Food & Drink


In this feature we take a look back on 2023 and the best restaurants we featured last year. Our region is full of gems and here at La Vida Liverpool magazine we love to showcase them. If you’re looking for somewhere new to try then check out these incredible independents! Which of these is your favourite and which would you like to try? In alphabetical order….

21st Amendment (Hoylake & Penny Lane)

Home of 5 star Sunday roasts, 21st Amendment’s South African superchef, Darryn Jones, shot to fame for his ‘sensational’ Sunday roasts — with glowing 5 star reviews. Now based at the Hoylake venue, there’s Twosdays (2 small plates for £12), Steak Wednesdays, quiz night sharer boards on Thursdays and of course the Sunday roasts everyone has been raving about! Afternoon teas are coming soon too!

21st Amendment Hoylake / The Quadrant, Hoylake, CH47 2EE

Check out 21st Amendment on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Amalia (Liverpool City Centre)

Liverpool’s multi-award winning Amalia, hidden away on Campbell Square just off Hanover Street, has too many awards to mention such as Best Pizza In England, Best Chef In England and Best Team In England. One of the best Italian restaurants in the country, Amalia offers heavenly pizzas, pasta and house specials. Also, exciting news as they’ve just opened their sister venue, Amalia Cichetti deli, just around the corner!

Amalia / 2 Campbell Square, Liverpool, L1 5FB / 0151 709 0402

Check out Amalia’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Casa Rima (Halewood)

We discovered an incredible new South Liverpool restaurant — Casa Rima! From the owners of Lark Lane’s top rated Al Dente, Casa Rima is a stylish Mediterranean restaurant with so many 5 star reviews since opening in 2023. Thanks to British Kebab Awards’ Chef Of The Year Kemal Coskuncay and multi award winning Turkish Embassy Chef Ali Kavlak, their pizzas, pastas, steaks and specials are going down a storm!

Casa Rima / 9A Baileys Lane, Halewood, L26 2XB / 0151 245 8599

Check out Casa Rima’s WEBSITE

Karma (West Kirby)

We’ve featured Karma a fair few times since launching our magazine in 2018 and it never fails to impress! Taking Indian food to the next level, Karma is a third generation family run independent that fuses traditional recipes with a modern twist. A stylish restaurant with a refined menu and dedicated vegan and gluten free menus, Karma has Indian food down to a fine art.

Karma / 9 Grange Road, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 4DY / 0151 625 5999

Check out Karma’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Man Tsuen Ho’s (Chinatown)

This new ‘super restaurant’ in Chinatown has been a huge hit since opening in 2023 — accommodating up to 300 people over three floors and private dining available. Open 7 days a week, the restaurant has countless 5 star reviews already and offers thousands of combinations of dishes, dishes you won’t have tried before, an extensive Dim Sum lunch menu and a ‘Create Your Own Dish’ menu.

Man Tsuen Ho’s Restaurant / 18 Nelson Street, China Town, Liverpool, L1 5DN / 0151 708 4900

Check out Man Tsuen Ho’s on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Mt Everest (Liscard)

Wirral’s first ever Nepalese restaurant has been a huge success since opening in 2023 — offering Wirral diners mouth-watering authentic Nepalese cuisine alongside Indian classics. Bringing something completely new to the Wirral dining scene, it has been a big hit — with the Nepalese MoMos (dumplings) and Gurkhali Chicken proving particularly popular.

Mt Everest / 45 Wallasey Road, Liscard, CH45 4NN / 0151 458 8906

Check out the Mt Everest WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Nickel City (New Brighton)

One of the best hangouts in Wirral, Seabank Road’s Nickel City is a gem that’s just got even better! Nickel City now offers NY deli style sandwiches and specials, tapas and sharing boards, pizzas and top Sunday roasts. Washed down with fine wines and craft beers on draft, whilst enjoying a super cool soundtrack and an ambient atmosphere, Nickel City is a must visit! Refurb and outside terrace coming soon too!

Nickel City / 235 Seabank Road, New Brighton, CH45 1HE / 0151 923 9842

Check out Nickel City’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Pina Loca (Bromborough)

Ever since opening in Bromborough in October 2021, Pina Loca has had a multitude of 5 star reviews — with people travelling from far and wide to visit! A cool Mexican small plates and cocktail restaurant with great service and a top playlist, Pina Loca has everything on point! Well worth travelling to South Wirral for, this gem brings you Mexican small plates and creative cocktails to die for!

