Outdoor Dining In Liverpool

From alfresco lunches and sun-dappled dinners to boozy rooftop brunches, this city's got more than a few options for a spot of open-air feasting. Whether you're on the lookout for a lively beer garden, a dog-friendly terrace or a gorgeous waterside retreat, you'll want to consult our guide to the best restaurants for outdoor dining in Liverpool. All you need to remember? To pack your sunnies, of course.

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Last updated on 11th March 2024

The Merchant

A real winner for those after the best restaurants outside in Liverpool's city centre, The Merchant is an eatery fronting a gorgeous alfresco space. Sporting a relaxed urban vibe complete with wooden benches and neon signs, this foliage-decked venue is perfect for a spot of craft ales and succulent burgers in their pretty beer garden's comfy outdoor booths.

Browns Brasserie & Bar Liverpool

For those looking for outdoor dining in Liverpool ONE, be sure to check out Browns Brasserie & Bar. From afternoon tea with bubbles in the sunshine to romantic alfresco meals with your beau, this stunning eatery is a great choice for all occasions. Relax and unwind with brasserie-style meals such as harissa-spiced lamb rack with couscous as well as teriyaki chicken skewers served with ginger dipping sauce, and wash it all down with signature hand-crafted cocktails like toffee and banana daiquiri.

Brookhouse, Liverpool

On the hunt for a boozer where you can chill with your mates, munch on hearty dishes, and catch some sports action on HD screens? Brookhouse has got you covered. Sporting wooden floors and a cosy ambience, this pub serves Sunday roasts and modern munchies, such as sticky BBQ pork meatballs. Great for outdoor in dining Liverpool city centre through spring and summer, this spot is perfect for a hangout. Head over to the Smithdown Road location to dig into delish plates of pub grub washed down with craft beers and cold gin and tonics.

Courtyard Bar and Kitchen

Situated right next to the Royal Court Theatre, Courtyard Bar and Kitchen is a two-story city centre gem where you can chow down on global cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. Touting terrace seating that offers a primo view of St George's Hall and a dog-friendly outdoor space, this is the perfect haunt to sip on cocktails while dipping into their fabulous range of locally sourced tasty plates like slow-cooked duck ragu and tofu tikka masala.

Piccolino - Liverpool

If you're craving an authentic taste of Italy in Liverpool, then Piccolino is the place to be. Just a stone's throw away from Moorfields rail station and the Docks, this swish spot is a grand shout for date night dinners featuring top-notch Italian food and streetside seating. And the best part? You get to watch the chefs whip up fresh pasta from scratch right in front of your eyes. Enjoy everything from oysters to king prawn linguine and crab ravioli. And if you're peckish for dessert after, tuck into a chocolate hazelnut cheesecake or tiramisu. Bellissimo.

Hope & Anchor Liverpool

Hope & Anchor is one of our top Liverpool outdoor restaurants, a quintessential British pub on Maryland Street, complete with a fabulous, sunshine-ready beer garden. A mix of modern and rustic design elements, this cosy boozer is loved by students and passersby alike because of its tasty grub and tropical cocktail concoctions. Nab a spot on one of their picnic tables and tuck into a yummy menu of burgers, brunches and craft brews. We'd recommend the Moving Mountains hot dog loaded with onions and mustard, and the BBQ-pulled jackfruit stone-baked pizza.

Riva Blu - Liverpool

Best outdoor dining in Liverpool? Riva Blu is a firm choice. An Italian restaurant nestled on Castle Street, this chic haunt boasts a large alfresco terrace, island bar, and plush interiors. Offering a variety of delish delights from sharing boards of cured meats and cheeses to seafood linguine and feisty meatballs, their streetside tables at the front of the venue are the perfect spot to toast glasses upon glasses of Aperol spritz as well as classic gin and tonics.

The Albert, Liverpool

Just moments away from Sefton Park, The Albert is a great choice for those seeking restaurants with outdoor seating in Liverpool. Head over to this down-to-earth boozer steeped in history to catch all the big games on their indoor screens or show off your smarts at their Sunday pub quiz for a chance to win big. The highlight? Their dog-friendly outdoor seating area, of course. Grab a table in their courtyard and tuck into classic grub from Pieminister, like the fungi chicken pie, washed down with craft beers and wines.

Carpathia Bar and Restaurant

Looking for a dining experience that's out of this world? Carpathia Bar and Restaurant offers breathtaking skyline views alongside lip-smacking plates. Their expert chefs have crafted a unique menu full of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and modern twists on classic dishes such as braised feather blade of beef and roast hispi cabbage with marmite dressing. Whether you're looking for breakfast, afternoon tea or a private dining space for birthday celebrations, this city centre spot flaunting some serious Scouse charm has got you covered.

Slug and Lettuce Liverpool

Located smack dab in the heart of the city centre, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the legendary Matthew Street, Slug and Lettuce is a great restaurant to enjoy bites in the sun with friends. This floral and vibrant hotspot has dressed up its pretty terrace so guests can enjoy outdoor dining with heating. Whether you're craving delish brunches or cool cocktails in the open air, this place has it all. Grab one of their large plates like crispy shredded chicken noodle salad topped with pineapple dressing for a spot of deliciousness under the daylight.


