Restaurants in Liverpool where footballers eat

Liverpool is no stranger to famous people , with Hollywood actors filming scenes in the streets of the city, it being home to two major football clubs and its thriving music scene.

So it comes as no surprise that Liverpool is home to plenty celebrity hot-spots, some of which are restaurants.

If you want to dine in the same place – or maybe even spot some footballers – these restaurants are your best bet.

Hilton Hotelsteven-gerrard-and-gary-lineker

The Hilton Hotel has seen more than its fair share of footballers over the years, including this year’s Ballon D’or winner Christiano Ronaldo.

The Liverpool hotel has welcomed players across the generations including the likes of Chris Lawler, Ian St John, Ian Callaghan and Ron Yeats.

Regulars include the likes of European Cup winning legend Alan Kennedy, Phil Thompson, John Barnes, Jan Molby and John Aldridge, Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler.

More recent players to pop in include the legendary Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Jason McAteer.

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Sugar Hut may have only opened in November but it is already attracting the region’s big name footballers.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley recently enjoyed a night at Sugar Hut’s restaurant with friends.

Liverpool FC’s Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge and former teammate Jonathan Flanagan have also been spotted dining at the Victoria Street venue.

The Premier League trio are known to favour the restaurant’s sizzling sirloin steak and lobster dishes.


The Bastion attracts football legends both past and present.

Well-loved names including Kevin Keegan, John Aldridge, David Johnson, Vladimir Smicer, Tommy Lawrence, Chris Lawler, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Ian Callaghan, Peter Thompson and Ian St John – that’s a lot of Liverpool football stars.

Jamie Carragher is also one of the many other footballers gracing the restaurant.

Football fans can also see some Liverpool legends hosting the Bastion’s special match day experience where an ex-footballer will kick off a Liverpool game and take part in a Q&A session.

On New Year’s Eve John Aldridge will be hosting the Match Day Experience.


The Italian restaurant on the Albert Dock attracts its fair share of footballers.

Most recently, Liverpool FC captain and England team player, Jordan Henderson was in Gusto the week before Christmas with his wife and two daughters.

GUSTO is also a favourite with some of the Everton squad too including Seamus Coleman.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has also been spotted dining in the restaurant.

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Everton players Ramior Funes Mori and Leandro Rodriguez attending the re-launch of Viva Brazil in Castle Street Photo by James Maloney

Viva Brazil is no stranger to having local celebrities eating there but footballers love the Brazilian BBQ restaurant known for it’s meat skewers carved at the table.

The Castle Street restaurant is a favourite with Liverpool players, especially Spanish and South American ones such as Luis Suarez and J’s Ramior Funes Mori and Leandro Rodriguez have also dined at the restaurant.

Salt House Bacaroliverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp organised a night out to kick off the season with newcomers Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum, Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip this year.

The restaurant has become popular with the Reds. Martin Skrtel chose to celebrate his 30th birthday there last year.

Liverpool FC players have dined many times on the Barcaro’s small plates menu.

The Vincentgerrard

The Exchange Flags restaurant owned by fellow footballer Steven Gerrard, attracts a lot of celebrity and footballers alike.

The man himself has been known to dine in the restaurant with friends and has been spotted enjoying the menu on a few occasions.

Jamie Carragher has also been seen dining in the restaurant and supporting his former teammate in the restaurant business.

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