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21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 9DF
This new addition to the already established Red Door Bar, Eden is the ultimate sophisticated roof top terrace cocktail bar with an amazing cocktail list.
This brand new Liverpool hot spot offers delicious and aspiring cocktails, wonderfully chic surroundings and a lovely Al Fresco experience, there’s even dancing should you wish to participate!
Over sized giant plants, an abundance of fairy lights, plush comfy cushions, contemporary furniture (grouped seating and booths) and a tropical feel that will make you feel like you are on holiday all sets the scene for a great night out.
From long, short, smoking and bubbling, your cocktail choices are not limited and if its not on the list they will whip it up for you, no questions asked.
Liverpool’s coolest new addition, a must!
3-7 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 4SW
Another new addition to the Castle Street foodie hot spot, internationally-acclaimed Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza has now opened its doors in the Liverpool and it was well worth the wait.
This cool and collected venues is airy, spacy and super cool, seating around 120 covers but you wont be sitting on top of each other (which we loved) the layout is fabulous, each area of the restaurant has a slightly different feel making it much more interesting but harder to decide which bit you want to sit it!
Serving delicious classic pizza choices all done to perfection (we went for the tuna based Pizza which was stunning, especially with the addition of the tasty little ruby red pepperoncini, gorgeous little explosions of flavour that would brighten up any day!
Their cocktails list was impressive too, steering away from the expected Aperol Spritzes and focusing on more creative options such as stunning amaretto sours, blood orange mimosas or cynar gin fizzes too name but a few
The interiors are cool focusing on urban simplicity and rawness (apparently in-line with other Rudy’s restaurants in Manchester) Think Brooklyn and yur on it, practice, stylish and now!
A must if you like ‘proper’ pizza and you happen to be hungry in Liverpool.
Maltkiln Lane, Ormskirk L40 3SG
What a pretty village and what a lovely oldy-worldy pub, set right on the village green in the beautiful rural setting of West Lancashire. This pub oozes with traditional and genuine character probably because it’s been around quite a while, approximately 300 years (mid-18th century) we’re told.
It really does feel like stepping back in time, with its heavy wooden furniture, worn stone floors, hand woven rugs, wooden panelling and lovey log fires, its cosy, its welcoming and well worth the trip out.
The food was delicious, and all locally sourced, including the meats, with a choice of 4 or 5 Sunday Roast combinations, home-made pies, juicy burgers and fish dish choices, there was plenty to choose from, including the additional specials menu, that changes constantly,
It even has its very own (and beautifully presented we must say) farm shop and store right next door, filling every nook and cranny of the converted good with fantastic fresh local produce and wonderful quirky gifts.
You can either choose to sit indoors and get the full force of the historical ambience out back in the plush garden area complete with a games lawn, bowling green and wildlife area, or out front facing the lovely village green, whatever you go for you will fully enjoy your drinking and dining visit without a doubt.
There are not many left of these truly historical, ambient and cosy village pubs complete with village green, so make the most of it whilst you can.
Highly recommended by Ificould
Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BS
Bistro food at its best, located in the busy heart of what is fast becoming the recognised eating quarter of Liverpool City Centre, Wreckfish doesn’t disappoint.
Beautifully simple in its interior styling, there are fresh flowers on display and a large wooden oversized communal table at the heart of the eating space that you can either commandeer or share, depending on your numbers along. You will also find some smaller individual sized tables for smaller parties and a separate private dining area for those that prefer a more intimate experience.
Apparently only open due to a very successful crowdfunding campaign and the use of what was once a derelict building, Wreckfish finally opened its doors in Mid-2017 after various financial campaigns and public involvement such as pop up dinners and pay as much as you think events!
As if this success story wasn’t good enough, the food is impeccable; the staff were lovely, the interiors crisp and the location perfect.
IF… highly recommend a table on first floor of Wreckfish, its light it bright and its relaxing and don’t plan your visit without trying the vegetarian risotto, one word.. stunning!
If in Liverpool, go try Wreckfish, you will love it!
Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool L37 0AB
This utterlycharming and very pretty restored countryside house and now gastro pub and inviting restaurant is set amongst 5 acres of lush green woodlands and a beautiful sea of bright Bluebells, the perfect jewel in the crown of the Merseyside countryside and only a 10 minutes car ride (max) from the beautiful beaches at both Formby and Fresh fields.
The Sparrowhawk, now beautifully restored back to its former glory, there’s outside seating and eating areas, gorgeous light filled conservatories, real log fires and a quirky collection of both antique and contemporary furnishing throughout this generous sized establishment.
Think lived in armchairs, vintage book collections, retro lampshades, original old pictures, paintings, photographs and road signs and there you have it, the scene is set, contemporary country with a lived in feel.
With a varied menu from a la carte to Traditional Sunday Roasts (that are huge!) there’s something for everyone, and the wine and beer lists are not bad either
This is a wonderfully relaxed establishment, full of character and in a very beautiful and relaxing setting, they even have an old vintage tractor you can sit on and double swings, of course!
Recommended by IF…