With news on the horizon that restaurants and pubs are set to re-open for the first time in months, I’ve already started salivating over menus and am poised ready to book tables. Here’s my definitive list of the best Liverpool restaurants to visit this summer when lockdown’s lifted – with some opening sooner than others.
Much has changed, from new safety measures to seasonal menus that weren’t being cooked up last time we all went out to eat. But one thing’s for sure, Liverpool restaurants are some of the best around and let’s face it, we’re all sick of washing up now aren’t we?
Six by Nico
I knew I couldn’t round up my favourite Liverpool restaurants to visit this summer without starting here.
I fell in love with the Liverpool branch of Six by Nico at its launch in late 2019 and want to crack on with trying more of their 6 course menus which change every 6 weeks.
60 Hope Street
Probably Liverpool’s most famous doorway on Instagram, in the prettiest part of town, I’m waiting to hear news from 60 Hope Street on their post-lockdown reopening.
I fancy their Sunday roast but also want to find out what they’ll have on their summer menu when the time comes. Good things come to those who wait, and if you’re not in a rush to get back out there then this definitely needs to go on your list of Liverpool restaurants to visit this summer or a little later in the year.
My absolute favourite since it opened on Smithdown a few years back, I have tormented myself looking at their takeaways which were flying out during lockdown. I know exactly what I’d chose from their menu (spoiler alert: nearly all of it) but they tell me that the most popular customer favourites include spicy broth ramen dishes and salt and pepper everything!
Chef Anton has been knocking out gourmet DIY kits during lockdown but nothing beats not having to do your own washing up. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s cooking up in his Rodney Street kitchen when normal service resumes.
After 3 months of being in the kitchen I’m in dire need of a nice treat and a change of scene, and I can’t wait for afternoon tea and a lovely view from all the way up at Panoramic 34. They’re using the time wisely to have a bit of a ‘glow up’ (which is something I should probably have done too) and rumour has it the new look Afternoon Tea menu is to die for.