The FloristEven if The Florist served up half-baked nonsense on a plate, it would demand a visit. This might just be the most aesthetically impressive cafe in the north, a veritable marvel of a place that will drag you out of reality and into wonderland. Luckily the bistro offers up the goods from the kitchen as well, with excellent Sunday roasts and a wine list to be admired. Come for the interior, stay because you’re slowly working your way through the extensive ale list.
Panoramic 34Does it get any more romantic than dining on the 34th floor of a tower with the city spread out in front of you? Throw in some delectable modern European cuisine and it isn’t difficult to see why Panoramic 34 is full most of the time. The view really is tremendous, but this place would get plaudits a plenty even if it were ground level. This is Liverpool’s most unique dining experience, not to mention its most romantic.
Alma de CubaWhen we were studying in Liverpool, Alma de Cuba was kept for special occasions and special occasions only. A truly marvellous Latin American restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the city, Alma de Cuba is found in the renovated St Peter’s Church, a unique location for one of the city’s best spots. The Sunday Gospel brunch is one of Liverpool’s great gastronomic bucket list experiences, and the bar’s party nights are the stuff of legend.
When you find yourself going to a champagne bar and restaurant, you know something special is happening. Many places rest on their laurels in such cases but not Carpathia, the premier such venue in Liverpool and one not about to relinquish that crown. The restaurant has great panoramic vistas of the city, with fine dining dishes that embellish the already stylish surroundings.
Found in the hotel of the same name, Dixie Dean takes its moniker from the legendary Everton striker who seemed to have a head made out of concrete. Dean’s grit gives way to glamour and glitz in the modern age though, and the hotel’s restaurant is one of the most alluring culinary spots in town. British cuisine dominates the menu, with a knowing nod in the direction of old fashioned Scouse dishes. Excellent stuff.