The best places to eat in Liverpool have been named – but did your favourite make the list?
Liverpool’s foodie scene seems to only grow stronger with each new opening, from tiny hidden cafés to big name restaurants making waves around the city.
BBC Good Food has named the 29 best places to grab a bite to eat in Liverpool, including casual dining spots, family friendly venues, special occasion experiences and even one place that’s just for cheese lovers.
Below are the top restaurants in Liverpool according to BBC Good Food.
Pilgrim and Duke Street Market
The latest food hall to open in Liverpool, Duke Street Market features six kitchens including Cinder and plant-based restaurant Indigo Greens.
The market is also home to Pilgrim, which takes up the mezzanine level and was a winner of BBC Two’s Million Pound Menu.
Open since 2017, Roski was named one of the best in the country by the National Restaurant Awards earlier this year.
The restaurant typically has a long waiting list for bookings too, so you’ll have to be quick to try it.
Specialising in Indian street food, Bundobust opened on Bold Street in May as an instant hit with diners.
Having proven popular in Leeds and Manchester, the Liverpool restaurant serves classics such as Bundo Chaat, Vada Pav and Okra Fries.
Hidden in plain sight on Smithdown Road, Belzan serves sharing plates, natural wines and cocktails.
The restaurant opened in February 2018 and is a cosy, chic addition to Smithdown Road’s food and drink selection.
Among the most popular of Baltic Triangle attractions , the Baltic Market is regularly changing up it’s menu.
The street food market serves everything from wood-fired pizza from Little Furnace to kebabs from Hafla Hafla and more.
From the owners of Belzan, Volpi is a tiny corner bar serving up dishes inspired by the French and Italian Rivieras.
The menu features everything from grilled sandwiches and coffee to pasta and cocktails.
Gary Usher’s crowdfunded Wreckfish is a staple in Liverpool’s food and drink industry, featuring everything from truffled parmesan chips to bone-in sirloin with Caesar dressed charred romaine.
Having held a Michelin star since 2009 Fraiche, in Oxton , is always a hit with diners – and it’s got a waiting list to prove it.
The menu features dishes such as monkfish cheeks, aged BBQ beef and sashimi tuna loin.
Hidden away in Hardman Yard, Wild Loaf is an artisan bakery with a mouth-watering menu.
The bakery serves up everything from grilled sandwiches and focaccia bread to vegan sausage rolls and cakes of every kind.
Another Smithdown Road gem , Little Furnace specialises in wood-fired pizzas such as the Sicilian Death Wish and the Greek Bianca.
The restaurant features a kitchen fenced by corrugated iron and booths made of pallets.
Maray on Bold Street serves up small plates such as lamb kofta, harissa-spiked hummus and tabbouleh.
The restaurant also features an underground bar which is perfect for after-dinner cocktails.
The Art School
Renowned Liverpool restaurant from chef Paul Askew, The Art School is known for its broadly modern British menu.
Set in a glamorous dining room, The Art School serves up everything from roast Lancashire quail to line caught Liverpool Bay seabass.
A hit with Liverpool’s foodie fans, Etsu is a modest Japanese restaurant serving up staples such as panko-crumbed tonkatsu pork, udon noodle soups and more.
The restaurant is known for its freshness, clarity and depth of flavour.
Free State Kitchen
Tucked away off Hope Street, Free State Kitchen is well known for serving up incredible burgers.
The menu features everyone’s favourite comfort foods, such as hot wings, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and more.
A mixture between a deli and a restaurant, Lunya has been a hit with customers since it launched – so much so that it opened a second location in the city.
The menu features items such as butifarra sausage sandwiches, deep-fried goat’s cheese, and mojama.
A warehouse space converted into a popular restaurant on Hope Street , Pen Factory serves rustic small plates of Spanish and East Asian origin,
The menu features dishes such as chilli and cumin marinated lamb ribs and garlic sauteed potatoes and wild mushrooms.
Leaf on Bold Street specialises in affordable foods and a lively vibe – so much so that it’s opened a second location on Smithdown Road.
The menu includes everything from falafel flatbreads to confit duck leg with lentils and an apple and cinnamon sauce.
The ‘mothership’ to Delifonseca Dockside , Fonseca’s creates a daily blackboard menu of dishes from around the world.
The menu includes everything from Spanish deli platters to Thai sweet potato curry and more.
A Castle Street staple, Bacaro serves up broadly Italian small plates, with British and Spanish influences.
The menu features a range of popular pizzas, charcuterie and more.
A Georgian townhouse serving up more than 120 gins and its Dutch ancestor, Jenever is a hit with gin enthusiasts.
An experimental brewery-tap in the city centre, Black Lodge creates left-field beers loved by many.
The menu also features a range of charcuterie boards which showcase Britain’s best bresaola and salami.
A corner cafe on Smithdown Road , Ragga’s serves everyone’s Jamaican favourites.
The menu features curried goat, callaloo, jerk chicken and more.
Bold Street Coffee
A hit with coffee lovers, Bold Street Coffee is a go-to for many.
Along with cold brews and flat whites, the cafe serves up hearty broths, salads, and toasted sandwiches.
Hidden on the top floor of Newington Buildings, off Bold Street , The Egg is legendary with vegan and vegetarians in Liverpool.
The menu features everything from tandoori mushrooms and creative soups to doorstep toast and cakes.
Specialising in Lebanese dishes, Bakchich is a rapid-fire takeaway and diner which features street food such as shawarma wraps, falafel, and hot or cold mezze.
The restaurant even serves up breakfast dishes such as a scrambled version of shakshuka.
A pop-up street food restaurant in the Baltic Triangle , Ital Fresh is known for its vibrant, punchy flavours.
The menu includes Jamaican-seasoned fried cauliflower with lime-mango mayo, curried chickpeas, and jerk mushrooms with garlic-thyme kale.
Based close the waterfront, the Baltic Fleet is one of the city’s most-loved pubs.
Customers can sit next to one of the pub’s log burners and tuck into homemade braised beef scouse, pies or ploughman’s.
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A Liverpool staple, Moose pays homage to American diners with interesting decor – and its breakfast and brunch options.
The menu features everything from caramel pancakes to French toast and everything in between.
Liverpool Cheese Company
BBC Good Food added this to the list especially for cheese lovers.
Woolton Village ’s own Liverpool Cheese Company serves around 200 artisan cheeses, from Stinking Bishop to Perl Las.
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