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Becky describes herself as a small girl with a big appetite who likes eating food and writing about it. Providing a guide of edible inspiration aimed at hungry Scousers, food-lovers and Liverpool-bound tourists, her blog Eat Liverpool is filled with honest reviews of what seems like every restaurant in the city.
To help love birds navigate the most romantic meal of the year in the city of Liver birds, Becky shares her top-tips for an evening to remember…
Valentine’s Day is definitely a ‘love it or hate it’ type of day. For me personally, I’ll get on board with any form of celebration if it gives me an excuse to go out for dinner. When it comes to dining out on the big day, you’ll want somewhere with a touch of romance, somewhere sultry, somewhere with a candle or two. So, whether you’re celebrating with your partner, a friend, your mum or even your dog, here’s my pick of places in Liverpool that might set the mood.
Cucina di Vincenzo
Naturally it’s Italian food that springs to mind when it comes to romance, and if you fancy slurping spaghetti with your significant other I know just the place. Cucina di Vincenzo is a family run restaurant serving completely authentic, home-cooked dishes in their twinkling neighbourhood hideaway. Whilst it may be a little way outside of the city centre, this one’s more than worth the trip.
Alma de Cuba
If you’re after somewhere with a visual impact then the cavernous interior of former church Alma de Cuba is bound to impress. The restaurant sits on an enormous mezzanine overlooking the bar below and you’ll dine surrounded by grand candelabras and towering stained glass windows. The food is inspired by South America so there’s steak, shrimp, chilli, chocolate and coffee in abundance alongside a mammoth cocktail list to work your way through.
If your go to date-night is steak-night then I whole-heartedly recommend a trip to Cowshed. This tiny Seel St steak joint is understated but brilliant. It’s all about quality meat, good tunes and cocktails and it’s one a few places where the side dishes are just as good as the rest of the menu. Keep an eye out for their bonkers weekly specials- I’m sure they’ll have something exciting up their sleeves for Valentine’s Day.
Tiny, intimate and awash with flickering candles, Maray of an evening has definitely got that romantic sort of vibe. Their elegant Middle Eastern inspired small plates have earned them a place in the Good Food Guide and are made for sharing with somebody special. If you happen to brush hands as you fight over the last falafel? That’s just a bonus.
Amidst the madness of late-night Seel Street stands Wreckfish, the city centre bistro that people are raving about. The focus here is all about simple, creative, quality food and there’s a cracking wine list too. Its dimly-lit, dark wood interior makes it super cosy and there’s an open kitchen and a communal table to eat at if you fancy sharing the love.