Merseyside Today - Your Guide to Liverpool and Merseyside
Eating Out

Like all good UK cities, Liverpool & Merseyside has plenty of good food and lots of eateries to choose from. So whether you fancy a good old plate of fish and chips or a fancy an upmarket nosh-up, Liverpool will most certainly have something which appeals to you.

Below lists just some of the city's main geographical areas where food is available. To submit your own review or to add a listing to the site please e-mail me at

For a good varied choice of food a good bet is to head off down to the Albert Dock (a place where Richard and Judy once lived, oh the sweet memories). Here you will find restaurants (traditional English, Italian, American, German) cafes, snack bars, pub food and and the odd bistro. A lot of the cafes at the complex have outdoor areas, where you can have a snack in the sunshine, though I wouldn't fancy it during the British winter time. In the summer the dock provides a perfect location for a treat at dinner time, but be warned, because the Albert dock complex is aimed at the tourist, the prices there tend to be a little inflated, but if you can afford it, lucky you. But if like me (very skint) don't despair, you can some cheaper food in the main pub there - the Pump House, a personal fave of mine. Jump on Fred's weather map today!

Recommended: BLUE BAR & GRILL

If you prefer a Chinese after a night on the town, you won't be disappointed in Liverpool's very own Chinatown (the oldest in Europe). The area has of recently undertook a major facelift after years of neglect and at long last seems to be getting the attention it deserves. This has included the installation of a huge Chinese arch in the Renshaw Street. The arch was actually imported from China itself and was pieced back together by skilled Chinese carpenters back here in Liverpool.

The area continues to develop and is today at the one of the city centre's main tourism locations, as it should be. A visit to the area wont disappoint where you'll be confronted by a massive selection restaurants, bars, chippies (fish and chip shops) and takeaways. There's also a main taxi rank located there so you're chips won't get cold before you get home.

Birkenhead town centre has a lot more to offer than is usually assumed. A quick trip across the water to the Hamilton Square area and Argyle Street is always a treat and a trip well enjoyed. Capitol in Argyle Street is probably the best of the bunch and the awards the restaurant has received reinforce just this (AA Rosette 5 years running). Capitol is a traditional Chinese restaurant and offers some excellent food at a very reasonable prices.

For a more modern dining experience, for me it has to be a visit to Pasha's (just down the road). Here you'll find a diverse range of different International foods in a bright and cheery environment.

Recommended: ZUCCHERO'S and MES AMIS

In the Cavern Quarter there's some really good bistros and continental bars where you can get a quite diverse range of exotic foods. There's also a couple of brilliant Italian restaurants down there which offer good food at quite reasonable prices.

Recommended: METZ CAFE BAR

This area is a small historic street which has a real continental feel to it (less the rain), and is arguably said to be "the" place for a relaxed night of good food and wine. With a large selection of pubs, wine bars, bistros and various restaurants, Lark Lane is in my opinion unbeatable when it comes a quiet night out (maybe with you're partner). Good value and top quality.

Recommended: L'ALLOUETTE


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