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Food & Drink in Liverpool

 

Food and Drink in Liverpool is fantastically varied, from sleek fine dining to indie bistros and pop-up foodie heavens to high-street favourites. 

 

Restaurants in Liverpool

 

Restaurants in Liverpool feature flavours from across the globe. In Liverpool ONE you'll find family favourites, ideal for a break from shopping. Bold Street is where you'll find a haven of eateries that make a foodies dream come true, it's home to the first ever Mowgli and boasts Mexican, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, American, British and many more cuisines. Other places you'll want to explore include Lark Lane, Castle Street and Royal Albert Dock. 

Traditional Pubs

 

Sometimes you just want to sit down in a traditional pub and order some good old pub grub or a real ale. That's fine, we can do that. Liverpool is full of quirky and traditional pubs. We're talking Peter Kavanaghs and Fly in the Loaf in the Georgian Quarter, or a once favourite of the Fab Four, the Grapes in Cavern Quarter. Then there's the Monro gastropub on Duke Street serving up boss, authentic food and atmosphere. 

With traditional pubs comes traditional meals, take a look at our favourite places for a Roast in our popular blog. 

 

Cafes in Liverpool

 

Cafes in Liverpool are great for all the family including furry family members! LEAF is a Liverpool favourite on Bold Street, known for it's loose leaf tea and delicious breakfasts. Look for hidden gems like Fodder in the Baltic Triangle and inside Liverpool Cathedral. 

 

Bars and Nightlife 

 

Liverpool is renowned for being an incredible night out. It's true, we can't think of anywhere that lives up to the bars and nightlife in Liverpool. We think that we do pretty well for a few day-time cocktails too. For some day time bubbles take a look at Castle Street or the Royal Albert Dock where you can enjoy your drinks with a side of eye-catching architecture. The Baltic Triangle and Cains Brewery village has a boss up-cycled appeal and is an ideal place for day time or early evening bevvies. 

Come night-time Seel Street comes alive. The main strip of night-life leads off to smaller streets like Slater Street, Colquitt St and Concert Square. 

 

Local Produce in Liverpool

 

Local produce is at our fingertips, with Wirral and Formby asparagus, Southport shrimps, Knowsley lamb, and Liverpool beer and gin some of the stars of the scene. Many restaurants and cafes are proud to use local produce.

Whilst we’re talking about food, it seems only right to mention the famous local delicary – Scouse! A tasty stew of meat and vegetables, served with crusty bread and beetroot or red cabbage (depending on personal preference and opinion). It’s how the people of Liverpool got their nickname ‘Scousers’, and is on the menu at many cafes and restaurants. 

If that's not enough, we actually have a day every year to celebrate the dish that gave us our name, Global Scouse Day takes place in February every year. If you fancy giving it a try before then, take a look at our 'Where to Try Scouse' blog. 

Liverpool Food and Drink Highlights 

From the local delicacy Scouse and traditional Bristish pubs, to cocktails and foods from across the globe. 

  1. Bold Street in summer 2020

    Take advantage of the lovely sunny weather and enjoy your next meal in Liverpool al fresco. To help you decide where to head in Liverpool for an al fresco drink or meal, we have made a list of venues in the city not to miss. 

    6 Apr 2021
  2. Liverpool town hall at the end of Castle street with outdoor seating along the road.

    To help you decide where to head in Liverpool for food or drinks we have made a list of venues perfect for a meal out with your friends or family.

    23 Apr 2021
  3. Cafes in Liverpool
    Enjoy a drink and bite to eat in one of Liverpool's relaxed cafes and bistros, ideal for those wanting to dine in more informal surroundings.
  4. Traditional Pubs in Liverpool
    From a cool cocktail to a hearty real ale, Liverpool's sense of fun guarantees that bars in the city are always lively.
  5. The Baltic Market street food stalls with people sitting on benches.

    Everyone loves a good beverage and maybe even a boogie too? That's why we're saving you from searching and we've put together a list of the best bars in Liverpool. 

    29 Apr 2021
  6. Afternoon tea on a table with leaves in the background.

    Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate all sorts of occasions with your family and friends and there are lots of places to head in Liverpool for that special treat. From the traditional to the elaborate and even punk versions, there’s something for everyone. 

    9 Aug 2021
  7. Liverpool's Gin Bars 🍸

    Gin is still one of the nation’s favourite tipples and Liverpool has plenty of bars to sit back and relax in with a good old G&T. Whether you are after a gin before you head onto the dance floor, a cocktail to sip on in the sun or afternoon drinks with your mates; there is a bar for very occasion. 

    6 Jun 2019
  8. Burger and fries from Slim's

    Liverpool has so many places to head to for a burger of your favourite choosing we thought we would help by picking some of the best spots in the city to head. In the mood for some beef? We’ve got it, chicken? No problem, vegan? You’re covered! 

    24 Aug 2021
  9. A vegan burger and fries on a table.

    If you're heading to Liverpool and follow a plant based diet - you're in for a treat! You won't find yourself hungry here. Check out our top picks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

    28 Jun 2021

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