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This is the Liverpool Christmas Food Bucket List 2018. It’s that time of year again. The clearing of the freezer has begun, resulting in random tea concoctions such as; oven chips, a frozen tikka masala and a couple of Yorkshire puddings….. maybe that’s just us? We’ve also made a solid start on stock-piling sweet treats and plenty of ‘picky bits’, you know, just in case an extra 100 people pop round on Boxing Day!
One thing guaranteed to happen at Christmas, is your mum having a meltdown if you so much as look at that tin of Quality Street. Luckily for us, Liverpool is teaming with seriously delicious Christmas goodies that you can eat til you can wobble your belly like bowl full of jelly, Santa style!
From succulent pigs in blankets to cinnamon laced hot chocolate and Christmas pudding ice-cream, Liverpool’s restaurants and bars are fully embracing the festive spirit, whether in a glass or on a plate. Check out our round up of the best and yummiest yuletide offerings and get taste-testing this Winter.
Our current record for mine pies consumed during the month of December is 63 (such commitment) but with the addition of these crispy, chocolate mince pie pastries and warm cream from Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen at the Albert Dock, we’re going for the 100! Menu here.
Crazy Pedro’s have served up a brand new, speciality pizza every month this year and December’s is a belter. Ped’s in Blankets is loaded with your crimbo faves. Tuck into a pigs in blankets, turkey crisps, cranberry ketchup, and Grinch mustard topped pizza and it will literally have you rocking around the Christmas tree. More here.
The humble butty gets a festive make-over this winter at Bean There Coffee Shop, Smithdown Road. Alongside a whole new winter menu with festive treats such as speciality hot chocolates (the choc orange one looks divine), you can get your chops around this chunky club sandwich, stacked with plenty of stuffing! More info here.
Only Yard & Coop, Hanover Street could produce a Christmas special that looks so good but sounds so, so wrong. The Dirty Santa Special is made up of buttermilk fried chicken thighs, with homemade stuffing balls, maple bacon, charred Brussel sprouts and cranberry sauce. All served on a mix of sweet potato fries, fries, lots of chicken gravy and cheese. Merry Christmas! Menus here.
If you’re after some nibbly bits with a christmassy twist, why not head over to Gradwell St and feast on Patt’s deep fried pork and stuffing Jingle Balls or a Santa’s Pork Belly burger from Pattersons? Neon lights, fried chicken and all the festive cheer you can drink! Check out the cocktails and 2 for £10 burger offers here.
Titanic Hotel launches its Christmas Cocktail menu on 1st December and with the likes of the Mince Pie Martini and Hot Gingerbread Gin, we can’t think of a better reason to book a cosy little date night at one of the city’s most stunning venues. Check out the full list and get booking here.
If you’re missing some heat on your bones during the cold and wet British Winter, book in for an authentic Spanish feast at Lunyalita, Royal Albert Dock and finish off with a festive sweet treat. The Sherry Raisin Sundae is filled with Cheshire Farm vanilla ice cream, made with PX sherry infused raisins and crumbled turron. It’s so good, we ate it before we could take a pic! Menus here.
Christmas drinks are the best aren’t they? Fully adopting the ‘Ahhh go on, it’s Christmas’ excuse to go for a ‘quick drink’ every night after work, we’re heading to Revolution Albert Dock to sample Rudolph’s Flight! This tasty trio of shots includes Kahlúa, Baileys Almande and Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream Liqueurs and is part of a whole Christmas cocktail menu. Go on, it’s Christmas! Info here.
Baltic Market has fully embraced all things Christmas and has welcomed a brand new trader to the Cain’s Brewery venue. Trailer Trash Xmas will be serving up all manner of hunger-busting festive treats from 29th November including the Boxing Day Breakfast Burger, Pigs In Blankets Tater Tots, Mac & Cheese bites, Dark Fruits sauce and loads more. Click here to check out the menu.
We’re beside ourselves with excitement to report that the Liverpool Christmas Market at St George’s Plateau has returned with the epic Yorkshire Pudding Xmas dinner Wrap. Get one!
