Something of a student microcosm, this historic Liverpool street is filled with more than enough eating and drinking options to tickle your fancy. But how to tell the dross from the dreamy? Discover the unmissable neighbourhood cafes, charming all-day hangouts, Asian street food haunts and brilliant brunch spots in our guide to the best Smithdown Road restaurants.
A gorgeous bistro and wine bar, Belzan is dishing up seasonal food and date night vibes from its neighbourhood abode. Treat your other half, or yourself, to an evening of classy vinos and exquisite plates and you'll see why it's regarded as one of the best restaurants on Smithdown Road.
One of the quirkier places to eat along Smithdown Road, Berrington's is bringing something a little different to the dining table. This colourful kitchen specialises in wood-fired cooking, serving up an array of beautifully grilled meats, fish and vegetable offerings, all with a uniquely smoked touch.
Get your fill of ramen, gyoza, chow mein and wok fried sea bass at Maggie Fu. The Asian street food haunt has gained massive popularity for its cheap eats - so much so that it's now got a second site in Liverpool ONE. With dishes that taste this good, let the citywide domination continue...
The clue's in the name with this one... Purveyors of slow-cooked chicken, Spitroast is up there with the top affordable restaurants near Smithdown Road. Whether you're after a few tasty wings, some sharing plates or a whole rotisserie bird, this is the place for you.
With a lengthy list of brekkie dishes and an award-winning full English under its belt, Tavern Co is the only place to go for brunch on Smithdown Road. Pull up a chair and tuck into poached egg and bacon potato skins, snickerdoodle pancakes and sweet pepper tacos.
Calamari, kebab platters, moussaka... you'll find all the favourites at Greek Taverna. This beloved local is your one-stop shop for delicious Mediterranean food and fun meals with mates. Plus, it's also got you covered for Smithdown Road takeaways, meaning you can get the feast delivered to you.
LEAF on Smithdown Road
Fragrant brews, tea-based cocktails and craft gins are up for grabs at LEAF on Smithdown Road and its fellow Bold Street den. Alongside cosy furnishings, you'll find an all-day menu touting everything from gourmet sandwiches and breakfast bowls to burgers, flatbreads and curries.
Upgrade your lunch with a trip to Tiger Rock, an East Asian kitchen cooking up authentic plates. Swing by the beaut restaurant, or its Cavern Quarter sister, and fill your boots on chilli and garlic ribs, slow-cooked beef curry and a cocktail or two.
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