As many of you know I’m based over on the Wirral which is a few miles just outside of Liverpool. I grew up in Liverpool and although I’ve been brought up as a Manchester United fan, my heart still belongs to this city!
Over the past 10 years I’ve seen such dramatic changes to Liverpool, and in particular the creation of Liverpool ONE which has transformed and united the city centre by bringing about many new shops, restaurants and entertainment to the people of Liverpool.
What I love about Liverpool ONE is that it’s spread across the city centre of Liverpool. If you want to choose somewhere to eat you can go up to the Terrace at the top with a whole host of restaurants along one strip, or you can venture further out, it’s still very much connected.
Today I wanted to blog about some of my favourite places to eat when I visit Liverpool ONE.
First off the amount of choice that’s on offer is quite astonishing. There really is so much for you to choose from in terms of cuisine, from American, Brazilian, Caribbean, to French, Thai, Mexican, Portuguese and many more! It’s so easy to find something familiar that you enjoy eating, as well as many new places to try #TrulyScrumptious
To discuss them all would be something of a challenge, mainly because new restaurants are being added all the time, however here are some of the places that I personally love.
I’ve had burritos all over the world yet this place always gets them right. All of their ingredients are fresh and responsibly sourced which you can taste with every mouthful.
What I love about Barburrito is that it’s very consistent. I’ve been to similar places in the past and it can be hit or miss how well the food is going to taste, but here you know you’ll be more than satisfied no matter which burrito, burrito bowl, tacos or nachos you decide to go for! It’s certainly one of my favourite lunchtime options.
Thai food is one my favourite cuisines. The combination of sweet and sour is executed to perfection when you visit Chaophraya opposite The Terrace. It’s where I’ve chosen to go to on a number of birthdays and celebrations in the past because of how good the food is.
As you enter the restaurant you’re immediately struck by the beautiful decor, not to mention the very large fish tank directly above your head!
The service is always exceptional as nothing is too much trouble and you won’t be waiting an eternity to get a waiter’s attention!
This restaurant alone is one of the reasons I actually miss living in the city centre of Liverpool.
It seems strange that I’m talking about the Pizza Express chain in this post about the restaurants of Liverpool ONE but this place cannot be faulted when it comes to pizza-making.
I love that the kitchen is out in the open. They’re clearly proud of what they do and how they make their food and so they should be. If I want to go for a pizza, this is the place I know I’ll enjoy it the most.
I used to think that this was the kind of place you go to for just a pizza but it’s a quality restaurant with some exciting starters, beautiful wine options and a menu that’s constantly being reviewed and updated to reflect the season and recent food trends.
Growing up the only French restaurant I really knew about was Cafe Rouge, however whilst living in the centre of Liverpool I was always keen on trying new places and reporting back on my experiences through my blog.
I wrote a full review about Cote Bistro however I still wanted it to feature here because of how exciting the menu was. Usually when I dine out there’s a clear choice of what I want to try, however it was a tough decision because almost everything was so appealing!
You can tell the menu is well thought-out and they have backed this up with the execution of their dishes. The service is always friendly and the option to dine ‘al fresco’ outside with the outdoor heating lamps is also a nice touch.
Palm Sugar Lounge Bar
One of my biggest regrets since leaving Liverpool city centre was not visiting Palm Sugar more often. I’ve drank in many cocktail bars across Liverpool and although there are many places that have a high standard of cocktails, this is still the best for me.
It’s located next to Chaophraya across from The Terrace and despite being on the more expensive scale, the cocktails are worth every penny!
There were so many other restaurants I could have mentioned in this blog post. Places like Nando’s, Las Iguanas and Red’s True Barbecue are also firm favourites where I look forward to visiting Liverpool.
I cannot stress enough just how much choice is on offer at Liverpool ONE and despite living in and around Liverpool city centre for the past 8 years I still haven’t tried everything that’s on offer.
To me that’s important, that the city is ever-changing and there’s more and more investment going into it because of just how well it’s transformed over the last 10 years.
No matter what your food preferences are or who you’re in town with, I guarantee you’ll find somewhere that you’ll love to eat at Liverpool ONE.