Chinese Restaurants in Liverpool: A piece of local heritage. Believe it or not, Europe’s very first Chinatown is found not in London, not even in Paris, but in Liverpool. Located south of the city centre in the Ropewalks district with Berry Street as its main artery, Chinatown is home to numerous shops and restaurants predominantly set up by, and for, the local Chinese community. Although Chinatown originally existed around Liverpool’s docklands, heavy bombing during World War Two led to its relocation to its current spot, a short walk from the Liverpool Cathedral. You’ll know you’re in Chinatown when you pass through the impressive Paifang archway on Nelson Street – the largest of its kind outside of China – decked with lanterns and bilingual street signs that mark every turn. Hungry for an authentic Chinese meal? You’ve come to the right place. Simply find and reserve a table at one of Liverpool’s many Chinese restaurants with Quandoo!