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10 Best non-touristy restaurants in Liverpool


Are you looking for a restaurant in Liverpool to hold special occasions like birthday parties, dates, or family dinners? Well, don’t stress anymore. I have got you a list though not long but, it might be helpful.

In this article are the 10 best non-touristy restaurants in Liverpool.

1. Roski Restaurant

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The non-touristy restaurant is 4.7 star-rated. The restaurant serves the best food. The food is complemented by wonderful service by the knowledgeable staff who are always happy to help.

The restaurant has employed sommeliers. The sommeliers answer all questions regarding different types of wine and the ingredients that make the wines. A place is a place for special occasions.

It has seasonal, fixed-price tasting menus with mid-century lighting and banquette seating in a posh setting. Though the meals in the restaurant are expensive, it is worth it because the meal offered is superb.

Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
Address: 16 Rodney St, Liverpool L1 2TE, United Kingdom
Wednesday 5–9:30 pm
Thursday 12–2 pm, 6–9:30 pm
Friday 12–2 pm, 6–9:30 pm
Saturday 12–2 pm, 6–9:30 pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed

2. Floating Grace

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Do you want to take your family for lunch or dinner? Do you want to have a date in a good restaurant? Struggle no more, Floating Grace is everything you need. The 4.7-rated restaurant can accommodate any of your needs when it comes to meals.

Classic comfort foods & cocktails are served on a boat with morning, tea & evening cruises. It is a sure-go-there-again restaurant if you get to taste its enticing food. It has good staff. It has a bar where you can get good wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
Located in: Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Address: Berth, 1 Salthouse Quay, Liverpool L3 4AA, United Kingdom
Wednesday 9 am–9:30 pm
Thursday 9 am–9:30 pm
Friday 9 am–10 pm
Saturday 99 am11 pm
Sunday 9 am–3:30 pm
Monday 9 am–5 pm
Tuesday 9 am–9:30 pm

3. Panoramic 34

The non-touristy restaurant is rated 4.6 stars. It serves European cuisine such as Cornish roasted monkfish. The restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. It is very clean!

Visit the restaurant for lunch, fine dining, or cocktails and enjoy the magnificent Liverpool skyline as seen from one of the UK’s highest restaurants. I can’t recommend you to specific staff because all of its staff is awesome.

Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
Located in: West Tower
Address: West Tower, Brook St, Liverpool L3 9PJ, United Kingdom
Wednesday 11 am–11 pm
Thursday 11 am–11 pm
Friday 11 am–11 pm
Saturday 11 am–11 pm
Sunday 11 am–11 pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 am–11 pm

4. Wreckfish Bistro

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Meals are always the first consideration when choosing a restaurant. Staff comes second. The staff in the 4.8 non-touristy restaurants is very lovely, super friendly, and accommodating.

Visit the restaurant and have a taste of its chicken with sauce. It offers the best chicken with sauce with different subtle flavors. The food is of very high quality and very tender. It is perfectly cooked.

Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
Address: 60 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE, United Kingdom
Wednesday 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm
Thursday 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm
Friday 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm
Saturday 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm
Sunday 12–5 pm
Monday 12–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm
Tuesday 12:30–2:30 pm, 6–10 pm

5. The Art School restaurant

The restaurant is 4.7 star-rated. It has fine-dining menus prepared from locally sourced produce in a light-filled room with a large skylight. It also has knowledgeable and engaging staff.

Classic cooking is what everybody aspires for when visiting a restaurant and the restaurant fulfills this wish. It is a sure thing that every penny paid by diners is reciprocated back equally by the spectacular food served.

Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
Address: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool L7 7EB, United Kingdom
Wednesday 12–2:15 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Thursday 12–2:15 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Friday 12–2:15 pm, 5–9: 15 pm
Saturday 12–2:15 pm, 5–9:15 pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–2:15 pm, 5–9:15 pm

6. Gusto Italian

The polished Sicilian 4.3 star-rated non-touristy restaurant serves char-grilled dishes, stone-baked pizzas, and seafood. It’s a bit price meals are worth it because the food is excellent.

