Restaurants in Liverpool – General Information
This is not meant as a definitive guide but more as a taster for Liverpool’s rich and varied past, to give the visitor some information to help them, if they so wish, to delve further into the history and culture of Liverpool. We are sure we could have added much more information but it will be reviewed and ‘tweaked’ from time to time.
Liverpool dates back to medieval times but only really came to the fore in the sixteenth century as a port, due to the Port of Chester (namely the River Dee) having severe silting problems. The main trade in those days was with Ireland and throughout it’s history Ireland has played an important part in the city’s history and it’s population.
However it’s rapid progression happened with the opening of trading routes with the Americas and West Indies and trading between the merchants of Cheshire and Lancashire with products such as sugar, tobacco and later cotton being traded for coal, textiles, salt etc. The slavery trade was to have the greatest effect on the city, with well over a third of the world’s trade passing through Liverpool in the early 1700′s. This was to increase Liverpool’s importance until it became Britain’s second city for around a century.
The Irish potato famine caused a massive migration of Irish with around a quarter of the city’s population being Irish in the 1850′s. The Welsh were also to settle in large numbers at later times. Italians and Chinese along with various other migrations have also occurred at different times in Liverpool’s history.
The British Empire at it’s height further strengthened Liverpool as the nations foremost port. With all this generated wealth, Liverpool saw massive civil construction as well as more splendid buildings being constructed anywhere, outside of London. There are other ‘revolutions’ that occurred to Liverpool, most notably the 1960′s music industry which adds to the many facits which is Liverpool today. Although there have been problems Liverpool is a vibrant exciting city for both the tourist and residents alike.
Around it’s culture and attractions, Liverpool has something to offer for everybody. A large retail centre with all the leading high street retailers as well as music/summer pop festivals, events such as the Tall Ships visiting on regular occasions, the city is regulary full of people and this is why the restaurants in Liverpool are so numerous and varied.
We are in the process of listing them and this is a project in progress, so please bear with us as we endeavor to list and sort the plefora of places that are out there for you to enjoy. We hope you enjoy this site also and if you have any thoughts or opinions we would be glad to hear from you.