Happy Wednesday everyone, you’re halfway to the weekend! Can we just start by talking about how ridiculously cold it is?! It’s March tomorrow and I feel like the Winter weather is at it’s absolute worst right now! I thought I’d finally get around to actually starting a series that I’ve been wanting to write for a few months now which is a ‘guide to…’ blog series. I’m planning on writing a variety of different guides for a few of my favourite places to visit which will include anything from food to fashion. As you can probably tell already, by the amount of recipes and snack related posts I have on my blog, I’m a huge foodie. Up until this point however, I haven’t really shared any posts about great places to visit if you’re looking for somewhere for food and drinks – I normally just write about my own recipes! So with this in mind I thought I’d start my guide to series with a post for all my fellow foodies out there and what better place to begin the guide with than my lovely home city of Liverpool!
It’d only be right to start off my food journey of Liverpool with a bit of coffee and cake; what better way is there to start your day? My ultimate coffee shop destination would have to be the fabulous Filter & Fox. Not only do they serve a great cup of coffee but into the evening you can head over for a cocktail…or five. Whenever I’m home from university I always find myself here whether it be for a catch up with old friends or drinks with the family – an absolute must visit for any coffee lovers!
Filter & Fox, Liverpool
Something that we go absolutely crazy for in Liverpool is tapas. Whether that be authentic style Spanish tapas or Italian influenced small plates – you’ll be able to find the perfect light bite anywhere. Having been a favourite of mine for a few years now I just had to mention Salt House Bacaro. Not only is its food unbelievable but the lunchtime deal that they offer is such amazing value for money; especially considering how generous the portions are for small plates!
Salt House Bacaro, Liverpool
Another variation on the ‘small plate’ is possibly my favourite restaurant in the whole of Liverpool: Neon Jamón. I’m a huge lover of Spanish culture; particularly their food and Neon Jamón offers the closest thing I’ve managed to find out side of Spain to authentic Spanish tapas. Whether you opt for the classics: croquettas, calamares, patatas bravas or branch out for something new you’re bound to find something that you’ll love here. My ultimate tip would have to be to try the ribs! I know what you’re thinking RIBS?! how are they Spanish at all?? I thought the same when I first saw them on the menu but they aren’t anything like your standard American-style rack of ribs (as I’m sure you can tell in the image!).
Neon Jamón, Liverpool
To finish off my little guide I obviously had to include a cocktail bar! The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar is definitely more upmarket than the restaurants I’ve mentioned so far but not ridiculously so! My trips to the Vincent have actually often been during the afternoon/early evening rather than later on at night simply because for me it seems like such a lovely place to visit slightly earlier on in the evening. I’m someone who likes to order a simple drink (an old-fashioned in this case) and just sit at the bar and people watch – and for me the Vincent is perfect for this.
The Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar, Liverpool
Hopefully you enjoyed reading this post! Let me know your thoughts on the series so far – I’d love to hear your opinions! Have any of you visited Liverpool before or are maybe even from there yourself? Leave me a little comment. As always thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate the amazing support!