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This is the Royal Albert Dock Food Bible

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This is the Royal Albert Dock Food Bible

(Updated August 2023)

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 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 street food, freshly baked pastries, 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….


Albert Dock Food
Credit: Madre

Located in the dock’s Anchor Courtyard, Madre is the perfect place if you’re looking for tasty tacos. Signature’s include Baja fish tacos, iberico pork al pastor and the nachos! And when the sun is out, you can enjoy all of the delicious food on offer, as well as special Mexican beers and cocktails in its large courtyard space.

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The One O’Clock Gun

Credit: The One O’Clock Gun

Think proper traditional pub…but new. The One O’Clock Gun is a pub that wants to bring together all that’s best about old-fashioned hospitality. There’s obviously a brilliant selection of drinks, with the team priding themselves on pouring a solid pint of Guinness, but there are also great food options too, like pies from Great North Pie Co and charcuterie boards.

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The Pumphouse

Albert Dock Food
Credit: The Pumphouse

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 but it also boasts the most coveted dock-side beer garden, overlooking the Pier Head. If you’re into craft beers, real ales and gin, there’s plenty behind the bar for you too.

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Credit: Rudy’s Pizza

The pizza at Rudy’s has become pretty famous in recent years, and now there are three for you to choose from in Liverpool City Centre! The most unique however, it could be argued, is the Albert Dock site, where you can enjoy lovely surroundings, coupled with delicious Neopolitan-style pizza!

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So Greek Full

Credit: So Greek Full

You’ll find this place opposite the Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock. Brought to you by a team of passionate chef’s, So Greek Full brings a bit of Athens to Liverpool, serving up traditional Souvlaki’s, Greek snacks and more. You also need to the team’s two specials sauces or the vegan steak Souvlaki on offer.

Follow So Greek Full on Instagram here.

Tate Liverpool Café

Albert Dock Food
Credit: Tate Liverpool

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.

Find out more here.


Credit: Maray

Liverpool-born restaurant Maray offers a totally unique dining experience at the Albert Dock. The menu is a selection of small plates, served when ready, including its famous Disco Cauliflower (pictured above. The food is Middle-Eastern-inspired and there’s loads of veggie and vegan options too.

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Docklands Fish & Chips

Credit: Royal Albert Dock

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.

Find out more here.


Albert Dock Food
Credit: Gusto Liverpool

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. Boasting exposed brick walls and low lighting inside, Gusto is the perfect venue for a romantic meal for two, a family celebration or a lazy afternoon sipping fabulous cocktails on the al fresco dockside.

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Burnt Milk Hotel

Credit: Burnt Milk Hotel

Located apparently where there was once a grand hotel, Burnt Milk Hotel (not to be mistaken for an actual hotel, but coffee, cocktail bar and wine shop) is an intimate venue that has space for 30 covers inside. On the menu you can expect unique wines, dishes like creamy Burrata with wild garlic, pesto and pine nuts and bar snacks. There’s also a small outdoor space that can be enjoyed when the sun appears.

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Revolucion De Cuba

Credit: 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.

More info here.

The Fab Four Cafe

Situated within The Beatles Story attraction, The Fab4 Cafe is a great spot after you’ve had a tour through the venue, or you’re just looking for a nice coffee. Of course you’ll hear music by The Beatles while you enjoy a drink or snack and you can get to the cafe by going through the Fab4 Store.

Find out more here.

The Smugglers Cove

Credit: 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.

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The Long Shot

Albert Dock Food
Credit: The Long Shot

This place is the Albert’s Docks only Sports Bar, so for watching live sport alone, it’s defo worth a visit. It’s not just about the rest beer and cocktails here though, there’s a great food menu too. You can tuck in to steak frites, chicken wings, chicken kiev and more. The Long Shot is also a great venue if you’re looking to private hire a space, with loads of options.

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What’s Cooking

Credit: 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.

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Miller & Carter

Albert Dock Food
Credit: Miller & Carter

If it’s steak you’re craving, 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.

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Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

Credit: 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, breakfasts and more.

Book a table here.

Rosa’s Thai Cafe

Albert Dock Food
Credit: Rosa’s Thai Cafe

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!

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Ruben’s Coffee Shop

Credit: Ruben’s Albert Dock

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.


Credit: Lunyalita

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?

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Rough Hand Made

Albert Dock Food
Credit: 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!

Find out more here.

Quayside Cafe

Albert Dock Food
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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.

More info here.


Albert Dock Food
Credit: PanAm

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.

Book a table here.

Porter’s Cafe

Albert Dock Food
Credit: Porter’s Cafe

Another brilliant cafe located at Royal Albert Dock, Porter’s is located on the Colonnades Pavilion and is a great spot to stop by while you’re exploring the area. You’ll find on the menu freshly-based cakes and pastries, including vegan and gluten free options and of course, great coffee too.

Find out more here.


Albert Dock Food
Credit: Revolution

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.

Book a table here.

Gallery Cafe

Credit: Google Streetview

A traditional cafe based at Royal Albert Dock that serves up simple and fresh dishes, as well as hot and cold drinks.

Find out more here.

Visit the Royal Albert Dock website here.



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