The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Liverpool, UK

Budget stays in Liverpool can be found close to sights like the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock
Budget stays in Liverpool can be found close to sights like the Royal Liver Building and Albert Dock | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo

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Liverpool is a foodie’s paradise with just about every cuisine catered for — and then some! But, for those special occasions, you may want to treat a loved one to a fine dining experience. Read on to discover some of the best places for something a little more extravagant.

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The Art School

The Art School is an award-winning restaurant by one of the north west’s best chefs, Paul Askew. The restaurant, situated within the stunning lantern room of the 19th century, former Victorian destitute home for children, is famous for its local produce, fresh ingredients and, of course, its tasting menu. Perfect for a romantic dinner, a celebration or a family get together, this versatile restaurant should be right at the top of your Liverpool to-do list.

London Carriage Works

Continuing the proud local produce theme, London Carriage Works offers contemporary British dishes using only the finest sourced ingredients. Located within the beautifully boutique Hope Street Hotel, the restaurant is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike thanks to its delicious Prix Fixe & afternoon tea menus, let alone the central location.

Panoramic 34

Lemon chicken with vegetables

For fine dining with one of the best views of Liverpool, you’ll want to head to Panoramic 34. Situated on the 34th floor of the city’s West Tower, Panoramic 34 offers an extensive food and drinks menu just a “mere” 300 feet above sea level with breathtaking 360 degree views of the city and across the River Mersey. Whether it’s an afternoon tea, a la carte or you’re just after a few cocktails and a light snack, Panoramic 34 is one of the best choices you could make. On a foggy day you’ll even be eating amongst the clouds.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

With a range of top-class steakhouses up and down the country from the renowned chef Marco Pierre White, it’s no surprise that we place the Chapel Street restaurant on our list. With a recent renovation owing inspiration to the street’s rich cotton and musical heritage, as well as a brand new lounge menu, there’s no time like the present to visit the Steakhouse.

Alma De Cuba

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Perhaps the most unique place in Liverpool to eat in style, Alma De Cuba’s home is a stunning 18th century church conversion with breathtaking features. Formerly St Peters Catholic Church, the Latin-inspired restaurant serves plentiful tapas with further inspiration drawn from Cuban and Hispanic dishes. Their award-winning menus form the ideal pre-night-out meal, just before the lights dim and DJs bring the carnival atmosphere until the early hours.


Just a stone’s throw from the famous Penny Lane is Spire; a contemporary eatery proudly set up by two brothers. Serving up modern takes on British and European dishes in an exemplary setting of exposed brick walls and abstract art; Spire has attracted welcomed press attention over the last few years, and rightly so. To sum up? Affordable prices, delicious food and a remarkable attention to detail.

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