40 Restaurants in Liverpool you need to try in 2024 (2024)

Liverpool’s restaurant scene is blessed with some of the best restaurants in the country!

With so many restaurants in Liverpool to choose from, it’s easy to miss a few, so we’ve put together a list to get you excited for eating out this year!

It’s always hard to fit in every restaurant, but here is just 40 of the incredible restaurants that Liverpool has to offer:

Doux Chaton

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This family run Vietnamese restaurant on Renshaw Street is PHO-nomenal!

The food in here is out of this world, busting with flavour, massive portions, and very reasonably priced!

Be brave and dip your spring rolls into their dad’s homemade chilli oil… he has to wear protective gear when making it, it’s that spicy!

Find out morehere.

Mahoe Blue

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This little restaurant opposite the entrance to Sefton Park hasbrought all the flavours and passion for sharing good food direct from Jamaica to south Liverpool.

Owned by husband and wife chefs, it’s getting five-star reviews for dishes created from family recipes like ackee and saltfish, rice and peas, spicy okra fries, jerk chicken and a rum punch that packs a punch.

More info HERE.

The Watering Can

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The stunning venue nestled in the idyllic surroundings of Greenbank Park has become a destination venue for a traditional roast with all the trimmings with customers booking weeks in advance to secure a table. They also serve up a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

Don’t forget to try one of their tasty cakes as well!

Find out more HERE.

Restaurant 8

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Liverpool’s newest fine dining establishment, Restaurant 8 is an immersive dining experience where the kitchen meets your table! Sat in groups of 8, you will delve into Chef Andrew Sheridan’s culinary masterpiece and journey through the sublime 8 course dinner, with chef himself giving you an insight to his inspiration and craft.

Find out morehere.

The Italian Club Fish

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The Italian Club Family is a group of deli restaurants and bakeries and ineach of them you’ll find delicious dishes and products served in the ways Italianswould eat them at home. Executive chef proprietorMaurizio Pellegrini says: “I wanted to bring a bit of Puglia to Liverpool.”

The Italian Club Fish or ‘Fish Club’ as it has become known to fans is essentially a‘FishCaffé‘ – a marriage betweenScottishand Italian styles, heavily influenced by theCrolla family’sheritagein Scotland andPicinisco, andMaurizio’s home town on thePugliancoast.

They serve fantastic fish and chips as well as incredible seafood pastas!

Find out more here.

Hawksmoor

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Did you know we have one of the “World’s Best” steak restaurants in Liverpool?

The amazingHawksmoor, famous for its charcoal grilled, 35-day dry-aged steaks, has been delighting diners since its arrival at the end of 2022, and it’s not hard to see why.

Its spectacular setting in the heart of the iconic Grade II-listed India Buildings in Water Street, and its stunning and stylish interior, ensure it’s what great times are all about.

Book a tablehere.

Casa Italia

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The Casa Italia Pizzeria and Pastificcio is one of Liverpool’s longest-established restaurants, well known in the city for more than 40 years. A popular, authentic Italian restaurant, it’s known for its fresh ingredients, generous portions and great value, which mean it’s always a favourite.

It’s proud of visits from the likes of Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams over the years – a testament to its reputation for good Italian food – but one very special person keeps a regular eye on the Casa, and that’s Eleanor Rigby who ‘lives’ opposite!

Find out more HERE.

Gaucho

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Award-winning steak restaurant Gaucho has proved to be one of the city’s biggest dining success stories, adding an amazing culinary adventure for carnivores to Liverpool’s exciting food offering.

Since it opened last year, Gaucho has been greeting guest after guest to its No. 7 Water Street venue and creating a spectacular eating experience, along with more theatrical events like those offered at its immersive and intimate Beef Bar where you can watch as your personal chef prepares anArgentine Beef Tasting Menu.

Book a tablehere.

L20 Restaurant

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Created by Hugh Baird College in 2013, L20 Hotel School and L20 Restaurant is one of Liverpool’s best kept secrets and taps into some of the region’s top culinary talent to educate and train the city’s future superstar chefs.

The restaurant often has acclaimed guest chefs such as Ellis Barrie and The Art School’s Paul Askew

Find out more here.

Antonio’s Bar and Grill

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Antonio’s is now a multi-award winning boutique bar & grill that delivers much more than just good food and good service.

Housed in one of the former Earl of Derby Estate Cottages in the historic village of Knowsley.

They’ve created a unique dining experience that “wows” all of the guests who dine with them.

Find out more HERE.

OXA

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OXA is now a Michelin recommended restaurant nestled in the heart of Oxton.

With nearly 20 years experience in professional kitchens, Andrew Sheridan the Chef Patron alongside their Head Chef, Jake Smith both are passionate about bringing the very best out of the incredible seasonal produce available.

With a constantly changing menu, you’ll see a reflection of the micro seasons, with influence from across the devolved nations of the UK.

Find out morehere.

Buyers Club

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Freshly made pasta just hits differently, and Buyer’s Club are not playing around when it comes to good fresh made pasta!

