Eating out in Liverpool is back. Here’s where can you go and what you can you get your chops round.

Well and truly over cooking for yourself? Desperate to see different faces in different places? If you’re anything like us this week – and the wonder of someone else making our tea – has come in the nick of time. 

So here’s our A-Z guide to some of the places you can get reacquainted with this month. And remember if you book somewhere SHOW UP (or let them know you can’t…) be kind (it’s been a hell of a 12 months for businesses…) and be safe. 

This article will be updated throughout April so please let us know if we’ve missed anything!

Allerton Manor Golf Club: Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 3JT

Classic British dishes, great roasts and afternoon tea in a proper lovely setting.

Al Dente: 1 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UN

Pizzas and pasta, great breakfasts and a prime sport for Lark Lane people watching. 

The Art School: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool L7 7EB

Small plates, sharing platters or the full on Prixfixe dining experience in the fancy new courtyard area. 

Bacaro: 47 Castle St, Liverpool L2 9UB

Venetian small plates – pizzetes, pasta, incredible arancini and calamari washed down with a Campari or two.

Backyard: Wolstenholme Sq, L1 4JJ

New kid on the block. Backyard LA meets San Diego beer garden. Expect tacos, nachos and more!

Baltic Market: 107 Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RE

Gyros, burgers, pad Thai, pizza, and legendary halloumi fries, all served with a side of good time vibes.

Birdies: 29-31 Parliament St, Liverpool L8 5R

Loaded fries, banging burgers, tacos and a healthy portion of live music in Birdies garden.

The Blackburne Arms: 24 Catharine St, Liverpool L8 7NL

Great pub classics, legendary fish and chips and Sunday roasts in the Georgian Quarter.

Blackburne House: Blackburne Place Liverpool L8 7PE

The Bookbinder: 2 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8U

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between in the heart of Lark Lane. 

Botanical Garden: 49 New Bird St, Liverpool L1 0AH

You know what goes really well with gin? Pizza! And lots of it from street food trader Pizzeria Miki

Brunch Club: 37-41 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AP

Smashed avo, bottomless brunches, and eggs everyway – any time of the day.

Buyers Club: 24 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AX

Pizza and fresh pasta in one of the best courtyard spaces in town. 

Café Tabac: 126 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4J

Famous all-day breakfasts, fish and chips, sandwiches and scouse from one of Bold Street’s oldest and most-loved venues.

Cargo: Alexandra Tower, 19 Princes Parade, Liverpool L3 1BD

Great fish, seafood, and grills with cracking views of the Mersey.

Content: Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RU

Sourdough pizzas from Pizzacake and all the Mexican delights from Madre.

Crust Woolton: 3 Allerton Rd, Woolton, Liverpool L25 7RA

Some of the best pizzas in town and truffle fries that are hard to resist too.

East River: 103 Allerton Road Liverpool L18 2DD

Breakfast, bagels, bowls and bites in the East River secret garden.

El Gato Negro: Unit 2, Walker House Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Tapas on the terrace, cracking jambon, croquetas, bravas and more.

El Pueblo: 64 Derby Rd, Huyton, Liverpool L36 9YG

Padron peppers, chorizo, ribs and baked figs – a little corner of Spain in Huyton Village.

The Elephant: 1 Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5NH

Pub classics, burger, pizzas and loads more in the big pub garden. 

Evil Eye Burrito: 208 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 3JT

Banging burritos and beer in Evil Eye’s secret back garden space.

Free State Kitchen: 1 Maryland St, Liverpool L1 9DE

Alfresco settings don’t come much lovelier, and burgers don’t come much better.

Hafla Hafla: 73 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UP

Halloumi fries, banging brunches and roasts with a difference. 

Il Forno: 132 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AG

Great new terrace to get your hit of Italian classics in the heart of town.

Justino’s: 380 Aigburth Rd, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 6AE

Family-run Italian run restaurant with all the classics you’d expect.

Kazimier Garden: 32 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE

The guys from Queens Bistro are cooking up sharing boards, gnocchi, burgers and loads more.

Leaf: 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ

Brunch, lunch and cocktails or LEAF tea & cake – a great spot any time of day. 

Love and Rockets: 52 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UU

Get your fix of nachos, dogs, stone baked pizza, tacos, wings, and tenders. 

Lovelocks Coffee Shop: 6 Old Haymarket, Liverpool L1 6ER

Wonderful coffee shop serving up some tasty afternoon bites.

Lunya: 55 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 3DN

Deli platters, drinks and snacks on Lunya’s Liverpool One pavement terrace. 

Lunyalita: Britannia Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4ADW

Quality tapas and great dockside views – a match made in heaven. 

Ma Boyles: Tower Building, 7 Tower Gardens, Liverpool L3 1LG

Bottomless brunch, burgers, classic scouse and loaded chips.

Madre: 6, Atlantic Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AE

The best tacos in town and sizzling steak, prawns and cauli from the smoking BBQ pit. 

Maray Albert Dock: Unit 4, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD

Get your falafel and Fattoush fix and a dockside disco cauliflower – if you can bag a sought after booth.

Matou: Mersey Ferry Terminal, 2nd floor, Georges Parade Pier Head, Liverpool, Building L3 1B

Pan Asian classics, signature fusions dishes and Mersey views for days on the massive terrace. 

Maluco: 2 Castle St, Liverpool L2 0NA

Great pizzas, great cocktails, great coffee – what’s not to love. 

Papillion: 31 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BQ

Brunch, lunch, dinner, pizza, penang curry, Moroccan chicken – Papillon has it all going on. 

Patterson’s: 28 Gradwell St, Liverpool L1 4JH

It’s fried chicken and tunes, and wings all ways in Patterson’s garden.

Polidor 68: 89 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UP

Deli boards, small plates and Parisian bistro inspired mains – all overlooking Lark Lane.

Queens: Queen Ave, Liverpool L2 4TX

Classic, quality bistro dishes in Liverpool’s loveliest little alley.

The Quarter: 7 Falkner St, Liverpool L8 7PU

Grills, pizzas, pasta and salads in the glorious Toxteth riviera. 

Trunk Lounge, Federation House, 88 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BW

Serving brunch, pizza, pasta, burgers, tapas, sharing boards, smoothies , cocktails and much more on a beautiful terrace.

Salt House Tapas: Church House, 1 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 3DW 

Sizzling prawns, ham croquettes, pintxos and tortilla – food that’s made for enjoying alfresco.

Silk Rd: Beetham Plaza, 25 The Strand, Liverpool L2 0XJ

Turkish meatballs, katsu chicken, pad thai or bao buns – take your pick and journey the Silk Road.

Tribeca: 336-338 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 5AN

Head down for corking Three Piggies breakfasts and classic Tribeca pizzas. 

Wolf and Waffle: 34 Berry St, Liverpool L1 9DF

Savoury or sweet, loaded or classic, however you like your waffles this is the place.

So where have we missed? Which restaurants are you hitting this week? Let us know and we’ll keep updating this list…