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Albert Dock Food & Drink Guide

The Liverpool Royal Albert Dock is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, so if you’re planning a bite to eat or to enjoy a drink with a great view, you really are spoilt for choice! Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy drinks with friends or looking for lunch on the go, you’ll be able to find a tasty spot here in the Albert Dock.

Check out our A-Z guide which covers all food and drink venues in the Albert Dock.

Food & Drink In The Albert Dock

The Botanist

££ | Open 11-11 pm Sun – Thurs | 11-1 am Fri – Sat

The Botanist is the newest addition to Liverpool’s Albert Dock, situated in the former Smugglers Cove site. Their menu features everything from botanical cocktails to delicious Sunday roasts. Not forgetting the famous hanging kebabs from the al la carte menu and a reasonably priced option for younger diners. 

Guests can enjoy live music on weekends and Botanist Bingo on the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Walk-ins are welcome but we would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

The Botanist Liverpool Albert Dock

If you’re looking to mark a special occasion or for a fun activity to enjoy with friends, check out their popular cocktail masterclasses.

Burnt Milk Hotel

££ | Cocktails Cafe & Wine Shop | Open 10.30-10 pm Thurs | 10.30-12 am Fri – Sat | 11-8pm Sun

Tucked away in a corner of the Albert Dock Liverpool is Burnt Milk Hotel, a quirky little cafe come cocktail bar and bottle shop. Grab a cup of Heart and Graft coffee to accompany your freshly made pastry. Or visit during lunch for seasonal dishes and bar snacks made using locally sourced ingredients. 

If you are lucky with the weather, we recommend sitting in the Anchor Courtyard, which the venue shares alongside Madre. You can expect to enjoy live music and a vibrant atmosphere during those sunny weekends. 

Check out their instagram for latest events including wine tasting, live music and so much more!

Costa Coffee

£ | Cafe | Open 8.30-7pm Mon – Fri | 8.30-9pm Sat – Sun

This coffeehouse chain is situated on the Riverside of dock (near the Tate) and serves up a range of hot drinks, sandwiches and cakes. There is cosy seating and a small number of outdoor tables available.

A perfectly adequate spot for a quick coffee or bite to eat, however, we’d strongly encourage you to check out the fantastic local independent cafes and restaurants, where you’ll no doubt find much better quality for your money.

Docklands Fish & Chips Restaurant

£ | Takeaway/Casual Dining | Open 11-7pm  Mon-Sun

The world famous Docklands Fish & Chips is worth a stop off for anybody looking to fill up on some freshly cooked comfort food. This highly rated chip shop serves a range of generously portioned takeaway dishes and always appears to be a popular choice when passing by.

Docklands Fish & Chips Albert Dock Liverpool

Stop by and enjoy the view in the outdoor seating area, or order to takeaway and enjoy your food whilst wandering around the dock. Check out our top 10 things to do in the Albert Dock to be sure you catch all the main sights during your visit.

The Fab 4 Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open 9.30 – 4.30pm Sun- Fri | 9.30- 6pm Sat

The Fab 4 Cafe Albert Dock venue is situated within the Beatles Story attraction. Although we would definitely recommend you check out the museum, you don’t need to visit the main exhibition to stop by the cafe. You’ll find a range of reasonably priced pastries, sandwiches and hot dishes on offer. The Fab 4 Cafe also offers afternoon tea for £20pp, but be sure to book in advance before visiting.  

The Beatles Museum Liverpool Albert Dock

Their sister site can be found at the Pier Head Mersey ferry terminal. 

Gusto Italian

££ | Italian Cuisine | Open 12-10 pm Mon- Thurs | 12-11 pm Fri-Sun 

Gusto Italian Restaurant offers a more upmarket dining experience in the Albert Dock. Perfect for special occasions or a romantic dinner, this restaurant offers a range of Italian delights including stonebaked pizzas, seafood and freshly baked pasta. There is an outdoor seating area for guests looking to enjoy drinks on the dock and the dining area is spread across two floors. 

Families are well catered for with a children’s menu offering a range of dishes to please younger guests. If you’re looking to visit with friends, check out the bottomless brunch, or if you’re planning a celebration, we’d recommend the ‘pizza experience’ for a fun and engaging dining affair.

Although walk-ins are welcome, this place can get pretty busy, particularly on weekends, so we would recommend booking in advance, particularly for larger parties.

