Smithdown Road, formerly known as Liverpools student suburbia is a place where the selection of food and drink establishments has grown significantly over the past 12 months. From the addition of a Neapolitan Pizzeria, to a cereal and board games cafe, there certainly is a lot to rave about. To find out who, keep reading…

Little Furnace

Think wood fired pizzas and great beer with friends. We’ve also heard something about them serving the best pizza in Liverpool, but there is only one way to find that out…

Naked Lunch Cafe

Naked Lunch is a co-operative cafe formed out of their love of good food and passion for a community hangout. Expect great food and even better cocktails!

Handyman Pub

Once a DIY Handyman store, this iconic brew pub has kept the feel and the exterior of its past life, but transformed the interior into a cosy craft beer haunt, serving great beer and a acting as a fantastic events space.

Tiny Ricks Cereal & Board Games Cafe

A great place to take the kids, beat some mates at a classic board game or indulge in a cocktail of different cereals… Do you think you can beat the cereal challenge? 12 bowls of cereal at £1 each, or the winner gets them free.

Craft Taproom

This dog friendly local pub sells awesome craft beer and hosts a mean pub quiz every Sunday and Wednesday. With its recent addition of vegan seitan burgers and specials like vegan Mac and cheese balls to their food menu, it is a vibe that everyone can enjoy.

Evil Eye

Specialists in all the Mexican food, you will not be disappointed in their burrito fajita filled menu. Be sure to swing by on a Sunday to try their roast dinner burrito.


A classic establishment with a warm and easy going vibe fun for all ages, one that adds to the charm of the place. Enjoy music and live sports every weekend.


Using the best ingredients that are prepared in the best way is Spitroast’s selection of chicken. Go here if you want to indulge, eat healthy or enjoy a good Sunday roast.