10 Things to eat in Liverpool and where

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Joel Fulleda

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Lively, full of charm, home of good football, good music and gastronomy that leaves you surprised by the variety of dishes it offers on the tables of chic restaurants, pubs and more informal clubs. If you want to know better Liverpool (the homeland of the Fab Four) start exploring, as well as the wonderful attractions that the English city offers, even its cuisines, through the top ten of the local must-see dishes.
See also: 10 things to see absolutely in Liverpool


  1. Scouse
  2. Fish & Chips
  3. pudding
  4. Bubble and Squeak
  5. Cupcakes
  6. Savory Pie (Pie)
  7. Hamburger
  8. English Breakfast
  9. Where to eat in Liverpool: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  10. User questions and comments

1 - Scouse

It is not just any course, but THE reach par excellence of Liverpool. We are talking about the scouse, a meat-based dish (beef or lamb, of course) with a side of potatoes and vegetables: you cannot leave the city without having tasted it.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,15
  • Main ingredients: lamb (or beef), potatoes, various vegetables

2 - Fish & Chips

One could not miss in this exclusive top ten of Liverpool's dishes crunchy and delicious portion of fish & chips, English culinary "heritage". Liverpool is one of the places in Britain where this cod and potato dish is best cooked.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: breaded cod, potatoes

3 - Pudding

Whether it's bread and butter, rice or Yorkshire (in its most popular "savory" variant) there is only one important thing to know: Liverpool is one of the "undisputed capitals" of lustful pudding, spoon dessert to be tasted as a dessert between meals or to be used as the crowning of an unforgettable dinner. Difficult to resist!

  • Recommended to: lunch, dinner or dessert between meals (in its sweet version)
  • Average cost: starting from € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: wheat flour, meat (salty version); sugar, butter, raisins, eggs (sweet version)

4 - Bubble and Squeak

It is one of the most popular "recycled" dishes in Liverpool homes, pancakes (or a single, large omelette-like) to be prepared with any kind of vegetable. The restaurants offer it as a side dish for fish or meat main courses or as a key element of the typical English breakfast. We are talking, of course, of bubble and squeak, one of the simplest but tastiest dishes in Liverpool.

  • Recommended to: breakfast lunch dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,35
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, Brussels sprouts, butter

5 - Wet Nelly

Another confectionery delight that arises essentially as a method to reuse waste products, such as stale bread, to make a symbolic reach of the city is the wet nelly, served with a nice portion of custard, according to the tradition of Liverpool.

  • Recommended to: snack
  • Average cost: € 6,20
  • Main ingredients: stale bread, butter, brown sugar, dried fruit

6 - Potted Shrimps (Potted Shrimp)

Even the creator of the famous James Bond loved this simple but delicious shrimp dish. The potted shrimps come flavored with nutmeg and served alone or, as usual, to be spread on a crunchy slice of bread.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 7,40
  • Main ingredients: shrimp, butter, nutmeg

7 - Cupcakes

Of American origin, cupcakes (also called fairy cakes in England) are one of the most tasted delights in Liverpool. The main ingredient that enriches the evergreen recipe of these sweets is the famous frosting, the butter cream used to decorate cupcakes.

  • Recommended to: snack or breakfast
  • Average cost: € 2,80
  • Main ingredients: flour, sugar, butter

8 - Savory Pie (Pie)

There is not only the famous apple pie, the undisputed star of a comedy film a few years ago. In England pies based on meat, vegetables, cheeses are the most popular and Liverpool is no exception in bringing this British delicacy to their tables, in different formats.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: puff pastry, meat (chicken or beef), eggs, onions

9 - Hamburger

We cannot close the top ten must eat in Liverpool without touching the chapter, not even for once junk food. The hamburgers, of foreign origin, are offered in the city's pubs and clubs in an alternative key, with unique ingredients and unmistakable spices, without forgetting the evergreen Anglo-Saxon sauces, such as the very red Leicester. We recommend the soft sandwich with crispy breaded chicken!

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: starting from € 11,00
  • Main ingredients: bread, breaded chicken, Leicester sauce

10 - English Breakfast

In closing, an honorable mention goes to the most popular, satiating and energetic dish of the day. The main meal for the British has always been there breakfast. That's why the English breakfast in its entirety can only be included in the top ten dishes to be consumed in Liverpool, for a charge of energy that lasts all day ... or, at least, until the next place!

  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 6,20
  • Main ingredients: egg, bacon, toast

Where to eat in Liverpool: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Liverpool, like all of England, it lacks a bit of a real culinary tradition.

In fact, these cities are not famous and known mainly for their cuisine. Among the most typical dishes you can find things that are also in other English cities, for example the famous fish & chips, pudding and Sausages & mash.
But there is a dish that belongs to Liverpool, and you can't not taste it: we are talking about the Scouse, a dish based on beef or lamb with potatoes and vegetables.

For the rest, you will find really many restaurants with international cuisine and coming from all over: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Mexican and even Italian, French or Spanish. You will really be spoiled for choice on where to stop for lunch or dinner.

1 - The Art School Restaurant

  • Description: small, welcoming and elegant place; innovative British cuisine, which bases its dishes on organic products and their seasonality; many vegetarian choices and a wide choice of wines
  • specialty: Tasting Menu
  • Average price: from € 60,00 per person
  • Address: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool - Get Directions / Facebook Page

2 - Barley and Beans

  • Description: welcoming and informal American-style restaurant, excellent for super breakfasts, brunches and open until late
  • specialty: pancakes with bacon and maple syrup
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Hatton Garden 17, Liverpool - Get Directions / Facebook Page

3 - Fazenda Liverpool

  • Description: restaurant bar & grill, specialized in the preparation of meat and steaks, but there is no shortage of menus and proposals for vegetarians and vegans
  • specialty: Brazilian Feijoada
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Horton House, Exchange St E, Liverpool - Get Directions / Facebook Page

4 - Roski Restaurant

  • Description: modern and bright room; innovative British cuisine, the dishes, in addition to being a delicacy for the palate, are also a delicacy to the eye; Reservation recommended
  • specialty: Tasting Menu
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: 16 Rodney St, Liverpool - Get Directions / Facebook Page

5 - Yanni's

  • Description: place for a quick lunch, they serve excellent fish & chips, one of the best in the city, as well as other traditional English dishes
  • specialty: fish & chips
  • Average price: from € 5,00 per person
  • Address: 31-33 Lord St, Liverpool - Get Directions / Facebook Page

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