For the perfect date night dinner, you need all the right ingredients. Slick service, a romantic vibe, and food that’s guaranteed to impress. In Liverpool, there are lots of great options for loved-up foodies. Here are seven of the best.
Oktopus – If your ideal date night involves craft beer sipping and small plate grazing, this is the one for you. The menu changes with the seasons but you can expect things like wild turbot with chive noisette and braised beetroot with hung yoghurt and pistachio dukkah. Oktopus was recently declared ‘enormous fun’ by critic Marina O’Loughlin, so you know you’re on to a winner.
The Italian Club – This relaxed Italian eatery is the perfect place to relax and reconnect over a bottle of wine and a plate of pasta. If your date loves fish, head to their sister restaurant for wonderful Italian-inspired seafood dishes.
Panoramic 34 – What could be more romantic than dinner with a view of the Liverpool skyline? Be a date night hero and splash out on the tasting menu with paired wines – it will be a night you’ll never forget!
Röski – Promising ‘big flavours and big smiles’, Masterchef: The Professional’s winner Anton Piotrowski is the brains behind this intimate Rodney Street restaurant. His tasting menus showcase his innovative cooking techniques and look set to put Liverpool on the UK’s culinary map.
Bistro Pierre – Francophiles will love this rustic French bistro in the heart of Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter. You can kick things off with a Kir Royal and then enjoy classic dishes like duck confit, boeuf Bourguignon, and pan-fried plaice.
Alma de Cuba – Housed in a former Victorian church, this candlelit bar-restaurant is guaranteed to impress your special someone. After a few cocktails, try exotic dishes like grilled red snapper or an Argentinean sirloin with chipotle butter.
60 Hope Street – Spread over three floors of a Georgian town house, 60 Hope Street is an elegant choice for date night. If you like the sound of lamb with salsa verde or stone bass with shrimp risotto, their modern menu is right up your street.
What’s your go-to restaurant for date night? If you’ve got a Liverpool gem to recommend, let us know in the comments.