The Long Shot

The Longshot Albert Dock Liverpool

££ | Bar | Open 3pm- 12am Mon – Wed | 12- 12 am Thurs- Fri | 11- 12 am Sat – Sun 

The Long Shot in the Albert Dock is a contemporary sports bar serving food, drinks and cocktails alongside all the live sports action. The food menu is quite limited but there are a range of tasty sandwiches, wings and sides to choose from. If you’re planning to visit before 7pm Mon – Fri or after 7pm Sunday, be sure to make use of the happy hour for discounted beer, prosecco and cocktails!

Lunya Lita 

Lunya Lita Liverpool Albert Dock

££ | Catalonian Dining | Open 12 – 9 pm Mon – Tues | 12 – 9.30 pm Wed-Thurs | 12-10 pm Fri 10am-10pm Sat | 10am – 8.30pm Sun

This popular tapas restaurant looks pretty intimate from the outside, but actually offers seating across two floors and outdoor dining overlooking both the Albert Dock and Duke’s Dock. There is an extensive menu on offer, featuring a range of tasty tapas, deli platters, paella and more.

Diners are well catered for, with many vegetarian and vegan dishes and a menu just for little ones. This is always a popular spot, especially for breakfast at weekends and once you’ve sampled the food you’ll appreciate why! Walk-ins are welcome, however we’d recommend booking in advance for larger parties or if you’re planning to visit during busier times. 


££ | Mexican Dining/ Small Plates/ Cocktails | Open 12- late Mon – Sun

Madre, situated in Liverpool’s Albert Dock is a hotspot for cocktails, live music and Mexican culinary delights. The venue has both indoor and outdoor seating, with a large courtyard complete with live music and a great atmosphere on those sunnier days. 

There are some seriously tasty tacos, tequila and ‘street style’ small plates on offer. If you’re stuck for choice opt for  ‘Madre’s table’ to sample a range of popular dishes from the menu.

Madre - Albert Dock

If you’re not after food we’d recommend stopping by to check out the impressive drinks menu, especially during sunnier days where you can enjoy the atmosphere of live music in the courtyard. 

Be sure to book in advance if planning to visit during busier times or are after a table in a specific area of the restaurant.

Madre Liverpool Albert Dock


££ | Middle Eastern Dining | Open Sun – Thurs 12-9.30pm | 12-10 pm Fri – Sat

Maray is situated at the heart of the Albert Dock and brings tantalising flavours with a fantastic view. Here you can find a range of sharing plates and small dishes inspired by the Middle East and flavour combinations to die for. With a separate menu, vegetarian and vegans will be spoilt for choice. 

Maray Liverpool Albert Dock

The drinks menu is pretty extensive, with an impressive offering of cocktails to suit all tastes, so it’s definitely worth a stop by, even for the chance to enjoy a drink in the small outdoor seating area. Why not visit their sister site on Bold Street for a delicious Sunday roast? Or book the ‘basement’ for a private dining experience for parties of six or more guests. 

Maray Albert Dock Liverpool

Top tip: Try the famous ‘disco cauliflower’ and thank us later!

Miller & Carter Steakhouse 

£££ | British Dining | Open daily 12-11pm 

Head to Miller & Carter in the Albert Dock for a taste of their award winning steak. Their main menu offers various steaks, burgers and a range of main dishes to choose from alongside a  children’s menu for younger guests. There’s a cocktail to suit all tastes on the impressive drinks menu and if you’re after lunchtime or early evening treat, check out the two and three course fixed price menu.

Whilst there are a limited number of vegetarian dishes to choose from, if meat is not your thing we would recommend trying out one of the more veggie friendly restaurants nearby. 

The One O’clock Gun

The One O'clock Gun Liverpool Albert Dock

££ | Bar/Pub Snacks | Open 12-10 pm Sun – Thurs | 12-12 am Fri – Sat 

Situated in the inner quayside of the Royal Albert Dock, you’ll find The One O’Clock Gun- a vibrant pub offering an impressive range of cocktails, beers and wines and some great music to boot. This is a perfect choice if you’re after a drink in a cosy pub with a warm atmosphere. But do note the only food on offer is traditional pub style snacks such as sausage rolls, pies and pastries, so if you’re after a slap up dinner check out one of the other nearby restaurants first! 

Top tip: Visit Monday to Thursday 5 – 7pm or on a Sunday to make use of the happy hour discounts! 

