Independent Restaurants + Cafes

For those looking for something a little different Liverpool has a large selection of independent restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. It seems that a new place appears every week so there’s always something new to try. From little French bistros to award-winning Indian street food and pop-up Mexican food vans to upmarket Italian restaurants, eating out in Liverpool is like a culinary trip around the world. We even have our own independent discount card which is accepted in over 100 locations around the city to help you make the most of these fantastic eateries.

Liverpool One

Not only is Liverpool One a fantastic shopping destination it also has a wide range of restaurants and cafes. There’s a great choice of fine and casual dining, so whether it’s a celebration meal or a quick catch up with friends over lunch there is something to suit. You can choose your favourite cuisine or try something new with restaurants serving food from America, France, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Japan and much more. Chavasse Park in Liverpool One hosts events throughout the year so you can have an ice-cream on their pop-up sandy beach in the summer or a bratwurst and pretzel at Christmastime.


Liverpool hosts an exciting diary of culinary events throughout the year. We have two massive Food and Drink Festivals which promote local produce from around Liverpool and Merseyside. They're a great way to spend a weekend trying the best artisan food, craft beers and local drinks. The annual Christmas markets in November and December bring European food stalls to all around the city. Throughout the year festivals such as Africa Oyé and Brazilica bring more celebrations and international food to the city.