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Your guide to eating out on Bold Street, Liverpool in 2021

2 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Your guide to eating out on Bold Street, Liverpool in 2021

Bold Street has an eclectic mix of restaurant, cafes and takeaways offering food from all over the world and to suit all budgets. A combination of local independent outlets and trusted quality chains, there is something for everyone’s taste buds and pocket.  

The Liverpool Without Walls scheme has transformed Bold Street which is no an official no car zone for the next couple of months, with many hoping it stays that way. Al fresco dining in on one of the city’s best loved streets – what’s not to love!


On Bold Street every single taste is catered for whether it’s the delicious Mediterranean small plates at Maray, authentic Italian at Italian Club, a boss brekky or bowl of Scouse at Maggie Mays or proper fish n’ chips at Johnny English or proper pizza at American Pizza Slice, there’s a dish for everyone.

The Harlem Burger from Fat Hippo which is new on Bold Street.

Plus you’ll find the ultra-charming Ropes and Twines which serves up a host of hot drinks, wines and even has its own in-house chocolatier. You can also book at new venues including Fat Hippo, famous for its mouth-watering burgers, Akasya, a new Turkish bar and grill, and you’ll find new sports bar, Pepper Cats Sports underneath Slims at the top of Bold Street.

Then head to the top and you’ll find the beautiful Bombed Out Church which is currently home to the Garden Bar, and then there’s the inviting neon lights of Jimmy’s rock bar which plays host to Sunday Mass each week, serving up a Sunday roast with a difference.

And if all that wasn’t enough here are 8 more places for eats on Bold Street that you should check out:


Pie is the ultimate comfort food, and this reliable pie shop halfway up Bold Street caters for carnivores and veggies alike. The tables by the window are excellent for people watching as the go about their business, or you can sit further inside for more privacy.  Like many eateries in town, they are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme this month which gives customers 50% off food and soft drinks up to the value of £10 meaning a pie and two sides comes to just £4.50.

Cafe Tabac

The new look Cafe Tabac

A popular haunt since 1974 Tabac is very handy for breakfast, as it opens at 8.30am. Social distancing guidelines are in place, as with all outlets – including the instruction ‘try not to dance – though we know it’s tempting’. You can enjoy chilled beers, wine and cool cocktails until 1am.

Honest Burgers

You can find every burger you’d wish for at Honest, from Free Range Chicken, Honest Butcher’s Beef, Vegetarian & Vegan. All burgers, buns and sides are gluten friendly and Honest is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. They also sell Honest at Home burger kits that include everything you need to make four Honest burgers in your own kitchen, delivered to your home.


As part of Liverpool Without Walls scheme to help cafes and restaurants reimagine outdoor eating, Bold Street is closed to traffic for the rest of the summer and is running a pilot for a new scheme of street furniture and ‘parklets’ where customers can eat and drink outside in comfort.  LEAF’s parklet is green with foliage, the ideal place to sit and drink one of its many teas, focusing on your mind, health and well-being and going along with their mantra ‘Where there’s tea there’s hope’.


It’s become such a major part of Liverpool’s culinary identity it is strange to think that Mowgli has only been around for five years or so. Mowgli is all about how Indians eat at home and on their streets, serving healthy fresh food. In addition, the Mowgli Trust has raised nearly three quarters of a million pounds so far, donating to charities including Claire House children’s hospice and The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. Mowgli also sponsor a child in need for every full-time employee that the business recruits.

Greek Taverna

This Greek restaurant has a long standing reputation of excellent customer service and authentic food. Its other big talking point is its extensive collection of Greek wines and beverages, like Retsina wine, Metaxa similar to brandy but richer and sweeter with botanicals, the popular aperitif Ouzo, and Greek/Cypriot beers.


Crust, which has branches in Bold Street and Allerton, saw 2019 out with a celebratory bang after winning Best Pizza in England and Wales at The Italian Awards in October. In both restaurants, all pizzas are served up from their wood fired oven topped with fresh ingredients from Italian suppliers. Crust serves beers but has an incredible seven different fresh lemonades! They also deliver food and drink, including Crust cocktails.    


Bundobust is at the top of a flight of stairs resembling a department store entrance. But instead of clothes and household items, you get to enjoy a wide array of vegetarian Indian street food, enjoyed with craft ales or a nice glass wine. For a full satisfying nosebag with a friend the Combo For 2 is recommended, 5 shared dishes. The Bundobust Brewery launched its debut beer, Patel’s Off Licence Pale Ale, at the end of July.



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