It’s a cosy place to go in the Winter and in the Summer their yard is a proper little sun trap. The food and drinks are always on form.

Not only are these guys known for their incredible pasta but their pizza’s are also sensational… make sure you try the King Prawn Spaghetti with Chilli and Garlic.

For more info clickHERE.

Dostana

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We love a curry! So a trip to Dostana in Woolton Village is always well worth it.

Some of the locals still refer to it as The Raj, but whatever you call it, this family restaurant celebrated its 50th anniversary this year!

Their chaat bombs are gorgeous!

Find out more infoHERE.

The Lake House Waterloo

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The Lake House is a destination for everyone to enjoy, from those in the heart of the local community to those visiting from further afield.

They have an array of food and drink offerings, whether people are looking for a meal with family or a coffee, cake and a catch-up with friends, there’s something for everyone, making it a destination to eat, drink, stay and play for those across the region and beyond.

Find out more here.

The Welsford Bistro

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The Welsford Bistro gives a rare opportunity to dine in an independent restaurant inside a world-famous building.

Within Liverpool Cathedral, it serves delicious food at breakfast, lunch and dinner – including the best Scouse in Liverpool according to Google!

Visitors can also enjoy coffee and cake on the terrace overlooking St James Gardens or while taking in the incredible atmosphere of the main cathedral.

Find out more here.

Cucina di Vincenzo

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Another fab family-owned and run restaurant serving classic Italian food inviting you to ‘celebrate, create lasting memories and share quality time with loved ones in our warm, relaxed and beautiful home away from home’.

Owner Vince opened Cucina in 2016 continuing a family legacy which began when his grandfather Francesco Margiotta immigrated to Edinburgh in 1904 and opened a café – Vince’s daughter Gabriella Margiotta is one of its chefs (and an Instagram favourite).

You will find perfect pasta dishes, and fresh meat and fish favourites like Spiedini di Pesce, chargrilled skewer of prawns, scallop, monkfish, with garlic butter and saffron risotto.

Find out more HERE.

Fazenda

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Situated in Exchange Flags in the heart of Liverpool’s business district, Fazenda Liverpool is an elegant restaurant & bar offering traditional Brazilian Rodizio & incredible co*cktails.

Fazenda is the perfect place to unwind while someone else serves you seven different cuts of perfectly BBQ’d meat, right to your table. Great salad and sushi selection too!

Find out morehere.

Spire

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Owners Adam and Matt are proud to consistently receive praise from food critics, national food guides and loyal and regular customers. They believe consistency is vital and have always worked hard to produce the best food and the best service.

The ingredients are of the highest qualityand are locally sourced in order to support regional suppliers and are dedicated to keeping their standards high.

Find out morehere.

Belzan

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Belzan, situated in the heart of Smithdown Road, and truly is a culinary gem that has captured the attention and taste buds of locals and visitors alike.

This vibrant restaurant has gained a reputation for itsexceptional food, welcoming atmosphere, and commitment to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients.

Find out more here.

Rudy’s Pizza

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If you’re after incredible pizza – then look no further than Rudy’s

The relaxed restaurant environment combined with passionate the Pizzaiolo’s intent on following the traditions and artistry of pizza from Naples – the birthplace of pizza makes this place a must visit.

Their ‘Local Artisan’ approach which focuses on local suppliers has helped them create a name for themselves since coming to the city.

They have locations on Bold Street, Castle Street, and The Albert Dock.

Find out more HERE.

The Quarter

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The Quarter is located in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter!

Set just off the Hope Street, on Falkner Street this restaurant is perfect for Al Fresco dining (if the weather is on your side), but if it’s not, no worries, there’s plenty of room inside!

The eatery has been serving up Italian inspired dishes that have people going back for more and more… Now the queues outside make sense!

For more info clickhere.

Salt House Tapas

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Salt House Tapas is a fantastic tapas restaurant based on Hanover Street!

From the brains behind Hanover Street Social and Bacaro… Salt House Tapas has paved the way in the city when it comes to Spanish inspired tapas dishes.

Find out more here.

San Carlo

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This restaurant has always been a popular choice in Liverpool, but now after a £3.5m refurbishment, it’s definitely one not to miss! The award-winning restaurant group’s story started in Sicily and now has restaurants in Liverpool, London, Birmingham and event Manchester Airport!

When it comes to the food, the team use the finest ingredients to make fresh pasta, pizza and more. San Carlo really is a little piece of Sicily on Castle Street.

Find out more HERE.

NORD

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The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience, with a focus on ingredients from regional producers and a menu that celebrates Northern heritage.

Sitting at the ground-floor of The Plaza’s impressive building, the restaurant combines retro colour palettes and textures, fit with a centrepiece bar surrounded by luxurious banquette seating.

A joint venture by two of the biggest hospitality names in Liverpool, GSG.Hospitality (Duke Street Market) and Daniel Heffy (Buyers Club). Nord is set to offer a truly unique and ingredient led dining experience paired with exceptional hospitality, catering to the new way people are using city-centre spaces.

