Emily and I were booked on at 1501 train back to Durham so had plenty of time for some Sunday lunch. I asked on twitter where we should go and had a few response to go to Alma de Cuba.
We jumped in a Delta cab and made our way across Liverpool.
The night before (Saturday) we did go to Alma de Cuba for 11pm to experience the carnival atmosphere people had told us about - what a total let down it was. Basically 3 dancers (if that is what you call them) were wiggling their bums out of sync. There was also a petal drop that was pretty cool. But the way people were talking about the night I was expecting, lights, amazing music and an atmosphere to rival Brazil. Sadly not.
Alma de Cuba is in an old church, I did feel a bit guilty about drinking Vodka in a place of worship. But it is the most beautiful bar I've ever drank in. Completely different to anywhere I've been before.
But it didn't put me off going for some Sunday lunch - I was starving.
We went straight into the main course.
Pork for Emily with timings of yorkshire pudding, broccoli, roast potatoes, cauliflower and carrot and turnip mash.
It was the best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time. I'm not sure what made it, maybe the flavours in the gravy but it was delicious.
We did have room left for pudding.
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and banana ice cream.
I have a new found love for banana ice cream.
The service was great too. The waiters and waitress's were really attentive.
Just as Emily and I were about to leave the Gospel choir came on (around half 1).
They sounded amazing and I was really sad that we had to leave.
Our roast dinners cost £15.95 and I would 100% head back to Alma de Cuba for food - but I wouldn't rush there for the Carnival on the evening.
Sunday Lunch At Alma De Cuba - Liverpool