The Little Shoe

4.5
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53 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
British Restaurant and micro bakery. Specialising in serving British seasonal dishes, in a relaxed dining atmosphere using high quality local produce.

A brasserie style menu with mix of small and large plates will suit all diners& appetites. A family run restaurant, using his training and experience in Michelin Starred restaurants the head chef and owner has mixed his knowledge with his passion for local and seasonal produce with fuss free dining.

Be sure to book for their Slow Food Sunday every month - this unique, blind menu experience sells out fast.

Special Offers

Summer Market Menu - 2 courses £16 or 3 courses £20 per person

2 courses £16 and 3 courses £20 from a Seasonal Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 8 July 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00
Thu-Sat 12:00-19:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Thu - Sat 5:30PM - 7:00PM

What 53 People Are Saying
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JD
Liverpool
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and beautiful food

M
Liverpool
32 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very fresh and seasonal food - excellent bread too

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice family owned cafe and bakery serves selected small plates and mains for lunch. Food prepared with care to the details, nice atmosphere and helpful staff.
Been there for lunch on a Thursday, it was almost complete, so maybe better booking in advance.

SF
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Called in for breakfast on a Saturday morning to this little restaurant. It’s clearly a popular place so we booked a table to be sure of getting in. The staff were very welcoming and cheerful, the menu was extensive and the service was friendly and prompt without being rushed. The food was really lovely and price wise it’s very good value. We will be returning soon to try the lunch menu.

j
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, delicious coffee and friendly staff. The perfect place to meet for lunch. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Popped into here for a birthday lunch, birthday girl wasn't hungry so chose sticky toffee cake and honeycomb ice cream while I went for the crispy pigs head and the shoestring fries. The crispy pigs head was like a large pork croquette , crispy but not greasy filled with pulled pork. It was served with a fried egg and bbq sauce. It was a delight to eat. I was less impressed with the shoestring fries , they were definitely shoestring and there was plenty of them , just too crispy for me.
The sticky toffee cake was just the right side of sweet and the honeycomb ice cream was delicious. As it was lunchtime I had a coffee, which was very good.

This is definitely somewhere I will be coming back to especially since I had been eyeing up the BLT served at the next table!

JW
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a last minute booking but we were really pleased we had decided to try it. The bread was delicious and had it been earlier in the day I would probably have bought a loaf to take home. We were both pleased with the food and wine we ordered. Service was spot on - not intrusive but there when needed. This is only a small bistro but they have avoided the temptation to fit in too many tables. Will definitely go again.

OT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and ambiance. Restaurant quiet so service and attention excellent. Will be going back!

EL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food . Good service. Nice music. Would go again.

SL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and I would highly recommend!

DC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the combo breakfast and full English, both meals where tasty.

Would go again.

i
Manchester
27 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Renamed ‘Little Shoe’ and with a new evening menu for Thursday - Saturday. Fans of the food in East Avenue Bakehouse will not be disappointed! Amazingly, news has not got out there that they are open in the evenings and it was very quiet (hence the 3 stars for ambience). However, it won’t be long before it is as popular as the daytime menu. We had starters of shrimp and gin cured salmon followed by lamb. All the food was excellent, really tasty, rich and well cooked. All of the accompaniments were as delicious as the main ingredient and the star of the show, the borlotti beans in garlic. Good value for money and as usual, great service. Would thoroughly recommend.

KD
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our breakfast there! The home baked bread is amazing and really gives breakfast an edge over other places.

J
London
38 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a great variety for breakfast ,all very fresh and healthy. Service was very good and staff were very helpful. Well worth the visit , in fact went twice more after. five stars!

A
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We have eaten here before and loved it, however, this visit we were not so impressed as the first. The food was lovely, however, one of the chef's friends decided to drop in and stand by where the food was served. He proceeded to have a conversation with the chef the whole time he was cooking the food and this person was loud and quite rude. As a paying customer I didn't appreciate having someone stand over where my food was being served who didn't need to be there. It was very off putting and would make me think twice about recommending the East Avenue Bakehouse to a friend.

L
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Exxcellent sunday lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. Good quality ingredients all freshly prepared.

DW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit, nice atmosphere, food very nice and service was pleasant and helpful. Would go back again.

