No trip to Liverpool is complete without taking a trip down by the River Mersey. Visit the world famous Royal Albert Dock, enjoy a trip on a Ferry Across The Mersey, and be sure to get that all important snap of the iconic Three Graces for Instagram. Locals too are drawn to the waterfront and its selection of bars, restaurants, and attractions and as Liverpool’s food and drink scene flourishes, so does its riverside eateries. Here’s some of the best spots to eat in and around the banks of the Mersey.
Renowned city centre Catalan deli and restaurant Lunya opened its baby sister branch Lunyalita at the Royal Albert Dock in 2018. Boasting a ground floor terrace and upstairs balcony, this is the perfect spot to enjoy authentic food and drink from Spain after a trip to the Tate gallery, Beatles Story, and nearby museums.
Open from breakfast until evening, Lunyalita is bound to make you feel like you’re on holiday whether you’re from Barcelona or Bootle. It’s family friendly too, with children’s menus and a welcoming free drink for breast feeding mums.
Enjoy Huevos Rotos, their signature lunchtime dish of Catalan egg and chips, sharing platters of meats and cheeses, and freshly cooked Paella for two or more people. Evening options include hot tapas, cured deli meats and daily specials, ideal for dockside sunsets.
Oh Me Oh My
Head to Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool’s historic West Africa House overlooking the iconic Liver Building for brunch, lunch, or afternoon tea 11-4pm throughout the week.
On summer days and evenings, their totally instagrammable rooftop garden is open for cocktails and fizz, affording prime views of the Mersey and Three Graces not to mention top photo opportunities.
Silk Rd - Liverpool
Also nearby the iconic Pier Head is Silk Road, situated in Beetham Plaza close to the Liverpool Waterfront and British Music Experience. Enjoy a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean tapas dishes, inspired by the global trade routes of old. Experience the influence of cuisines from along the historic Silk Road, and order a feast of small plates such as buttered king prawns, Laos money bags (minced pork in filo pastry), grilled Persian lamb lollipops, pan fried chorizo, and Turkish meatballs. With decent vegan and gluten free options on the tapas menu too, there’s something for everyone.
In the less touristy Brunswick Dock, not far from the trendy Baltic Triangle, is Delifonseca Dockside serving up “soul satisfying dishes and produce”.
Open for breakfast 7 days a week through ‘til late, there are fresh new dishes to discover every day on the blackboards, as well as staple salads, sandwiches, and platters on their a la carte menu.
Cargo Seafood Restaurant
For a great view of the River Mersey out to Liverpool Bay, head to Cargo seafood restaurant where you can watch the ships and ferries coming into port and enjoy the fresh catch of the day, lobster, seafood platters, classic fish and chips, as well as vegetarian and meat options too.