Liverpool Restaurants

Liverpool in the North West of England has in recent years been enjoying a boom in the cities fortunes. There is vibrancy to Liverpool, the city is also a centre for the arts and culture, shown aptly in the European Capital of Culture title the city had for 2008 and the World Heritage Site status the city enjoys. The city of Liverpool boasts many cafes and restaurants, with a number of smart bars and restaurants having opened in recent years showing the restaurant scene here to be in the midst of a boom.

There is a good restaurant choice from the budget conscious to more elaborate venues, diners are sure to find something that suits both their tastes and their budgets. Liverpool Restaurants offer diners a fine choice of dining options that includes everything from British cuisine to modern European and a whole range of world cuisine including Chinese, Indian and Italian among others.

Below is our list of Restaurants in Liverpool you may wish to consider when looking for dining options in the city, included are restaurants to suit different budgets and include places to find varying cuisines:

British Cuisine

The Basserie at Malmaison in Liverpool is located on Princes Dock, a short distance from the city centre. The restaurant uses locally produced British food, it is a chic and stylish brasserie, where guests can sit back and enjoy quality British food. Diners can enjoy modern British food here with an emphasis on classic British dishes. There are a choice of interesting starters, mains and tempting desserts. For wine connoisseurs there is a good wine list to choose from and the service is friendly.


Those interested in bars/restaurants Liverpool has much to offer. Alma de Cuba, is situated in a 200 year old Polish Church and is a Cuban and Miami inspired bar and restaurant. It has been referred to as among the most stunning venues for a bar and restaurant in Europe. You can enjoy tapas along with your drinks, the restaurant there has dishes such as Cuban flatbread, cumin chicken or garlic prawns. Those that like their meat will be in their element with the fiesta feasts on the menu that include Argentine steaks and roast chicken. The atmosphere is hip and lively and the stunning venue makes this a bar/restaurant with a difference.

French Cuisine

Fraiche is a French restaurant situated in scenic Oxton close to Birkenhead. The restaurant is a good option for fans of French cuisine, the compact restaurant serves high quality modern French food. Dishes include brill with shellfish cream and desserts include sweet & sour pineapple with poppy seed parfait. The dining room is modern and provides a good setting and a relaxed atmosphere. Diners can choose from a good wine list, the perfect accompaniment to their meal. There is a good range of teas to choose from these vary from Darjeeling to green tea. The restaurant aims to excite the palates of diners, with the fine food, ambience and environment, Fraiche restaurant have done a fine job in providing diners with a memorable experience when they dine here.

Indian Cuisine

For those wishing to experience Indian cuisine in Liverpool, Shere Khan's restaurant in Berry Street Liverpool provides a fine setting. The restaurant has a relaxed environment and is a good venue for a romantic meal for two or for a larger group. The menu is an interesting one and allows diners to choose from a range of sauces for their main course dishes, sauces such as balti, handi, jalfezi all with their own unique blend of ingredients create differing tastes to add to the chicken, lamb, seafood or vegetables of your choice. This interesting concept allows for diners to experience a range of tastes and flavours. The desserts include kulfi, cheese cakes and ice creams, there is also plenty on the menu to interest vegetarians here. The restaurant allows for a relaxed dining experience with fairly reasonable prices. Address: 15-19 Berry Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DF. Tel: +44 (0) 151 709 6099.

Italian Cuisine

Lino's Restaurant has was established back in 1983 and over the years it has built up a fine reputation for Italian food in the Wirral just outside Liverpool. Linos is located in the scenic coastal town of Hoylake, the restaurant has become well known for the quality food and service on offer. It has attracted a loyal following over the years and is an established presence on the dining scene in the area. The menu includes Fresh poached Salmon wrapped in Scottish smoked Salmon with mixed leaves and Lime scented Mayonnaise and Marinated Breast of Chicken, Pan-fried and served with a large portion of Caesar Salad with crispy Bacon rashers. For dessert diners can try the popular bread and butter pudding or crème brulee among many others. There are options on the menu for vegetarians too, the restaurant provides a nice relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the meal and wine and appreciate the environment and overall dining experience.

Modern European Cuisine

The London Carriage Works is the restaurant within the Hope Street Hotel, located in the cultural quarter in Liverpool. As you enter there is a brasserie on one side and the main restaurant on the other. The building the restaurant is in has plenty of character; it was built back in the 1860s and once housed coach and carriage builders. The restaurant is not overly formal and the exposed brick and oak floorboards add a nice touch. The dishes are big on flavour and since opening back in 2003 the restaurant has become one of the top restaurants in Liverpool enjoying critical acclaim. The restaurant sources its ingredients from the North West region and aim to create a menu using fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients. The menu is based on modern European dishes, example include fresh lobster, whitchurch chicken breast with a root vegetable and potato gateau and a bianquette of mushroom and leeks and lemon sherbet glazed parfait served with gratin of fresh berries for dessert. The restaurant is full of character and makes for a good venue to try for those seeking modern European cuisine.

Chinese Cuisine

The Mandarin Restaurant is a family run business that is located in Liverpool city centre. Mandarin has become an established presence since it opened back in 1988, since then it has become well known in offering a quality Chinese dining experience in the centre of Liverpool. When entering the restaurant diners will be greeted by the vibrant colours and artistic nature of the decor and interior. The menu is extensive and includes a range of soups, starters include, Minced king prawns on toast with sesame seeds and Deep fried oyster with batter in pepper corn salt. For mains there are Fried sliced fillet steak with ginger and spring onion served on a hot platter and Fried chicken with spring onion in black bean sauce. The service is efficient and friendly and the dining hall with its interesting design helps add more character to the restaurant making for an enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant is also popular with business lunches and its convenient location in the centre of the city makes it accessible when visiting the city.

We have highlighted restaurants catering for different budgets and included restaurants for a number of popular cuisines. There are many other restaurants in Liverpool that diners may wish to try, there are new establishments opening up to join the established ones helping to offer more choice for diners and catering for different tastes. With the European Capital of Culture and World Heritage Site accreditation, these are exciting boom times for the city and for visitors to the city. Like the city itself, Liverpool restaurants are set to benefit from some exciting times ahead with increasing numbers of visitors to the city.

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