Disclaimer: I wrote this post prior to Lockdown 3.0 being announced so you unfortunately can’t visit these places – just yet! I will be posting a follow up of some places offering takeaway, delivery and online ordering tomorrow – so keep an eye out!
One thing I love – but haven’t really posted about on my blog – is food. I love attempting recipes (with varying degrees of success), watching programmes about food (Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules Australia and Bake Off- of course – are some of my favourites), and one thing I really love – and have grown to appreciate even more in the mad year that 2020 has been – is going out to restaurants with my family and friends for good food and good company.
2020 was been hard on a lot of people, that’s for sure, but the bars, restaurants and hospitality industries have been one of the worst hit.
So, I thought I’d put together a post showing my favourite places to eat in Liverpool – not only so I can remember where’s good to go but also so I can maybe inspire someone to support a new, local business they might not have even heard of.
(You might want to grab some snacks for this. You’ll get hungry, trust me).
Location: 45-49 Berry Street, L1 9DF
Cuisine: Pan- Asian
I discovered this place in September, when my sister and I were looking for somewhere to eat and drown our sorrows as local lockdown loomed, and I’ve been back twice since. So if that isn’t a good endorsement, I don’t know what is 😂.
Chamber 36 is gorgeous, with plenty of decorations dotted around and comfortable seating areas perfect for unwinding with a dish or two. There’s also a great selection of cocktails, wine, beers and spirits if you’re in need of a post shopping spree tipple.
Food wise, there’s an incredible, varied selection of Pan-Asian small plates, starters, main and desserts. I can also highly recommended the cocktail pairing option, which has you choosing a starter and main alongside two cocktails for £25.
The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse
Location: 1 Woolton Street, L25 5NH
I’ve visited The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse once before years ago. I returned this year for lunch in October and what a great return trip this was.
The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse is comfortable, full of quirky decorations and the perfect atmosphere for laidback family breakfast, lunch and dinners. There’s a great selection of gin, cocktails, beers, spirits and soft drinks.
Food wise, it’s good old fashioned British pub grub, such as fish and chips, burgers and pizzas. I went for lunch this year but I’d also recommend visiting this place for brunch.
Location: 42 Nelson Street, L1 5DN
Cuisine: British, Cafe
I’ve visited The Bagelry several times before but returned once – maybe twice – during lockdown (because even Boris can’t get in the way of my bagel fix).
The Bagelry is a chilled out, plant filled space which is ideal for a post shop pit stop (try saying that are a few drinks!). There’s a good selection of hot and cold drinks available.
Food wise, there’s a variety of bagels available with different accompaniments and toppings (such as BLT, nut butters and different varieties of cream cheese) and an incredible selection of doughnuts as well.
Tiger Rock Hawker
Location: 607 Smithdown Road & 26 North John Street
Cuisine: Asian Hawker food
I’ve visited Tiger Rock several times before lockdown – online ordering once lockdown hit.
Tiger Rock Hawker is a pretty, chilled space – perfect for unwinding with several delicious dishes. There is a great selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, served alongside fantastic food.
Food wise, Tiger Rock Hawker serves a vast of Asian hawker food from duck spring rolls to main dishes.
Location: 130 Bold Street, L1 4JA
I’d only visited Jimmy’s for drinks – back when that was allowed – so my visit in December was actually the first time I’d visited for food and, after that, I’d definitely visit again.
Jimmy’s is laidback, but littered with rock ‘n’ roll decor and a playlist you can’t really beat (I can try though 😉😂).
Food wise, Jimmy’s serves small plates, trays, Sunday roast and brunch dishes. I’m yet to try a main meal here but I would definitely recommend the brunch dishes. For £35 per person, you can enjoy a brunch dish alongside bottomless drinks (including Pornstar Martinis, Jimmy’s lager, Prosecco and Gin & Tonic).
That’s it! My roundup of 5 places you should visit for food, drinks and a good atmosphere in Liverpool because – let’s face it – after the year we’ve had, we deserve good things in 2021!
Where would you recommend for food/drinks in Liverpool?
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