Famously bohemian, Liverpool’s Bold Street has always had an independence and charm unmatched by any other area of the city. But in recent years, it’s the Bold Street restaurants that have got Liverpool talking.
Witnessing somewhat of a food revolution, the gaps between vintage retailers and gift shops on this road has been filled by coffee bars, brunch stops and restaurants, all busy putting a Scouse twist on global cuisines.
We’ve created the ultimate Bold Street bucket list for foodies, so you know all the best places to eat down this innovative Liverpool street. Read on to discover all the Bold Street restaurants you have to try…
One of the latest additions to Bold Street is an amazing little tapas bar, El Pecado.
They have a wide range of authentic Spanish fare that caters for meat eaters, veggies and vegans alike. We recommend the Spiced Broad Beans, Roast Chicken Thigh with Tomato and Pepper Sofrito and the Crisp Fried Patatas Bravas. El Pecado is the perfect option for a late lunch or extra-special date-night on one of our favourite streets in the city!
84 Bold Street
American Pizza Slice
If you’re one of those people who thinks pizza is a gift from the gods, then American Pizza Slice will be right up your street. With giant slices, delectable toppings and plenty of craft beers just waiting to be slurped after your meal, it’s the perfect late night food stop or easy-date night.
Our favourite toppings include the Little Italy (homemade meatballs smothered in 100% mozzarella) and the roasted veg with goats’ cheese. Grab and go in their shop area, or sit-head upstairs for a lazy sit-down slice.
122 Bold St
Favourably reviewed by The Guardian’s Jay Rayner, who rated their falafel as a “marvellous thing”, Maray was arguably one of the first Bold Street restaurants to kick-start the Liverpool food revolution of recent years.
Serving up small plates inspired by global cuisines, their delectable dishes are now a regular favourite for any Liverpool foodie. From their famous falafel with hummus and tabbouleh, to showstopper plates such as Lebanese cured salmon with cucumber, radish and labneh and those just-pink flat iron steaks with roasted pineapple. Each dish a perfectly curated morsel of flavour.
Our tip? Order the whipped goats’ cheese with honey, thyme and crostini. Trust us, it’s magical.
91 Bold Street
East Avenue Bakehouse
You might be more familiar with East Avenue as an incredible brunch hotspot on Bold Street and a fabulous café that serves delectable cakes and bakes.
But ordering from The Bakehouse Kitchen menu will return equally delicious dishes, outside of brunching hours. Try their ‘Trenchers’ for a solid lunch-time meal to fill you up all afternoon. Our favourite, the steak trencher, involves a seared steak served with sautéed mushrooms and fried onions on toasted trencher bread with salad and a horseradish sauce.
112 Bold Street
Craving something distinctly state-side tasting? Nolita Cantina serves up American food at its finest. From slow-cooked meats to corndogs and an incredible selection of burgers, this is authentic homemade food, American-style.
With stripped back décor, rustic delivery and friendly staff, this is one of those Bold Street restaurants everyone should have on their bucket list – perfect for indulging.
81a Bold Street
The Italian Club
There’s nothing better on a rainy day than a bowl of steaming pasta with a creamy sauce – and luckily, that’s exactly what The Italian Club specialises in.
Step inside this cosy Bold Street restaurant, which feels like it should have an Italian Nonna sitting in the corner, for a taste of the Mediterranean on a plate. From pizza to panini, this family-run trattoria has built a reputation in Liverpool for serving authentic Italian food, just like Mamma used to make.
Perfect for big family gatherings, or quiet date nights with your loved one, you’ll always get a warm welcome at The Italian Club.
85 Bold Street
Ban Di Bul
We all love it when BBQ season rolls around, but there’s a Bold Street restaurant that has brought all the best bits of BBQ-ing Korean style, to Liverpool; Ban Di Bul.
Here you can sit down to enjoy a huge selection of Korean BBQ dishes made from Dae Ji Bul Go Gi (pork belly), Bul Gar Bi (beef short ribs) and Bul Go Gi (thinly sliced marinated beef).
Ban Di Bul also specialise in Korean rice, noodle and soup dishes, with set menus giving diners the chance to try a selection of traditional Korean dishes.
The decor is as beautiful as the food and a sharing-is-caring style of dining makes for a truly enjoyable eating experience for groups.
The Italian Club Fish
Looking for something on the fishy side? The sister restaurant to The Italian Club is barely 5 minutes walk up the road from the original and serves equally delectable dishes with the same warmth and friendliness as its parent venue.
But this is where you head if you’re craving sensational seafood – from fresh oysters and Scottish langoustines to mussel pots filled with garlicky sauce and classic seaside Italian risottos, all your favourite fishy delights are here. For a treat, try the Hot Seafood Sharing Platter which comes with a whole lobster.
128 Bold Street
Now a national chain – with restaurants in Oxford, Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff – Bold Street can proudly claim to be the birth place of Indian street-food restaurant Mowgli.
