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Step out and sample the tastes of summer.

SUMMER is here, and with it a host of new season produce, showcasing British farmers at their best. The best summer menus make the most of the array of fresh ingredients on offer. Here Jade Wright picks her favourites....

LIVERPOOL One restaurant Bill's has a summer menu packed with flavour. From their fish finger sandwiches to the kale and avocado salad, there's a good mixture.

The food is locally sourced and the decor is cool and summery. Try their new Raspberry and Rosehip cocktail, which mixes rosehip gin with raspberry and pink lemonade cordial with their Swordfish Nicoise Salad. Delicious. HANDLEY'S Brasserie and Bollinger Bar at the Suites Hotel has a Mediterranean summer menu with the choice of either a full a la carte or set menu.

Whether you are looking for a late breakfast, lunch or an early dinner then the wide selection of menus caters for all tastes. It's open daily from 7am until 9.30pm.

This fillet of salmon (PS8.95) comes sprinkled with Cajun spice, baked in the oven and served with mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, peppers, red onion, julienne of carrot and beetroot. Summer on a plate.

Suites Hotel, Ribblers Lane, Prescot, Merseyside L34 9HA Tel: +44 (0)151 549 2222 email: MATT Worswick, the executive chef of Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa and its 3 AA rosette restaurant The Lawns, has launched a new summer menu that's as much a visual feast as it is one for the taste buds.

Inspired by local produce, the menu comprises seared scallop, braised leek, confit chicken wing, nasturtium oil; buttered asparagus, parsley, buttermilk, truffle; gigot of lamb, peas, lettuce, wild asparagus, cockles; roasted halibut, sea herbs, confit potato; raspberry cheesecake, elderflower sorbet as well as strawberry parfait, champagne poached strawberries. The lamb is from award-winning Edge Butchers in Birkenhead.

The tasting menu is priced at PS80 per person, or PS125 per person including a wine flight. The a la carte menu is PS55 for three courses.

For more information contact The Lawns on 0151 336 3938 or visit GUSTO on Telegraph Road in Heswall feels like a summer holiday. With its 200-year-old Olive trees running down the centre, you could be high in an Italian hill top restaurant, with glass wall opening out onto a sun-trap terrace. GUSTO, 146-148 Telegraph Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AH, 0151 345 4538. www. SALT House Bacaro has launched its new seasonal menu, with lots of fresh summer ingredients.

Head chef Matt Walsh says: "We've tried to change things around, taking a few dishes off to allow us to bring in some new flavours."

New dishes include roasted peach, stilton and walnut salad with honey and thyme dressing (PS4.50), prawn and chilli butter crostini (PS2.95) and spicy salami, chilli and mozzerella pizzette (PS5.50).

There are new puddings too, with lemon posset with chocolate crumble and blueberry compote (PS4.95).

For details see WITH its four portions of vegetables and just 337 calories, PizzaExpress Superfood Salad screams summer.

It's packed with nutritious ingredients including baby spinach, beetroot, light baby mozzarella, avocado, pine kernels, cucumber, lentils, fresh basil and light dressing. For a little extra protein, chicken can be added, taking it to 385 calories, or salmon fillet, taking it to a modest 451 calories and upping the Omega-3 content.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 17, 2015
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