My favourite street in all of Liverpool, Bold Street houses some of the city’s best independent restaurants and clothing stores. You’ll find cuisines from all over the world, as well as many vintage and craft stores.
If struggling to find somewhere to eat in Liverpool, your best bet is to always head to Bold Street as you’re going to find something to suit your cravings.
From Indian to Turkish, breakfast to dinner, you’ll find something that you’ll love.
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Here are all my favourite restaurants on Bold Street, Liverpool:
The Little Shoe
Previously known as East Avenue Bakehouse, this little cafe on Bold Street served the best avocado toast in the whole of Liverpool. Now known as The Little Shoe, the avocado toast used to still be on the menu, but since COVID-19 hit, they’ve reduced to a smaller version of their breakfast menu.
Not to worry, as their breakfast menu is still up there with the best and everything is cooked fresh in their kitchen. Their bread is to die for and is the freshest we’ve had since we started going out for breakfast.
One of my favourite restaurants in Liverpool, I can remember when the only spot was the original on Bold Street. Now taken over most of the UK, you can find a Mowgli spot just about anywhere.
An Indian-come-tapas restaurant, order as many dishes as you think you can handle, then order some more. The decor of the place, the homely feel and the excellent service is what makes us go back time and time again.
Well, that and the Mowgli sticky wings – there’s nothing like them!
We popped into Slim’s one Sunday afternoon for one of their famous roast dinners, and oh my word, what a feast.
We ordered the sharing roast beef dinner for two and out came a mountain of food piled on a tray with the largest Yorkshire puddings I’ve ever seen.
If you’re heading to Slim’s on a Sunday, make sure you arrive with an empty stomach!
As the most popular spot on Bold Street in the mornings, you’ll usually be met with a queue of people lining down the street to get their breakfast. And of course, it’s popular for good reason.
I’ve dined at Leaf more times than I care to admit and was the first place that introduced me to avocado all those years ago. I love visiting time and time again and also love that it’s been able to grow to extra locations further outside Liverpool City Center due to its popularity.
A spot on Bold Street that I’ve always been meaning to check out when living in Liverpool for university, that I only managed to try a few weeks ago. The very popular Turkish restaurant on Bold Street is very popular for a very good reason.
We had booked to dine at Elif during December while Liverpool was in Tier 2, and thankfully we did as the restaurant was full with a queue of people outside, waiting to get in.
The food here is cooked at the front of the restaurant on grills, plain for everyone to see. We loved the vibes of the place, the interior, the music, the 100 items on the menu (which obviously means we must go back to try more) and the mountain of food that we were served.
A very stodgy meal, be prepared to eat lots!
Bold Street Coffee
Unfortunately it wasn’t a sit-down meal, but I’m hoping we get to return very soon to enjoy a lovely weekend breakfast.
I’m a lover of Bold Street Coffee‘s coffee (it’s so good they put it in the name) and wanted to try out their breakfast menu. I went for the Bold Street Bad Buoy, which, if you ever happen to have a hangover in Liverpool (very likely) then this will be your ultimate hangover cure.
It’s stodgy, it’s huge, it’s loaded with carbs and features the best hash browns you’ll ever eat. Trust me. We even went back at the weekend for some avocado on toast and ordered a side of hash browns – if you know, you know.
A staple in my Bold Street book, I’ve visited Crust a few times over the years. Voted the Best Pizza in England, this little Italian restaurant is very popular with the Scouse locals and tourists alike.
A date-night kind of spot, you should expect very rustic Italian food and top-class pizza. Their pizza-inspired dessert is the one for me.
One of the most iconic venues in Liverpool, along with the Cavern Club (I kid not) is this greasy spoon cafe in the middle of Bold Street opposite Leaf.
Very popular with the locals of Liverpool, you can expect hearty fry-ups and traditional English breakfasts (no eggs Benedict or avocado here) and to meet an array of local people who are the best in the world (in my own humble opinion).
One thing I always go to Maggie May’s for is their Scouse. Basically what we call Irish stew, but it’s a meal from home for me. Even better if it’s pouring with rain outside as you have that warm bowl of goodness – it just adds to the whole experience.