But don’t let the ‘chain’ idea put you off. This is no fast food outlet.
Head to Mowgli for Indian food as it’s cooked at home. Another small-plates triumph in the city, this hugely successful restaurant serves authentic, home-cooked Indian food in tiffin boxes (traditional lunch boxes for Indian railroad workers). From the tender Mowgli Paneer to the feisty Aunty Feeta’s Prawn Curry (make sure you have a glass of water nearby), all the plates are hearty, warming and filled with love.
Don’t leave without ordering the Yoghurt Chat Bombs – delicate bread puffs which burst in your mouth to reveal spiced yoghurt, tamarind and coriander.
69 Bold Street
Famous for their extensive tea menu, Leaf on Bold Street also serve up some pretty exciting evening dishes in their beautiful old art-deco cinema venue.
From coconut duck spring roll nibbles to delicious flatbreads topped with exotic combinations such as falafel and grilled halloumi, there’s plenty of interesting, unusual dishes to catch your eye.
And, after dinner, enjoy a cup of cleansing tea taking your pick from white peony, Russian caravan, gunpowder supreme green and many more.
65-67 Bold Street
Taco Bell has long been a part of our lives in many movie references throughout the years, now they’re bringing a taste of Tex-Mex across the pond to Liverpool.
Finding it’s home on the most internationally diverse foodie street in Liverpool and joining a huge selection of Bold Street restaurants we all love to visit when in town, Taco Bell is here, and here to stay.
Head to Taco Bell to pick up . . . Tacos believe it or not, where they come in every possible flavour and form. Stuffed with meats, cheese, chicken or bean. In soft, crunchy, double-decker or supreme shells.
Taco Bell provides us with a little slice of Tex-Mex heaven served inside an edible hand-held shell.
8 Bold Street
In need of a chicken fix? Look no further than Koop – one of the Bold Street restaurants re-imagining our favourite foods to great success.
Self-identifying as ‘gastrojunk’, Koop upgrades fast food into a tantalizing taste experience, with reinvented fried chicken, burgers, hotdogs and shakes.
Whether you’re craving peri peri on the bone or a Mexican burger topped with jalapenos, guacamole and chipotle mayo, this is your fast food dream on steroids.
74 Bold Street
There’s no need for a holiday to Lebanon when Bakchich is in your city. This Bold Street restaurant serves a little slice of the Middle East with delectable mezzes, delicious shawarma and unbelievably good moussaka all day long.
Grab some hot mezze for tapas, Lebon-style or hit the charcoal grill dishes for authentic koftas, meshawi and shish taouk.
Perfect for lunch or a quick bite to eat, it’s a must visit on Bold Street. Just note alcoholic drinks aren’t served here – opt instead for one of their fresh lemonades or refreshing juice combos.
54 Bold Street
This pizza restaurant takes slices seriously. Serving up from a wood-fired oven, their motto is that their pizzas are so good, they won’t need to tell you to eat the crust.
Pick from five different pizza bases, including five grain, organic and even black (which includes charcoal).
With over 31 pizzas on offer, as well as the opportunity to build your own, you won’t be stuck for choice at Crust. And if you don’t fancy pizza, they also have pasta, burgers and a number of delectable desserts on the menu too.
25 Bold Street
Head to Elif for some of the city’s best Turkish cuisine.
Blending traditionally barbequed food with the fresh, zingy tastes of modern Turkey, there are plenty of exciting and unusual dishes for an adventurous foodie to try.
Our recommendation? Don’t fill up before pudding. With delicious desserts like classic baklava, firm sutak (Turkish rice pudding) and the intriguing kadayif (thin, unleavened dough dessert soaked in sweet syrup), you’ll want to try them all.
33 Bold Street
KO Grill prides itself on producing high quality Indian and Pakistani dishes in an authentic style. Marinating their meats for a minimum of 24 hours, it’s then cooked in a traditional tandoori oven before being finished on their charcoal grill, helping to keep it all perfectly succulent and deliciously spicy.
We recommend trying their traditional house curry, chicken karahi, or opting for one of their famous grilled dishes.
23 Bold Street
Experience Moroccan hospitality at its best in the Kasbah Café Bazaar.
From rich and creamy tagines, cooked in traditional earthenware, to hot and cold mezze small plates, this is the restaurant to head to for a family feast, when you want the table to be straining under the weight of the dishes.
Make sure you check out the grill menu for some hearty kebab options, too.
72 Bold Street
The perfect winter warmer is waiting for you at Vietnamese street-food restaurant Pho. Choose from 20 different types of their healthy noodle soups as well as spicy salads, wok-fried noodles, fragrant curries, fresh juices and spectacular cocktails.
This Bold Street restaurant serves up street food style dishes made in the style of roadside stalls in Ho Chi Minh city.
Pho is the brainchild of a couple who fell in love with Vietnam whilst travelling and now they bring the authentic flavours of the country to the tables of diners in Liverpool’s favourite foodie district.
