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The Best Lesser-Known Restaurants in Liverpool

See a selection of the best restaurants you have never heard of

If you’re flying in our out of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and are spending a night in the city, here are our top picks for fantastic, yet lesser-known restaurants in the area. These luxe eateries are well out of the way of the hordes of tourists that visit Liverpool.

The Italian Fish Club

Located on the ever-trendy Bold Street, the Italian Fish Club has become a favourite on the Liverpool culinary scene, thanks to the imagination of head chef Maurizio Pellegrini. 
Expect iconic Mediterranean seafood and Italian delicacies, alongside traditional British dishes such as fish and chips, served in a quite simple, yet always light and healthy way. 
The menu pays homage to the Italo-Scottish heritage of founders Rosaria and Gabriella Crolla. Book in advance, then look forward to quality ingredients and skilled cooking. 
Distance from Pullman Liverpool Hotel: 0.8 miles (18-minute walk)
Distance to airport: 7.7 miles (25-minute drive)

Bistro Pierre

An authentic French restaurant on Button Street in the vibrant Cavern Quarter, the rustic Bistro Pierre is bringing gallic cuisine back in an era when it seems all but forgotten.
The cosy, casual late-night feel of the restaurant is well-known. Yet this eatery still flies under the radar, so it’s ideal for a quick lunch or hearty meal after arriving in town. 
The set lunch and main menus are full of classic French dishes, so just take your pick, then relax in the wonderful decor of one of Liverpool’s best-kept dining secrets. 
Distance from Pullman Liverpool Hotel: 0.9 m miles (19-minute walk)
Distance to airport: 9.9 miles (32-minute drive)


Located on Castle Street in the Cavern Quarter, Bacaro is an Italian and Spanish themed restaurant serving small, simple tapas style dishes, all in warm, cosy surroundings.
The eatery is named after ‘Bacaros’, which are traditionally small, dark Venetian working men’s canteens where local gentlemen can meet to tuck into food and wine. 
Although it’s a quiet spot, mainly thanks to the restaurant design, make sure you book in advance, then treat yourself to a medley of flavours washed down with a sweet campari. 
Distance from Pullman Liverpool Hotel: 0.9 miles (19-minute walk)
Distance to airport: 9.8 miles (32-minute walk)

Barton Rouge

Midway along Exchange Street East is Barton Rouge, which provides guests with an opulent lounge and dining area matched with excellent service and quality Indian food. 
One of the best curry houses on Merseyside, expect a blend of traditional and contemporary Indian dishes — from mild and flavoursome to as spicy as you like.
Stepping into Baton Rouge might be a leap into the world of Indian dishes, but the ambiance is more Liverpool than Mumbai, and is somewhere to relax.
Distance from Pullman Liverpool Hotel: 1.1 miles (23-minute walk)
Distance to airport: 9.8 miles (31-minute drive)

Hotels Near Liverpool Airport

Our centrally located Pullman Liverpool Hotel is located on the city’s iconic waterfront just 8.5 miles (23-minutes-drive) from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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