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5 new Liverpool bars and restaurants to visit

Liverpool is home to some of the region’s best bars and restaurants.

So, whether it’s catching up over cocktails and beers with friends or enjoying a bite to eat with the family, there are plenty of options.

For many of us, restrictions lifting across the hospitality industry meant rushing back to our favourite hangouts.

But there are also some exciting new venues you might not have visited yet.

Here’s our roundup of five of the city’s newest bars and restaurants.

Gino’s 360 Sky Bar

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Liverpool's second Gino D'Acampo restaurant, complete with a 360 Sky Bar, has opened – and the views alone are enough to wow diners and drink lovers.

The bar, based on the 18th floor of the new INNSiDE Liverpool hotel, offers stunning panoramic views of the city and its famous landmarks.

On a clear day, you can see as far as the Welsh mountains.

Gino’s 360 Sky Bar, which opened in September, offers a menu of cicchetti to enjoy with cocktails, while DJs entertain both hotel guests and non-residents.

Downstairs is the new open plan restaurant, Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street. There is a view here too, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Old Hall Street.

It also has an open theatre style kitchen so visitors can watch the TV chef’s team prepare a range of classic Italian dishes.

An extensive drink menu includes iconic Italian cocktails and artisan Italian beers to compliment the food.

The venue joins Gino’s Castle Street restaurant, which launched in 2017.

Nearest station: Moorfields

Walking distance: 3 minutes (via the Old Hall Street entrance, open until 7pm weekdays and closed on weekends).

Mani

Mani Italian Lark Lane

If Italian food and cocktails are your thing, Mani on South Liverpool’s Lark Lane is worth a visit.

The bar and kitchen, which fully opened in August this year, is a great addition to ‘The Lane’.

Already popular with locals, Mani serves a range of Italian inspired small plates alongside wines, beers and some creative cocktails.

It is the ideal choice for some tasty lunch after a spot of shopping or a visit to nearby Sefton Park.

The menu is also perfect for evenings and includes hand stretched pizzettes and the restaurant's take on classic Italian seafood dishes. There is vegan food, as well as a selection of natural and vegan wines.

Eager to keep things fresh, the chefs and bar team are working on an autumn and winter menu and a new selection of cocktails.

There’s also the chance to embrace autumn al fresco dining in Mani’s outdoor space, which seats 32.

Inside there is room for 36 diners and booking is recommended.

Nearest Station: St Michaels

Walking distance: 9 minutes

GPO

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Liverpool’s largest food hall, GPO at Metquarter, has welcomed the city’s first revolving cheese and wine bar.  

The Carousel Cheese Co. serves a selection of cheese and charcuterie, all presented on a revolving sushi style conveyer belt.

It is a project from owners Patrick Bond and James Kohanzad who worked as Richard Branson’s private chefs on Necker Island.

The bar launched in September and joins the line-up of independent food vendors at GPO, which gives a nod to the former General Post Office building.

While the city’s Duke Street and Baltic Markets are already firm favourites, the 11,000 square foot food hall adds something different to Whitechapel.

There’s a wide variety of cuisine so friends and family can dine together while opting for dishes from different kitchens.

Food traders include Nama (Japanese), Konjo (Scandi-Japanese), Chit N Chaat (Indian) and Torito Taco (Mexican).

There’s also Patty B’s Burgers, Jailbird for Nashville style chicken or MorMor for health-conscious street food.

Nearest station: Liverpool Central

Walking distance: 7 minutes

The Long Shot

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For must-see sporting events, cocktails with friends and a menu of ‘monster’ sandwiches, The Long Shot at Royal Albert Dock is the place to go.

Set over two levels, with a large feature staircase leading to an upper mezzanine floor, the bar shows live sport across 13 giant screens.

Visitors can enjoy a game of pool upstairs, where there’s also a juke box quiz machine and a pinball machine.

But it’s not just about sport. The Long Shot is also serious about drinks.

The huge sports bar, located on the arena side of the Britannia Pavilion, offers cocktails, beers and lesser-known craft beers.

There are new takes on classic cocktails and it has its own signature drink, The Long Shot (a mix of Jameson Black Barrel, apricot and black tea soda).

The venue, which launched in July, is aimed at those wanting a well-made drink and a sophisticated atmosphere to watch the game.

It’s also a hit with fans of a good ‘happy hour’ deal, with discounts on food and drinks every day from 5pm to 7pm.

Nearest station: James Street for Wirral line services. Liverpool Central for Northern and Wirral line services.

Walking distance: James Street 11 minutes; Liverpool Central 15 minutes.

Tempest on Tithebarn

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Tempest on Tithebarn may only have opened this summer, but it has already caused a buzz thanks to its huge roof terrace.

The New York style bar is a venture by Ma Boyle's owner Iain Hoskins and launched after a £250,000 investment.

Set in Liverpool’s business district, it features a ground-floor open plan restaurant and bar. There’s an impressive roof space for events, private parties and live music.  

The venue was inspirated by Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District eateries, focusing heavily on brunches, lunches, cocktails and craft beer.

But the team also like to keep things local – an in-house bakery serves freshly baked pastries and cakes, while the bees on the roof produce the honey for the food and cocktails.

Guests can try some cocktails with a 90-minute bottomless brunch, every Saturday and Sunday (10am to 4pm).

But if that’s not for you, the food menu includes everything from breakfasts and sandwiches to small plates, burgers and desserts, so there’s enough to see you through from morning to night.

Nearest Station: Moorfields

Walking time: 3 Minutes

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