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
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.