Free State Kitchen

1 Maryland Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L1 9DE
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Opening Information

Wed - Thurs 12pm-9pm
Fri - Sat 12pm - 10pm
Sun 12pm-8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Bar
  • Baby Chairs

About Free State Kitchen

All tables are available to book online for a maximum of 6 people.
Mixed households can only visit at a max of 6 people.
For larger bookings for a maximum of 2 households, please email [email protected] to enquire.
We will also request card details to secure all bookings against no shows, details will be shown during the booking process.
Please visit www.freestatekitchen.co.uk for our full Covid Safe policy.

Free State Kitchen serves a contemporary twist on American classics, with quality, locally sourced produce at the heart of our menu.

Enjoy our relaxed restaurant and discover our secret garden at 1 Maryland Street, for classic foods such as burgers, deli sandwiches, seafood, seasonal specials, homemade desserts and sundaes, coffees, craft beers, wine, cocktails, take-out and more. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available!

Cuisine: American, Burger, Burger Joint, Child Friendly, Contemporary, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Returning customer and I’ll be coming back again, great meal and one of the nicest outdoor spaces I’ve been to in the city

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

What a charming little gem of a place , we popped in and ask would they be able to flowers and a wedding cake on a table for when we arrived, Kate was wonderful , nothing was too much trouble for her , the girls who served us on the day were so happy and made our day even better , thank you free state kitchen , already been back and the food is just amazing , so is the gin

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

love this place

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and the staff were AMAZING. The food was delicious and considering they were so busy came out quickly. There was a lovely atmosphere with music. Thank you so much! Will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Just what was required!!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

We went there for my birthday with my family, one of the staff member was not helpful and was offended that a 6 year old child came in with us, well we were outside and I don’t see a reason why a 6 year old cannot also enjoy the restaurant! Overall we always had really good experience however it will be good if the staff members were more considerable!

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Dear Angelika Thank you for leaving your review and Im glad you had a good experience over all. I allocated one of our sunnier tables in the beautiful garden as per your request. I am concerned to see your comment regarding your child not being made welcome. I can assure you none of our staff would be offended by a child visiting our restaurant. Family owned, we have a 6 year old ourselves and we welcome many young families on a daily basis, many had been in that day. We understand the needs of family dining and offer highchairs, children's menus, plastic cutlery and small beakers for drinks. I have spoken to all my team and no one recalls any concerns or issues surrounding your booking. As mentioned, we are most definitely a family focused establishment and would not wish for anyone to feel unwelcome. Perhaps there has been a miscommunication between parties that was unintended? If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected] I do hope you will join us again soon. Kind regards Kate

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Very tasty burgers and Galicia lager on draft...will come back

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Lovely venue and very nice food.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Good meal, despite the cold weather . Will go again when it’s warm to have a drink and sit in the lovely garden

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Lovely food, atmosphere and service!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Great service and food was outstanding. Delicious fresh bbq burger with excellent brioche bun so doesn’t fall apart and chips nice and hot. Dessert was Oreo baked cheesecake with ice cream gorgeous. Only problem was cold weather but food made it worth it. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Food was amazing, fast and friendly service and the live music was so good!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

The weather wasn't the best but the food was lovely, especially the hot wings. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Defo go again and recommend to others.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Staff super friendly and can’t do enough. Good range of gluten free and vegan food. Dog friendly also. Perfect place to go.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Staff are friendly, welcoming and went the extra mile for our group putting out extra big brollies and allowing us to swap tables. It was such a lovely lunch to reunite our work team who hadn't been together in over a year. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Absolute perfection! Amazing burgers, the starters were perfect especially the buffalo wings! The service was so quick, barely asked for my drink and it was at the table! Stunning!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Excellent service and quality food

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Brilliant evening with excellent food drinks and service

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Great service friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Thank you to all the staff at freestate, our group had an amazing day and we really appreciate that yous let us stay for the day. Food and drinks were amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Amazing service, food and drinks. Best place in Liverpool!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Chicken wings were so vinegary to the point where they couldn’t be ate, burgers took about an hour to be served (was almost like we’d been forgotten about even tho it wasn’t busy) and by the time they were, they were cold. Side was also absolutely freezing but roasting hot in the middle. Food would have been lovely if it wasn’t so cold. Service was really really slow but everyone who worked there was really polite and lovely, just think they needed more staff than 3 people outside of the kitchen because the servers also had to make the drinks too- there was no separate bar staff, meaning there’s an even further delay in getting the food out.

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Dear Grace Thank you for the review. I recall your partner was not keen on the Wings after trying them for the first time. Buffalo Hot Wings are made with Franks Hot Sauce with is a vinegar based sauce with Cayenne. They're definitely on of our most popular dishes but I'm sorry they were not to your taste. In terms of the wait, the kitchen was working to full capacity by the time your starters were cleared and your mains called away to be cooked. We had 65 people in the garden by that point ( our indoor space sits 46 when full) so we were very busy by the time your mains were due to be cooked. I'm sorry if you did wait longer than anticipated but we did try our best to get everyone seen and served as soon as possible. Its taken everyone a little longer at the moment with the additional Covid rules for tracking and tracing every person who enters, additional cleaning and management of tables. In terms of the food being cold, all of our food is cooked fresh to order and taken from the kitchen as soon as its ready. Unfortunately dishes will get cold on the outside when served on a rather chilly 11 degrees day in the garden. One of the down falls of the current restrictions I guess. Side dishes are normally eaten a little while after mains too, meaning they will get colder. You mentioned the food was roasting hot in the middle, meaning it had been cooked to the correct temperature by the kitchen and was therefore not served cold. Had this of been mentioned at the time, we would of happily warmed the dishes up again. Again, thank you for visiting and I do hope you'll try us again soon, maybe when we are allowed to offer indoor dining. Many thanks Kate

Responded On Thursday, 06 May 2021
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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Good food, good service. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

We really had a great time in the garden, had lots of space, food was nice, toilets were clean. Cocktails were fun and generous. The gardens were well kept and interesting to check out. Online booking system suggested we were expected to be there for 1.5 hours, but we were there a bit longer and nobody rushed us out.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Great afternoon in the garden. Lovely food, but most of all, lovely staff who looked after us really well.

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