Now that summer is coming we can all look forward to topping up our tans and soaking up some vitamin D. There is another perk to the British summer time and that’s alfresco dining. It’s that time of year again when we can enjoy sitting outside without the need for fuzzy blankets and space heaters.
So, whilst the sun is shining don’t sit inside for lunch, instead make your way to one of these 30 fabulous outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool and enjoy the sun whilst it’s out.
The Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant
Location: 30 James Street
Bringing a taste of the Med to plates of Liverpool the talented chefs from Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant have devised a delightful tapas style menu to enjoy on the stunning rooftop terrace.
Nibble as the Europeans do on warm freshly baked bread dunked in sweet and sticky balsamic vinegar. Tuck into a tasty bowl of juicy olives, platters of continental spicy meats and bite-size versions of classic British dishes such as the chicken Caesar parcels or mouth-watering pork pies.
Grove Beer Tap and Grill
Location: Concert Steps
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Sandwiched between popular Liverpool nightclub Levels and the Hot Water Comedy Club, Grove Beer Tap and Grill is a superb sun trap that serves an amazing selection of refreshing craft ales as well as plates of scrumptious pub grub.
Share and share alike with their variety of platters or lean towards a healthier option choosing from a long list of salads. Or if the word ‘diet’ is not in your vocabulary then there’s a choice of juicy steaks and giant burgers. Something for everyone and all served in a secluded, stylish haven in the midst of the city.
Oh Me Oh My
Location: Water Street
Another of our fabulous outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool that has superb waterfront views is Oh Me Oh My’s Goodness Gracious Me rooftop garden.
This amazing dining space has a sprawling outdoor terrace that directly overlooks the Royal Liver building so whilst enjoying the splendour of Liverpool’s stunning architecture you can also relax in the sun whilst eating from their amazing lunch menu.
Location: 45 Paradise Street
If you enjoy getting your daily dose of Jamie Oliver from one of his many TV shows or cookery books, it’s time you tried the real thing at Jamie’s Italian on your next visit to Liverpool.
Located in the bustling city centre, at the heart of Liverpool’s busiest shopping district, Jamie’s Italian is one of the best outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool for great food and a spot of people watching.
Location: 7 Falkner Street
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A little out of the city centre in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter, The Quarter is one of the more relaxed and easy going outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool, that provides amazing food and a service to match.
When the sun is shining, the awning covered seating is bathed in warmth and is ideal to watch the world go by admiring the historic surroundings of the Georgian Quarter.
Location: Mersey Ferry Terminal Building
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You can’t get much closer the dining on the Mersey than at Matou. The rooftop terrace space boasts surrounding views of the Three Graces and the Liverpool ferry terminal.
Coupling amazing outdoor seating with a spicy Malaysian menu and a list of tasty cocktails makes Matou one of the best outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool to catch some of that summer sun in style.
Location: Exchange Flags, Horton House
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For a Brazilian eating experience to remember Fazenda is a must visit for the meat lovers among you.
Enjoy the gaúcho style of meat preparation as tender cuts are brought to you direct from the grill. To really appreciate the full Brazilian dining experience you can bask in the blazing sunshine in the chic outside seating space.
To really appreciate the full Brazilian dining experience you can bask in the blazing sunshine in the chic outside seating space.
Location: College Lane
This delightful dining space is tucked away in the trendy backstreets of Liverpool One. The Catalan style menu served daily gives diners a chance to truly taste some classic Spanish delights in the sunshine.
There are also wine tastings, cheese nights and even lessons in how to carve the perfect ham.
Visit the deli or to just relax and enjoy a meal in one of the most stylish outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool at Lunya.
Location: Tithebarn Street
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Among the newest venues in Liverpool and perhaps the most exciting, HUS is a Liverpool restaurant with a difference.
During the day HUS serves breakfast and lunch to the masses and it’s upon the summer the rooftop terrace where they gather.
At night HUS transforms into a late-night cocktail bar that hosts live performances from local and national artists. This is a Liverpool dining space where you’ll want spend all day and night, and you can.
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A tiny unassuming venue located very close to a spectacular Liverpool landmark, the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Clove Hitch is one of the more quaint and charming outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool.
With fairy lights and greenery strewn about the tiny courtyard, visitors can enjoy their lunch in a magical setting and catch a little sun whilst doing so.