If you're on the hunt for alfresco lunches or dinners, head to Papillon in the historic Georgian Quarter, a lush spot flaunting plenty of foliage, natural light, and stunning art. Sit back, relax and indulge in some delicious locally sourced British grub, naturally grown wine from across the globe, and cask ales pulled from local and regional brewers while grooving to some jazzy tunes. Munch on a fabulous selection of sandwiches such as falafel, red pepper hummus and rocket, or opt for a sweet chilli-glazed pineapple and serrano ham pizza.

Gino D’Acampo Liverpool

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After the best outside restaurants in Liverpool city centre? Gino D'Acampo has to be right up there with its floor-to-ceiling windows flaunting stunning views of Old Hall Street and a rooftop terrace offering vistas out over the city. Expect to tuck into Italian favourites like tagliata di manzo and veal Milanese while soaking up the sun and sipping one of the biggest selections of prosecco, sparkling wine or cocktails. Buon appetito.


Boasting a stunning outdoor area and a tasty food menu, Maray on Bold Street is a great choice for dining outdoors in the city. Serving Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a rustic and airy space filled with natural light, their outdoor seating area is perfect for a spot of sunshine. Delve into their delicious bites from halloumi served alongside roast vegetables, to fried squid with tongue-tingling coriander and lime hummus. 

The Pen Factory

Nestled beneath the noise of Hope Street, The Pen Factory should definitely be on your list of restaurants for alfresco dining. A bistro bar inspired by the Lang Pen Company, this airy, industrial-chic haunt features exposed brickwork and long wooden tables making it the perfect spot to bring a large group of friends. Bask in nature with herbs and flowers providing a leafy backdrop to a delicious selection of small plates like Caribbean lamb curry and a Spanish chip butty which are suitable for vegans or meat-eaters alike, alongside a selection wines, spirits and beers.


The Concert Square hideaway that's bringing the luck of the Irish, McCooleys is a great choice if you're looking for restaurants in Liverpool city centre. A student-favourite venue paying homage to its Irish roots, this modern space boasts plenty of entertainment goods like pool tables and HD sports screens. Be sure to make a beeline for the alfresco area, which includes barstools, tables and a crackin' menu with pub classics to enjoy like flaming pigs ribs and sirloin steak with mushrooms and hand-cut chips.

Alma De Cuba

Housed in a luxurious 18th-century church, this candle-lit restaurant and cocktail bar serves Latin-inspired dishes in a vibrant environment. Thought Alma De Cuba was just wild performances and Cuban vibes? Think again. Because this Seel Street favourite is also home to a beer garden that's perfect for a daytime mingle, post-brunch sip or pre-night out munch. Soak up the sun with a spot of honey and three pepper-spiced baby back ribs accompanied by the Passionate Fizz cocktail.


Outdoor bottomless brunch in Liverpool, anyone? Check out PanAm. Located in the stunning Grade I-listed Britannia Pavilion on Albert Dock, this international restaurant is decked out with low-hanging light bulbs, plush booths and high ceilings as well as beaut waterside scenes from the terrace or beer garden. Come down for plenty of bottomless brunch options and a top-notch all-day menu featuring goodies like crispy chilli squid, Caribbean curry and pork belly bites.

Peacock Liverpool

If you like your dinner with a side of party anthems, then be sure to head to Seel Street's favourite: Peacock. Fronting an outdoor space adorned with neon lights and edgy booths, this is a great place to tuck into delish bites with a date or a mate. Choose from a variety of pizzas, loaded chips and potato skins such as the Drunken Scouser pie with bangers and mushrooms or the atomic redneck fries with hill billy sauce while enjoying some late-night vibes.

Crazy Pedro's Liverpool

Looking for rooftop outdoor restaurants in Liverpool? Always one for a good time, Crazy Pedro's serves up a fun-filled game of beer pong, cheese-smothered bites and tequila-fuelled cocktails in equal measure at their fun and vibrant Parr Street venue. Fancy drinking and dining outdoors? Make your way to their laid-back, colourful rooftop terrace with a frozen margarita and a few slices of the good stuff including the famous pizza nacho to keep you company.

14 Bar & Grill

Perched on Bootle's Daniel House hotel, 14 Bar & Grill is a sophisticated rooftop restaurant and bar with a lip-smacking Japanese-inspired menu to match, serving both homemade dishes and light bites. Delve into their spicy tuna maki rolls, or opt for some salt and pepper squid while admiring the gorgeous panoramic city views in a trendy and contemporary setting.

Ye Cracke

Touting a pretty epic history, including regulars like John Lennon from The Beatles, it's no wonder why Ye Cracke is loved by locals and tourists alike. Head on over to this cool haunt (originally named The Ruthin Castle) just off Hope Street for a pint of the good stuff, alongside a menu filled with locally sourced pub classics in a lush, open-air setting.

Goodness Gracious

One of the best outdoor restaurants in Liverpool, Goodness Gracious rests up on the eighth floor of West Africa House, right above Oh Me Oh My. Open seasonally, the secret rooftop is a great spot for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks, all set to a backdrop of incredible views out over the city featuring the waterfront and the iconic Royal Liver Building.