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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proudly independent, Puschka serves up contemporary dishes with a fine-dining twist. Finely located in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter, here you’ll find a season-inspired, ever-changing menu of the best local produce; perfect for wining and dining a loved one, or a pre-theatre meal from the early evening specials. Tip: Try the Rump of Bowland Lamb.
60 Hope Street is a contemporary, British restaurant and bistro in the Georgian Quarter. Set over three floors in a stunning Georgian townhouse, 60 Hope Street is yet another award-winning restaurant in the city with options to suit all occasions. On the ground floor is the main restaurant with its ambience providing the perfect setting for dinner. On the lower ground floor is the bistro, the a la carte menu proving popular with the regulars. The restaurant also has capabilities to cater for weddings and special events.
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.