The Essential Guide To Liverpool's Best Smithdown Road Restaurants

Published . By Kay Field.

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

Belzan

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.

Belzan

These guys source all their produce from sustainable farmers.

Berrington's

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.

Berrington's

Vibrant hues and unusual eats come together here.

Maggie Fu

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...

Maggie Fu

In need of a quick bite to go? Look no further than this gem.  

Spitroast

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.

Spitroast

Romantic interiors and juicy plates get this place a thumbs up from us.

Tavern Co

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. 

Tavern Co

Looks like the perfect way to welcome in the weekend to us...

Greek Taverna

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.  

Taverna Co

A must for tzatziki and hummus lovers.

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.

LEAF on Smithdown Road

This cute spot has got you covered morning, noon and night.

Tiger Rock

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.

Tiger Rock

This one is bound to have you coming back for more.

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