The staff in the Restaurant is friendly, courteous, attentive, and punctual. The restaurant sets at the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront and can seat parties up to 40. Book a table and enjoy the Best Italian meals.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
A 1-min walk from the International Slavery Museum
Address: Edward Pavilion, Liverpool L3 4AF, United Kingdom
Wednesday 12 pm–9:45 pm
Thursday 12 pm–9:45 pm
Friday 12 pm–10:45 pm
Saturday 12 pm–10:45 pm
Sunday 12 pm–10:45 pm
Monday 12 pm–9:45 pm
Tuesday 12 pm–9:45 pm

7. Etsu Restaurant

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For those who have been looking up for restaurants near them in Liverpool, Etsu is available! It is UK’s Greatest Japanese Restaurant. Etsu is backed up with the help of three highly trained chefs with over 60 years of experience.

Etsu offers diners fresh authentic Japanese cuisine served in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. It has the best sushi, sashimi, meat, and fish dishes, and a wide range of Japanese dishes. The restaurant has won many awards and I was wondering which reason is pulling it back from becoming a touristy restaurant.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery
Address: Beetham Plaza, 25 The Strand, Liverpool L2 0XJ, United Kingdom
Wednesday 5 pm–9 pm
Thursday 5 pm–9 pm
Friday 5 pm–10 pm
Saturday 5 pm–10 pm
Sunday 4 pm–9 pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 pm–9 pm

8. Shiraz Palace

Do you love the Mediterranean & Middle Eastern cuisine and a fine selection of wines, beers, and spirits? Then you have come to the right place for guidance. I wonder why is the restaurant not yet frequented by tourists even though it’s 5-star-rated.

Shirazi is the best place to have dates, a meal out, or a party celebration. You will always get terrific food, great service, and a fabulous atmosphere at Shirazi. To be exclusive, Shirazi is Liverpool’s best Happy Hour Cocktails Avenue!

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
Address: 45 Ranelagh St, Liverpool L1 1JR, United Kingdom
Tuesday 8 am–11 pm
Wednesday 8 am–11 pm
Thursday 8 am–11 pm
Friday 8 am–11 pm
Saturday 8 am–11 pm
Sunday 8 am–11 pm
Monday 8 am–11 pm

9. What’s Cooking

What’s Cooking is the longest-serving non-touristy restaurant in Royal Albert Dock. The restaurant is famous and popular for its best cocktails. The restaurant uses the finest ingredients ingredient from local supplies.

The restaurant offers the tastiest specialties like hand-crafted burgers, fall-off-the-bone barbecued Pork Ribs, and succulent grilled Beef Steaks. The food is served in a mouthwatering display and is fantastically delicious.

The decoration of the restaurant is amazing with a very comfortable atmosphere, perfect for having a delicious meal and drink. Their staff is friendly and readily available when making orders. The restaurant is, therefore, 4.4 star-rated.


10. Salt House Bacaro

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There is no restaurant in Liverpool where you can get a delicious creamy risotto. The Bacaro is a brand-new venture set up by the same team that set up Hanover Street Social and Salt House Tapas. The restaurant houses Campari Bar which is very lively.

Salt House Bacaro is located in the heart of the district on Castle Street. It is a couple of minutes away from Liverpool One. Not only does it serve risotto but also the non-touristy restaurant serves a range of meat, fish, pizzas, and vegetarian small plates.

Sunday 12-9 pm (bank, holiday Sundays 10.30pm-close)
Monday-Thursday 12-10 pm
Friday and Saturday 12-10.30

Apart from the ten restaurants above mentioned, also there are other best non-touristy restaurants in Liverpool like Cargo restaurant, Greek Taverna Bold Street, Smoke & Dough, Bakchich Lebanese Restaurant, and Mowgli Street Food. Try these different restaurants and get the taste of their specialties because it is a sure thing that you’ll like them.