Restaurants in Liverpool

200You’ll never struggle for places to eat in Liverpool. The city has a very large selection of beautiful restaurants all offering something different. From classic Italian stone baked pizza to traditional Indian tiffin’s. We promise you’ll find something new and exciting in our favourite Liverpool restaurants listed below.

Liverpool is a fantastic city to visit if you’re a foodie, there are a wealth of independent restaurants which offer a truly unique dining experience whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before a show or during a shopping trip or if you want a fine dining experience – Liverpool has it all.

There are a number of specific dining areas in Liverpool such as the Liverpool One terrace or Bold Street, home of independent restaurants. Go to any of these places and you’ll be spoilt for choice. On weekends make sure you book in advance as the people of Liverpool love to dine out and finding a table last minute can be tricky.

Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant

This beautifully unique restaurant located on the top of our 30 James Street Hotel boasts stunning views of Liverpool’s Docklands and the Three Graces.

Named after the RMS Carpathia ship which rescued the Titanic survivors, this restaurant is a must for anyone with a slight interest in history. The restaurant is decked out with original artefacts and numerous tributes to those who were on, or involved in the Titanic and Carpathia rescue.

The Carpathia menu is simple yet utterly delicious featuring dishes such as; Liverpool gin and beetroot cured salmon, confit goosnargh duck leg with seared duck breast and oven-baked mussels.

Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant - Liverpool restaurants

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

Located on Victoria Street in our Shankly Hotel is the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. As well as a stunning dining venue The Bastion is also home to The Shankly Experience. A dedicated museum featuring never before seen contracts, tracksuits and letters from the Liverpool footballing legend; Bill Shankly.

If you’re a football fan of any sorts, The Bastion is the perfect place for you, not only does this fabulous restaurant offer a wealth of historic memorabilia but it also serves up a wide range of delicious dishes. From rösti crusted Scottish salmon with asparagus and a crayfish and lemon butter sauce to wild mushroom and truffle pancake, with wilted baby spinach and gruyère cheese crust this menu is sure to impress you.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant - Liverpool restaurants

Italian

Italian food is the most popular cuisine in the world – almost everyone you ask will like pasta and pizza and in Liverpool, you’ll find an incredible Italian restaurant on every street.

Gusto is located on the historic Albert Dock and is the home of simple and classic Italian food. From a wide variety of pizzas to homemade burgers, lasagne and beautiful seafood dishes you won’t be disappointed with a trip to Gusto. The service has been praised as excellent and the location couldn’t be better. Gusto also offers a gluten free pasta for those with specific dietary requirements.

Piccolino is another fantastic Italian restaurant which is located on Cook Street in the Cavern Quarter of the city. Piccolino serves freshest seasonal produce, a wide selection of Italian cheeses, meats and seafood make this menu stand out from the rest. The pasta is freshly made each and every day and there is complimentary wine list which is hand selected for each dish.

Pizza - Liverpool restaurants

Chinese

Chinese is another favourite dish across the country and Liverpool has its fair selection of fantastic Chinese restaurants. Liverpool is also home to its very own China Town, the largest Chinese community in Europe where there is also the Imperial Arch which is the largest outside of China.

Four Seasons – a highly popular Chinese restaurant located on Renshaw Street in the centre of Liverpool. Serving all the classics from dim sum to sweet and sour dishes and a wide selection of chef’s specials you’ll be spoilt for choice. The restaurant is a modern style Chinese with plush décor and booth style seating making it perfect for large groups.

Chy – a Chinese with a difference. Located in the heart of Liverpool on Renshaw Street close to Mount Pleasant this restaurant combines traditional Chinese food with modern cuisine in a luxury restaurant at an affordable price. This is the second Chy restaurant, the first being on Lark Lane outside of the city centre which has done exceptionally well. If you like traditional Chinese food with a modern twist Chy is the restaurant for you.

Mei Mei – another Chinese restaurant located close to China Town in the city and is famous for its dim sum. Located on Berry Street Mei Mei is very popular with the local Chinese community which means it must be good! Serving all the traditional dishes from chow mein to foo yung Mei Mei also serves English dishes, pizza and burgers for those who want a bit of variety.

Four Seasons - Liverpool restaurants

Gastro Pubs

Gastro Pubs are the new way to drink and dine. The idea of a restaurant within a pub is a notion which has transformed the way pubs operate across the country. In Liverpool we have our fair share.

The Old Blind School is a gastro pub set in a historic building formerly served as a school for blind children, a police station and a trade union headquarters. Located on Hardman Street, The Old Blind School serves breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside a fabulous cocktail menu and features classic dishes such as steaks, burgers and comfort food.

The Monro is one of Liverpool’s most popular gastro pubs located on Duke Street. The Monro was the first gastropub in Liverpool’s city centre and their motto is “Every meal cooked from fresh- guaranteed” and we second that.

Every dish at The Monro is freshly prepared using the finest ingredients from local producers such as butchers and farmers in Merseyside. From homemade Yorkshire puddings on your Sunday dinner to pan fried fresh salmon and traditionally handmade meringue the Monro menu is to die for.

The Old Blind School - Liverpool restaurants

Asian

Dining at Asian restaurants is a guaranteed way to tantalise your taste buds. From exotic spices to fresh and unusual vegetables there is sure to be something you haven’t tried yet. These restaurants are always fun and exciting and offer you a dining experience worlds away from the usual chain establishments.

