Takeaways and deliveries from the Royal Albert Dock:
Family-run favourite boutique bakery, Rough Handmade, will be staying open for takeaway and phone orders to be picked up on the same day. Their freshly-baked pastries, fluffy pittas and milk chocolate filled croissants are the perfect treat. You can collect with a coffee to go.
Call: 0151 7060453
Gusto Albert Dock
For authentic Italian cuisine, Gusto Albert Dock is available on Deliveroo, serving up fresh pasta, succulent burgers and 24-hour sourdough pizzas inspired by investigative trips to Naples; the perfect comfort food.
Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool have a variety of gift vouchers available on their website which are wonderful Christmas presents, including afternoon tea, three course dinner at Stanley’s and spa treatments. All of these can be found here:
Thyme Restaurant, Oxton Wirral
You can treat yourself to freshly baked, scrumptious pastries and rich, aromatic, fresh coffee, to takeaway. Cathy Frost made her reputation with Panoramic 34 and Thyme is her latest venture, a thriving bistro in leafy Oxton. There is that attention to detail and the distinctive pastries will brighten your day until a full menu is accessible again. Gift cards are available on the web-site.
Call: 0151 6018669
Thyme is pleased to be a part of the Independent Wirral enterprise.
Independent Wirral is an initiative from the Chamber of Commerce. The idea is to bring local communities and small businesses together. There is a ‘shop local’ card that offers benefits to shoppers for supporting local businesses.
For every town across Wirral that Independent Wirral supports and engages with, the pledge is to dig deep and work in collaboration, to improve the wealth and health of communities on the peninsula.
Organico juice bar and eatery, Liverpool
Organico is an exciting vegan venture with much to be proud of. The head chef, Sean Paul Redding, has a great reputation, and not just in Liverpool. He was once chef to the stars, and he loves to cook from scratch. He hails from the USA, and he was wont to throw a little Tex Mex flavour into the mix. He is one of those chefs with magic at his fingertips. When I visited him, where he was resident chef in the suburbs, he transformed a simple ‘mac’n’cheese’ into a gourmet dish.
Honest Burger, Bold Street, Liverpool
Honest Burger is a chain of restaurants but it is special because it has its own rather special butcher’s that assures quality. It makes its burgers and chips from scratch. Its rosemary chips are a joy to behold, and more than a little addictive. Their burgers are layered with natural goodness. Comes highly recommended.
Luban restaurant, Liverpool
Luban is a Chinese restaurant with a difference. It specialises in dishes from Tianjin, one of the finest regions for cuisine in China. They deliver: and their reputation is outstanding.
Call: 0151 3158888
Slim’s Bold Street
Slim’s has an enviable reputation for fine burgers. They also do gorgeous chips. For me the speciality that has the wow factor is their barbecued ‘corn ribs’. Totally awesome.
Matta’s International Foods, Liverpool
Visiting Matta’s is a revelation. I used to discover spices and vegetables I had never tried, and always they enhanced the dish of the day.
Online is equally fascinating. You can shop by country or category. And the food hails from far flung places, as well as locally. I love their recipe cards: I happen to have a pumpkin, and now I can make pumpkin gnocchi. Or Jamaican corn chowder…maybe I should stock up with supplies from Matta and decide later.
Call: 0151 7093031
As a footnote it happens to be Diwali on November 14th for 5 days, an Indian festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. It is all part of a rich culture and definitely food for thought. Think baked samosas and aloo tikki (potato croquettes with attitude). Enjoy.
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