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15 new Liverpool bars and restaurants you need to discover

3 years ago

15 new Liverpool bars and restaurants you need to discover

After so long with nowhere to go, now all our bars and restaurants are open again and not only that, Liverpool’s got some fantastic new ones which have launched.

In case you missed them in the rush to get back out to your favourites, here are 15 new bars and restaurants you need to discover …


On College Lane in Liverpool ONE, where Wahaca used to be, Mamasan specialises in amazing authentic South East Asian-inspired dishes and indulgent cocktails with its own special twist on some classics like salted watermelon mojito and raspberry and rose margarita. The décor is a wow, there’s a rooftop bar with panoramic views across the city, DJs and plans for live music and dining events.

Book a table here.

Pierre Griffes Café Bar and Bistro

The stylish 30-seater Café Bar and Bistro nestled right in the middle of the leafy suburbs of Allerton Road transports you to the heart of one of the most romantic city’s in the world with a selection of food and wines to tempt the most discerning palettes. Rustically styled with  metro tiles, tan leather seats, natural woods and French inspired dressing the ambience of casual opulence will ensure that the dining experience is atmospheric, comfortable and endearing.

Breakfast is served from 10.30am and the evening menu reflects some of France’s more traditional recipes using some of the region’s finest ingredients, including starters of Moules Mariniere and a stunning Baked Camembert, whilst Coq au Vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and Steak with French Fries.

Follow on Facebook here.

Fat Hippo

Fans of fabulous burgers and dirty fries will want to make their way onto Bold Street where Fat Hippo is now turning out some whopping ones and quite a few quirky flavours too. Get on the Tropic Thunder which is topped with jerk bacon and candied pineapple, or the PB & Double J burger with peanut butter, bacon jam and smoked chilli jello. 

Book a table here.

GPO, MetQuarter

The new GPO food hall inside the Metquarter is due to open week commencing 7 June. GPO stands for ‘General Post Office’ which is a nod to the former use of the building as Liverpool’s head Post Office. Set to be the largest food hall in the city centre, it will focus on a wide variety of cuisines under one roof, championing independent regional operators above all else and offering support and incubation for the best this emerging food scene has to offer.

Book your table here.


Brasserie Loup

The team behind Berrington’s and Wolf & Waffle have launched a new French restaurant, Brasserie Loup, on Berry Street.

Serving a delectable menu of classic French fare cooked to perfection, diners can expect great tasting simple dishes, hearty portions and a lively atmosphere. 

Located above Wolf & Waffle on Berry Street, the 60 cover restaurant offers traditional French dishes exquisitely cooked using simple flavours and the finest season ingredients, with highlights including indulgent cheesy onion soup and Moules frites with garlic & white wine sauce. 

Book your table here.

Boom: Battle Bar

Because what’s a night out without a bit of Bavarian axe throwing, Boom: Battle Bar inside St John’s Centre lets you unleash your wild side. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more including crazier golf, electric darts, interactive beer pong, 22ft shuffleboard, American pool, skee ball, boules and curling. Oh and American street food because all that gaming will make you starving.

More info here.

Point Blank

In a basement on Castle Street, Point Blank shooting gives you and your mates the chance to test your sharp-shooting skills with full-on thrills but none of the gore or graphic images. It’s all about trigger speed and accuracy and you get to choose your own guns and action set-pieces. On the menu, there’s classics like pizza and wings, and bottomless Sunday brunch.

Visit the Point Blank website here.


If all this gorgeous weather’s got you dreaming of long haul holidays, maybe to the US West Coast, then Backyard could well be the place to bring it nearer home. The all-day kitchen and bar has opened up on Wolstenholme Square for homemade nachos, tacos and lots of in-house special cocktails and spritzes plus plenty of laidback sunshiny vibes. Walk-ins every day until 11pm. 

More info here.

Entry Bar

You can’t afford to miss a minute of decent sun when it’s out, so for maximum soaking up opportunities, head to Entry Bar next to the Epic Hotel on Seel Street where you’ll find a continental-style outdoor space with a lovely Med feel. Cocktails, wines and spirits are on the go every day from 12 to 12, with some really tasty in-house creations. 

More info here.

Pepper Cat Sports, Bold Street

Pepper Cat Sports is home to 14 flatscreen, LED TVs with multiple feeds so everyone can get the best view of more than one game at the same time, perfect for the Euros.

The sports bar offers an American-themed menu with PCS chicken wings taking centre stage. The venue has an incredibly popular £10 Wings Wednesday deal, allowing guests to chow down on unlimited wings including Salt & Pepper, Buffalo hot sauce and BBQ glaze whilst they watch the match. There’s also buffalo cauli wings for vegans and vegetarians.

Follow Pepper Cat Sports on Instagram here.

The Baltic Backyard

On Blundell Street in the Baltic Triangle, The Baltic Backyard is the perfect place to go for a big outdoor session of live music, great food and an amazing choice of gins til 11pm. They do Wine Fridays and buckets of beer deals too, which sounds like a very good reason to bunk off work early, not that we really need one.

Follow The Baltic Backyard on Instagram here.

Tempest on Tithebarn

There aren’t many places more gorgeous to be on a hot day than on the roof of this place on Tithebarn Street. The new owners, who’ve also got Ma Boyle’s, have created a New York feel in Liverpool’s business district, so inside or out it’s got loads to offer from early-morning coffee to late night cocktails, breakfasts to small plates and burgers.

More info here.


If you love The Beatles and find yourself down in their spiritual home on Mathew Street, then check out the new Revolver bar on Temple Court. Owned by the group behind the Rubber Soul complex, it’s got plenty of nice Beatles touches including lots of very cool artwork on the walls. Live music kicks off at 5pm daily and there’s no bookings, just walk-ins.

More info here.

The One O’Clock Gun, Albert Dock

The team behind Liverpool favourite Maray are launching their first pub, The One O’Clock Gun will open on Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock this month and owners say it will specialise in great drinks, simple food and proper, old fashioned hospitality.

The One O’Clock Gun will open on the Royal Albert Dock on June 25th serving, amongst other things, Pies from Great North Pie Co, a house Pale Ale created in collaboration with Liverpool’s Carnival Brewery, draught Guinness, wine on tap, and a cocktail list centered around a punchy range of Sours.

Follow on Instagram here.

Bouchon, Castle Street (opening this summer)

‘Bouchon’ Oysters

Jonathan Poole and Paddy Smith of the Red & Blue Restaurant Group famous for Liverpool eateries like Bacaro and Salthouse Tapas are all set to open French bistro ‘Bouchon’ this summer with a mid-July opening earmarked for the site formerly known as Rocket & Ruby.

Menu highlights at Bouchon will include Oysters, Classic French Onion Soup, Charcuterie boards, Rotisserie Chicken, Sole Meunière to Tarte Tatin and Chocolate Fondant.


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