Miss Kitty’s is a fantastic Asian restaurant located on Fleet Street in the heart of Liverpool’s electric nightlife scene. Miss Kitty’s has been named ‘the best Asian restaurant in Liverpool’ with its Shanghai tea house style décor and world-class cocktails. There is a wide range of dim sum on offer as well as seafood dishes, duck and even a few vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Sapporo Teppanyaki is a Japanese, sushi and noodle restaurant situated on Duke Street in Liverpool’s city centre. This restaurant is a fantastic place to come for a romantic meal with your partner, a get together with the family or brilliant for a group of friends before a big night out or celebrating a special occasion. The talented Teppanyaki chefs will not only prepare an amazing meal right in front of your eyes but you’ll be entertained as they do. From juggling eggs to slicing food mid-air and demonstrating their knife throwing skills you’ll be blown away by this incredible restaurant.

Matou is a Pan-Asian restaurant and bar located on Liverpool’s ever popular Pier Head. Not only does Matou boast breathtaking views of the River Mersey and the cities iconic Liver Birds but it also offers incredible food. This restaurant is perfect for special occasions as it has an impressive outside terrace which means you can dine al-fresco on dishes such as Asian baby back ribs, Thai sirloin steak and Panang king prawn curry to name a few.

Miss Kitty's sweet & sour Seabass - Liverpool restaurants

Fine Dining

There aren’t many fine dining restaurants in Liverpool but the ones which are here are world class. Fine dining is a growing trend everyone has to experience; whether you do it with an amazing view of the city or you have the best chef in Merseyside cooking for you- you know you’ll be doing it in style.

Panoramic 34 is one of the UK’s highest restaurant located on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower in the business district. As the name suggests this restaurant offers spectacular panoramic views of Liverpool and the city’s waterfront from this fine dining restaurant and bar. This is truly a place for special occasions with this amazing view and menu. Dishes include truffle polenta cake, halibut, sea bass and chocolate delice.

The Art School is the first of its kind in Liverpool, situated in the lantern room of the Victorian 1888 ‘Home for Destitute children’ which is on Sugnall Street near Hope Street. Head chef Paul Askew is recognised as one of the region’s best chef’s, he has a passion for local, season ingredients and creates spectacular dishes such as Loin of Rhug Estate venison, Fillet of Lemon Sole with crab mousse and Seared King scallop with cauliflower puree. There is a selection of taster menus available including a vegetarian one.

The Art School - Lakeland venison carpaccio - Liverpool restaurants

Spanish

Spanish cuisine is a growing market which is taking over Liverpool, particularly in the form of tapas restaurants. There are plenty of places to pick up a quick bite to eat, whether you’re looking for a snack during a shopping trip or wanting a full meal the great thing about tapas is that you can add as you go along.

Lunya is an amazing little tapas restaurant and deli located on Collage Lane very close to Liverpool One, the city’s main shopping district. Lunya serves traditional tapas dishes from one of the largest tapas menus in the UK and even offers a vegetarian menu. From deli platters to fish and meet tapas there is something for everyone at Lunya. They also have an extensive wine list which is specially selected as well as their onsite deli where they sell bread, cheese and olives, Lunya is a fantastic restaurant.

Neon Jamon is the newest addition to the city centre’s tapas offering. Neon Jamon’s first restaurant was located on Smithdown Place but as of late 2015, Neon Jamon graced Berry Street with its presence. Selling everything from tortilla to patatas bravas, gambas to pinxtos these small but very tasty dishes are perfect any time of the day.

Salt House Tapas is located in the heart of Liverpool’s shopping district. Situated next to Liverpool One this tapas bar is a perfect mix of cool, contemporary and delicious food served in portions which are just enough. As with all tapas restaurants, there is a wide variety of things to choose from whether you’re looking for vegetarian dishes, meat or fish plus Salt House Tapas specialise in charcuteria.

Liverpool restaurants - Neon Jamon - Scallops with pancetta, sweet Spanish onions & red pepper coulis

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is the quintessential British form of indulgence and Liverpool does it spectacularly well. There are a number of restaurants and cafés in the city who offer afternoon tea, all with their unique twist on the classic.

From the classic sandwiches and scones to macaroons and mini burgers there are a number of restaurants in Liverpool offering an exciting afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea at 30 James Street is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, once a month the Titanic themed hotel hosts a Swing Afternoon Tea in their grand White Star Grand Hall. The tea itself is classic, delicious sandwiches served with a selection of mouth-watering cakes accompanied by tea or bubbly. There is also a live swing singer who will serenade you throughout your dining experience and they’ll be room to get up a dance and sing-a-long if you wish. This afternoon tea is famous in Liverpool and is guaranteed to be an experience you’ll never forget. To reserve your place on the next Swing afternoon tea please call reservations on 0151 601 8938.

30 James Street White Star Grand Hall

Nessie’s afternoon tea at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant within The Shankly Hotel is a modern take on Nessie Shankly’s classic afternoon tea which she served for husband Bill Shankly. This afternoon tea features salmon ciabatta sandwiches, mille-feuille and fruit tarts as well as, milkshakes and bubbly, to reserve an afternoon tea at The Bastion Bar & restaurant please call 0151 601 3702

Nessie's Afternoon Tea -The Bastion