Liverpool's food and drink scene is thriving right now – go and explore it for half price
WHEN you live in a city with a buzzing food scene, like, say, Manchester or Leeds, it's easy to forget that there's a whole other world of brilliant restaurants and bars just a short train ride away.
We're talking about Liverpool, of course – which has independents springing up by the dozen right now.
The huge cash injection brought by regeneration has created a food scene that's getting attention nationally. Liverpool is now the North West's top location for launching a new restaurant or bar.
Many of Liverpool's most talked-about openings are locally-born independents. And the best of these are on the recently expanded Confidentials app, which now covers Liverpool as well as Manchester, and gives you up to 50% off food and drink.
Add to this the ease of getting to Liverpool – it's under 40 minutes by train from Victoria, and an hour and half from Leeds – and you've got a great location for a foodie day-trip or a special night out.
Why not make Liverpool one of your places to go in 2020? Here's our guide to where to eat, drink and go out-out there for half price with the Confidentials app.
32 Hope Street, L1 9BX
This neighbourhood restaurant and bar brings a slice of Brooklyn to the Georgian Quarter. Go for quality live music, award-winning cocktails, and crowd-pleasing food.
Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland Street, L1 0BY
The original home of Bongo's Bingo, this warehouse venue is the place for going out-out in Liverpool. From the movie-watching mayhem of ASBO Cinema to the city's hottest hip hop and RnB night Gold Digger, it's always a big night here.
15 Victoria Street, L2 5QS
Fans of sushi and Japanese-influenced fine-dining will appreciate the elegant dishes served at Dash. It's a stylish, home-grown independent that's fast becoming known as a place to be and be seen.
Bread and Butter
Hope Street, L1 9BQ
Coffee shop by day, French restaurant by night... Bread and Butter is a charming indie on Hope Street that's well worth a visit. The evening menu shows their love of simple, French home-cooking. In the day, the homemade soups and cakes are just as enticing.
130 Bold Street, L1 4JA
Mancunians will know Jimmy's from their NQ venue (currently being relocated to Ancoats). The Liverpool Jimmy's has the same passion for live music and craft beer – but with the extra attraction of a really good restaurant too.