Food and Drink

Liverpool is packed with great places to eat and drink for every budget and palette.

We'd like to recommend the following, with thanks to our partners.

Chaophraya Liverpool

Escape the bustle of the city with a visit to Chaophraya Liverpool, a contemporary restaurant inspired by Thailand. The Chaophraya culinary team bring together classic Thai flavours to create distinct signature dishes, accompanied by a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and beers.

Liverpool Biennial visitors get 20% off food Sunday – Thursday when quoting BIENNIAL18.

Liverpool One, 5-6 Kenyons Steps, Liverpool L1 3DF

Fazenda Bar & Grill

Set in the beautiful Grade II listed Exchange Flags, Fazenda Liverpool exudes elegance in a setting steeped in history and culture. Enjoy continuous tableside service of freshly-grilled quality meats, accompanied by a gourmet salad bar and exquisite wine list. Embark on the full Fazenda journey, or indulge in a selection of Petiscos – Brazilian tapas – in the sunshine on the stunning terrace.

Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 3YL

Il Forno

Combining authentic recipes with a modern twist, ll Forno offers a true taste of Italy. From delicious pasta to signature steak grilled on the Josper and award-winning wood-fired pizza, every dish has its own unique story. Their ingredients, carefully sourced from the north to the south coast of Italy, are hand-selected by the Cillo family for Head Chef, Nino.

Liverpool Biennial visitors get 20% off the a la carte menu when quoting BIENNIAL18.
132 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AG


Award-winning Maray is located on Bold St, in the heart of the city’s independent quarter. Since opening in 2014 it has become one of the city’s best-loved restaurants, serving exceptional Middle Eastern-inspired small plates, alongside great cocktails and wine. In 2016 they opened their second restaurant in the leafy suburbs of Allerton, a short drive from the city centre, where they serve their usual fare and on weekends are open for brunch and Sunday roast.

Liverpool Biennial visitors get 20% off Monday – Thursday when pre-booking online, or in person, with the code BIENNIAL18. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
91 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HF


Wahaca was born from a love of the markets of Mexico. The award-winning restaurant was founded by MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers. Her street food brings the fresh and vibrant flavours of Mexico to the UK, with a balance of healthy and authentic dishes. Situated in the heart of the city, Wahaca also has a roof-top terrace bar offering a perfect escape with a freshly shaken cocktail or cool Mexican beer.

Liverpool Biennial visitors get 20% off when quoting BIENNIAL18.
24 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DS

A Tavola

A Tavola cafe and bar brings a taste of Italy to Liverpool, serving up authentic Italian coffee, spirits and wines. Embark on a sensory voyage into an authentic Italian kitchen and learn the art of Italian cooking and fine wine appreciation during classes in an engaging, open-kitchen experience.

Liverpool Biennial visitors get 10% off when quoting BIENNIAL18.
12 Madison Square, East Village, Duke Street, Ropewalks, Liverpool L1 5BF

Royal Institution

Set in the historic building of the same name, the Royal Institution serves food, coffee and an exceptional choice of wine, cocktails and champagne – the perfect place to connect or disconnect in luxurious surroundings.

The Royal Institution is open from 7am–6pm Monday – Friday and 12–6pm on Saturdays for non-members. Liverpool Biennial visitors get 20% off food and drink from 7am–7pm Monday – Friday when quoting BIENNIAL18.

24 Colquitt Street, Liverpool, L1 4DE