For food and drink in Liverpool, where will you eat?
Liverpool is jam-packed with eateries. If you are looking for quick bites or cosy cafes, high-end delights or prefer the usual chains, it’s all here. We have decided to focus our attention on food and drink in Liverpool on Bold Street. It is an independent, vibrant and arty part of the city. Do you want to discover flavours from around the world? If so, this eclectic mix of independent cafes & restaurants are sure to tantalise your taste buds.
We often struggle to choose somewhere to eat on Bold Street. As we peruse the menus, all scream “eat here!” The sheer diversity of what’s on offer, within one single street is fantastic. We have our favourites but always relish the prospect of trying something new… Where will you choose? All in all, what a delicious dilemma!
Food and Drink in Liverpool, The World on One Street! In no particular order…
Meaning “loose change” Bakchich bring the flavours of the Middle East to Bold Street. This, Lebanese inspired restaurant is bright, informal and busy, but worth the wait. Dishes range from mezzes, shawarma, falafel to larger plates with wraps, salads and meat platters. It’s all about bringing people together, sharing food and enjoying life. No alcohol served.
Intimate tables for two, or long communal dining. The menu aims to bring a piece of the 4th arrondissement in Paris, to Liverpool. Food is locally sourced and the menu is seasonal, ensuring great tasting fresh produce. Small sharing plates are offered, or main meals. The food is advertised as predominantly Middle Eastern with a bit of Skandi and a bit of American junk! Make of that what you will, we love it! In addition, you can also grab a cocktail.
Delicious Indian street food served with a twist. Small plates to share, or enjoy your very own tiffin! A small and friendly establishment high on taste, innovation and creating a warm atmosphere. The chicken bombs are delicious, wash down with a lassi, heaven! The restaurant aims to serve the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets. Mowgli is Kerry’s favourite restaurant on Bold Street and unless we ate in all the wrong places…better than in India!
Contemporary Turkish BBQ, with an excellent selection of vegetarian options too! A relaxed but busy atmosphere, watch as the chefs prepare your lunch. Delicious hot and cold mezes coupled with charcoal specialities. Elif advocate Turkish food is all about sharing, fresh zingy tastes, and the open fire barbecue. All in all, it’s certainly ticks all the boxes for me!
Be sure to put Leaf on your list if you are a tea connoisseur! With over 50 loose teas to choose from, which one will you pick? Housed in a stunning art deco building, Leaf is a well-established restaurant serving a lovely selection of breakfasts, lunches and main meals. The sharing platters are delicious, as are the nibbles. Leaf hosts community events and live music. Also, if cakes are your thing, book a “pudding club!” Tantalising treats served with a selection of teas to compliment. My mum loved this as a birthday treat!
Inspired by the street food and restaurants of Guadalajara, this place offers tasty Mexican Street food, with a twist. Burritos, tostadas and tacos are on offer. Can’t choose? Try a sharing plate. Make sure you follow the staircase down to Maya, an underground bar. Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the dead) is celebrated here. Lose yourself in the dungeon-like cells, drink heavenly or hellish cocktails, whilst the neon crucifixes light the way…
This Pan Asian inspired restaurant serves soulful food with a soundtrack to match. You can choose from small plates or main meals. Try Mr.M’s famous Nori Taco’s, Katsu and Bao Bun’s! Mr M has this to say about his restaurant. “The way of Miyagi is that of enlightenment, humility & respect. Forget one of these and all is lost. Be committed, be honest and most importantly be yourself.” We have not eaten here personally but have heard great things about the menu and cocktails.
The menu takesitss inspiration from the delis and dive bars of New York. This is traditional,home-cookedd American food, done properly! Slow cooked meats are a speciality, try the Havana Rum Ribs or a pork and pickle Cubanita… Locally sourced, fresh ingredients make for a delicious eating experience. Will you try something new or opt for an old favourite? Most of all, the nachos are to die for…
An authentic selection of North African dishes, with meat and vegetarian options. An ambient, Moroccan inspired decor with rich colours, mosaic tables and moody lights. We love the tagine dishes, although the charcoaled meats are also mouthwatering… Finish your meal with a lovely fresh tea, try the pastries, they’re perfect!
Peruvian street food at its best. Strong bold flavours served on not so small plates. Great menu to suit meat, fish and veggie lovers alike. All flavoursome in equal measures. Most of all, leave room for a dessert, you won’t be disappointed! Also, try a pisco sour, it would be rude not to whilst in the Andes! Or, of course, a South American Beer.
Delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan cuisine. A Wholesome selection of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. In addition, an extensive juice menu. Try a hearty Buddha bowl with a wheatgrass shot! This place is on our list to try, we’ve heard great things about it.
If you are looking to start your day with a bang, head here for breakfast. This extensive and beyond tempting selection suits all tastes and appetites. Lunch options are equally delicious and you can grab dinner here on Friday and Saturday evenings. Additionally, on Sundays, enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch. This is the only “Slow Food” registered restaurant in Liverpool which, in short, means that from planting to plate, they can tell you the provenance of their ingredients. Each month, the Bakehouse hosts a Slow Food Dinner. The kitchen creates a six course blind taster menu and their sommelier carefully selects wines to pair with each course. Worth a try? We hope to! Apparently, it offers some of the best food and drink in Liverpool!
I’m sure you will agree, for food and drink in Liverpool, Bold Street offers a veritable feast of foodie delights. We always head to Bold Street when we’re in town, the difficulty being, what to choose… Kerry usually gets her own way. She likes to try somewhere new, I on the other hand, love going back to places and eating the same thing… I need to be more adventurous… My favourite Häagen Dazs ice cream is praline and cream… Why? Well, I first tried it 25 years ago, in Alton Towers and loved it so much, I now won’t try a different flavour for fear of it not being as nice…
If you like eating at independent restaurants and supporting the local economy take a look at Independent Liverpool these guys offer reviews on lots of great independent places in and around Liverpool. They have just opened a food hall (June 2017) in the Baltic Triangle which looks to be amazing. We can’t wait to give it a go!
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