We threw out a survey on Instagram, asking you guys to vote for your favourite/best Liverpool restaurant – and here’s the results (in no particular order!)
Tucked away next to the fantastic buyer’s club and irresistible Wild Loaf, Oktopus, the fairly new addition to the Liverpool foodie scene, has taken the city by storm with their selection of great quality, creative small plates from an innovative menu and brick-clad interior. Their menu changes with the seasons but signature dishes include popcorn mussels with Raz ketchup and you can enjoy a board of warm sourdough with beer butter, made fresh next door. Try it out.
An oldie but a goodie, so many of you voted the one and only Big Bowl Noodle as one of Liverpool’s must visits. Unassuming on the outside with a cheap and simple menu, the amazing food that this place offers, has locals and visitors alike flocking at the doors for a taste. Huge portions, tasty food and authentic dishes such as rice bowls and beef chow mein – a Berry Street classic, paying homage to the life and soul of our very own Chinatown.
There are a fair few delicious Middle Eastern restaurants throughout Liverpool that are a delight to the tastebuds, but our insta survey revealed that Bold Street classic, Kasbah, is your favourite one. Sat amongst the ever changing and evolving hub of Bold Street eateries, Kasbah Cafe and Bazaar is packed full of the authentic flavours of Morocco. Think hearty tagines, grilled meat dishes and delicate Moroccan pastries, all of which can be enjoyed whilst donning a fez hat. Try it out!
Everyone loves the authentic tastes of Italy and it seems one of your favourites sits on Rose Lane just outside of the city centre. Award winning L’Olivetto offers a true experience of Italy with both their traditional chichetti and small plate options as well as their main menu. Order traditional, authentic dishes from pizza and carbonara or visit them for a delicious Sunday Roast! Have a special occasion? Check out their amazing buffet options to go that extra mile.
Rodizio in its finest form, Fazenda sits at the top end of exchange flags and is absolutely perfect for those special (and hungry) occasions. The restaurant uses a Rodizio concept commonly found in Brazil whereby food is brought to tables at the signal of a green card – in this case it’s freshly cooked meat in a whole host of different varieties. When you’ve had enough, simply turn your card to red (don’t worry, you can turn it back). Accompanying the meat is a delicious, upmarket buffet where you can help yourself to everything from fresh bread, pasta salads, rice and noodles and even sushi, to eat alongside your meat. All of this washed down with a delicious glass of red makes for an amazing, food-filled evening out. Trust us.
We would say, and it seems a lot of you agree, that Nolita Cantina offers the best burgers in Liverpool. A menu full of loaded fries, nachos, burgers and stacked sandwiches, the variety available at Nolita is not one to be sniffed at. From the PB and jelly burger to the mac and cheese sandwich, Nolita is a treat definitely worth indulging in and has been a Bold Street favourite for quite some time.
Sister to Liverpool One’s Salthouse Tapas and newly opened Rocket & Ruby, Castle Street’s hidden gem Bacaro is a small plate and cocktail lover’s heaven full of creative yet rustic and authentic dishes and a huge selection of cocktails and delicious wine. Treat yourself to a Pizette, fresh burrata and goats cheese crostinis washed down with a cherry bellini. Heaven.
A Turkish restaurant that has taken Liverpool by storm, Elif has four restaurants in the city including much-loved Bold Street, Childwall Fiveways, Woolton Village and quirky Lark Lane. Their traditional Turkish dishes include an irresistible range of hot and cold mezze as well as authentic main course options such as meat and vegetable kebabs and a delicious Baklava for dessert. Experience the true taste of Turkey at one of their restaurants.
Originally, the guys at Greekosophy sold authentic Greek street food outside Anfield on match day, but after their success have now gone on to open their own deli on Stafford Street in Liverpool, as well as serving their amazing Souvlaki’s in Grand Central Food Bazaar. Using where possible, locally sourced ingredients to create authentic sweet and savoury Greek food dishes, their place is definitely worth a visit for a fantastic Greek feast in the heart of Liverpool.
The brainchild of Gary Usher, Wreckfish bistro sits loud and proud at the bottom of Slater street with bench style seating, exposed brick and a beautiful open kitchen. Known as Liverpool’s neighbourhood bistro, the simple, locally sourced flavours of Wreckfish are housed in an old derelict building, perfect for an intimate meal or bigger occasions on their communal seating. Their menu is beautifully fuss-free from eggs benedict and full english breakfast options to braised featherblade for main, the quality of the dishes available at Wreckfish is some of the best in Liverpool. Ordering their parmesan and truffle fries and finishing with their homemade honeycomb is an absolute must.
It’s difficult to know where to start with this one, and if you’ve ever enjoyed brunch at Moose before, you’ll know why. From epic pancake stacks topped with lashings of PB and Nutella, bacon, doorstep french toast, pulled pork benedicts and crispy fried chicken with syrup and waffles, Moose coffee’s vast menu is an indulgent treat that everyone must try. Whether you’re after an amazing breakfast of eggs and pancakes or want to try a bagel or club sandwich, there’s no better place to indulge in the taste of New York. With one shop on Dale Street and another at the other end of the city (Hope Street), you’re likely to get a table – but be prepared to queue.
The longest serving establishment in Liverpool, Casa Italia is an authentic as it gets when it comes to Italian dining, from checked tablecloths and stone walls to its menu of all of the flavours of Italy. Always busy no matter the tome or day, Casa Italia has been loved by Liverpool locals and visitors alike for way over 30 years and the restaurant only goes from strength to strength as it moves through the Campolucci family. Recently, they have brought incredible new vegan offerings to their menu thanks to the amazing creations of vegan chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi. From garlic mushrooms to unbelievable vegan pizzas and full bodied vegan wines, there is now no limit to who can enjoy the delights of Casa Italia.
A hidden gem in the heart of Woolton Village, Coast Coffee is a cosy coffee shop complete with fireplaces, original stone and a beautiful back garden. Their homemade cakes are quite often to talk of Liverpool from giant scones to Caramac,
Rolo and Oreo creations as well as traditional favourites such as Bakewell and carrot cake. As well as sweet treats, you can enjoy a fabulous breakfast menu as well as delicious lunch dishes and a mouthwatering weekly special. A gorgeous place to begin the day with a hearty breakfast or while away the afternoon with a huge slice of lemon drizzle. Well worth a visit.