Panam Restaurant & Bar 

£££ | British DIning/Bar | Open 12-9pm Mon – Thurs | 12-10 pm Fri 11-10pm | Sat 11- 8pm Sun 

If you’re after some classic British cuisine in a contemporary setting, check out Panam Bar & Restaurant in the Albert Dock. Here you can choose from a range of traditional dishes such as Scouse, homemade pie and fish and chips. If visiting on a Sunday you can enjoy the two course, set price roast dinner (we would advise booking ahead for this). For guests who are after something with more of a kick or looking for a vegetarian or vegan option, fear not as there is something to suit everyone. 

Panam Liverpool Albert Dock

The highlight of Panam has to be the expansive bar area and impressive drinks menu to go with it. On a weekend this venue is packed with people from far and wide who are looking to celebrate, boogie and have a good time! If you’re looking to catch up with friends or celebrate something special, check out the ‘Jukebox Brunch’ for an all you can drink dining experience where you choose the music.

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

££ | Coffeehouse/Restaurant Open 9-6pm Sun-Thurs 9-7pm Fri-Sat

This small, family run business serves some delicious, freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The venue is warm and welcoming and the varied menu has something to suit all tastes and dietary needs. You can expect to find some tasty savoury and sweet options on the breakfast menu, with a choice of tipples to accompany your food. If visiting for lunch you can choose from a range of burgers, flatbreads and main dishes, with lots of veggie options to choose from.

Porters Cafe

£ | Coffeehouse | Open daily from 9am

Porters Cafe is the perfect place for a quick refreshment break whilst exploring the Albert Dock. Reenergise with some freshly ground coffee and cake, or if visiting in the morning, set yourself up for a day of adventure with the home cooked breakfasts. 

The Pumphouse

££ | Traditional Pub & Dining| Open daily 11-11pm 

This traditional pub is set in the iconic Pump House building within the Albert Dock. The pub is owned by the Greene King chain, meaning that the menu is varied and reasonably priced, however you’ll most likely find the food not up to the same standard as other independent cafes and restaurants in the area. 

The building itself is worth a visit, with its high ceilings, bare brick walls and traditional architecture. On a sunny day, we’d recommend enjoying a drink in the beer garden which looks towards the Pier Head. 

The Pumphouse Liverpool Albert Dock

Quayside Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open Tues- Sun 10-3.45pm

Situated on the ground floor of the Maritime Museum, the cafe serves a range of hot food, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. This is the perfect place to stop for some light refreshments, especially if visiting the museum itself. There is outdoor seating available overlooking the Albert Dock.

Revolución de Cuba

££ | Latin Cuisine/Bar | Open 11-12am Sun-Wed | Thurs- Sat 11-3am 

Revolución de Cuba in the Albert Dock is your one stop shop for everything from delicious Cuban cuisine and cocktails to all night partying! The food menu features a variety of dishes from tapas and sharing plates to burritos and burgers. The fun cocktails are best enjoyed on a sunny day in the outdoor seating area, a popular hotspot for locals and tourists alike. 

Check out the happy hour deals or, if visiting on a Sunday make use of the £25pp paella and bottomless Sangria option. Head to their website to see what’s on, from tequila tasting to salsa socials!

Revolución de Cuba


££ | Cocktail Bar/DIning | Open 12-12 am Mon-Thurs | 12-1 am Fri – Sat 

Revolution in the Albert Dock, or ‘Revs’ as it is more commonly known, is the hen do hotspot. If you visit during a weekend expect to see large groups of party goers enjoying cocktails and getting warmed up for the night ahead. There’s an extensive drinks menu featuring a long list of cocktails, shots and more.

If you’re feeling peckish you can fill up on pizza, burgers and a variety of main dishes. There’s also a selection of small plates and sharers. 

If you’re planning a special occasion, check out the afternoon tea, bottomless brunch or cocktail making classes (all of which need to be booked in advance).

Rosa’s Thai

£££ | Authentic Thai Dining | Open 12-10 pm Mon-Sat | 12-9pm Sun

Self proclaimed ‘best Thai food in Liverpool’- Rosa’s Thai in the Albert Dock is the place to go if you’re looking for some freshly cooked authentic food, packed with flavour. This venue boasts an open theatre kitchen where you can witness the talented chefs at work.

