A great day out…
Stuck for ideas for something to do this weekend? We’ve mapped out the perfect day for food and drink lovers based in and around Liverpool – helping you make the most of the Baltic Triangle. Enjoy!
The city of Liverpool is in the middle of its own cultural renaissance and at the forefront is the Baltic Triangle. What was once a derelict land of shipping yards and warehouses from Liverpool’s industrial age is now home to independent coffee shops, eateries and innovative cultural spaces.
Perhaps the most notable is Camp and Furnace, and no trip to the Baltic Triangle would be complete without a visit here. Hosting an array of events including Food Slam Fridays – when the huge 19th century warehouse is converted into a lively food market – it’s a refreshing new take on the casual dining experience.
Just a few doors down you’ll find The Baltic Social, the best place to go for afternoon tea with a twist. Gone are traditional scones and cucumber sandwiches – Punk Afternoon Tea is a feast of bite-sized burgers and hot dogs, and a layer of wacky cakes and sweets with a teapot of your chosen liquor to wash it all down.
As you weave your way through the streets you’ll stumble on Pao. Their menu changes daily, but you can expect freshly prepared, authentic-tasting bento boxes, salads and noodles that make a great option for lunch on the go as you make your way to Cow&Co – the only gift store to offer you a cup of coffee from its in-house café as you browse. The independent design store offers a curated selection of home furnishings and gifts, and their locally sourced café menu is definitely worth stopping by for.
Coffee aficionados will definitely be in their element – in the heart of the Baltic Creative lies Unit 51, a hideaway for the inhabitants of the offices above it. More than just coffee and sandwiches, Unit 51 is a space for art exhibitions, book clubs, acoustic nights and more in an effort to reflect the wealth of creativity Liverpool has to offer. Siren, another coffee shop nearby, sources everything on their menu from local independent businesses such as the Baltic Bakehouse, The Little Pig and The Chocolate Cellar.
Located on the brink of the Baltic Triangle, It would be a shame to forget about the Baltic Fleet – a charming little pub boasting a proud history dating back to the 1800s. Stop here for a pint of ale – brewed on site in the cellar – and unwind in front of the roaring fire overlooking stunning views of Liverpool’s prestigious Albert Dock.
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