If you’ve melted on the school run and crave for the office air con after work, fear not we’ve lined up a few ideas on how to make the most of a summer evening in Liverpool, and they’re child friendly too. Forget slaving away in the kitchen, grab a quick change, load into the car and check out these places to eat and drink with plenty of outside space to burn off your dinner.
Why not head over to the leafy suburb of Allerton and enjoy a family dinner at the Pub In The Park, Allerton Hall? There’s plenty of parking, a fab beer garden, an outdoor play area and a varied menu with something for everyone (including carvery and light bites such as lemon & garlic chicken and the farmhouse sharing board). More info here.
The Britannia has stood alongside the grassy bands of Otterspool for years and thanks to a recent renovation, it’s back with a fresh look, new menu and offers the perfect place to order some pizza, pick a spot outside and take in the view of the Mersey and the last of the rays. Check out the menus here.
How’s this for a great mid-week after school treat? Vikings Landing on the East Lancs Road invites you to feed your tribe for just £20 with four main meals and a sharing dessert included in the offer. Get your spoons ready for duel with your dad over that last scoop of ice cream before hitting the play park outside. Menus and booking here.
Set in 5 acres of parkland, The Sparrowhawk on Southport Old Road, Formby is a great destination to sit back and relax after a long, hot day at the office. Nab yourselves a table on the terrace and tuck into everything from lite bites to classic British mains and indulgent desserts. Let the kids have a wander while you enjoy a Gin. It’s Dad’s turn to drive! Menus and more here.
Bill’s is a great family restaurant right in the heart of Liverpool ONE. With the summer weather set to last, where better than to enjoy an affordable family dinner, than right next to the fountains on Thomas Steers Way and a hop, skip and a jump from Chavasse Park, just up the green steps. Kids can enjoy 3 courses for just £6.95. Menus and booking info here.
Is there anywhere better to experience a Liverpool sunset than right down on the river? Head to Gusto one night this week, let the kids get creative with making their own pizzas while you relax on the dockside watching the boats bob on the water at our stunning Royal Albert Dock. Take a wander to the Pier Head for a roller skate or kick about afterwards. Gusto booking info here.
A little after school trip to New Brighton has never been more fun with the nights staying light until way past bedtime. Park up along the front, grab a tasty tapas tea at Marino Lounge after an hours waterplay at Puddles Splash Play Area at Bubbles World of Play. Marino Lounge menus here and book your Puddles Splash slot in advance here.
Take a walk down to the banks of the River Mersey one summer night and snap the Hale Lighthouse for your Instagram before nabbing an outside table at the Childe of Hale pub for some proper pub grub. Don’t forget to get a selfie with old John Middleton before you pile the kids back into the car, ready for a good nights sleep. More info on Hale Village here.
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