There’s nothing quite like taking in the surrounding cityscapes as you’re enjoying your meal. Fortunately, you won’t have to look far to find suitable outdoor dining options in town. Take a look at the top 5 places you can eat in Liverpool.

1. The Merchant

The Merchant is a chic and award-winning local pub that comes complete with trendy decor and an outdoor beer garden where you can enjoy craft brews. You’ll find quite a variety of options on tap along with certain themed nights that often come with specialty cocktails.

The food here is phenomenal with their pizza being a popular favourite among regulars and newcomers alike. Live music is common here as well. You’ll find this pub on the southern side of Ropewalks in the town centre.
Location: 40 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX, UK

Open: Daily from noon to 11 pm

2. Liberte

Liberte is a popular rooftop bar located along the Liverpool Waterfront that offers specialty cocktails alongside innovative foods with a Pan-Asian influence. From the rooftop, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the Three Graces and the river Mersey.

Much of the atmosphere here was influenced by New York City with its view of the city’s grand landmarks meant to be reminiscent of the view of the Statue of Liberty from the Liverpool to New York cruise line. You can get to the bar fairly easily with a short walk to the northwest from James Street Station.
Location: 50 Brunswick St, Liverpool L2 0PL, UK

Open: Thursday–Sunday from noon to 9 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

3. Maray

Maray is one of the more unique restaurants in town offering a wide variety of different flavours reminiscent of several styles of cuisine, all expertly prepared from scratch every day. You’ll find some flavours of a Middle East grill house set up right alongside some classic American comfort food with a hint of Skandi influence.

All the food here is based on the availability of ingredients. Every dish was designed with unrelenting freshness in mind, so it’s largely dependent on what’s able to be sourced locally. You can try it for yourself right on Albert Dock on the east side of the Mersey.
Location: Unit 4, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, UK

Open: Sunday–Thursday from noon to 9.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from noon to 10 pm

4. Madre

Madre offers absolutely delicious Mexican fare alongside the River Mersey complete with craft beers and natural wines to enjoy in their outdoor courtyard. The food here is inspired by the traditional cuisine of Mexico City, offering a variety of tacos for the lunch menu and dishes like pig’s head chicharron and hogget barbacoa on the evening menu.

Don’t forget to check out their list of margaritas that pair perfectly with the food they have on offer for both lunch and dinner. You can find it all conveniently within the Albert Dock Pavilion.
Location: 6, Atlantic Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AE, UK

Open: Daily from noon to 10.30 pm

5. The Art School

The Art School is an iconic fine dining restaurant where you can enjoy pristine food that’s always fresh since the menu is entirely dependent on market availability. Their courtyard seating lets you enjoy the excellent taste while taking in the outdoor splendour of the Knowledge Quarter area east of the town centre.

You’ll find 3 different kinds of menus you can opt for here. The tasting menu offers plenty of variety, but it’s not uncommon for some to prefer the excellence and prix fixe menus with the former being appropriate if you’re feeling especially fancy.
Location: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool L7 7EB, UK

Open: Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 2.15 pm and 5 pm to 9.15 pm, Sunday from noon to 4 pm (closed on Monday)



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