Hope Street Restaurants and Bars Guide: The Best Places To Eat And Drink Around Hope Street, The Georgian Quarter and Hardman Street
Hope Street is one of the city’s most vibrant areas. At one end of the street you’ll find the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, the biggest cathedral in the UK and at the other end you’ll see the architectural delight of Paddy’s Wigwam, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Cathedral.
In between these two amazing buildings there’s restaurants and bars aplenty as well as the famous Philharmoic Hall and the Everyman Theatre. So if you’re looking for somewhere for a pre-theatre bite to eat or a few drinks before a show at the Phil then you’ll find just what you’re looking for here.
Elite 60 is a concept created by renowned chef Bayram Yuce, bringing a unique approach with beautifully presented dishes and key ingredients including wagyu beef, lobster, quail and a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The Quarter is located just off Hope Street, on Faulkner Street, in the heart of the Georgian Quarter. This Italian inspired restaurant is one of our favourites, with it’s laid back but bustling atmosphere. We’d recommend booking as it’s always busy. Pizza and pasta dishes are it’s focal point as you’d expect from any good Italian, but there’s plenty on the menu to keep everyone happy. The Quarter is a perfect dining spot to catch up with friends over delicious food.
Gastro Pub Papillon is a warm and stylish restaurant and bar where you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Popular dishes include the venison scotch egg, gin cured salmon with pickled cucumber and chilli beef brisket cornbread pie. Papillon does gasto-pub food very well and with plenty of cask ales, wines and spirits available plus their regular jazz nights, it’s a Hope Street hotspot.
The London Carriage Works
The London Carriage Works, along with 60 Hope Street, is one of the best restaurants in Liverpool. The award-winning restaurant fuses contemparary international dishes while sourcing local produce for its mouth watering menu. There’s also a bar menu available if you’re looking for a casual bite to eat.
Silk Road opened their Hope Street venue in 2019 serving tapas dishes taking inspiration from across the globe. There’s Spanish chorizo, Persian lamb, Turkish meatballs, Chinese pork, Pad Thai noodles and so much more. Silk Road is a tapas restaurant with a twist with so many cuisines it’s rich in diversity and quality.
Located on the corner of Hope Street and Myrtle Street, The Refinery offers casual British dining in contemporary and airy setting. With a great range of options available on their food menu plus an extensive drinks menu there’s a real buzz around the place which makes it a great spot for pre-theatre dining or drinks.
When it comes to Hope Street restaurants and bars, it’s well worth walking an extra few hundred yards to Hardman Street. Grilla is a greek inspired restaurant specialising in meats cooked on a spit. They are famous for their Gyros. Chicken, lamb, pork and halloumi gyros are the most popular ites on the menu but there’s plenty more to choose from with veggie and vegan options available.
The Florist, on Hardman Street, is one of the city’s most beautiful venues and no doubt a quick search on Instagram will reveal all. With breathtaking floral installations throughout the impressive building, the Old Blind School, you’ll feel like you’re dining in a fairytale. The Florist needs to be seen to be believed.
Another of our favourite Hardman Street hangouts is Buyers Club. It attracts a cool crowd and flits effortlessly between wine bar, cocktail parlour and restaurant. The beer garden is a stunning space during the warmer months and the roast dinners are jaw droppingly amazing too.
Frederik’s is an effortlessly cool Brooklyn-inspired bar offering a wide range of craft beers, gin and prosecco serves and also enjoys an unmatched reputation for some of the best cocktails in town, many of them award-winning. Serving great pizzas and Sunday Roasts they keep it simple and get it right. Look out for their Hope Street Jazz nights which are always popular. Out of all Hope Street restaurants and bars, Frederik’s will always draw us back in time and time again.
Free State Kitchen
Free State Kitchen provide their own twist on American classics with locally sourced, quality produce at the heart of what they do. You’ll find burgers, hot dogs Mac ‘N’ Cheese and chilli cheese freies as well as the NYC deli sandwich and fried clams on the menu. There’s veggie and vegan options available too.
Jenever Gin Bar
Serving over 120 gins with cocktails, beers and spirits available, Jenever really is a gin-lovers paradise. They also offer an amazing gin tasting experiences.
The Pen Factory
The Pen Factory embraces the best of British and European cuisine. With a focus on small plates and sharing dishes. They stock a diverse selection of both alcoholic and none alcoholic drinks providing the most exciting range possible for their customers. They like to keep us on our toes by constantly evolving their stock so there’s always something new to try.
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