Rosa's Thai Albert Dock Liverpool

There’s plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from and a reasonably priced children’s menu. There is a small outdoor dining area, overlooking the dock and a mezzanine level which caters for larger groups and private events. 

Walk-ins are welcome, however we would recommend pre booking before your visit, especially during busier times. 

Rough Handmade

£ | Cafe/Bakery | Open 7.30-4pm Mon-Fri | 8.30-4pm Sat-Sun 

Rough Handmade is a boutique bakery selling a range of pastries, loaves and savoury treats which are all baked fresh on site daily. 

Rough Handmade Liverpool Albert Dock

We’re not exaggerating when we say these pastries are the best around and if you plan to visit, you’ll want to get there early (particularly on weekends or bank holidays) as this little eatery is super popular and is known to sell out of its tastiest goods by late morning. Please note the closing times above may vary, as this popular venue has been known to close its doors early once all the goodies have sold out. 

Their hot chocolate and freshly made sandwiches are equally as delicious, so if you can’t get your hands on a particular pastry, fear not as there will still be something tasty to be eaten.

Rough Handmade Albert Dock Liverpool

Seating is very limited both in and outside this small but mighty eatery, so we recommend buying your food and enjoying it elsewhere around the Albert Dock (or take a seat outside one of the nearby restaurants if they have not yet opened). 

Top tip: If you have a sweet tooth try the Dulce de Leche and thank us later…


£ | Coffee Shop | Open 8.30-4pm Mon -Thurs | 8.30-5pm Fri- Sun 

Rubens is a local independent coffee shop that has found success across its ever growing number of venues. Rubens is the perfect pit stop for visitors enjoying the sights of the Albert Dock. Expect to find premium roasted coffee, breakfasts, soups and cakes, alongside alcoholic beverages, milkshakes and more. The prices are pretty reasonable in comparison to some of the bigger name coffee shops and the menu is much more varied.  

Rubens Coffee Shop Albert Dock Liverpool

Top tip: Grab a blanket and dine al fresco in the outdoor seating area overlooking the dock.

Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana

££ | Authentic Neapolitan Pizza | Open daily 12-9 pm 

Think cool and contemporary pizza joint serving the best pizza in town. Rudy’s Albert Dock is one of the three Liverpool venues serving up authentic neapolitan pizza- the fact that there’s three venues in the city shows you just how popular it is! 

Rudy's Pizza Albert Dock Liverpool

There are a couple of vegan options on the menu, although vegetarians should note that the cheese used on the otherwise seemingly veggie friendly options is not suitable for vegetarians. 

We would recommend booking in advance if planning to visit during evenings or weekends. However, a small number of tables are reserved for walk-ins, so head straight in if you’re seeking some pizza perfection!

So Greek Full 

£ | Greek Cuisine/Catering Van | Open 11-6pm Sun-Fri | 11-6.30pm Sat

So Greek Full, situated at the Albert Dock is Liverpool’s only authentic Greek food van, serving up tasty Greek dishes to go, at a great price. Sample some traditional Greek Souvlaki, whilst admiring the beautiful backdrop of the Liverpool waterfront and the iconic Liver Building. The menu also features a range of loaded fries and delicious ‘kouti’ boxes, with meat and vegetarian or vegan options. 

So Greek Full Albert Dock Liverpool

If you’re after tasty food on the go, these guys are a great option.

Tate Cafe

£ | Cafe | Open daily 10-5.50pm (currently RIBA North venue only)

*Please note the Tate Albert Dock site is temporarily closed for refurbishment. The cafe operating at the RIBA North venue is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. 

Tate Liverpool Cafe

The cafe at the Tate Liverpool is a bright and airy space where guests can stop by to enjoy soup, pastries, cakes and more. There is a children’s menu on offer and Tate members can enjoy a 10% discount on their bill.

What’s Cooking?

£££ | Tex-Mex Bar & Grill | Open 12-8pm Mon – Thurs | 12-9pm Fri – Sun 

What’s Cooking is the longest serving restaurant in Liverpool’s Albert Dock and a popular choice for both tourists and locals alike. The menu features a range of classic Tex-Mex dishes including nachos, chilli, burritos and much more. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and a children’s menu. 

What's Cooking Liverpool Albert Dock

Select one of the punchy cocktails to accompany your dinner or for those with a sweet tooth, sample one of the ‘freak shakes’. 

There is an outdoor dining area with heated booths, overlooking the dock and the iconic Three Graces. 

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