|Restaurants in Aigburth|
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|Lark Lane in South Liverpool runs between the busy Aigburth Road and the peaceful Sefton Park. The area around the lane has numerous Victorian Mansions and grand town houses which, because of their size were split into multiple occupancy and degenerated into a genteel but delapidated state. The low rents attracted students and the less well-heeled including a slightly Bohemian crowd.|
|There was always a close-knit community with a local police station and still popular public houses, but after the closure of the police station and as supermarkets began the enexorable decline of local shopping,the lane still managed to thrive.
Although there was a long established Chinese restaurant, pubs and a chippy provided the only dining until Keiths Wine Bar opened in 1979, the first of its kind in Liverpool.
The first visits to Keiths were exciting for students like me as the food was cheap and adventurous, moving away from chicken and chips to much healthier dishes with vegetables and salads accompanied by wine by the bottle. The whole was eaten in simple rustic surroundings with non-matching second-hand chairs and benches.