Castle Street is one of the city’s most historic streets with some amazing places to eat as well as stylish bars. Here’s our guide to Castle Street Restaurants and Bars.
Castle Street Restaurants and Bars
Bacaro is a Venetian small plates restaurant serving up, pizzettes, pasta’s, risotto’s and more. As one of the city’s most popular restaurants it’s well worth making a reservation for.
BoBo Bar is Liverpool’s only authentic Iberian wine café . It is inspired by the café culture of Portugal, serving up classic cocktails as well as charcuterie, regional cheeses, deli items and bakery classics. They also host regular wine and rum clubs.
Black Barrel is a rum bar with a delicious food menu to accompany its creative cocktails. The food has a sway towards Mexican street food with tacos, empanadas, tostadas and more which go amazingly well with the cocktails.
Castle Street Townhouse
Castle Street Townhouse is an all-day dining venue with great breakfasts, brunch dishes and A La Carte menu. It also boasts an impressive bar with plenty of drinks options, as this place turns into a trendy evening hang out too.
Co.Co. serves speciality coffee including flat white, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, mocha, Americano and more, alongside a selection of delicious fresh pastries from local independent bakers including Butterholic’s popular croissants and cruffins.
Open seven days a week, by night, Co.Co. becomes a relaxed and inviting bar, with a range of expertly made cocktails including classics such as Pornstar Martini, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, Mai Tai and Daquiri to name a few, as well as a fully stocked bar of spirits, beers and wines.
Liverpool Gin Distillery
Liverpool Gin is undisputedly one of the best premium gins in the city and following its huge popularity they opened the doors to their very own chic bar, The Liverpool Gin Distillery. Of course stocking all their Liverpool Gin range they also have a great selection of alternative premium gins and brilliant tonics to match. Clearly if you’re a gin lover you HAVE to visit here. There’s even a distillery tasting tours and a gin lab where you can create your own gin to take home with you.
Mowgli (Water Street)
Mowgli’s Indian home cooking, street food style eating has proved a big hit with scousers and it’s not hard to see why. With inventive dishes, packed with flavour we can’t recommend Mowgli enough. We feel that Mowgli deserves a place on our Castle Street restaurants and bars guide as it is practically on Castle Street, at the very top of the street, opposite the Town Hall, on Water Street.
McGuffie’s offers a more traditional feel beside a host of modern and trendy bars. Its history dates back to 1795 when “Edwards and Penny, Druggists & Chemists” first opened its doors at no. 58 Castle St. The business enjoyed many years of success before coming into the hands of our famous Mr. McGuffie sometime around 1840. John Rowland McGuffie proved not only to be a Pharmacist of considerable skill but also a shrewd businessman who was gaining considerable esteem within the City.
So it’s understandable with so much history behind this building that they’ve kept it traditional while offering ales as well as cocktails and plenty of gins.
Neighbourhood is a trendy, New York-inspired restaurant and bar for globally inspired dining with craft cocktails in a beautiful setting. Neighbourhood has a cool vibe any time of day whether you’re looking for bite to eat during the day or an evening meal with some cocktails it’s a super stylish venue.
Pho offers a vibrant taste of Vietnam. Its sleek, modern interior buzzes with chatter and the enticing aroma of simmering broths. These fragrant noodle soups, brimming with delicate rice noodles, succulent slow-cooked meats, and fragrant herbs, are the star attraction. Whether you seek a quick lunch or a lingering dinner, Pho’s vibrant flavours and friendly service are a welcome escape from the city’s rhythm.
Adopting the Italian belief that good food is a celebration of life, Riva Blu satisfys all appetites with an extensive menu including sharing plates; bruschetta and antipasti; salads; pasta, risotto and ravioli; pizza; steaks and a wide selection of mains. Over sixty classic Italian dishes feature, all made from the finest locally sourced ingredients and delivered with flair.
Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana
Rudy’s is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria offering delicious fresh pizzas and an extensive drinks menu too.
Rox Cocktail Bar
Rox is a cool, cozy hangout serving inventive cocktails, charcuterie boards & bar bites. There’s also some outdoor seating which makes it a great spot for people-watching in the summer months.
San Carlo is an award-winning, elegant Italian restaurant which has been here on Castle Street long before it became a popular dining district. With amazing seafood and authentic Italian dishes from pizzas, pastas to steak and lobster, San Carlo is a special experience. Of all the Castle Street restaurants and bars, San Carlo is an institution!
So Salsa is a family run tapas restaurant which serves quality fresh tapas dishes from cuisines across the globe, not just Spain. Starting life in Crosby over a decade ago, they extended their offering to Castle Street following their huge popularity.
Renowned for its authentic Thai cuisine, Spice Thai offers a menu filled with a variety of traditional dishes, including flavourful curries, stir-fries, and noodle dishes.
The Alchemist (Brunswick Street)
The Alchemist has earned its reputation as one of the best cocktail bars in the city. The level of invention behind each drink on the menu is superb. The food menu is also amazing, making The Alchemist a great spot to start an evening out. The Alchemist is another venue that just sneaks onto our Castle Street restaurants and bars guide as it is located just off Castle Street on Brunswick Street.
The Restaurant Bar and Grill (Brunswick Street)
Just off Castle Street you’ll find The Restaurant Bar and Grill; a beautiful restaurant within a former bank. You can expect classic and inspired seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match. Visit The Restaurant Bar and Grill website to book.
The Underground Gin Society
Gin lovers really are spoilt for choice along Castle Street. Just next door to the Liverpool Gin Distillery is the Underground Gin Society, a secret (ok not that secret) gin bunker serving up gin cocktails aplenty
Viva Brazil is another very stylish dining option on Castle Street. Unique Brazilian dining with an unlimited supply of 15 authentic Brazilian BBQ meats and an impressive salad Island. There’s also vegetarian and vegan options available.
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