Few British cities are as outward looking as Liverpool. For centuries, this Merseyside port has been home to sailors from across the world who have given its dining scene a genuine cosmopolitan feel. That's probably also why gourmet food lovers will find a range of exceptional Middle Eastern restaurants in Liverpool. Offering healthy cuisine in appealing settings, these cafes and bars are a great place to explore new tastes and generally relax, and many of them can be booked with Quandoo.
Some of the most popular Middle Eastern restaurants Liverpool has to offer are combined with shisha bars. Traditionally, these establishments are places where people in countries such as Turkey or Lebanon congregate over a hookah (pipe) to smoke flavoured tobacco, but you can also enjoy this sensation at Liverpool's Middle Eastern restaurants. However, these days shisha bars are more focused on delivering superb meals. They are still great places to socialise, but the chef is now firmly in charge, showing off what the food of the Middle East is all about.
When you get to Liverpool's Middle Eastern restaurants, you won't struggle to find something to eat. The food of the Middle East stretches across a huge spectrum of tastes and ingredients. There are starters and salads like fattoush, tabbouleh, hummus and falafel. There are grilled vegetables cooked in yoghurt, grilled lamb kebabs and plenty of different styles of cooked meat or seafood with cumin, parsley or thyme. In Liverpool, Middle Eastern restaurants also regularly mix up their selection, with options from Indian or Latin American cuisine, offering even more choice for diners to enjoy.
The selection of Middle Eastern restaurants in Liverpool isn't huge at the moment, but it's starting to grow. For instance, you'll come across new shisha lounges in the Georgian Quarter (close to John Moores University), as well as Lebanese and Moroccan places on Bold Street. There are new options opening all the time, particularly in the area around Liverpool Central where Middle Eastern restaurants are popping up every month. If you want a varied menu and a relaxed environment to dine, check out the city's best options on Quandoo.