Well this is a pretty big topic and one that is ever changing as new places open and old ones close but I'm going to atttempt to at least give an overview of some of my fave restaurants and some places I want to go!
Obviously, this is where most restaurants are located. There is a selection at Albert Dock, a range at Liverpool ONE, plenty near the cathedrals and various others dotted about - plus a large Chinatown. There are plenty of chain restaurants - Nandos, Ask, Pizza Hut, Zizzis and so on. There is a great range - English, Indian, Itailan, French, Spanish. Chinese - you name it, it's there!
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
A famous pub, reminds me of Hogwarts, does a great lunch menu. Very tasty (their veggie sausage sarnie is lovely) and for only about four quid. Service can be a little slow so don't go if you're starving!
A little Spanish place in Arthouse Square which does a great range of Tapas, really tasty, filling and not too expensive. It has a cosy atmosphere, quick service and does a really nice house rose wine! Friendly staff too.
A fab Italian very near to the Philharmonic - you must book! It's always busy and that's because it's tasty, not too expensive and has a great atmosphere. It also does a great selection of yummy cakes and has a deli as well as a restaurant - great hot chocolate too! It doesn't sell spirits but does a good range of wines and beers. I have the number programmed into my phone - that's how good it is!
Places I want to try:
The Italian Club on Bold Street - looks fab and is always busy when I walk past - on my to do list!
Jamie Oliver's new Italian - opening in the summer!
London Carriage Works - way too expensive for me, but they do an early bird special, so hopefully one day...
Pushka - again, meant to be great but a bit more expensive.
The Pumphouse at Albert Dock - have had one decent meal here - have now been totally put off after finding a hair in my jacket spud on Sunday. The food is pretty standard pub food, slightly overpriced and it's always cold in there - but is is the cheapest meal on the docks!
The Pilgrim on Pilgrim Street - not really a restaurant, but a pub, which does very cheap food - three quid for a breakfast! It's not posh, it's not Michelin starred food, but it's pretty damn good for the price - good spot for cheap and cheerful lunch! Joe the barman is also nicely grumpy!
Allerton -south Liverpool
The Tavern Co - a great Mexican in Allerton. Well worth a visit - about £8 for a massive main meal - all Mexican food, good service, and a nice atmosphere - very friendly. I have never had a pudding (unlilke me) as I am usually too stuffed!
Penny Lane Wine Bar
A old fave for everyone and a really nice bar too. Haven't been in for a while but am sure I will go back - does the usual varieties of pub-type food!
Lark Lane - Aigburth
Does a great fry-up - perfect for hungover Sunday and stones throw from Sefton Park. Very relaxed, has wi-fio and the papers. Slightly more expensive brekkie than in a cafe (about £6) but a nice place - has an evening menu to, but have never tried that.
Plenty more than that of course and new ones opening all the time but a look at some of the ones I have been to recently and some of my faves.
There are plenty of places to go in the city and beyond, so you will defintely find somewhere good to go! Oh and a pan of scouse is a sort of lamb stew but with mashed potato - for anyone wondering!
Liverpool has a great range of restaurants and my favourite part is Allerton Road, Liverpool 18. There are so many different types of restaurants available like Chinese French, English, Indian. Thai and there are quite a few cafes too. This part of Liverpool has become quite elite and my favourite is Ark which is by Penny Lane. The service is tremendous and the meals are superb. Allerton Road is the place to be where you will find lots to do and lots of choice.