There has never been a better time to be a foodie on Merseyside. If you want to experience the tastes of cuisines from around the world, chances are you’ll find an eatery specialising in your desired nosh. If you want to live it up with some cutting edge high end fare or prefer a more relaxed social affair, there are a wealth of options to suit all palettes.
However, with all these foodie havens constantly opening up it can be difficult to keep track. And so, as the new year begins and in the spirit of TRYanuary, we have picked out some of the best food and drink outlets to open in the last few months to go out and try.
THE BUTTERFLY & THE GRASSHOPPER - LIVERPOOL
Located off Roscoe Street and purposefully named after William Roscoe's famous The Butterfly & The Grasshopper poem, this up market gastro pub opened its doors in November inviting customers in to enjoy 'boozy nectars and elegant bites.' Set in the stylish surroundings of their newly decorated home, The Butterfly & The Grasshopper are offering 30% off their menu throughout January it's the perfect time to sit back and enjoy one of the many options on their brunch menu, or, experience a tasteful range of their small plates!
Closest Station: Liverpool Central
Walk Time: 8 minutes
EL GATO NEGRO - LIVERPOOL
El Gato Negro's award-winning menu combines modern and traditional Spanish flavours and techniques, offering seasonally-influenced dishes based on quality Spanish and locally-sourced ingredients. With a welcoming warm and modern design inside, signature dishes and small plates are served alongside some of Spain’s best wines and sherries. To top it off El Gato Negro are offering some very tempting January deals including their 3 for £15 deal all day Monday - Thursday.
Closest Station: Moorefields
Walk Time: 1 minute
SIX BY NICO - LIVERPOOL
A welcomed contributor to the Liverpool food scene is Six by Nico. An excitingly mysterious, ever evolving culinary concept that takes guests on a thrilling journey through time every six weeks with a unique and affordable six course tasting experience. Throughout January you can experience the 'New York' menu which includes 'beef burger doughnuts' and 'big apple cheesecake.'
Closest Station: James Street
Walk Time: 5 minutes
BLISS KITCHEN - SOUTHPORT
Creative, friendly and delicious food, all served in a stunning contemporary setting, Bliss Kitchen offers locally sourced and lovingly made dishes. Packed full of ﬂavour - from breakfast to dinner Bliss Kitchen boasts a tasteful all day menu. Located on the first floor of Bliss Hotel, pull up a chair and indulge your senses!
Closest Station: Southport
Walk Time: 12 minutes
DHUMA - MORETON
Dhuma focuses on serving their guests a classic rendition of mouthwatering vintage Indian cuisine. All the spices at Dhuma are hand-picked, dried and grounded by their expert Chefs, which gives their foods a unique flavour. Also offering a specialist burger menu, Dhuma offer an impressive wine list and innovative cocktail creations with freshest ingredients.
Closest Station: Moreton
Walk Time: 13 minutes
JUSTINOS - AIGBURTH
A family restaurant that provides a cosy venue and a delicious menu. With extensive, flavoursome choices from ham and mozzarella arancini to herb marinated beef ribeye, Justinos cater to 'bambinos' as well as seasoned Italian food lovers! Don't forget to take a look at their carefully selected menu of wines from Valpolicella, the famous Abruzzo region, Benevento and Sicily.
Closest Station: Aigburth
Walk Time: 4 minutes
THE GUILD CHESTER
History meets luxury at the Guild Chester! The ambient sunset light flowing through the original stained glass creates surroundings that let you unwind easily, pair this with a carefully poured and purposefully designed cocktail plus a great group of friends to keep any January blues at bay.