HA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there around 11am, for a sunday brunch. Food and service was amazing. I recommend the chia seed bread especially. Only problem was that the reservation we made through OpenTable didn't work, but we were lucky and waited only for 15 mins. Around 12pm the waiting queue got longer and longeeerr.. so, plan accordingly!

AR
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch, we all had the Ultimate breakfast which was delicious and we will definitely be going back.

N
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our visit, the food and staff were fantastic.

GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good breakfast venue - light and airy, great food and friendly service. We were visiting Liverpool for the weekend and liked it so much, we came back on the second day.

M
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely friendly and clean facilities. Our family breakfast after a night out at the Echo Arena for my husbands birthday was just what we needed. We had spent a much less than restful night in a hired apartment on Trinity Square-not to be repeated. The Bakehouse restored are equilibrium. Lovely place and great bread!

f
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location
Good service and food

J
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for Easter Sunday..there were 5 adults and 2 babies the staff couldn't do enough for us all and made everyone so welcome.
food was delicious and arrived in a reasonable time
would defo recommends and will certainly be returning.
well done to all the staff.

JC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Lovely food. We met a friend for breakfast. The food was delicious, the service friendly without being intrusive . The only other comment was that on a cold day it was quite cold in the restaurant but otherwise great.

l
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday lunch here. Would definitely recommend. Portions were really good and loved how they do a smaller portion for children. Staff v friendly and just a lovely experience. Thanks. Xx

Y
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food friendly staff relaxed atmosphere and great value for money

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to East Avenue Bakehouse for brunch/Sunday Lunch and it was great!!

The food was excellent and the service was exceptional.

Will certainly go back when next in Liverpool.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

booked this restaurant for 930am and the doors were still shut. we eventually went to a nearby cafe called Love Thy Neighbour. The TripAdvisor add for this cafe was opens at 8am. Really disappointed.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Breakfast was delicious, tea was hot and service was friendly and relaxed.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff, relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Love the fact that there's a bakery on site and the kitchen is in full view. Slight disappointment with some luke warm coffee but these were replaced swiftly and politely by staff, by piping hot versions. Bravo EAB, all of my group said they would return.

BB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Booked in advance, but waited nearly an hour to give our orders. Then it took a further 40 minutes for breakfast to arrive. It was not a busy day, but as I've visited 6 times in the past, I have to say service is always very slow. Overall good food & nice staff but delay in service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent, make a reservation for day 1 en after that for the next day.
Perfect meal, personel and service.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We met friends at the Bakehouse. It was a long drive for us, and unfortunately one of us wasn't feeling well. The staff wee very friendly and helpful, and speeded up the serving of our food (though we hadn't waited long). The food was very tasty and beautifully presented.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Booked last minute as we couldn't get in where we'd planned. It was quiet when we arrived, which i personally feel is a bit off putting. But no reflection on the food and we were pleasantly surprised. I had a starter and potatoes as a side, which was lovely but my daughter had the mussels and complained how small they were, but on the plus side they were very tasty and the bread was delicious. Service was friendly and I'm sure we would have enjoyed the experience more if there had been more diners and a bit of a buzz

L
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food lovely - we ate at 5.30pm and it was quite empty hence the lack of atmosphere.Would go again for food

i
Manchester
28 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch for two - wonderful place. We had the feast board/platter - the sausages were beautiful, the steak cooked rare and very tender. Sides of hash (really tasty bacon and potatoes) and the ox cheek. Star of the whole show the breads and dipping sauces. Service was excellent, wifi free and speedy, coffee strong and tasty and the whole lot £35 with tip. Thoroughly recommend, would go back in a heartbeat. No wonder they are always full.

AB
West Lothian
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good though was disappointed that there was no sourdough for my Welsh rarebit though the alternative was very acceptable. Husband's slow roast pork was delicious. Service was friendly and warm. Enjoyed talking to chef about how he'd prepared the potatoes and got some good tips. Will definitely be back.

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful veggie wellington and sticky toffee pudding to die for.

r
Liverpool
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and welcoming staff made a great start. The food, whilst not large portions, was very tasty and well presented. The bread was delicious. My main course, a significant variation on traditional Hash, was very enjoyable and I would eat it again. It is Avery popular place and having eaten there, I can see why.

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