Find out more HERE.

Barnacle

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When four of Liverpool’s most talented chefs – headed up by The Art School’s Paul Askew – get together to open a restaurant, you know it’s going to be something special.

Barnacle on the mezzanine of Duke Street Market was launched in November by Paul, Bone and Block’s Harry Marquart and chefs Kieran Gill and Jake Lewis, focusing on contemporary cooking and locally-sourced organic dishes inspired by our city’s maritime history.

Find out more HERE.

Panoramic 34

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Set 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of the West Tower, Panoramic 34 is one of the UK’s highest restaurants. This celebrated fine dining restaurant offers breath-taking 360° views of the iconic River Mersey, and beyond. And if that wasn’t enough, the food is pretty spectacular too.

The ever-changing menu changes daily based on what ingredients are in season and the clever, European inspired dishes taste every bit as good as they look.

Find out more HERE.

Carlisi

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TheAllertonrestaurant gives Carlisi a chance to create a new and expanded menu – including some of the brother’s own family pasta recipes.

They’re passionate about bringing the flavours of their hometown to the people of Liverpool. They even import oranges and lemons from their family’s farm for use in their own brand of Carlisi Gin – named after their hometown of Agrigento.

Find out more HERE.

Wreck Bisto

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Wreckfish has had a name change… But don’t worry it’s still the same delicious restaurant inside!

There are some restaurants in Liverpool where you can always be certain of getting the best quality food, beautifully presented and in lovely surroundings. Under the genius guidance of chef Gary Usher, Wreck Bistro on Seel Street is definitely one of those.

Find out more HERE.

The Pen Factory

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Live music, fantastic small plates and co*cktails – that’s the kind of hattrick we can get behind.

The Pen Factory on Hope Street has all three in a really relaxed basem*nt space that’s perfect for a meet-up with friends, especially if you’re heading to the Everyman next door.

Find out more HERE.

Manifest

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This elegant industrial style restaurant is located in the heart of the Baltic Triangle. The team at Manifest take great pride in sourcing high quality seasonal goods, supporting local producers and putting their passion onto plates and into glasses.

They create regularly changing menus with wine in mind, a fantastic spot to grab some sensational food.

Find out morehere.

El Gato Negro

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Over on Exchange Flags, head for the black cat signage and you’ll find the stylish open-plan El Gato Negro which specialises in tapas and has an outdoor heated patio area for al fresco eating.

They usually have great offers on like their 3 for £18 offer!

Find out more HERE.

The Art School

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Chef patron Paul Askew’s award-winning fine dining restaurant just off Hope Street is always a top class experience – a beautiful building, the best locally sourced ingredients, immaculate service and a team of absolute genius chefs.

Find out more HERE.

Mowgli

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The Mowgli family has grown so much over the years with two sites in Liverpool, two in Manchester, and more right across the UK. It all started here though and that’s why you need to visit one of the Mowgli sites in Liverpool either on Bold Street or Castle Street!

Nisha Katana wanted to build an eatery serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets… so that’s what she did!

Find out more HERE.

Duke Street Market

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Home to six delicious food kitchens, a bar, terrace, coffee shop and new restaurant Barnacle, Duke Street Market really is the place for foodies to hang out in 2022.

You’ll find menus from the likes of Liverpool favourite Cucina di Vincenzo’s, Bone and Block, Big Lola’s Taquera and more.

Find out more info HERE.

Röski

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At Röski Restaurant, you can enjoy fine dining in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere with MasterChef: The Professionals’ Winner Anton Piotrowski and his team behind the stove.

Expect beautiful, creative cooking, exceptional drinks, and some of the best service in the city.

Find out more HERE.

Mamasan

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Mamasan bar and brasserie offers a unique dining experience, which combines fresh South East Asian flavours, created in-house and taken to the next level by the best of British produce.

Add in gorgeous interiors, a stunning roof terrace and DJs, it’s a must-go destination restaurant for early brunching through to late night dining and dancing.

Find out more HERE.

Sanskruti

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Sanskruti is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant based on Bixteth Street offering authentic Indian cuisine.

The restaurant has everything you could want, from poppadoms and pickles to street food and a full thali.One of their favourite vegan dishes is the Kathal Lazeez which is a delicious jackfruit curry.

Find out more HERE.

Maray

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We all know that the Disco Cauliflower is an absolute must but the rest of the menu will have you salivating and sure to come back for more.

Check Maray out on the Albert Dock and Bold Street.

Find out more HERE.

Bacaro

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Castle Street is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and one of them has to be Bacaro which serves up delicious pastas, pizzettes and charcuterie to perfection.

Bacaro focuses on small plates inspired by the flavours of Italy, giving guests the chance to indulge in lots of different dishes each time they visit.

Find out more HERE.

Cowshed

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For steaks and good times, Cowshed on Seel Street is a big go-to because anyone who loves beef will absolutely love this place!

Make sure you keep an eye out for their incredible specials!

Also… their Spotify playlist is fantastic!

Find out more HERE.

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