Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Liverpool
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Liverpool restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 118 restaurants in Liverpool and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Liverpool restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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. Panoramic 34
French restaurant in Liverpool
Brook Street - L3
“On the 34th floor of West Tower, right in the heart of Liverpool – the 360 degree vista over the city’s waterfront here is simply quite stunning!” It’s “a treat on many levels”, though, generally confounding those cynical about rooms with a view, with its “amazing food” and “sharp and efficient service”. Top tip: try it for afternoon tea.
. The Art School
British, Traditional restaurant in Liverpool
Sugnall St - L7
Paul Askew’s “seriously good” open-kitchen four-year-old with large skylight (“attractive if slightly Spartan”), near the Liverpool Philharmonic – is the most commented-on European restaurant in town, and many diners consider it “the star of the Liverpool food scene” thanks to his “excellent” tasting menus (there’s quite an array, and also a cheaper lunch and earlybird prix fixe alternative); and with the sourcing of high-quality local ingredients often commended. For a minority, though, the scoff seems more middling, and service – while “top quality” to most reporters – at times comes over as “a bit stuffy” or “inflexible”.
restaurant in Liverpool
91 Bold Street - L1
This “excellent, innovative independent on trendy Bold Street” is inspired by the North African/Middle Eastern cuisine found in the Marais district of Paris and “trying hard to be trendy like Ottolenghi”. The place is “very buzzy”, with “fantastic small plates”, “great wine and cocktails” – and it’s “brilliant value”. “Good idea to book as it gets very busy”.
Indian restaurant in Liverpool
69 Bold St - L1
“I have not met anyone who has been who hasn’t raved!” – ex-barrister, Nisha Katona’s “trendily located” street food venture is “a really good new wave Indian” and has “succeeded in spades” in ‘The Pool’, providing “fresh”, “punchy” dishes that are “incredibly varied in flavour, and variety” in an environment that’s “always full and buzzing”, alongside some “very interesting cocktails”. “No booking, so in the evenings you need to put your name on the list and go for a drink until your table is ready”. Top Tip: “take pot luck and order the tiffin box where the chef chooses what you get”. (This was her initial branch – she’s expanded her “Dishoom of the North West” to other sites and cities now).
. 60 Hope Street
British, Modern restaurant in Liverpool
60 Hope St - L1
“Still one of my favourite places to eat in Liverpool”; “it never fails to deliver”, say fans, who reckon this Georgian townhouse, near the Anglican cathedral (opened by Gary and Colin Manning in 1999), compares favourably with many of the city’s newer venues: the menu is “interesting” and “standards all-round are high and delivered at an excellent price”.
. San Carlo
Italian restaurant in Liverpool
41 Castle St - L2
A business district branch of the ever-growing ultra-glam Italian chain; though the sceney vibe and high prices can attract criticism, it impressed reporters this year, with “top seafood” a highlight.
. The Italian Club Fish
Italian restaurant in Liverpool
128 Bold St - L1
The Italian Club’s bright baby sister “transforms from standard café-style during the day” (plus deli) to a “busy, authentic” restaurant by night, serving “classic” fish, great pizza and other staples.
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