About

Over the last 10 years, Graffiti Spirits Group has been integral to Liverpool's transforming nightlife, creating some of the city's most unique and award-winning venues. Founded by John Ennis and Matt Farrell in 2009 with just two members of staff, £200 and a lot of ambition, Graffiti Spirits Group has become Liverpool’s leading independent bar and restaurant group.

Graffiti Spirits Group has marked its tenth year in business with multiple new venues. 2019 has saw the award-winning group open Duke Street Market – Liverpool’s new culinary hub, Slim’s the new New York diner-style restaurant on Bold Street and gourmet chicken takeaway, combined with a speakeasy style retro arcade, Super Megabite on Seel Street.

The group’s first venue, Santa Chupitos, was launched back in 2009, and since then the talented duo has worked tirelessly to help carve out Liverpool’s burgeoning eating and drinking scene with their unique offerings; from urban smokehouses and the UK’s first Rodizio pizzeria to high-end cocktail bars and underground mezcal hangouts.

Graffiti Spirits Group currently operates nine successful venues dotted throughout Liverpool’s foodie hubs, and has big plans for expansion both within and outside the UK, with the company consistently growing each year.

The group is proud as a company to develop everything in house; from project planning, menus, interior design and the day-to-day running of all of our venues, our dedicated team work hard to produce the best possible experience for our guests.

Both hailing from Liverpool, Matt and John are the perfect pairing – their backgrounds, business goals and personal tastes perfectly complement each other. Travelling extensively across the world for design, trend and menu inspiration, their aim is to continue bolstering Liverpool’s food and drink scene and firmly put the city on the map as a destination for foodies and cocktail connoisseurs, whilst keeping its personable fun and friendly vibe.

This ambition has become reality with the group’s ever-growing portfolio as Matt, John and their hardworking team continue to strive to bring their unique concepts to market, along with unrivalled service, quality of food and drinks and innovation.

This year alone, Graffiti Spirits Group has broadened its offering with its three new venues; Slim’s, Super Megabite and the new Duke Street Market. The market is home to flagship restaurant Pilgrim, which featured on BBC2’s My Million Pound Menu along with GSG director Matt Farrell who chose to invest in the restaurant inspired by ingredients found throughout the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage. The market also has six kitchens producing the finest street food alongside cocktails, craft beers, organic wines and spirits, artisan coffee and cakes, with the 5000 sqft venue bringing something new to the city’s burgeoning food and drink scene.

The group’s latest openings, along with upcoming launches in Manchester and a continued presence in London, means that the future is promising for this dynamic brand.