Whatever and whoever you’re shopping for this Christmas, make sure you take time to chill. Check your list twice and raise a toast to Santa with a glass of bubbles or decadent afternoon tea at these handy shopping pit stops, across the city. From picky bits, 241 cocktails, pimped-up hot chocolates and all the brunch dishes, we’ve got a place to rest your feet this December.
Just a short walk from Liverpool ONE and Lord Street, the brand new Liverpool Gin Distillery, Castle Street has a bespoke kitchen in the basement lounge serving up tasty small plates to accompany your favourite G&T. More here.
When it comes to cosmopolitan dining, you can’t beat NYL Restaurant & Bar. This stunning venue offers a layered Afternoon Tea complete with NYC swag. Expect Big Apple donuts, New York cheesecake and plenty of pastrami. Menus and booking here.
A window seat, a silky smooth hot chocolate and a chilled atmosphere awaits you at The Cosy Club, Paradise Street. The perfect pit stop to unload your shopping and watch the world go by, order yourself a marshmallow hot chocolate, whole leaf tea or glass of bubbles and relax. Menus and more here.
Heading to Bold Street for your Christmas Shopping? Stop in at one of the most sophisticated, stylish pit stops on our list, Ropes & Twines, Bold Street. This coffee and wine room offers comfy sofas, freshly brewed coffee, speciality wines, nibbles and live music too. Menus and more here.
The Hub, Hanover St has had a festive make-over and is ready to welcome you hardy Christmas shoppers with a lite bites menu from 12 – 4:30pm and it’s just £10 for three dishes, plus there’s 2 for £9.50 on cocktails, all day (except Saturdays). More info here.
If you’re buying unique and quirky gifts from the boutiques and shops at the Royal Albert Dock, stop in at Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen for a warm welcome and tasty meal. Alongside a menu bursting with brunch, sides and chunky butties, check out the mince pie filo pastry parcels! Menus and more here.
There’s a brand new pop up foodie hot spot above Furnival’s Well, from Bitter Social and they’re offering a festive brunch this December. Le Festin De Noel at the Ropeworks, is offering a three course brunch and a cocktail for £15 per head! More info here.
We’ll bet you a Christmas stocking you’ve never seen a hot chocolate like this! Barley & Beans, Hatton Garden is the place to go if you need a serious sugar kick (and Instagram hits) as they serve up a shed load of winter warmers, brunch cocktails, smoothies and more. Menus here.
This stalwart of Lord Street is the place to enjoy a strong, Italian coffee and a comfortable sofa, mid or post shop! Head up the stairs to Rococo (right next to the brand new H&M store) grab yourself a quiet spot and while away an hour with a gingerbread latte! More info here.
If you’re laden down with vintage, vinyl or arty gifts down the Baltic, head over to Tusk and grab a seat by the fire while you take stock. This former warehouse is warm, comfortable and fully stocked with amazing hot chocolate, cocktails, vegan friendly menu and they love dogs!!! More info here.
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