Lock & Key, Duke Street will get us through the long winter evenings with Hot Gin & Gingerbread cocktails from Sipsmiths. There’s a side of pizza and jazz on offer too.
Also did you know, you can buy gin-filled baubles for your Christmas tree? Click here to get yours.
Bar Hutte is back at its festive home under the huge Christmas tree at Liverpool ONE and it’s serving up a yuletide winner. The Christmas Pide is a flatbread loaded with smoked turkey, chipolatas, stuffing, mozzarella and charred sprouts. Get in our belly! More info here.
Rough Hand Made at Royal Albert Dock has created a moist, light Apple & Cinnamon cake to accompany their range of local jams. We love the wild blackberry and fig one the most.
Beside turkey & sprouts, is there anything more festive than pigs in blankets? Go to EAT at Liverpool ONE for your take away pot of yumminess and shop while you snack. All the Liverpool ONE restaurants and bars here.
Miracle on Seel Street is serving up some seriously delicious xmas snacks including turkey butties and mince pies, but the Christmas Pudding Ice Cream is deffo our favourite. More info here.
Turkey with a twist anyone? The Club House, Liverpool is serving up their signature hanging kebabs with a crimbo twist. Anyone fancy turkey with a maple and cranberry glaze? Menus and booking here.
There’s a brand new Christmas cocktail menu on offer at Revolution Wood St and we’re already firm fans of Jingle Juice and Sugarplum Punch. Cheers Santa! Full menu here.
Baltic Social is serving up bottomless Christmas dinner which includes prawn cocktail, turkey, sprouts and loads of beer and fizz too. Get 15/16/23rd December in your diary and book here.
If you’re saving your official Christmas dinner treat for the big day, why not get a taste for the old bird at Red Dog Saloon? The SFT, Southern Fried Turkey Breast Burger, fries and slaw will leave you hankering for more! Full Christmas menu here.
Delifonseca Dockside is bursting with amazing Christmas delicacies that you can devour in house or take home to wow your guests. We can’t wait to check out the festive set menu, in particular the poached pears and mulled wine reduction! That counts as one of your 5 a day you know! More info here.
Calling all Vegans, this one is for you! Purple Carrot on Smithdown Road is now stocking Vegan and gluten free Festive Pies! There’s also a fresh stock of dairy free Christmas pudding a choccie treats too. More info here.
You’ve done your Torvil & Dean best effort on the ice and you’ve endured a white knuckle ice ride at the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival, Pier Head, you deserve a drink! Choose from mulled wine and cider to fully loaded, creamy hot chocolate, Irish coffees and more, here.
Ropewalks Lounge, Hanover St have merged two of our very favourite things! Gin and Sweets! Sipsmiths goes with gingerbread, orange and gooey marshmallows like Santa goes with Rudolph! Check out the full Christmas offering here.
Venues in Liverpool don’t get more Christmassy than the Bluecoat and this Winter you can dine like royalty on one of the most decadent menus around. We’ve no idea what’s in Christmas Chutney, but we want lashings of it! Book in here.
Christmas Pudding is possibly the oldest tradition when it comes to Christmas food ad may households have embraced the humble trifle or cosmopolitan Profiteroles! But not us, we’re ordering our handmade pud from the Liverpool Cake Co….and eating the whole thing ourselves! Get yours here.
HUS, Tithebarn St is warming up shoppers and workers alike with fabulously festive gingerbread lattes and silky Irish Cream drinks. This is the perfect place for a lunchtime or post-work catch up amid the Christmas rush. More info here.
Marriot Liverpool is truly embracing the Christmas spirit with a feast of Christmas offerings. Head to Queen Sq and enjoy Christmas Afternoon Tea, a 3 course festive lunch for just £21pp or a Throw Back party night for your whole workplace! More info here.
We’re finishing off with a treat for your four-legged bestie! Head to dog-friendly eatery, Tusk Baltic for Doggy Egg-nog and mulled wine. There’s a Santa’s Little Yelpers event on 1st December, find out more here.
*We’ll also go and try it out for ourselves so the more suggestions the better!
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