TOP 5 LIVERPOOL EATERIES
Liverpool can be considered a foodie heaven, in fact it is so good, that we even have a dish named after us- Scouse.
So, whether you’re visiting Liverpool for just a weekend or a week, here are some of the best places to eat when in the city! We have broken Scouse eateries down into 5 simple categories which should help when deciding where to go and what to choose:
1) TOP LIVERPOOL EATERIES: ATMOSPHERE
If you are searching for atmosphere and a uniquely Liverpool vibe then the Baltic Market is the place for you. Founded over four years ago by friends Oliver Press and David Williams, this duo sought to give a platform to Liverpool’s independent businesses. As a result, the Baltic Market, set in a modernised warehouse, plays host to a constantly changing plethora of traders including, vegan hot spot Wholesome Junkies to all American vendors such as Pattersons.
Within the market itself lies long rows of wooden benches and tables where friends can chill and chat- this also means that no booking is necessary, which is always a bonus too! In addition to this, a popular bar sits on the perimeter of the market making this the perfect venue to a sunny Friday afternoon or the start to your Saturday night! Live music and screenings of the football are also common occurrences at the Baltic Market, meaning that your trip there will always be buzzing with atmosphere and city of Liverpool spirit!
2) Top Liverpool Eateries: Traditional Scouse
No trip to Liverpool would be complete without sampling the dish of the city- Scouse! A staple of every Liverpudlian’s childhood, this meal is readily available throughout the city.
However, there is no better Scouse served than that from The Ship and Mitre, located on Dale Street- just a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Sampled by The Hairy Bikers themselves, this dish is made with locally sourced ingredients, and can be enjoyed in a pub that is shrouded in history and atmosphere.
We suggest visiting The Ship and Mitre on a Wednesday where you will be able to claim a free bowl of Scouse with the purchase of a beverage from 5pm onwards.
3) TOP LIVERPOOL EATERIES: VEGAN
A must-do in Liverpool is a visit to the iconic Bold Street! Home to independent vintage stores and eateries, this is the ideal location if you’re looking for a veggie or vegan meal! Our recommendation would have to be Maray, which was established in 2014, when the restaurateurs James, Dom and Tom wanted to bring a little bit of Paris back to Liverpool.
With an extensive vegan menu offering dishes such as cauliflower bhajis and aubergine shawarma, this restaurant is a must visit if you are looking to sample something a little bit different. Described by restaurant critic Jay Rayner as having ‘the flavours of the Middle Eastern grill house predominate, but it’s also a bit skandi and a bit American junk food’, Maray appears to redefine ‘Liverpool food’ and even challenge the perception of ‘vegan food’ as it creates a fusion of flavours and cultures.
4) TOP LIVERPOOL EATERIES: CULT CLASSICS
Liverpool food is not just limited to ‘Scouse’, in fact many Liverpudlians will consider the Casa Italia as a Cult Classic restaurant within the city.
Located on Stanley Street, just a short walk from Liverpool One, this Italian restaurant requires no booking meaning that you are able to drop in at any time of day- but be prepared there will always be a short queue, but isn’t that the sign of a good restaurant?
Recently renovated and extended, the Casa Italia now houses the names of those who helped fund the project across their pledge wall inside the restaurant- demonstrating how the spirit of Liverpool continues to thrive and live through the establishment.
As Liverpool’s oldest Italian restaurant, being based on Stanley Street for over 43 years, the Casa Italia offers an extensive range of traditional Italian dishes from Lumaconi Amalfi to Pollo e Pancetta pizza. Praised for its value for money and quality, we suggest ordering the garlic and tomato bread to start your meal off- you won’t be disappointed!
5) TOP LIVERPOOL EATERIES: GLOBAL FLAVOURS
For any foodie visiting Liverpool, Mowgli can be considered a must try! Mowgli founder Nisha Katona gave up a 20 year career as a full time barrister, to pursue a dream of bringing street food flavours to the people of Liverpool.
As a result, we encourage you to discard any preconceptions associated with Indian food, and instead replace them with the unique flavours and dishes found within Mowgli.
A restaurant like no other, Mowgli makes everything simpler, providing the option for a surprise selection of dishes if you choose their signature ‘tiffin box’. Composed of 4 dishes selected by the chef at random, you will be able to enjoy your meal within the beautifully decorated restaurant on either Bold Street or Water Street.