Barbican Bistro – a new family run restaurant led by local brothers Jack and Jay Liddicoat – has opened in Penzance, with the help of leading alternative law firm Spencer West.

Located in a historic building right next to Penzance Harbour, Barbican Bistro opened earlier this month and offers casual dining, serving small plates with a focus on fish. The menu features fresh, seasonal local ingredients including fish caught by Jack and Jay’s dad Shane, which he delivers straight off his boat in Newlyn.

The Liddicoat brothers were advised by a team of three lawyers from Spencer West led by Sonya Bassett, a Penzance-based corporate partner with the national law firm.

She said: “This is the first time Jack and Jay have gone into business together, and it has been a pleasure helping them bring their dream business into reality.

“I loved listening to their amazing ideas and guiding them through the legal and wider business aspects of the transaction. Barbican Bistro will be a fabulous addition to Penzance’s thriving foodie scene.”

The Liddicoat brothers grew up in Penzance and Jay trained as a chef in London. He worked for respected London restaurants including Shane’s on Chatsworth in Hackney and Mark Hix’s restaurant in Selfridges.

On his return to Penzance Jay was one of the founders of the Lost and Found Café on Chapel Street. Jack has developed his career in a number of highly rated Cornish restaurants including most recently 2 Fore Street in Mousehole.