New restaurants in Liverpool

Oh Bella | Date posted - 12 Dec 2018
Liverpool’s food and drink scene just keeps going from strength to strength, with established eateries flourishing and family favourites and new start ups alike choosing it for their new ventures. From the city to the suburbs, pizza to pulled pork tacos, and not forgetting Liverpool’s regional dish Scouse - here’s some of the best new restaurants in Liverpool that are giving diners an exciting and diverse array of cuisine to choose from.

Rocket & Ruby

From the team that brought Liverpool Salthouse Tapas, Bacaro, and Hanover Street Social, new Liverpool restaurant Rocket & Ruby serves up breakfast and Sunday brunch through to small plates and cocktails until late. Try the Chargrilled Flat Iron Steak with rocket, chimichurri and straw fries or the Crab Rarebit on toast from the Small Plates menu.

The Book Bar & Restaurant

Relative newcomers to West Derby Village, The Book has proved popular with locals and visitors alike thanks to their great value menu, extensive gin list, and live music at weekends. Check out their homemade Scouse, stone baked pizza, and impressive cocktails. Stay for the party atmosphere with acoustic sessions on weekend evenings or check out their new brunch menu with cheap and cheerful favourites.

Guerrilla Guerrilla at Grand Central Food Bazaar

South American inspired street food vendors Guerrilla Guerrilla have made their home in the beautiful art nouveau surroundings of the vibrant Grand Central Food Bazaar, Liverpool’s exciting addition to the food hall scene in the heart of the city. Experienced Liverpool barbecue masters behind Guerrilla Guerrilla prepare everything in house, from their tasty twist on classic ribs and pulled pork tacos to their Street Food Platter of pork Patacon, Argentinian chorizo and more. Vegans needn’t miss out on the South American experience with the plant based vegan platter featuring plantain chips and jackfruit patacon. Be sure to try their homemade pineapple hot sauce, signature Cubano sandwich, and Brazilian black bean soup.

Crust Woolton

Bustly Bold Street favourites Crust opened their second branch in Woolton, offering a slice of genuine Italian pizza and calzone in the suburbs. A firm favourite with Italian diners the city, the Bold Street branch has mirrored its success in South Liverpool making it the perfect destination for families and date night, with gluten free options available too.

Hafla Hafla

Middle Eastern, Small Plates, Vegetarian Friendly
City favourite Hafla Hafla found its forever home on trendy Lark Lane this winter, serving up middle eastern favourites using fresh and local ingredients. Don’t miss the brunch Shahshukas or Eggs Bitata Hulwa or stay for lunch and enjoy chicken or lamb shawarma, and their famous halloumi fries.


Bringing authentic Neapolitan pizza to Liverpool (via their existing branches in Manchester), Rudy’s launched their latest pizzeria in Winter ‘18. Slightly more casual dining experience than some of their neighbours on the city’s foodie hub Castle Street, Rudy’s is the place to go for a taste of Naples in trendy surroundings with all the classic toppings you’d expect from a great pizza restaurant. Their perfectly fired traditional pizza might just be your new favourite!

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Bella’s not like other mums, she’s a cool mum - if by ‘cool’ you mean addicted to carbs and dirty stories, with a special talent for causing drama on the school run. Writing about food, travel, and parenting, she also has a cultured side - get on her for history, entertainment and social issues.
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