolerants will love the menus – as will meat and seafood lovers.

The name HoST is a pun on the address – HOpe STreet – which is close to three Liverpool theatres at the heart of the cultural quarter.