A little bit of Latin America in converted St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Alma De Cuba combines all the friendly vibes you’d expect of the Southern hemisphere with the stained glass and soaring nave of an 18th century English nave. Serving up a mixture of South American fare and Caribbean cuisine, Alma de Cuba’s wide choice of dishes incorporates the restaurant’s in-house versions of Iberian classics such as paella, or Caribbean flavours such as jerk chicken.
Alma De Cuba, St Peter’s Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, UK, +44 843 504 4692
London Carriageworks is the restaurant at the Hope Street Hotel, which uses local, seasonal, Northwest produce to create contemporary, international food. The local produce is transformed in dishes of that wouldnt be out of place in New York or Barcelona: roast breast of Gressingham duck with smoked ginger and rhubarb sauce, or slow cooked Wirral Tan House Farm Duroc pork belly with Bramley apple and vanilla.
The London Carriage Works, Hope Street, Liverpool, UK, +44 151 705 2222
Panoramic 34 is located on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower skyscraper. Of course, the views are simply unbeatable, but so is the food, and once you’ve got over the vertigo it’s pretty hard to resist finishing your evening with a delicious pastry and a martini.
Panoramic 34, West Tower, 34th Floor, Brook Street, Liverpool, UK, +44 151 236 5534
A family-run restaurant with an excellent reputation, the Side Door occupies two floors of a beautiful Georgian building on Liverpool’s famous Hope Street, home to the Philharmonic Hall and other cultural venues. The Side Door’s red door (unsurprisingly to the side of the building) leads in to an airy dining area with natural light pouring in through the wall-to-wall windows. The menu is based on fresh seasonal produce and comprises a combination of traditional British and European inspired dishes, catering for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. The Side Door is perfect for lunch or a pre-show dinner at one of Liverpool’s theatres, which are just a walk away.
The Side Door, 29A Hope Street, Liverpool, UK, +44 151 707 7888
For an authentic taste of Thailand, look no further than Yee Rah. One of several Chaophraya restaurants established across the UK, the Liverpool branch is located in the famous ONE shopping area. Yee Rah’s contemporary interior, which covers three floors, features a Buddha mural, tropical fish tanks, Swarosvski chandeliers and low circular tables with circular seating for intimate group gatherings. The menu offers an abundant choice of authentic Thaï recipes.
Yee Rah, Liverpool One, 14 Paradise St, Liverpool, UK, +44 151 709 7897
Located in the city’s cultural district opposite the Liverpool Philharmonic, The Art School is one of the North West of England’s highly renowned orchestrations. The fine dining menu offers awe-inspiring dishes created from the finest, freshest and locally sourced ingredients.