Liverpool Heatwave: Where to chill, dine and drink in the sun
We’re preparing to spend every moment of the up coming-heatwave soaking up the rays, here’s how…
Oh hi 19 degrees in May, how we’ve missed you! Spring temperatures are set to soar over Bank Holiday weekend, no really….and yes in Britain! To be honest, we don’t care where the heatwave and blue skies come from, we just can’t get enough of it. Days spent in beer gardens, along the prom, dining outside and trying to understand how anyone cooks anything edible on a disposable BBQ, are just around the corner.
Here’s where to dine, drink and chill in and around Liverpool, during the heatwave…
10 Places to dine outside in Liverpool
1 – Roxy Ball Room, College Lane
You probably thought Roxy Ball Room was all about pizza and pong on a weekend night, but you can enjoy a seriously impressive view with your slice on the roof terrace too! Menus and more here.
2 – Free State Kitchen, Maryland Street
Easily one of the best hidden gems for outdoor dining, Free State Kitchen has a little oasis garden that’s just perfect for tucking into kick ass burgers with mates. Menus here.
3 – La Tasca, Queen Square
Spanish weather goes best with fresh Spanish cuisine and of course, an ice cold beer on the terrace at Queen Square. Heatwaves and La Tasca go hand in hand. Menu here.
4 – Nonno’s, Lark Lane
The former Esteban restaurant on Lark Lane has had a make over and is serving up wood fired pizza and small plates of deliciousness on the outdoor terrace. Book in here.
5 – The Quarter, Falkner Square
If it’s a quiet glass of wine or lunch in the sun you’re after, head to The Quarter, Falkner Square and watch the world go by in the Georgian Quarter. Menus and more here.
6 – Gino’s My Restaurant, Castle Street
Treat yourself to an express lunch or early dinner on the pavement side of 1 Castle Street at Gino’s and raise a glass of prosecco to this little pre-summer we’re enjoying. Menu here.
7 – Crazy Pedro’s, Parr Street
Kick back on the balcony terrace at Crazy Pedro’s with amazing slices of weird and whacky pizza plus it’s happy hour and 241 cocktails from 5-9pm too. More info here.
8 – Fazenda, Exchange Flags
You’ve slaved away and missed half the fun being stuck in the office, so get yourself to Fazenda straight after work and indulge in a meat feast on the flags. Menus here.
9 – Gusto, Albert Dock
Choose a serene place to soak up the last of the days rays, like Gusto at the Albert Dock. Kids can make their own pizzas, you can sip something chilled, everyone is happy. Book in here.
10 – Matou, Pier Head
Fancy your al fresco dining with a view? Well it doesn’t come more impressive or packed with history and culture than at Matou. A fab Chinese restaurant in a thoroughly scouse setting. Menus and more here.
10 Places to grab an after-work bevvy in the sun
1 – The Kazimier Garden, Seel Street
If the Kazimier Garden is open, its officially summer. Fact. Live music, twinkly lights and great value drinks are the name of the game right through summer. More here.
2 – Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock
It’s happy hour at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock rom 3-pm Tuesday to Friday with 241 cocktail and £3 pints of Mahou, plus a seriously gorgeous setting to enjoy them. More here.
3 – Love & Rockets, Lark Lane
The beer garden out front at Love & Rockets, Lark Lane is always rammed, but if you’re sound with sitting on a knee and clinking glasses with new friends til late, so are we. More here.
4 – Castle St Townhouse, Castle Street
Castle St Townhouse provides the perfect post-work watering hole to enjoy a well earned pint or prosecco in the sunshine. The view aint bad either. More info here.
5 – The Dovey, Penny Lane
If you’re out in the ‘burbs, you have to check out The Dovey beer garden. Who doesn’t love a flamingo with their bottle of Bud? Enjoy Penny Lane in the sun here.
6 – Botanical Garden, New Bird Street
It threw open it’s doors again in late March and now we have the weather to truly appreciate it! Gin at Botanical Garden is a Liverpool summer rite of passage. Do it! More here.
7 – Birdies Bar, Cains Brewery Village
Pull up a pew at Birdies and get ready to ride the heatwave all weekend long with frozen cocktails and plenty of munchies from Apocalypse Cow! Sunny weekends are made here.
8 – The Club House, Liverpool ONE
Sip in style with a bite to eat and something sparkly on the beautifully tended lawns of The Club House, Liverpool ONE, perfect mid-shop, pre-night out or for one last drink. More info here.
9 – Oh Me Oh My, The Strand
When it comes to combining stunning weather, a picture perfect view and fab cocktails, Oh Me Oh My roof terrace is the absolute show-stopper! Watch the sun set and get another round in. More here.
10 – The Vincent, Exchange Flags
10 places to chill and have fun outdoors with the family
1 – New Brighton
Heatwaves and New Brighton go together like salt and pepper. Miles of beach, stunning views, restaurants and coffee shops and crazy golf galore. See what’s on here.
2 – Scramble Thor’s Rock, Thurstaston
Burn off some steam at the weekend scrambling around Thor’s Rock with your little super heroes. This sandstone outcrop makes for a fab natural playgroup. Info here.
3 – Otterspool & Festival Gardens
Otterspool is bursting with sunny day activities, from high ropes and the lay fort to bouncy pillows, the play park and scooting along the coastal path. Fresh air fun for all. Info here.
4 – Visit Hilbre Island
Fancy a wander out to Hilbre Island? What better time than when the heatwave hits and the seals are out to play! Great way to work up at appetite for fish and chips in West Kirby. More here.
5 – After school ice cream at Southport Pier
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to take in a sunset, Southport Pier and waterfront might just be it. Grab your skates, scooter or bike and see who wins the race to the end and back. More on Southport here.
6 – Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE
There’s always something going on at Chavasse Park, and right now you can chill in the wooden boats after interactive story time on Paradise Street with Treasure Island! More info here.
7 – Farm Yard Fun at Rice Lane City Farm
You don’t have to travel into the countryside to see signs of Spring. Head to Rice Lane City Farm and prepare to fall in love with piglets, lambs and ducklings, right in the heart of the city. More info here.
8 – Liverpool Waterfront
The Liverpool events calendar really hots up from this month and the Pier Head and waterfront area is the place to be. Street theatre, tall ships, live music and more. Click here for info.
9 – Speke Hall
If a slower pace family activity is more your thing why not head to Speke Hall and spend a sunny afternoon exploring the vast gardens and burning off some energy. Opening times here.
10 – Formby Beach
When it comes to free, fresh air fun, you can beat the beach. Pack up a picnic, grab the dog too and head down to Formby to run in the dunes, build sandcastles and chase the shoreline. More on Formby Nature Reserve here.