Better still the dishes are healthy, using fresh ingredients everything is cooked up daily from scratch in house.
79 Bold Street
If you are looking for delicious vegetarian places to eat in Liverpool then . . . this is not the place for you.
Although there are around three dishes on the menu that do cater to those of the veggie persuasion, Toro’s Steakhouse specialises in meat, meat and more meat.
Everything from premium cuts like filet-Mignon and the juiciest rib-eye, to lamb shanks and chops, surf and turf, racks of ribs and a sensational selection of grilled chicken.
This plus a massive menu of sides means you can certainly fill up that meat shaped hole at Toro’s Steakhouse on Bold Street.
49 Bold Street
Uncle Sam’s has been in Liverpool since the 70s. Serving up American burgers and steaks to Scousers in state-side sized portions, it’s always been a favourite amongst locals since it started out on London Road all those years ago.
Now a Bold Street restaurant, Uncle Sam’s brings together the best of American, Italian-American and Tex-Mex cuisine, giving you a pick of big burgers, New York-style pizza and Cajun-spiced dishes.
Feeling hungry? There’s always the Uncle Sam’s Burger Challenge that invites you to try and finish off an extra-large beef patty, cheese, bacon, onion rings and fries. Complete the challenge by clearing your plate and you’ll get the meal for free plus a medal and a picture on their wall of fame!
94 Bold Street
Red Dog Saloon
Enjoy some classic hickory smoked Texas BBQ right in the centre of Liverpool at Red Dog Saloon. Serving up smoked wings, beef brisket, St Louis Pork Ribs and a long list of burgers inspired by states all across the US, you’ll be able to get your fill of meaty American madness in the wood-panelled style saloon diner.
66 Bold Street
Pieminister do one thing and they do it very well. So, if you’re looking for a quality, award-winning pie there’s only one place to go in Liverpool.
Offering meals with set prices, you can pick your pie (highlights include the Moo steak & ale number, the Deer Stalker with venison, bacon red wine and green lentil, and the Kevin vegan pie of mushroom, tomato and red wine), and a side all for under £10.
Plus, you can finish off your meal with a delicious soft scoop sundae, with flavours including cherry pie, chocwork orange and the vegan gold digger special.
La Parilla Mexican Bar
Look out for the lone Mariachi member serenading passers-by on Bold Street to find your way to La Parilla.
Serving all your Mexican favourites, their mammoth menu covers everything from burritos and quesadillas to fajitas and albondigas (Mexican-style meatballs).
Our favourite? The Chimichangas – large flour tortillas filled with beef, chicken or veg and deep fried until golden and crispy.
57 Bold Street
Ropes & Twines
A unique blend of coffee shop, wine bar, charcuterie and art gallery, Rope and Twines is a weird and wonderful addition to our long list of Bold Street restaurants.
The food served here ranges between tasty cakes, breakfasts, brunches and lunches as well as the most mouthwatering meat boards we’ve ever laid eyes upon.
What makes Ropes and Twines stand apart from the rest, aside from the Grand Piano in the entrance, is the Lightbox Gallery showcasing work created by traditional photographers, using old skool darkroom techniques.
Where else can you expect to find tasty food, fab live piano, a huge wine list and a traditional photography gallery . . . only on Bold Street Liverpool of course.
70 Bold Street
The new kid on the Bold Street restaurants block is the Greek Taverna.
Head down between midday and 4 pm to enjoy their Tapas menu of Greek classics including feta cheese-filled filo pastry (Spankakotropita), mini kebabs, whitebait, Kalamari and much more, or enjoy a full Greek feast in the evenings from their full menu.
With small plate starters that include all your favourite holiday picks and delicious, authentic main courses including moussaka, kleftiko (roasted lamb shoulder on the bone in a tomato sauce) and chicken ouzo, you’ll be transported to the isles of Greece from the very first mouthful.
76 Bold Street
After popping up in The Merchant for a while, Bundo Bust has finally opened the doors of its third restaurant in the UK cementing their place among Bold Street’s culinary offerings.
Alongside a plethora of craft beers, Bundo Bust serves up modern Indian Street food with dishes such as Okra fries and Pav Bhajis, that taste great when eaten with beer.
This latest addition to Liverpool’s vegetarian restaurants will no doubt attract diners in their droves, and all are made to feel right at home inside the casual and colourful setting.
17-19 Bold St
Kassap Meat House
Take the very best of British beef and combine it with traditional Turkish cooking techniques and you have the makings of the mouthwatering meat-filled menu at Kassap Meat House.
What really makes Kassaps special is the performance aspect of cookery and butchery, often making a spectacle of things like their special cheese-filled Sirloin steaks or the cooking methods of juicy rib-eye cuts.
Inside the designers have combined the beauty of Bold Street’s Bohemian spirit with the style and elegance of the period building Kassaps calls home. A welcome addition to Liverpool’s favourite foodie street and one we hope you’ll all be visiting very soon.
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