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Lark Lane Liverpool: Bars, Restaurants and Cafes to Visit

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Written by Jess

A hidden gem in the suburbs of South Liverpool, Lark Lane Liverpool is a local favourite for food, drink and soaking up the city’s famously friendly atmosphere.

Just moment’s from Sefton Park, Lark Lane is a leafy hidden gem – maintaining a bohemian feel and warm sense of community, the lane is home to some of Liverpool’s very best independents.

Whether you’re after cosy brunch, romantic drinks, live music, or simply a pint served with good, hearty food, Lark Lane Liverpool has got it all.

Lark Lane Liverpool

To make your decision easier when it comes to choosing where to go, we’ve rounded up the best of Lark Lane restaurants, bars and cafes to try.

So join us as we take a walk along the lane…

Lark Lane Restaurants and Bars

1) Keith’s Wine Bar Lark Lane

At the heart of Lark Lane, you’ll discover Keith’s Wine Bar, arguably the most famous, yet understated bar along the lane.

Best-loved for its range of cheap and cheerful wines, delicious bites to eat, cosy jazz nights and bohemian charm, you’ll feel right at home in this unique little hideout.

If you’re visiting the city and want to get chatting to some locals with a story or two to share, Keith’s is the place to be on Lark Lane Liverpool!

2) Que Pasa Cantina Lark Lane

South American bar Que Pasa Catina is another of our top recommendations for a night of drinking along Lark Lane. You can choose from a wide range of drinks and enjoy a cosy, romantic setting.

Known for its sophisticated cocktails, great selection of ales and friendly service, Que Pasa is the perfect backdrop for catching up with friends or memorable date night drinks.

3) Hafla Hafla Lark Lane Liverpool

Arguably Baltic Market’s most famous trader, Hafla Hafla found a permanent home on Lark Lane Liverpool…and we’re very glad they did!

Inspired by the colours and flavours of Middle Eastern street food, Hafla Hafla is one of our top recommendations for foodies looking to visit Lark Lane.

Tuck in to everything from halloumi fries and baked feta, to loaded sweet potato, freshly made hummus, kebabs served with homemade flatbreads and a range of high quality meats and fish.

4) The Lodge Lark Lane Liverpool

The Lodge is one of the best pubs along Lark Lane Liverpool. Known for its hearty breakfasts, delicious pub grub and friendly atmosphere, this sociable setting is also dog friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friends along.

During the sunnier months, The Lodge is also a favourite for drinking outside, with a cosy beer garden located at the back of the pub. The perfect location for summer drinks and a bite to eat.

5) Love & Rockets Lark Lane

At the heart of Lark Lane, you’ll find Love & Rockets. Sitting in the centre of the lane, this is your go-to spot for watching the world go by from its sunny outdoor beer garden.

Inside, Love & Rockets is atmospheric and lively, with live music nights showcasing the best of local talent and weekly quiz nights!

6) Monkey Grinder

If you love tapas just as much as we do, look no further than Monkey Grinder on Lark Lane Liverpool.

With a varied menu of eclectic plates, this stylish spot is ideal for starting your night out along Lark Lane with sharing plates and refreshing drinks.

7) Maranto’s Lark Lane Liverpool

Next on our list of Lark Lane restaurants is Maranto’s, an established Italian restaurant and family-run business.

Housed in an atmospheric listed building, this much-loved restaurant has wined and dined Lark Lane for over three decades!

Expect delicious Italian cuisine and a wide range of wines to choose from.

8) The Albert Lark Lane Liverpool

Alongside Keith’s, The Albert is one of Lark Lane’s original and most famous haunts. The timeless pub has been refurbished over the last few years and is well worth a visit, especially if you’re hoping to meet some locals!

In the 1950s, the Albert was a particular favourite of the Merchant Navy when they were home from sea. And it’s safe to say this hidden gem is just as popular for lifting spirits today.

9) Rhubarb Bistro Lark Lane

Another of Lark Lane Liverpool’s most popular bars and bistros, stop off at Rhubarb for a selection of global beer, award-winning wines and homely dishes.

Home to comfortable seating, Rhubarb has a bohemian, laidback setting – the ideal spot for spending a lazy Sunday afternoon.

