Tapas dining is ideal for groups of all sizes, whether it’s a romantic meal for two, mate dates, or a family get together. With something on the menu for everyone, all tastes and appetites are catered to as you enjoy a variety of dishes – or keep your favourites all to yourself! Traditional Spanish tapas is a firm favourite and perfect for recreating that holiday feeling closer to home at a fraction of the air fare, while Asian inspired small plates are also proving popular across the city. Book your table now from this tasty selection of the best tapas restaurants in Liverpool.
Staple of the independent Liverpool food and drink scene, Lunya is a much loved Catalan deli and restaurant close to the shopping district. Pop in for hand cut hams, fresh olives, and manchego cheese, and stay for a mediterranean feast. Add Lunya’s famous Catalan Scouse – their signature dish made with chorizo and morcilla – to your tapas plates, or push the boat out for larger groups by pre-ordering Cochinollo and crackling or the Gourmet Tapas Banquet.
The team behind Lunya had such great success bringing the taste of Catalunya to Liverpool that they opened a popular sister branch at the Albert Dock; perfect for tourists and locals alike after a busy day of sightseeing. Order authentic tapas or the sharing Paella and enjoy by the water’s edge.
Serving tapas from midday 7 days a week, El Pecado is a popular addition to bustling Bold Street and its variety of global eateries. The vegan menu boasts braised white beans with truffle oil and roasted jerusalem artichoke, while the main menu offers seared tuna loin, crisp spiced lamb shoulder, and roasted chicken thighs with chimichurri sauce. Book a lunchtime table for special offers and enjoy small plates cooked fresh to order.
Salt House Tapas
Head to Hanover Street and enjoy a feast of small plates at Salt House Charcuteria and Tapas Bar. Sample the acorn fed iberico selection with bread and olives, followed by the delicious tapas options on the main menu. Stornoway black pudding with serrano jam and quail egg features on the meat section alongside braised ox cheek with sobrasada aioli, while seafood fans will love the gin cured salmon, Malaga fried fish, slow cooked octopus, and sizzling prawns.
La Finca Eivissa
Transport yourself to the White Isle in the relaxed and welcoming Ibiza-inspired setting of La Finca Eivissa, where you’ll find ample veggie and vegan tapas options like their spinach and white rioja risotto, loaded cauliflower nachos, and halloumi Jenga. Meat eaters will enjoy the lamb lollypops, maple and sriracha sticky wings, or the meat and cheese sharing board. Finish with churros or the cheesecake of the week, and be sure to check out the frozen cocktails, crisp Spanish beers, or the create your own Sangria menu!
Tapas and meze from across the world are on the menu at Silk Road, inspired by the ancient trade routes between the Far East and Europe. From mediterranean croquetas, shell-on prawns, Chorizo Frito and calamari, to Persian lamb, Pakistani chickpea masala, and Chinese steamed bao buns, there really is something for everyone. Had to the Beetham Plaza restaurant close to the Three Graces and Liverpool Waterfront after visiting the British Music Experience, Museum of Liverpool, or taking the ferry, for tapas with a difference.