A young couple sit in the window of Leaf Cafe on Bold Street

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. 

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    8 Jul 2020
  2. Following the lockdown period, a number of bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, apartments and hotels are opening again in Liverpool. This is a list of the most popular places in the city that are open, or due to open soon. 

    9 Jul 2020
  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
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    11 Feb 2020
  6. The Best Places for Afternoon Tea in Liverpool

    Today, we thank the seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russel for the delightful tradition that is Afternoon Tea. We’ve decided to discover some of Liverpool’s best places for Afternoon Tea. From the traditional, to the jaw dropping to even Beatles themed. We’ve found it.

    22 Jun 2018
  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. Liverpool Burger Spots 🍔

    Sometimes, all you want in life is a great big juicy burger. 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! 

    25 Jun 2019
  9. A Guide to the Best Vegan Friendly Places in Liverpool

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

    13 Jan 2020

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