Some of the food in this post was provided on a complimentary basis, in exchange for my truly honest review.
It’s back. After sharing my fave London foodie hotspots, I’m back with a round-up of the places I want to share in my home town. Or ya know, city. Some are old faves and one is new addition to my drink and dine encyclopaedia of places in Liverpool.
If you fancy a change or simply an honest review; read on!
Sopporo Teppenyaki, Duke Street
Sopporo Teppenyaki is a hidden gem and one I think many of us are guilty of forgetting about, despite being just a stones throw from Liverpool ONE.
Specialising in the full dining experience, it’s a great location for family birthdays or celebrations, thanks to the round-table design and ‘show’ that the chefs put on during your mains being cooked.
We popped along on a quiet Sunday afternoon and worked our way through the main a la carte menu, suitably filling our rumbling tummies in the process.
Easily catering for all dietary requirements; veggie, pescatarian and meat-eaters alike, we enjoyed a varied meal of fish and meat-based starters; delicious maki sushi that we would make a return visit for alone and then the main event; teriyaki.
I opted for garlic salmon and Darren chose ‘land and sea’. Both delicious and worth the £££.
10/10 – would defo recommend.
53 Liverpool / Salt. Berry Street
A new addition to Berry Street and a different kind of dining experience – restaurant kitchen meets bar meets nighclub is the vibe at 53 and they seem to be doing it well.
With an ex Irish Masterchef contestant taking the helm in the kitchen, the eatery/bar has a small yet mighty menu that covers all tastebuds. Invited along to try, we got stuck in one Thursday evening, sampling the gin menu and a couple of the small plates, pizzas and main dishes.
Salt by name, salt by nature; the food was heavily seasoned using the aforementioned. As someone who doesn’t cook with salt or have it on my food, some dishes were a bit too much and I was reaching for my gin and tonic, but you can’t fault any dish being cooked to perfection.
I’m advised the steak was delicious, as was the peppercorn sauce. The hoisin duck pizza went down a treat, as did my courgette and feta pizza.
I’d say, I’ve had a better vegan burger but it was great to see the addition to the menu.
If you’re in the mood for a couple of small plates with a side of cocktails with the girls in a great location in town, this is the place for you.
7/10 – slightly too salty for me, but a great place to head for drinks and a bite to eat.
Space Coffee, Aigburth Road
Our fave breakfast spot before doing the ALDI big shop or a dog walk along Otterspool Prom.
Gimme a Space veggie breakfast and I’m your gal for life. There aren’t enough words for me to wax lyrical about this find. Nestled away in South Liverpool, it’s our all-day breakfast go-to and with great cakes and a sizeable lunch menu, it’s legit all I need to fill my belly for the day (or afternoon, let’s get realistic) ahead.
10/10 – Will forever have a veggie breakfast shaped hole in my heart