The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Aigburth, Liverpool

Lark Lane L17 flowerbeds
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Freelance Travel & Music Writer1 August 2018
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In a city the size of Liverpool, it can be overwhelming to find somewhere to eat or have a drink, and in the up-and-coming suburb of Aigburth, there’s plenty to choose from. From Middle Eastern mezze to craft beer, here are some of the best places to eat and drink in Aigburth!

Et Alia

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Et Alia Aigburth
Et Alia Aigburth | © Et Alia

For those looking to experience a real welcoming, neighbourhood restaurant in Aigburth, Et Alia is for you. Situated on the corner of Aigburth Road and Mersey Road, Et Alia is a family-friendly restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients to knock up contemporary takes on Italian classics such as pizza, pasta and Mediterranean fish. Et Alia remains one of the most popular eateries in the south of the city, and booking is well recommended, particularly on weekends.

Monkey Grinder

Restaurant, Tapas, $$$
Monkey Grinder, Lark Lane, Liverpool
Monkey Grinder, Lark Lane, Liverpool | © Monkey Grinder

Going out for food with friends or family is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes, and we can’t think of anywhere better to go than Monkey Grinder. Perfect for sharing, this independent Spanish-Mediterranean tapas eatery brings a little bit of Basque sunshine to Lark Lane with its friendly vibe and varied menu. When you’re all full up with chorizo and calamari, don’t forget to order a tipple off of their cocktail menu.

Sakara

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
Sakara beer garden
Sakara beer garden | © Sakara

An Aigburth stalwart since 2005, Sakara is one of the city’s finest Middle Eastern restaurants and bars. It serves up a range of food, from North African tapas to Mediterranean-inspired mezze, and all dishes are authentic, well-cooked and bursting with flavour. Top tip: Head here on a sunny summer Sunday for a spot of brunch in their secret beer garden.

The Albert

Pub, Pub Grub
The Albert, Lark Lane
The Albert, Lark Lane | © Albert Hotel

Boasting a recent renovation, The Albert is a fantastic example of a quintessentially British pub. Loved by both locals and visitors, this Aigburth boozer is a great choice for a quick pint or a bite to eat, while sports lovers flock here every weekend to catch the latest football and rugby game on its big screens. The Albert has a number of rotating real ales on tap and a large beer garden, and they host live music too!

Love & Rockets

Craft Ale Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Love & Rockets' craft beer
Love & Rockets' craft beer | © Love & Rockets

No list of recommendations nowadays would be complete without a craft beer bar; step forward, Love & Rockets! This Lark Lane staple is one of Liverpool’s – and Aigburth’s – finest craft bars, with a regularly rotating tap list of local and international brews. After something to pair with your ale? Well, you’re in luck, as L&R offers an impressive selection of stone-baked pizzas, hot dogs, wings and nachos to tickle your taste buds, all at a very reasonable price.

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