From brunch spots to bowling alleys, here's what we've spotted in the Liverpool food and drink scene this month


Yonder Cafe

Neighbourhood cafe Yonder have opened their second site, with their new Simpson Street cafe offering more of the much-loved breakfasts and brunches from 9am to 4pm.

They're also in the process of putting together an evening menu along with a cocktails, beer and wine list, so there'll be every reason to stay all day. 

Little Leaf

Popular city cafe brand LEAF have now opened another site in their sister venue One Fine Day. Little Leaf promises to provide "lots of tea, music and good times" for the city's business district on Old Hall St. 

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The much-loved LEAF on Bold Street Image: LEAF

Danny C's

Billed as a 'Tikeasy' - a cross between a tiki bar and a speakeasy - Danny C's is the brainchild of hospitality veteran Danny Cunningham following his travels around the globe. His trips to the likes of Singapore and Thailand have inspired some of the drinks and decor of Danny C's, where table service and a relaxed atmosphere ensure you'll barely have to leave your seat.

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The staff whizz around at Danny C's Image: @danny.cs.lvpl / Instagram



French bistro Bouchon has sadly closed its doors after two years, leaving an onion soup-shaped hole in Castle Street's buzzing dining scene. The deluxe bistro and bar announced on Twitter earlier this month: "Good morning! We’ve unfortunately had to take the difficult decision to close Bouchon from today…despite it being a great little restaurant the headwinds of inflation and the robber barons at the utility companies has made it financially unsustainable…".        

Luca, Ormskirk

Italian small plates restaurant Luca has announced the closure of its Ormskirk site. But fear not, its Allerton restaurant is still going strong, offering diners a taste of great Venetian plates in a relaxed setting. 

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Luca in Allerton Image: Confidentials


Dim Sum Disco at Mamasan

South East Asian bar and brasserie Mamasan has got its gladrags on with the launch of its Dim Sum Disco bottomless brunch. 

Launched at the end of November, Dim Sum Disco takes place every Saturday from midday to 6pm. It offers 90 minutes of bottomless drinks including prosecco, lager, wine, G&Ts and premium cocktails, along with three small plates and one large plate from their menu. Add to that live music, DJs and entertainment and your afternoon's sorted.

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Mamasan is holding a bottomless brunch every Saturday Image: Confidentials

Christmas at The Baltic Market

The Baltic Market is buzzing as usual, and now with the festive season well and truly upon us there's more to do there than ever as it has announced its December lineup of events. 

On the 3rd, 10th and 17th there's Carol Singer Sundays to get you in the Christmassy mood, as well as a Dog Market on the 10th and a huge market on the 17th. There's also the small matter of New Year's Eve, where the market will be transformed into 'Liverpool's Super Club', Lolife, with sets from Lauren Lo Sung and others. 

For more information about what else is happening at Baltic Market visit their website.

The Roof Project at Pins Social Club 

The Roof Project, described as "Pins' younger, cooler backstairs bro", is now festooned with festive madness for its Christmas Vacation. Boasting "baubles for days", two floors of their Duke Street home will be bedecked into a winter wonderland. 

But it's not all traditional, as up on the roof it's set to be the trashiest crimbo in town with all the naffness you'll ever need. 

Traditional or trashy, it's all there for you however you're looking to spend Christmas. 

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