Location: Chavasse Park
Summertime spells BBQ, for most of us anyway. It’s the time of year where the smells of charcoal and roasted meat and veggies fill the air.
At The Clubhouse in Liverpool One you can enjoy BBQ all year long, but in the summer their outdoor eating space is filled with visitors all looking for a bite to eat and a drink or two in the sunshine.
Resembling the chicest social clubhouses from New York suburbia, The Clubhouse’s white wooden clad terraces make for one of the most inviting outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool and the menu…yum.
Liverpool One Terrace
Location: Liverpool One
Rather than break down the brilliance of Liverpool One’s terrace restaurants we thought we’d discuss them all as one.
The Liverpool One restaurant and bar terrace is the place to be in Liverpool to catch some summer sun and to enjoy a bite to eat.
Choose from a variety of worldly franchise favourites such as;
- Café Rogue
- Las Iguanas
- Yee Raw
And many, more.
Each of the venues serves tasty plates of familiar food in stunning outdoor spaces and all the venues get the best of the summer sun all day long.
Location: College Lane
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For a lunch with some extra added spice Wahaca is a must visit.
Not only does Wahaca have a menu filled with delicious Mexican-themed delicacies but visitors can enjoy their tasty dishes in a quaint but chic garden terrace.
Soak up the sun and the Mexican vibes at Wahaca when you next lunch in Liverpool.
Location: Maryland Street
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One of the largest outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool is Free State Kitchen’s back garden.
A beautiful space that is as homely and inviting as your mums back yard with a menu of locally sourced produce served in classic Americana style with a Liverpool twist.
At Free State Kitchen, the mood is relaxed but the food is out of this world.
World class burgers with quirky toppings and a long list of appetisers and side dishes popular with our American brethren make up the menu. All of which can be enjoyed alfresco in FSK’s sprawling back yard.
Button Street Smokehouse
Location: Button Street/Matthew Street
Follow your nose as it leads you to the best BBQ place in Liverpool.
The rustic southern American style food can be enjoyed in the sun-filled street to the side of the restaurant, and as one of Liverpool’s landmark streets, the atmosphere is always lively.
Everything on the menu has been grilled, marinated or blackened in some way shape or form, making sure it’s packed full of flavour. Think ribs, wings, steak and burgers with all the finger licking sides you can imagine.
Location: Water Street
What began as a coffee shop, then turned into an oyster bar has now become Liverpool’s most well-established alehouse and eatery.
Ma Boyles offers diners a menu of good traditional British pub grub. Hearty meals that have been lovingly prepared range from the simplicity of beans on toast to the more complex salmon steak and poached eggs.
The outdoor space for dining is charming and overlooks Our Lady and Saint Nicholas church and gardens.
A great place to enjoy real British pub grub and take in the sights of Liverpool is Ma Boyles.
American Pizza Slice
Location: Bold Street
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Not many people know that American Pizza on Bold Street has its own outdoor seating nook.
Small but cute and worth a seat just for the pizza, American Pizza slices’ outdoor space is a little secret that everyone should be in on.
Location: Albert Dock
A walk around Albert Dock in the sunshine is nothing short of delightful. This amazing cultural hub of Liverpool is a huge part of Liverpool’s interesting history and home to several amazing places to eat and drink.
At Revolution Albert Dock diners can sit waterside and enjoy the sounds of gently lapping water along with a delicious meal and some quirky drinks.
Location: Wolstenholme Square
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Part of what was once the Kazimier club, Kazimier Garden is one of the outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool that puts on an amazing alfresco lunch menu.
Serving delicious cocktails from the hut style bars and preparing food fresh from the grill, diners here can enjoy the sunshine whilst sat in this quirky inner city garden.
We’re glad that Kazimier Garden stayed behind as the lunches here are delicious and during summer diners can even look forward to a spot of live music every now and then.
All Bar One
Location: James Street
Looking out over the Queen Victoria monument in the middle of Derby Square the outdoor space of All Bar One is perfect for a spot of lunch in Liverpool.
Derby Square is a hive of activity so there is always a lively atmosphere, and the bar is ideally located close to Albert Dock and Liverpool One.
All Bar One makes a great stop off to enjoy a tasty lunch and drinks in the sun when shopping in Liverpool or simply exploring the city.
The Buyers Club
Location: Hardman Street
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The Buyers Club is a venue that likes to make the most of any sunshine in Liverpool.
