Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Merseyside
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Merseyside restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 156 restaurants in Merseyside and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Merseyside restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Merseyside Restaurants
. The Art School
British, Traditional restaurant in Liverpool
Sugnall St - L7
“Paul Askew is constantly raising the bar” at his ambitious, open-kitchen two-year-old near the Liverpool Philharmonic – a contemporary space with a large glazed roof, “artfully suspended lights, very comfortable seating and sumptuous table linen”. From a variety of tasting menus (including a vegan option) the results are “gorgeous, with very attractive presentation” and “service is attentive but not intrusive”.
. 60 Hope Street
British, Modern restaurant in Liverpool
60 Hope St - L1
Liverpool’s restaurant scene has come a long way in the past 15 years – but this agreeably understated fixture, in a Georgian townhouse near the Anglican cathedral, is still a bit of a beacon for its “consistently high standard of food and service”.
. Panoramic 34
French restaurant in Liverpool
Brook Street - L3
“Breathtaking views over the River Mersey, the Royal Liver building plus many other landmarks” ensure that this 34th-floor operation is “perfect for a special occasion”, and – though prices are not bargain basement – the venue was consistently well-rated this year for its “nothing-is-too-much-trouble” service and dependable cuisine. Afternoon tea here is another option and “always superb”.
. Pen Factory
Mediterranean restaurant in Liverpool
13 Hope St - L1
“Paddy Byrne and chef Tom Gill have worked magic at this converted factory” – a “casual and pleasant” haunt set within a stage-whisper of Byrne’s legendary former venture, the Everyman, and benefitting from a not dissimilar formula of “cheap, tasty, Mediterranean-style” small plates and full meals. “The wine is drinkable and fairly priced, the ambience is cheerful – what’s not to like?”
. Burnt Truffle
British, Modern restaurant in Heswall
104-106 Telegraph Road - CH60
“You feel at home instantly” at Gary Usher’s acclaimed crowdfunded bistro – his first follow-up to Sticky Walnut, “in a pretty cottage in the centre of this village on the Wirral”. All feedback on the grub is upbeat: “novel, inventive, well-prepared and VERY tasty”.
restaurant in Liverpool
91 Bold Street - L1
“Often-unusual combinations of ingredients in small dishes” (it’s slightly “hard to define the cooking style”, but it’s somewhat Ottolenghi-esque) creates “a yearning to keep on returning” to this “lively”, “truly unique and impressive” city-centre cocktail bar/tapas café. It has a new Allerton Street spin-off now too, “frequented by ladies-who-lunch”.
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