Outdoor Dining in Liverpool

When it comes to alfresco lunches and sun-dappled dinners, this city's got more than a few options. Whether you're choosing an Irish pub's lively beer garden, dog-friendly terraces in the city centre or sprawling riverside spaces at the docks, you'll want to consult our guide to the best restaurants for outdoor dining in Liverpool.

Last updated on 3rd June 2020




Nestled on the historic Royal Albert Dock, PanAm is a contemporary restaurant located in the Grade I-listed Britannia Pavilion. Expect waterside scenes from the terrace and beer garden; with bottomless brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from cocktails to wine.

Home to one of Liverpool's best outdoor dining spaces, Goodness Gracious rests atop Oh Me Oh My. Open seasonally, the rooftop is a great spot for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks with views out over the city.

Dining out with your four-legged friend? Check out Dockleaf, as the dog-friendly spot not only welcomes pups with free treats, but it also features a great menu of food and drinks for you hungry humans too. 

The Concert Square hideaway that's bringing the luck of the Irish, McCooleys is always one for a fun time. If we're talking outdoor food and drink in Liverpool, then make a beeline for the alfresco area which includes barstools and tables in the heart of the city centre.

A bar and bistro situated in the Knowledge Quarter, The Pen Factory should be on your list of restaurants with outdoor seating in Liverpool. Bask in nature with herbs and flowers providing a leafy backdrop to small plates, wines and beers.