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13 Liverpool City Region fine dining restaurants you must try

12 months ago

13 Liverpool City Region fine dining restaurants you must try

From street food style eateries to European inspired bistros you can literally eat your way around the world in Liverpool.

But if you want to try a bit of fine dining, Liverpool has an ever-growing selection of options for you discover in the city centre and beyond.

Don’t worry – it’s not all starched linen and fine wines, the new wave of fine dining is cool, contemporary and most of all helping put our region firmly at the heart of the UK food map.

Hungry for more? Then read on….

The Art School

Art School
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Probably the city’s most acclaimed restaurant – Paul Askew and his super-talented team have helped put Liverpool back on the fine dining map. Incredible dishes, stunning surroundings, exceptional service, the very finest quality ingrediants and a wine list to die for – have we convinced you yet? Lunch, dinner, drinks in the Cellar with a bit of charcuterie and a cocktail or two; this place has nailed it. And if all that wasn’t enough, super-affable Chef Patron Porky is usually on hand for a quick natter to make your visit even more memorable. Art School – we love you!

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Panoramic 34

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Set 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of the West Tower, Panoramic 34 is one of the UK’s highest restaurants. This celebrated fine dining restaurant offers breath-taking 360° views of the iconic River Mersey, and beyond. And if that wasn’t enough, the food is pretty spectacular too. The ever-changing menu changes daily, based on what ingredients are in season and the clever, European-inspired dishes taste every bit as good as they look. For the full fine dining hit, check out the epic tasting menu.

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This Baltic Triangle-based restaurant combines fine dining dishes created by a Michelin-star trained team with a more informal setting. Manifest is the passion project of partners Paul Durand and Charlotte Jones who spent months converting a former warehouse in Watkinson Street off Jamaica Street.

The 30-cover restaurant focuses on a modern British menu showcasing locally-sourced ingredients. Charlotte and chef Paul, who worked at the renowned two Michelin-starred Moor Hall in Aughton, have put together a team who share their vision and their skills.

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Wreckfish Bistro

Fine Dining Liverpool
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If you like your fine dining a bit on the edge, Wreckfish is the place for you. Billed as a neighbourhood bistro serving up simple, great quality dishes – this place really delivers on flavour and innovation

Part of ‘bad-boy’ chef and social media supremo Gary Usher’s growing portfolio, Wreckfish is the perfect mix of sublime fine dining and city centre swag with a super-cool vibe and modern clever dishes to match.

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Moor Hall (40 mins from Liverpool)

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The Michelin starred Moor Hall Restaurant in Aughton near Ormskirk is a stunning grade II* listed building that is steeped in history dating back to the thirteenth century. The team there have been making massive waves in the UK dining scene with their stunning produce driven take on exceptional fine dining. A true ‘restaurant with rooms’, you can dine, dream and truly indulge your senses with an unforgettable foodie break at this intoxicating retreat.

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Fine Dining Liverpool
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Don’t be fooled by the look of this little place just off the main drag in Heswall. It might look quite unremarkable but the food here is anything but. Acclaimed chef Moyo has worked in some of the UK’s finest restaurants and 5 star hotels and his unique approach to fine dining has won foodie fans from far and wide.

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Situated inside the brilliant Duke Street Market, Barnacle is the brainchild of The Art School’s Paul Askew, Bone and Block’s Harry Marquart and local kitchen stars Kieran Gill and Jake Lewis. The restaurant showcases the region’s rich food heritage through fresh, organic and free-range dishes.

At Barnacle, the focus is on locally inspired cuisine that reflects Liverpool’s global history through dynamic meat, fish, and vegan menus, all shaped by the markets and seasons.

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MasterChef: The Professionals’ Winner Anton Piotrowski is the chef behind this restaurant, which promises fine dining in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Every menu is based on the sourcing of local ingredients, so is ever-changing.

If you a book a table in this place, expect delicious food and excellent wines wrapped up with brilliant service!

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This place is Smithdown’s very own fine dining restaurant and it serves up a treat! It classes itself as a “neighbourhood bistro and wine bar” and the menu here changes as the seasons do. Not only that, it has special menus for special occasions too, like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and more. If there is one menu you need to try here, it has to be the famous Sunday Roast, which you can book a table for and happens every Sunday, 12-6pm.

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Spire Restaurant

Fine Dining Liverpool
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This ‘fine seasonal dining’ restaurant is based on Church Road and specialises in modern and European cuisine. Having won awards like North West Restaurant of the Year (The Good Food Guide) and Food Hero Award for chef owner Matt Locke (Metro Food and Drink Awards), you are guaranteed a brilliant gastronomical experience at Spire. It’s just a stroll away from Penny Lane and opens Wednesday – Sunday.

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This is another restaurant from the brilliant mind of Gary Usher, based in Prescot. It’s the fifth addition to the Elite Bistro Group and is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, which raised a record £50k in 59 minutes! With the introduction of Shakespeare North Playhouse Theatre to the area, it’s a great spot for a pre-theatre meal, and has a menu just for that. And on Sundays, kids dine for free too, so the whole family can enjoy the experience.

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Restaurant OXA

Fine Dining Liverpool
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This independant restaurant is based in the heart of the Wirral and Chef patron Andrew Sheridan has 20 years of experience to offer, so you’re in good hands. The food is cooked over live fire and designed for sharing. You can enjoy a light lunch here or a feast shared among friends and family. The menu here changes with the seasons, so there’s always something new to try.

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Credit: Caveau

Caveau is a French dining experienced based in Allerton, South Liverpool. You can enjoy dishes from its A La Carte menu, or go for its Set Menu, which will give you the opportunity to experience a variety of French-inspired dishes. The restaurant is open Wednesday – Sunday.

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