Where to Eat in Southport: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 22, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Southport (/ˈsaʊθpɔːrt/) is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 90,336, making it the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England.
Things to do in Southport

1. Trattoria 51

51 Promenade | Merseyside, Southport PR9 0DX, England Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$557 +44 1704 510051
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 907 reviews

Trattoria 51

Located directly opposite Southport Theatre and Convention Centre. Trattoria 51 brings a true taste of Italy to the North West with a beautiful bar and Terrace that is perfect for relaxing with a bite to eat and a drink, especially in the summer. The Restaurant offers a wonderful combination of both modern and classic Italian dishes in a family-friendly, yet intimate and fun environment. Our dishes are rustic, simple and delicious using the finest and freshest ingredients that everyone can enjoy - and you'll find incredible value too.Look out for our fresh specials every day. Fish and Grill nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday are perfect for the serious gourmet.Buon Appetito!

Reviewed By Ian B - Manchester, United Kingdom

Booked here for first time as directly across from Southport theatre, where we were headed afterwards.
Booked for 5.45 and both ordered beer battered prawns with chilli and mayo dip which arrived 6.15 and were duly demolished and pronounced very tasty. Mains were a bit of a wait until 6.45 as the place was packed, probably due to theatre show. Crab ravioli was delicious and plentiful and the seafood linguine was equally as good.
Very nice food but book early if theatre is on.
2 drinks, 2 coffee's and 2x2 course meals for just over £50 is very good value for the quality on offer

2. The Swan

52-54 Stanley Street, Southport PR9 0BS, England Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1704 530720
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 658 reviews

The Swan

Fish and chip restaurant. Family run for 40 years. Fresh and Homemade produce. Wheelchair and family friendly. Reasonable prices.

Reviewed By MBsTwo - Preston, United Kingdom

Visited here with my Father in Law on Thursday night, had special deal haddock, chips mush peas and bread and butter, pot of tea and chocolate fudge cake with cream to finish. All was fresh hot and God portion size.bOur waitress was lovely and we had a bit of fun with her. Father in law had same as me but With Cod. His was of the same good standard and we had a good time. All in all most enjoyable and we will be back.
Many thanks

3. Bistro Bar Med

7 Coronation Walk, Southport PR8 1RD, England Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1704 512009
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 705 reviews

Bistro Bar Med

Awarded Best Restaurant in Southport for the last 5 consecutive years by tripadvisor and 5 star rating on "scores on the doors" by Sefton council for the last 10 consecutive years.

Reviewed By njdj1210 - Ormskirk, United Kingdom

I’ve got to say I’ve only been here the once with some family for a celebration.
The atmosphere is fantastic and the owner really goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and the service is attentive. All the right ingredients for a good restaurant except for the actual ingredients!
The food is ok at best. So much so Me or my family would not go back again.
I eat a lot of tapas style food and this just doesn’t cut it for me.
I think a lot of people get carried away with the atmosphere and the welcome to be honest. But hey ho each to there own.

4. Bistro21

21 Stanley Street, Southport PR9 0BS, England Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$86 - HK$243 +44 1704 501414
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 835 reviews

Bistro21

We are a small, family owned restaurant based in the heart of Southport, just off Lord Street. We offer a contemporary cuisine, using only the finest ingredients, freshly prepared each day by our award-winning chefs.

Reviewed By Linda A - Burnley

Lovely restaurant. I had the kedgeree and then chicken cordon blue . The chicken was very rich and I wouldn't choose again. The wine was lovely and a good price two courses for £12.95 . Staff very helpful and awaiting our arrival . I would return

5. Bistrot Verite

7 Liverpool Road, Southport PR8 4AR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +44 1704 564199
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 673 reviews

Bistrot Verite

Michaela and I opened Bistrot Verite in 2009, after working and travelling around France we loved the Ambiance of the Small, Cosy, Rustic Bistrots that you find tucked away in Provincial towns. With this in mind we have tried to create this in our home town of Southport in Birkdale Village. We serve Rustic French food but with a few dishes thrown in from around the world when I get bit Cheffy!!! Our Restaurant may not be to everybody's taste as it is small and can get noisy but to us this is what the hustle and bustle of what a Bistrot should be. We have a Great team of Professionals who look forward to Welcoming and Serving you. Bon Vivant xxxx Marc & Michaela Verite xx

Reviewed By oransome - Zurich, Switzerland

Great service, great food and pretty good value. We went all in; drinks, 3 courses, two bottles of wine between 4 of us, coffees. About 65 quid a head.
This is very close to Birkdale station if you take the train and taxis are plentiful.
This is a small place, we went on a Friday night and our hosts had tried to reserve during the week. They seem to do two sittings and we were lucky to get a table, evne though our friends are regulars. Book early.

6. Volare

613 Lord Street | Southport, Southport PR9 0AN, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1704 546232
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 660 reviews

Volare

Family run restaurant, since open in 2007, has become destination for good food lovers and wine experts. Onofrio goes himself to fish market and deals directly with the finest suppliers of fresh producers and importers from Italy. We make our own desserts including ice creams and sorbets.

Reviewed By Sugarpuff1961

Family run Italian restaurant. Staff and owners are lovely. Very friendly and pleasant. Only small, but very comfortable surroundings. Always busy. Good choice of menu and wine. Authentic Italian. Very clean. Great atmosphere. Try it as you won't be disappointed.

7. The Office Bar & Restaurant

9 Hoghton Street, Southport PR9 0TE, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1704 543354
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 460 reviews

The Office Bar & Restaurant

The Office is a new superb restaurant in the heart of the town centre. With sumptuous decor and classy lighting, incorporating booths for your dining pleasure.

Reviewed By Yor42 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

This has become a monthly treat to eat here before going to the theatre. They are very friendly it feels and we always get good service even when it's very busy. There is a good choice on the menu and they always have specials on each night so you could never get bored with the menu. We have tried many different meals and loved everything we have had. I would definitely recommend The Office to anyone, it caters for all tastes and age groups. You can also have a drink in pleasant surroundings in the bar before entering the restaurant.

8. A Great Little Place

Cambridge Hall Lord Street | The Atkinson, Southport PR8 1DB, England Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 151 934 2176
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 172 reviews

A Great Little Place

Reviewed By Mark F - Lathom

Visited on my own. Liked the look from outside better inside. Found table in quiet corner although very busy. Ordered the beef melt Pannini and Latte. Both were excellent. What really impressed me was the standard of service. My waitress Kim I think was her name greeted me with a lovely smile. Nothing was too much for her and the service she provided was friendly and efficient without being formal. I enjoyed the meal but the friendly service equally as much made me leave in a great frame of mind and wanting to visit again. Well done Kim you are a credit to your profession.

9. The Shamraat

8 Stanley Street, Southport PR9 0BY, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1704 530397
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

The Shamraat

Reviewed By jammaster66 - Southport UK

Came here on Saturday night.
Didn't book so had to come back at 8.45
after a couple of drinks in the pub next door.
Nice mixed starter and popadums.
Keema jalfrezi and chicken diopaza ?
Good bottle of red ..tasty if a little spicy..
Nice staff

10. Thai Rice

20B Bold Street, Southport PR9 0DB, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 +44 1704 543974
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 522 reviews

Thai Rice

Reviewed By Thee_Don - Greater Manchester

Great group meal here, the menu choices were reasonably priced and went down well as did the thai lager.

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