10) Nonno’s Pizza & Plates

Pizza fans! You won’t want to miss a visit to Nonno’s Pizza & Plates. This is without a doubt one of the best spots for traditional Italian pizza in Liverpool.

You can look forward to delicious wood-fired pizzas washed down with a range of local beers, ranging from Love Lane to Penny Lane Pale.

Enjoy wining and dining al fresco during the summer months, as Nonno’s is home to one of the best outdoor seating areas in the city, illuminated by twinkling strings of lights.

11) Pippin’s Corner

Without a doubt one of our favourite spots along Lark Lane Liverpool, Pippin’s Corner is the place to be for a cosy brunch on a Sunday morning.

This homely cafe is known for its delicious range of breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and coffee and pastries served in a comfortable setting.

12) Freida Mo’s Lark Lane Liverpool

One of the best-loved independents along Lark Lane Liverpool, Freida Mo’s is a colourful haven of vintage gems and delicious cakes and treats to choose from.

This beautiful vintage shop and welcoming cafe is perfect for visiting after a wander around Sefton Park and down the lane.

13) Elif Turkish BBQ Restaurant

If you’re after authentic Turkish cuisine, Elif is the place to be. The Turkish BBQ restaurant is a firm favourite for enjoying a bottle of wine and delicious dishes.

Elif’s sizzling menu ranges from cold and hot mezes to charcoal specials and hearty main courses. You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as you treat yourself to something truly special.

14) Bistro Noir Lark Lane

Bistro Noir is your go-to spot for international dishes. A stylish, rustic setting for catching up with friends or a cosy date night, Bistro Noir is one of the most popular Lark Lane restaurants.

You can look forward to choosing from a diverse menu, with starters including homemade soup or calamari and mains featuring curry, burgers and seabass.

15) Cypriana Greek Taverna

Find yourself transported to the Mediterranean at Cypriana Greek Taverna & Restaurant. This atmospheric spot is a small family-run restaurant, inviting diners to experience a taste of the Greek islands!

Serving authentic Greek cuisine and meze, choose from a diverse menu of dishes that offer something delicious for everyone.

Starters include Tahini, Hummous and Taziki served with warm Turkish bread. Mains feature Vegetable Mousaka, Halloumi Skewers, Kalamari, Stuffed Peppers, Sea Bass and kebabs.

16) The Bookbinder

Bright, beautifully decorated and open from morning to night, The Bookbinder is one of the newest spots on Lark Lane Liverpool.

This cosy setting is part neighbourhood pub and part wine bar, with a menu ranging from morning brunch to Sunday roasts, evening dishes and cask ales, wines and cocktails.

17) Meze Lark Lane Liverpool

Meze on Lark Lane Liverpool is another fantastic choice to stop off for a taste of Turkish cuisine and an array of drinks and desserts.

This welcoming restaurant is a popular choice for special occasions, thanks to its friendly staff, tasty sharing platters and warm atmosphere.

18) Polidor 68 Lark Lane Liverpool

Polidor 68 is best loved for its delicious brunches, beautifully presented dishes and expertly crafted cocktails, set alongside sophisticated live music in the evenings.

A stylish addition to the lane, this unique spot is the ultimate date night location, decorated with meticulous attention to detail. Think Parisian cafe by day and candlelit jazz bar by night, and you’ve got Polidor 68.

19) On the Pallet

Another local favourite for self-confessed foodies, On the Pallet offers a wide selection of delicious breakfast and brunch dishes, comforting lunches and coffee poured to perfection.

We recommend this cosy spot for spending a lazy Sunday or rainy week day in style.

20) Milo Lounge

One of the most popular spots for food and drink on Lark Lane, Milo Lounge should definitely be on your list of places to visit when you’re taking a walk along the lane.

This spacious setting is dog-friendly and home to a varied selection of food and drink. Think filling breakfasts, tasty tapas and refreshing drinks ranging from beers to flavoured gins.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Big Liverpool Guide to Lark Lane Liverpool!

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About the author

Jess

Jess is an English & History graduate with a love for writing about all things Liverpool - from the best spots for food and drink, to history, music, culture and everything in between.

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