Pina Loca / 24 Allport Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 7HP / 0151 245 3938

Check out Pina Loca’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Piri Siri (Moreton)

Piri Siri was one of our best feel-good features of 2023 and an amazing success story. Nepalese civil war escapee Jeevan Kandel has amassed over 500 5 Star reviews across all platforms within a year of opening this quality Mexican restaurant — offering colourful and fun Mexican food from classics such as burritos, tacos and chimichangas to steaks and specials such as lamb chops, swordfish and seabass.

Piri Siri Mexican restaurant / 223 Hoylake Road, Moreton, Wirral, CH46 0SJ / 0151 678 5899

Check out Piri Siri’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Rokka (Bromborough)

This amazing steakhouse in Bromborough was voted in the Top 7 Wirral Restaurants of 2022 by The Wirral Globe and also in our Best Restaurants Of 2022. Rokka is open 7 days a week and offers breakfasts, lunch, starters, mezzes, burgers, specials and of course the finest steaks imaginable including Tomahawks. There are always some great offers at Rokka and it’s the perfect restaurant for date night!

Rokka / 150 Allport Road, Bromborough, CH62 6BB / 0151 334 1904

Check out Rokka’s WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Smoke & Dough (Liverpool One)

This award winning independent at Liverpool One is home to their unbelievable value ‘bottomless bbq’ deal. The stylish restaurant offers bread and hummus followed by a huge BBQ platter of various meats for just £17.99 — with an unlimited meat option for just £22.99. Without doubt the best bottomless BBQ food option in the city, this amazing offer gives diners an unlimited amount of juicy, tender meats.

Smoke & Dough / Chavasse Park, Liverpool One

Check out the Smoke & Dough WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

The Good Hood (West Kirby & New Brighton)

With a venue in West Kirby, one in New Brighton and another about to open in Southport, The Good Hood brings you messy, mouth-watering feel-good comfort food such as pizza slabs, fried chicken and burgers, as well as cocktails and desserts. A cool, fun and informal place to eat, drink and hang out with New York style graffiti, The Good Hood has cemented itself as one of the best restaurant brands around!

The Good Hood / 22 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0RD / Victoria Road, New Brighton, Wirral / 0151 245 4132

Check out The Good Hood WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

The Hut (Hoylake)

Wirral’s first ever Sri Lankan restaurant, The Hut, opened on Market Street in Hoylake in 2023 and has been a huge hit ever since. Serving mouth-watering authentic dishes that locals have been raving about, at The Hut you’ll find incredible dishes cooked with fresh herbs and spices shipped over from Sri Lanka. From Deviled Corner and ‘Hoppers’ to Mutton Curry and ‘Beach Combo’, you’re in for a treat!

The Hut / 88 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 3BD / 0151 632 0223

Check out The Hut on FACEBOOK

The Tapas Kitchen (West Kirby)

Having recently celebrated its 6th birthday with a stunning new menu, this multi award winning and much loved tapas restaurant in West Kirby has consistently ranked high on Trip Advisor and with hundreds of 5 star reviews. The 8 sections of their latest small plates menu include For The Table, Charcuterie, Vegan, Seafood, Inspired, Meat, Arroz Al Horno and Sides — featuring their best dishes of the past 6 years.

The Tapas Kitchen / 95 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0RB / 0151 625 8111

Check out The Tapas Kitchen WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

The Twins Flavour (Liverpool City Centre)

The North West’s first and only Colombian street food hangout and restaurant, The Twins Flavour brings you a slice of South America in Liverpool city centre. Located on Dale Street, stepping inside is like being transported to Colombia and you’ll find authentic delights such as empanadas, picada mixta, papas rellenas and more. A wonderful little gem, there’s also a Latin American shop inside.

The Twins Flavour / 60 Dale Street, Liverpool / 07933 170273

Check out The Twins Flavour WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM

Support our local independents!

Our local independents have had it really hard in recent times — with lockdowns, Brexit, energy prices, ‘the cost of living’ and other things working against them. There are so many incredible places to eat and drink in our region so when you are able to, go support them! These are some of the best independents we featured in 2023 — which is your favourite and which would you like to try?

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