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Liverpool restaurants and cafes

Food has always been a passion of Liverpudlians and here are the best restaurants, pubs and cafes to eat in. The city centre has wonderful eateries ready to discover including The Italian Club and Italian Club Fish which both have a great reputation in Liverpool, particularly for their clever fusion of Italian and Scottish influences.

For lovers of Vietnamese food, check out Pho Vietnamese. The restaurant was launched by a couple who quit their jobs to travel around the world. They were so inspired by Vietnamese street food that they decided to bring the cuisine back to Liverpool. For authentic Spanish and Catalan cuisine, check out Lunya, located on Hanover Street where it meets College Lane. Cocktail lovers will be spoilt for choice at Aether, which boasts 21 signature cocktails. Liverpool’s Chinatown is the oldest established in Europe with around 10,000 Chinese residents living in the city and its surrounding areas. Highlights include Chy on Renshaw Street, which combines traditional Chinese food with modern cuisine. Matou Pan Asian Restaurant, located in the Mersey Ferry Terminal Building at the Pier Head, gives customers the opportunity to enjoy fine waterfront views as they dine.

Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for in Liverpool including one of the city’s latest editions Our Kitchen. In nearby Duke Street, non-meat eaters will love Down the Hatch – which describes itself as Liverpool’s only vegan junk food eatery. For traditional pub grub lovers, try the Philharmonic on Hope Street or Rigby’s on Dale Street. At the Blundell Street Supper Club, you can combine a fine evening meal with cabaret entertainment. The Pump House at the Albert Dock serves great food and has undergone a £250,000 refurbishment.

Our picks

Röski Restaurant
Roski Restaurant

16 Rodney St, Liverpool L1 2TE

You can expect big flavours, big smiles, and great service at Röski Restaurant. You will find a super relaxed atmosphere in an intimate restaurant, with MasterChef: The Professionals’ Winner Anton Piotrowski and his team behind the stove. The restaurant changes the menu regularly to make the most of fresh ingredients. You can also let them know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements prior to your visit so they can make sure that you have the best food and drink experience whilst you’re there. Visit website


65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ

For uber cool boho style try Leaf, one of the most unique venues in Liverpool. The independent tea shop offers hundreds of varieties of tea, as well as a breakfast, lunch and evening menu. Housed in a distinctive building, Leaf also holds events including vintage fairs and club nights. Visit website

Afternoon tea

65a Norfolk St, Liverpool L1 0BE

Join Fodder for a local take on the afternoon tea, served on the best china in fodder’s quirky parlour. A delicious selection of Liverpool’s flavours, including Scouse balls, peawack puffs, Liverpool Judy, Wet Nelly, and of course fresh jam scones, served with a choice of loose-leaf teas including their very own blend fodder proper Scouse tea from Liverpool Tea Warehouse and fresh Neighbourhood filter coffee. Visit website


24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX

Oktopus, which began as an experimental pop-up restaurant before moving into its permanent home, offers clean, simple, seasonal cooking with a focus on the highest quality vegetables and seafood.

60 Hope Street
60 Hope Street

60 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BZ

60 Hope Street offers a bistro, restaurant and private dining, with terrific seafood and contemporary meals using fresh, seasonal produce in a convivial atmosphere. Visit website

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Image credits: ©David Jones Photography/Roski; Johnny Sands/60 Hope Street; Leaf; Smiling Wolf/Oktopus

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