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|City Centre Restaurants in Liverpool|
These restaurants are numerous and are split into geographical locations as these areas have evolved in response to the local demand and population of those areas.
The oldest of these is Chinatown with many long established businesses and eating places, and a stroll round this area is recommended, there being many shops selling Chinese goods.
The Albert Dock is a relative newcomer, arising after the 1982 riots and subsequent renovation of the buildings. Initially the area was very poular and the shops sold a lot of cheap tat that was soon available in every renovated set of old buildings in the country. Latterly a move up-market is underway, and even if your aim is not to shop, but to visit the Tate Gallery or the Maritime Museum, there is a large choice of excellent restaurants.
The Ropewalks, an area of long parallel streets running off Hanover Street, are another late entrant, many old warehouses being recently renovated for residential and retal/restaurant purposes. It is in this area where many night clubs have been long established, presumably because of the large buildings and previously low rents. The one that I used to visit and still have a membership card dated 1974 was The Cabin in Wood Street, although my memory of the food is of poor quality.The most famous is probably Cream in Wolstenholme Square.
Queens Square is adjacent to St Georges and Clayton Square shopping centres and has several new restaurants that are worth visiting.
Hope Street which runs between the two cathedrals has many fine restaurants, from the slightly bohemian Everyman restaurant in the basement of the eponymous theatre, to the distinctly upmarket excellence of 60 Hope Street.
The University Area is peppered with cheaper Bars and Restaurants providing excellent refreshment for the more financially challenged.
I will have a further section called Other Restaurants to cover those that do not conveniently fit into the above categories.