Bars and Eateries

Liverpool has a rapidly growing social and culinary scene, this guide should have a bit of everything but it’s by no means comprehensive!


Savina is a Mexican restaurant on Duke Street with great authentic food and potent margaritas at a mid-range budget. 

Alma de Cuba is just off Concert Square, a Cuban-fusion restaurant in a converted church complete with palm trees and the best cocktails in town, book for dinner in advance not to be disappointed, or stop by to visit the ground-floor bar. 

The Philharmonic is a landmark pub on Hope Street, hosting a great selection of ales and the World’s only grade II listed urinal; that in itself is a must-see! 

The Old Blind School was recently refurbished and is now a classic gastro-pub / restaurant with a varied menu and a good drink selection just 10 mins from the conference venue. 

Byers Club is newly opened bar with an ever-evolving beer and wine list, cool ambiance and good music, also offering small plates and snacks. 

The Shipping Forecast is a converted warehouse-turned pub with good food in big portions served along to a great soundtrack, a Liverpool staple. 

Grove is a small hidden bar with inventive tapas dishes and chilled atmosphere just off Concert Square. 

Ye Cracke is best known for being John Lennon’s hideout during college, this quirky place has low beams, crooked floors and real ale! 

Lunya is a Catalan deli and tapas bar, and serves the best selection of wine around; located down a pedestrian side-street out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre, this place is a gem. 

Leaf is a tea shop, artisan café, independent bar and all round hub of social activity on Bold Street, made all the more enticing by a delicious range of plates and platters. 

Fredericks serves stone-baked pizzas and hearty burgers at an affordable price, as well as being a brewery, just what you need for a nice fresh beer. 

Free State Kitchen is a burger restaurant with plenty of choice, just off Hope Street, ideal to get warm during winter! 

Ship and Mitre is an old-fashioned pub, downtown on Dale Street, serving a wide range of European beers, ideal if you’re looking for Belgian and German beers. 

Sapporo Teppanyaki is a Japanese restaurant like no other; your own personal chef will give a real show! 

Bold Street Coffee is undoubtedly the most potent coffee in town, with great little snacks too. 

Bem Brazil is an award-winning Brazilian Restaurant where you can Rodizio style barbecue and plentiful buffet! 

Evil Eye Burrito is located just off the usual beaten track on Smithdown Road – but well worth a visit for hefty, hearty grub and cold beer. 

Vinea is a small wine bar right on Albert Dock, an ideal spot for a quiet drink and a cheese platter. 

The Peacock serves great stone-baked pizza in a trendy location just off Concert Square; this converted townhouse is great for an easy dinner-to-drink transition. 

The London Carriage Works is a top-notch restaurant on Hope Street, offering a small but carefully selected lunch and dinner menu, and exceedingly good afternoon teas! 

Slims Pork Chop Express is the perfect pit-stop for everything you shouldn’t be craving but are! 

Bakchich specialises in Lebanese street food, something you may never have known you wanted until you tried it! 

Ego on Hope Street serves rich Italian/ Mediterranean style food. Ideal for a nice, affordable sit-down dinner in a handy location near the conference. 

The Cavern Club on Matthew Street is an iconic venue, originally opened in 1957 as a jazz club, it later became an infamous venue thanks to the Beatles – you can stop by any time of day or night for all kinds of entertainment! 

TriBeCa is a pizza place turned nightclub on Berry Street; with a decent selection of toppings at a good price, this is a great place to line your stomach for a night out. 

Moose Coffee on Dale Street provides big, hearty North American breakfasts, just what you need after a night out.

Kasbah serves balanced, authentic and healthy Moroccan cuisine in a relaxed setting on Bold Street. 

The Quarter is a staple pasta and pizza restaurant on Faulkner Street, just up the street from Hope Street Hotel. 

The Pen Factory is a pub-restaurant that serves a range of UK and European beers, along with rich and fancy tapas and bistro-style food. 

Kimos is a Mediterranean style restaurant serving high quality kebabs and koftas at the bottom of Mount Pleasant, right next to Hatters Hostel. 

Raggas is a Liverpool institution, offering Caribbean flavour in the heart of the city; the jerk chicken is not to be missed! 

The Caledonia is a favourite amongst the alternative scene in Liverpool, serving a range of ales and beers and good home-cooked meals at a steal. 

Liverpool also has all the usual chain restaurants including Pizza Express (Hope St. and Liverpool One), Gourmet Burger Kitchen, TGI Fridays, Las Iguanas (all Liverpool One), Busaba and Wahaca (College Lane), Miller and Carter (Albert Dock), Revolution (Albert Dock and Concert Square), Walkabout (Concert Square) and more.