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This week there is Eurovision and you can feel it in the atmosphere. The grand final of this edition will take place next Saturday May 13 in Liverpool, but during this week between rehearsals and semifinals, things are hot. There is a great atmosphere in the city, which has become a celebration. Surely in the streets of Liverpool you can’t stop hearing the classic ‘Eaea’ by Blanca Paloma, or people humming the melody of ‘Tattoo’ by Loreen, one of this year’s favorites. But surely there are also those who need to recharge their batteries with a good meal to keep up with the pace of a festival like the Eurovision Song Contest. And if what you want is to eat luxury, here are some of the best restaurants in Liverpool.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, this small neighborhood bistro will be ideal for you. Honest cuisine, with good and tasty portions, that makes the most of the potential of each ingredient according to the season.
Where? 371 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L15 3JJ, United Kingdom.
Lovers of wine and good food, this is your refuge between song and song. Manifest is located in a local industrial atmosphere and its menu is composed of seasonal products that revolve around wine, one of the protagonists of its concept. From poached Colchester oysters to leg of lamb, peas, mint, crème fraîche and burnt onion. At Manifest the premise is to enjoy good food with good wine in the most relaxed atmosphere possible.
Where? 4a Watkinson Street, Liverpool, L1 0AG, United Kingdom.
Located in Sugnall Street, in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool, this restaurant is inside an 1888 Victorian building and is a real box of surprises. The dishes are striking and eccentric and follow the personality of its founders. As its name suggests, it is a school of art made restaurant, with contrasts of flavors and a proposal that will leave a good aftertaste, surely honey (from local beehives).
Where? 1 Sugnall Street, Liverpool, L7 7EB, United Kingdom.
Another refuge to escape from the Eurovision hustle and bustle. It is in the heart of the city center, but offers a warm and quiet evening. The kitchen is run by chef William Shuttleworth who serves a menu that changes periodically, reflecting seasonality, spontaneity and the pleasure of cooking.
Where? 3 Hope Street, Liverpool.
Maray was born almost 10 years ago and its name refers to the Parisian area of Le Marais. In this restaurant they serve food inspired by the flavors of the Middle East accompanied by incredible wines and delicious cocktails. Their premise is simple: to make people happy through the palate. And boy, do they succeed.
Where? 91 Bold Street, Liverpool
If you are traveling from Spain to support Blanca Paloma and you are homesick for the typical tapas here, in Liverpool you can find several places that serve Spanish food. One is Neon Jamón, born out of a love and passion for authentic Spanish tapas, wines and cavas. From jamón ibérico de bellota to chicharrones, chorizo al vino, pescaíto frito or their fideuà mussels, who can offer more?
Where? At 336-338 Smithdown Road, Liverpool
One of the few two-star restaurants in the area. Although it is located in Aughton (about 20 kilometers from Liverpool), you can escape to enjoy an evening in a 16th century country house, with a gastronomic proposal by chef Mark Birchall. Delight yourself with exquisite dishes made with English products that result in a range of flavors, textures and temperatures skillfully combined. Not to be forgotten is the wine list for oenophiles. And if you want to complete the experience, you can stay overnight there, as they have rooms.
Where? Prescot Road, Aughton, L39 6RT, United Kingdom (20 km from Liverpool).