Exploring Liverpool

Exploring Liverpool - Albert Dock

By HallsLife 18 Jun 2020

Originally opened in 1846, the Albert Dock was seriously damaged during air raids over Liverpool in the Second World War. After almost a decade of disuse, in 1984, the docks reopened – and today it is an extremely famous tourist attraction – with the country's' highest number of Grade 1 listed buildings in a single complex!

As well as all the history there is an amazing number of bars and restaurants to check out - especially if it's a special occassion. Here's our top choices to help you make the most of your visit!

Maray - ££

Inspired by Parisian dining, Maray focuses on shared meals – creating an intimate atmosphere. The menu is made up of eclectic small dishes, which you can communally order in combos to try varied tastes from around the world. There's one on Allerton Road in South Liverpool and on Bold Street too!

Lunyalita - ££

Set over two floors overlooking the Dock, Lunyalita is the baby sister of Lunya up by Liverpool One. Here they serve  large plates at lunchtime and tapas in the evening, with a list of changing daily specials. This is a family business and you can really take the time to sit back, enjoy the amazing food and feel right at home.

Revolucion de Cuba - ££

A rum bar and cantina at heart, Revolucion de Cuba boasts a menu of Cuban delicacies ranging from large hearty sandwiches to burritos to tapas. With a stunning view of the docks, this spot is perfect to end a day out.

The Smugglers Cove - £££

With a passion for rum, The Smugglers Cove delivers a huge choice in Caribbean influenced cocktail concoctions. Contrasting the drink menu, the food menu at The Smugglers Cove promises home comforts in a hearty meal with undeniable British influence. Live music fills the brick walls of the cove nightly too!

Revolution - ££

With a focus on nautical décor and the possession of an incredible outside terrace and sky booths – Revolution Albert Dock is fantastic for a chilled drink after a long day of exploring – or for that pre-night out cocktail!

Don't forget ... as students at the University of Liverpool you can also get free entry to special exhibitions as part of Tate Liverpool partnership. Just click here to download your pass and go along with your student card.

We hope you enjoy your experience at Albert Dock! If you liked our guide make sure to put a picture up on Instagram and tag us at @livunihalls - we cannot wait to see the Instafood hashtags already!

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