Scousers will have you know that Liverpool is the coolest city in the UK – maybe even the planet – and the same goes for its fabulous food and drink scene too. If you want to find the perfect place to eat with friends or on date night, then here’s the top 7 cool restaurants in Liverpool that you need to visit.
Slim’s Pork Chop Express
Nestled amongst busy Seel Street and Liverpool’s Chinese Quarter is Slim’s Pork Chop Express, a BBQ and smokehouse with a nod to classic 80s movie Big Trouble in Little China. Check out their famous Lo Pan Banquet, smoked meats, and ‘Daiquiri & Dim Sum’ offers.
Liverpool’s first rodizio style pizzeria and cocktail bar with a Brazilian influence, at Santa Maluco you pay a set price and can enjoy a bit of everything. Stick to traditional pizza toppings or try the more unusual shredded duck, carbonara, or Big Mac flavoured pizza. Make room for their daily dessert choices too – the Smarties pizza is a real hit!
The Quarter is one of the of the most instagrammable locations in Liverpool, set in the city’s pretty Georgian Quarter. Open from breakfast until late, grab a pavement table to enjoy people-watching on the cobblestone streets. The lunch and dinner menu features stonebaked pizza, sharing boards and pasta dishes, as well as a decent gluten free section.
A taste of New York in the heart of Liverpool, NYL Restaurant & Bar offers everything from Afternoon Tea to Cocktail Masterclasses in a stylish setting. The main menu features Chateaubriand from the grill, lamb shank in a rioja jus, and of course New York cheesecake.
La Finca Evissa
Enjoy the warm vibes of the White Isle all year round at La Finca Evissa, Liverpool’s Ibiza inspired bar and restaurant offering tapas and small plates, cool cocktails and the best Spanish beers. Try the Fusion Taster Board of mini chorizo, corn nuts, cheese, cured meats and chilled melon liquor. With their chill out areas, Balearic beats, and frozen daiquiris, all you’ll be missing is the Ibizan sunset.
Alma de Cuba
Unassuming from the outside, former church Alma de Cuba still retains many of its original breathtaking interior features. Head here for their famous gospel brunch, samba dancers, and late night petal showers.
Red Dog Saloon
This award winning Texas bar and grill is the place to go for beer, bourbon, and BBQ. Choose from hickory smoked brisket and ribs, loaded burgers, southern fried chicken and wings. Their extensive drinks list boasts refreshing American lagers, house cocktails, and hard liquor.