Arriva Student Bible: Your Guide to Food in Liverpool

Beans on toast is nice and all but we’ve got way more affordable, tasty treats on offer.

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Right, who’s hungry?

The old adage that students live off beans and noodles is seriously out of date (well, unless it’s the week before your next loan instalment drops) and here in Liverpool you can dine like royalty on food from around the globe, every day of the week. Fancy a curry, stir-fry, pizza, sushi, burgers, steak or a vegan or veggie feast after a long, hard day of lectures? Great, because you can take your pick from the lot and even get them delivered too!

We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurant, café and eatery deals so you can feast like a king or queen without blowing your student loan. Forget the £1 frozen Iceland pizzas, here’s 10 dining hot spots you need to know about in Liverpool……

1 – Yard & Coop, Hanover Street

Your friendly buttermilk-fried chicken vendor, Yard & Coop offers up tasty lunch specials for just £5 on weekdays, check out the clucking amazing chicken boxes here. 

2 – Grand Central Food Bazaar

When it comes to truly unique venues to dine in style, few can match up to the stunning interior of the Grand Central Food Bazaar. This collection of independent vendors offers many different cuisines to taste in a classy street food style setting. From veggie and vegan platters, bursting with flavour to some of the city’s best sui mais, spicy stir fry and oysters. Find out more here.

3 – Crazy Pedro’s, Parr Street

If pizza is more your go-t0 lunch, head to Crazy Pedro’s Part Time Pizza Parlour on Parr Street (try saying that after a few frozen margaritas) and tuck into two slices and a soft drink for £5. Beer pong, drinks on the terrace and banging beats come as standard. Menus and more here. 

4 – Casa Italia, Stanley Street

When it comes to a proper feast, Italy is the place to go. Or when you’re in Liverpool head to Casa Italia, Stanley Street. Feeding the masses for more than 40 years, you can carb load like a champ on the likes of spag bol and cheesey garlic bread for less. Menus and more here. 

5 – Nabzy’s, Hardman Street

We’re allowing one takeaway outlet in our run down of the best student food outlets because frankly, we’d be lynched if we missed out Nabzy’s! Chicken burger and chips with red salt is the only way to end a night out in Liverpool. Fact!

6 – Maggie May’s Bold Street

If you’re new to the city, a bowl of scouse may sound super weird, but most Liverpool kids will have been brought up on it. One of the absolute best and cheapest places to tuck into this winter warmer is at Maggie May’s on Bold Street, £5 for a huge bowl with crusty bread and beetroot! Winner. More here. 

While you’re on Bold St, head to LEAF for fantastic brunch dishes, American Pizza Slice for late night munchies and keep your eyes peeled for the long-awaited return on Bold Street Coffee too.

7 – Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE offers more than 30 restaurants, bars and eateries serving up everything from ramen and hanging kebabs to gourmet burgers, burritos, Ben & Jerry’s, sausage rolls, thai, tapas and more. From breakfast til supper, you’ll find something to you taste at Liverpool ONE. Download the official app here to book you table and check out the best deals.

Don’t miss out on the Liverpool ONE Student Event where you can bag freebies, vouchers and more. Details here. 

8 – The Baltic

There’s loads of places to eat in and around The Baltic Triangle. Weekend eats at Baltic Market include the best halloumi fries, Midnight Delivery sugar rushes and brand new Cuban cuisine from FINCA from early October. The Baltic Social serves up an amazing Punk Afternoon Tea that makes for a great end of term celebration and Tusk Baltic has a super tasty veggie menu to enjoy with a roaring fire through the winter months too. More here. 

9 – The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

When your folks come to visit, make a beeline for the Royal Albert Dock. Impressing your mum and dad comes easy here, packed with maritime history and offering up little boutiques and shops to browse plus a host of restaurants and cafes to curb your hunger in style. Gusto, The Smuggler’s Cove and What’s Cooking have stunning views over the inner Dock while Tate Liverpool and the brand new Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen have bright, airy spaces to enjoy a slice of cake with a mate. More info here. 


The Liverpool City Region offers up a great bus network run by Arriva North West so heading out for dinner with your mates, planning a date or treating your folks when they visit, grab yourself a handy Arriva Student Saver pass and save on your day to day travel.

For more information on Arriva Student Savers and all other tickets, head to www.arrivabus.co.uk/ StudentsNW and follow @arrivanorthwest for regular updates. Want to know where to shop in the city for all the best bargains? Click here.

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