You can guarantee a festival or live music performance will be taking place during the sunny months and their menu will be adapted to suit the mood.
The hidden garden terrace is always packed and the friendly welcoming atmosphere allows you to come together and meet new and interesting people each and every time you visit.
Salt House Tapas
Location: Hanover Street
Take a seat street side under the gleaming sun, surrounded by bespoke planters filled with all types of summertime flora and fauna at Salt House Tapas.
Here diners can enjoy picking from tiny plates of gastronomic perfection. The menus at Salt House are made up of classic Spanish dishes as well as some of the chefs own delicious creations.
Salt House is ideal for a light bite with friends and family right in the vibrant city centre of Liverpool.
Location: 43 Met Quarter, Whitechapel
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Among the most fashionably chic outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool is Carluccios.
This fabulous Italian franchise is famous for their rich Italian coffee, their stunning yet simple pasta dishes and their shelves of quirky Italian produce.
Go in for a light lunch and come away with armfuls of squid ink risotto, aged balsamic vinegar and lighter than air Italian meringues. Bellissimo.
Location: New Bird Street
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An inner-city oasis that will only open its doors when it’s sunny, and for good reason. The venue mostly consists of an outdoor courtyard from an old warehouse and is decorated with bright and funky street art.
A quirky mix of Astro turf covered steps for seats and overturned barrels for tables, Botanical Garden is one of those outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool that you just want to stay in until closing time.
It also helps that the staple beverage of the Botanical Garden is Gin in all its wonderful glory and the menu includes a list of laid-back rustic street food including falafel, hot dogs, fries and burgers.
Location: Castle Street
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Located in the bustling business district of Liverpool, Olive is an Italian restaurant that specialises in hearty rustic Italian dining.
Their lunch menu is ideal for business lunches or for those who enjoy an Italian meal in the sunshine. The menu has dishes of creamy risotto, tasty burgers and a choice of pizzas.
What’s more the lunch menu includes a glass of refreshing wine or a soft drink to accompany your delicious meal. The ideal lunch deal for outdoor dining in Liverpool.
Location: Greenland Street
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You can find them in the Baltic Triangle. The outside space is a wood-decked sun trap with a well-stocked bar and a fun and vibrant social atmosphere.
There is always something going on at Constellations from family friendly events such as Big Fish Little fish, a rave for the kids, to vinyl records sales and hobo markets.
Now they have culinary whizz kids FINCA Liverpool preparing a menu of Cuban style delicacies including a large choice of veggie friendly options too.
Location: Parr Street
For the perfect slice of pizza in a secluded outdoor escape head to The Merchant for lunch in Liverpool.
Every now and then the odd pie or burger might be on the menu but you can always guarantee a huge slice of pizza and wash it down with a goblet of Gin or craft beer.
During the day, the garden is a chilled-out place to enjoy a natter with your mates and a night the venue comes alive with a variety of music both live or from a well-crafted playlist.
Location: Castle Street
Inspired by the vibrant and chaotic city of Buenos Aries, CAU is a restaurant that brings a taste of South American flavour to the city of Liverpool.
The stylish and exotic venue is located on Castle street and exudes a feeling of cosmopolitan chic with a Latin American twist.
Enjoy dining alfresco on sharing platters of spicy nibbles or go all out with a Big Plate dish from the grill or a sumptuous seafood stew.
Location: Concert Square
The luck of the Irish landed McCooley’s smack bang in the middle of the busiest nightlife area of Liverpool.
Lucky for the rest of us they’re also open during the day and serve up a delightful Irish menu of hearty grub we can all tuck into.
The outdoor area consists of barstools and high up tables sat on the edge of Concert Square.
You and a few friends can soak up the dynamic atmosphere of Liverpool whilst tucking into a massive selection of classic pub meals with a playful Irish twist.
Location: Albert Dock
Another one of the delightful outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool at home on Albert Dock is Pan Am.
A well established fashionable place for drinks, lunch and evening meals which are all prepared and served with an interesting fusion of Tex-Mex and South Amercian flare.
After a stroll around Albert Dock pop into Pan Am, take a seat dockside as you enjoy your lunch whilst watching the bustling Liverpool life pass by and take in some historic waterside scenery.
When on a visit to this amazing city you can enjoy daytime dining in any one of these 30 fabulous outdoor lunch venues in Liverpool. Once you’ve finished your meal check out these other fun outdoor activities you can get up to when its sunny in Liverpool.