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Lark Lane Restaurant and Bar Guide

Bored of your usual bars and restaurants?

Just an 11 minute walk from our St Michaels station, Lark Lane is the perfect destination for your next night out with friends or family. Whether you want a wholesome lunch, fine dining, a catch-up over a few drinks in the week, or to let your hair down, you won’t be disappointed with Lark Lane.

Take a look at some of our favourite restaurants and plan your journey with Merseyrail here.

The Old School House

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If a pub/restaurant with a tasty pan-European style menu, wood fired pizza and mouth-watering wild sourdough is your vibe, you can’t go wrong with The Old School House. You will especially like this if you love beer; in its cellar it has a range of rotating cask ales and a dozen European craft ales on draught. Even better – its dog friendly so your pups can enjoy the fun too!

Website: The Old School House


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The iconic Maranto’s restaurant has been around for more than three decades and is a favourite with locals. The hearty and home cooked food is served up by a dedicated team of staff and the menu has an array of quality Italian-American meals to choose from. So whether you fancy BBQ ribs, pasta, pizza or a steak you will not be spoilt of choice here.

Website: Maranto’s

Hafla Hafla

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If you love Middle-Eastern street food with fresh, bold and vibrant flavours, Hafla Hafla is the place for you. There is something for everyone to enjoy; delicious halloumi fries, loaded sweet potato, kebabs, meats and so much more! With the translation of Hafla Hafla meaning Party Party in Arabic, that is exactly what you can expect here!

Website: Hafla Hafla

The Bookbinder

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The Bookbinder is a warm local pub and wine bar, and perfect for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner spot if you want something a bit different. It prides itself on its cask ales, wine list and locally sourced menu ingredients. It’s not just a pub and bar, it has vintage boardgames, 60s garage tunes and northern soul to keep you entertained.

Website: The Bookbinder

Yum Cha

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Head on over to Yum Cha and enjoy small portions of yummy steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes, roast meats and big plates. You can wash it down with a range of Chinese tea, such as jasmine, oolong and ginger tea. It’s the ideal restaurant for large groups, but won’t break the bank as everything on the menu is less than £10!

Website: Yum Cha

Al Dente

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For over 20 years, Al Dente has been providing high quality Mediterranean cuisine and a lively atmosphere. Its products are authentically sourced, such as its flour for the bread, buffalo mozzarella and premium imported Italian soft scoop ice cream. It is also well known for its fantastic service, and reasonable prices, so it’s definitely one to try.

Website: Al Dente


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Love authentic Indian food? Then dine at Taj, which offers an array of flavoursome Indian dishes, including a selection suitable for vegans. The large, stylish restaurant is praised for its “delicious” and “very tasty menu”, why not try it for yourself and go there for your next meal out.

Website: Taj

Love & Rockets

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The so-called “heart” of Lark Lane, Love & Rockets won’t leave you disappointed. Not only does it have amazing food and drink available, including new guest ales every week, but the lively atmosphere, live music and sports, board games, and weekly quiz nights will make you want to keep coming back for more! This is definitely the new go-to place in Merseyside.

Website: Love & Rockets

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Passenger safety is our responsibility every day. That’s why we’d like to remind you that you cannot consume alcohol on our trains or at our stations.

If you’re under the influence of alcohol and unfit to travel, we’ll have to refuse you access to the Merseyrail network.

The TravelSafe policy is fully supported and enforced by the British Transport Police. The No Alcohol policy is enforceable under Byelaw 4 of the Merseyrail Byelaw.

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