Popular small plates restaurant MARAY rose to fame after Jay Rayner praised its food. He said: “The falafel at Maray, made from scratch every day, is a marvellous thing: crisp outside, puffing a sweet nuttiness from inside as you break them open." (Photo: MARAY)
Liverpool is home to a range of incredible restaurants, bars and cafes, loved by locals and even recommended by famous food critics and chefs.
Not all of their recommendations are Michelin-starred restaurants either. The restaurants they have reviewed are suitable for a variety of budgets and tastes, ranging from a family-run bakehouse to fine dining.
So, here are seven eateries in and around Liverpool, recommended by famous foodies.
This pair of iconic food critics named the Philharmonic Dining Rooms as one of the ‘cosiest pubs in Britain’ and said, “Roaring fire, comfy nooks to dwell in, ideally dogs welcome, great grub and a carefully chosen gathering of ales and wines.” (Photo: Philharmonic Dining Rooms/Nicholson’s Pubs) Journalist and food critic, Lisa Markwell visited Burnt Truffle in Heswall and had high praise. She said: “A starter of flamed mackerel and tartare with kohlrabi, capers and samphire arrives – and it is exactly what it says on the tin, and a harmonious, refined assembly." (Photo: Burnt Truffle) The Observer’s food critic Jay Rayner had high praise for Röski, which he described as “note perfect” and said, “use any excuse to eat here." (Photo: Röski) Okay so the Bear Bakery is in Chester, not Liverpool, but it’s definitely worth a mention. Lover of desserts and TV personality, Nigella Lawson, said their lemon meringue pie is “heavenly”. (Photo: The Bear Bakery) Food critic and author, Felicity Cloake, visited Liverpool’s Wreckfish just after it opened and gave it a rave review. She said it already “felt like part of the local furniture” and staff were “genuinely friendly and warm." (Photo: Wreckfish) So he may not be a ‘celebrity’ as such but Jerome Griffin is known by locals as being a foodie who gives honest reviews of local eateries. A regular reviewer of Six by Nico, he gave their 'Hollywood Menu’ his highest rating of four thumbs up. (Photo: Six by Nico) Here are seven restaurants recommended by food critics. Image: Unsplash