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This is the Royal Albert Dock Food Bible


There’s so many different ways to dine on the dock.

From boutique bakeries to nightlife hotspots, quaint tearooms and the finest Spanish, Italian and Thai cuisine, Royal Albert Dock is now a foodie destination in its own right. Whether you’re looking for a pit stop while exploring the Dock’s galleries, museums and attractions or searching for a quiet spot to read the paper, have a meeting or organise a romantic date for two, the dock has it all.

With Hong Kong street food, freshy baked pastries, make your own pizzas with the kids and of course, a whole load of signature cocktails, Royal Albert Dock has your breakfast, lunch and dinner sorted.

This is the Royal Albert Dock Food Bible….

The Pumphouse

Photo Credit: Albert Dock

Did you know The Pumphouse is a Grade II Listed building? This cosy pub not only offers a chilled place to tuck into some classic British dishes it also boasts the most coveted dock-side beer gardens, overlooking the Pier Head. If you’re info craft beers, real ales and gin, there’s plenty behind the bar for you too. Menus and more here. 

The Maritime Dining Rooms

The Merseyside Maritime Museum has a hidden gem. The Maritime Dining Room offers modern, locally-sourced food including afternoon tea and soups and salads and classic British dishes. All can be enjoyed while over looking the stunning dock. Menus and booking here.

Tate Liverpool Café

The Guide Liverpool TATE Liverpool Cafe

Sir Peter Blake designed the striking interior of the Tate Liverpool Café. Once you’ve wandered the current exhibitions, pull up a pew and check out the seasonal menu plus Tate Scouse, steak sandwiches, soups, salads and brunch. Also, kids eat free when an adult purchases a main meal. Info and menus here. 

Docklands Fish & Chips

You can’t visit the waterfront and not crave traditional fish and chips! Dockland Fish & Chips serves up the freshest fish in crispy batter, chips, onion rings, mushy peas and crisp calamari to eat in or take away. There’s also pies, chicken, sausages and lots of sauces and traditional chippy extras. More info here. 


If a hearty Italian feast is what you crave, head to Gusto. Pizza, pasta, seafood and meats are what this elegant restaurant and bar does best. The exposed brick walls and low lighting, Gusto is the perfect venue for a romantic meal for two, a family celebration and lazy afternoons sipping fabulous cocktails on the al fresco dockside. Menus and more here.

Revolucion De Cuba

Turn up the heat with Cuban-inspired tapas and cocktails at Revolucion De Cuba. This two-floor rum bar and Cantina also boasts a dockside location and serves up a whole host of tasty burritos, tacos, enchiladas and all the tapas. Happy hours offer 2-4-1 cocktails and £3 pints of Mahou too. More info here. 

The Smugglers Cove

There’s more than 140 different types of rum on offer at themed pub, The Smuggler’s Cove so why not unleash your inner pirate and stop by for a tipple. There’s also 80 beers and a hearty menu boasting hanging kebabs, loaded deli boards, burgers, rotisserie dishes, pies and a great kids menu too. Take a seat at the Captains table and tuck in. Menus here. 

The Gallery Cafe

If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your feet, shelter from the rain with a cuppa or tuck into a heart full English before exploring the waterfront, head to The Gallery Café and see why everyone raves about their breakfasts! Menus and more here. 

What’s Cooking

Royal Albert Dock’s longest serving restaurant is one we’ve come to associate with great food, atmosphere and generous portions! What’s Cooking bar and grill sources its ingredients locally and creates winning dishes such as handcrafted burgers, succulent barbeque ribs and sizzling fajitas. Check out the menu here. 

Miller & Carter

If its steak to crave it has to be Miller & Carter. However you like yours cooked once you’ve tasted their hand-cut, 30-day aged British and Irish steaks, you’ll never forget it. We highly recommend the Wild Garlic & Szechuan Style Lamb Rump if you fancy something a bit different. Menus and more here. 

Puffle Waffle

Oh here come the dessert heavyweights of the Royal Albert Dock. If you like a sweet treat now and again, you have to check out Puffle Waffle. Hong Kong’s favourite street food consists of a light, fluffy waffle, made fresh for each order, which is then loaded with savoury or sweet toppings. What’ll you have on yours? Menus here. 

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen joined the Royal Albert Dock in 2018 and has crated the perfect, laid back venue to enjoy a bite to eat, whatever your dietary requirements. From fresh, locally-sourced bagels to rustic sandwiches and filling main meals of seabass, burgers and more. Check out the menu here. 

Rosa’s Thai

Bringing sensational, traditional Thai cooking to Royal Albert Dock is Rosa’s Thai. The first venue outside of its Carnaby Street HQ, Rosa’s brings the fragrant and flavoursome dishes of Thailand to life on the dock. Rosa’s spring rolls are so good, they secured her first investment! Find out more and check out the menu here. 

Ruben’s Coffee Shop

If you’re a fan of rich, silky smooth coffee then head to Ruben’s Coffee House at Royal Albert Dock for a quality caffeine fix. Serving up fresh Colombian and Honduran sourced coffee as well as filling breakfast dishes, soups, specials and lots of fresh cake, Ruben’s is a great value pitstop on the dock. More info here. 


Catalan cuisine partners perfectly with stunning views of the dock at Lunyalita. A feast for the senses, you can tuck into seriously delicious tapas, wines and lots of gin plus sharing platters topped with the finest, authentic ingredients. Serrano ham anyone? More info here.

Rough Hand Made

Bread and pastry fans, this one is for you! Rough Hand Made lovingly creates pittas, pastries and speciality breads every day from their Royal Albert Dock bakery. The smells of freshly baked goodies will draw you in where the likes of quiche, croissants, rye and pitta breads await. Oh and lots of sumptuous pastries! Menus and more info here. 

Quayside Cafe

Located on the ground floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Quayside Café is a light filled spot to grab a coffee and cake or lunch time snack before exploring our city’s magical maritime past. Info here. 


When it comes to dining in style, PanAm restaurant and bar offers a sophisticated venue for lunch or dinner and drinks with stunning views across the dock to the Three Graces. Alongside its unrivalled setting, Casual dining is what PanAm does best and with a menu bursting with flavour, you can enjoy everything from bottomless brunch to Caribbean curry, pastas, salads, grill dishes and loads more. Menus here.  


This Royal Albert Dock loft bar brings the party to the waterfront. Revolution is a great place to get together with mates or dates for a bite to eat and a Revolution stick (the portable paddle of 6-10 shots), before the venue sparks into life after dark bringing a whole host of cocktails, DJ’s and a party atmosphere. Check out the menus here. 

To find out what’s happening at Royal Albert Dock this Spring head to and follow @thealbertdock on socials for regular updates. 

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