8 of the best Liverpool restaurants and bars that opened in 2017

How many have you been to?

Liverpool is known for offering top class dining and leisure activities, with our nightlife ranked in the UK’s top 3 cities to visit on a regular basis. From world cuisine to bespoke cocktails and the odd game of bingo, you can experience a totally different night out, every day of the week. There’s been tonnes of brand new Liverpool restaurants and bars in the last year alone and here we take a look at some of the best.

Here’s 8 Liverpool restaurants and bars that have wowed the city in 2017….

1 – George’s Great British Kitchen

Liverpool restaurants

Now open at Chancery House, Paradise Street, George’s Great British Kitchen serves up a huge menu of traditional British dishes with a twist, in a stylish yet comfortable setting. Expect mini bangers and mash, ham hock and mushy peas, double burgers and the most incredible desserts! (Order the apple and Caramac crumble pie, you wont regret it). Menus and more here.

2 – Gino’s

The corner of Castle Street has never looked so stylish! Celeb Chef, Gino D’Acampo brought ‘My Restaurant’ to the city’s business district in 2017 and it’s been packed out every since. The former bank building has undergone a stunning transformation and now serves fresh Italian cuisine with a warm welcome. Have you seen private dining space ‘The Bullion Room’? Click here to find out more.

3 – Baltic Market


It’s hard to believe that the Baltic Market only opened in 2017 as it’s become such a staple in the Liverpool social calendar. Weekends start and finish at the Cain’s Brewery site as Independent Liverpool gather the absolute best of the local indie food and drink producers, all under one roof. Hands up who’s also addicted to Halloumi Fries? See what’s on here.

4 – Icestone Gelato

Oh hello dessert heaven! Queen Square is the proud new owner of Liverpool’s newest dessert restaurant. Icestone Gelato, situated above Five Guys, serves up cake, ice cream, waffles, cookie dough, shakes…oh basically everything you can think of that comes with chocolate sauce and a big spoon! Seriously we’ve never seen so many ice-cream flavours in one freezer! Check it out here.

5 – Lock & Key

Liverpool restaurants and bars don’t come much sleeker than brand new, Duke Street eatery, Lock & Key. Having retained many of the building’s original features, this stylish kitchen and bar (with hotel opening in the coming months) offers a sophisticated atmosphere, delicious menu and bespoke cocktails. Check out the gorgeous winter menu here. 

6 – McCooley’s Mathew Street

Liverpool’s biggest Irish bar is just about to fling open its doors for a right old knees up! Taking over the former Café Sports bar and Smokies bar, McCooley’s Mathew Street will follow in it’s Concert Square sister site in offering brilliant live entertainment, all the sporting action you can watch, a tasty and great value menu and of course, drinks offers for days. Check it out here.

7 – Crazy Pedro’s


Think you know pizza? Think again! Parr Street has welcomed the king of weird and wonderful pizza toppings, as Crazy Pedro’s Liverpool invites you to experience a slice with a difference. With names like ‘Dirty Northerner’ and ‘Fuzzy Duck’ a plain of margarita just ain’t going to cut it. Order at the bar, grab a beer and a pew and watch the party unfold. Find out more here.

8 – Courtyard Bar & Kitchen

The former Penny Farthing pub next the Royal Court had been left in need of a bit of tlc for sometime, and look how it’s scrubbed up! Brand new Liverpool restaurant and bar, Courtyard has restored this ancient boozer into a fresh, warm space that serves a delicious menu that’s perfect for sharing with a loved one. You can’t fail to impress with a date night here, look at that view! See the menu and more here.

As well as that La Finca Eivissa is new to Back Colquitt Street and next week sees the launch of Masonic.

Which new Liverpool restaurant & bar is your favourite? With so many brand new additions to the city in 2017 alone, its so difficult to choose.

Send us your 2017 faves and why you love them,on socials, we’re on Twitter @TheGuideLpool, Facebook here and you can tag us in on Insta here too.

Leave a Comment