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Liverpool, lunch and Lunya

Lunya exterior

Lunya exterior

Liverpool has so many great places to eat and drink that whenever I’m there I feel a bit spoilt for choice. I work in the city and love walking round on my lunch breaks, shopping in Liverpool One – trying not to spend too much! – or having a quick coffee or lunch with a friend.

There are lots of great places in the main shopping areas – there are the chains like Jamie’s Italian, Byron’s, Wagamama and now the Mexican which I’m dying to try, Wahaca. There are also the really special lunch venues like Leaf on Bold Street and The Quarter up on Falkner Street.

My favourite though would have to be the Catalonian restaurant and deli, Lunya. I’ve spent so many happy times there – lunches or nights out with Rog, early dinners before Florence was born when Sam would devour the meatballs and garlic bread, it was even the venue for my hen night.

I remember a couple of years ago on Valentine’s Day when Rog wasn’t well enough to go out, he phoned Lunya and asked if they would deliver some cheese and a fab bottle of pink strawberry gin. I remember answering the door that evening and I’m sure it was the owner himself who delivered the parcel on his way home! That service is the kind of personal touch you can expect at Lunya.

Inside Lunya deli Liverpool

As for the food, it’s probably the best tapas I’ve ever tasted, and as I am a huge fan of tapas I’ve tasted a few. The selection of cold meats and cheese are fantastic, and the hot dishes are always spot on too. My favourite things to order are the Garbanzos (a spicy chickpea stew), the padron peppers, and the paella.

If you go don’t forget to pick up a few things in the deli, especially the fig and almond cake, perfect with a cheeseboard, or a bottle of Spanish wine.

So if you’re looking for a quick bite, a leisurely lunch, family meal or first date, you’ll find the perfect setting at Lunya.

This post was written in collaboration with Travelodge, who asked me to tell them more about my hidden gem in Liverpool.

It features on their Evolving Cities site too – why don’t you take a look? It’s a really good guide to the city.

Lunya Liverpool

Bar at Lunya

Flower heart at Lunya

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    Tim
    December 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Sounds fab – and what a great personal service! I’ve made a note to check it out the next time I’m in Liverpool – I love tapas. I was up there just a couple of weeks ago for a work conference – sadly I only had the chance to pop across to Liverpool One briefly for dinner at Los Iguanas.
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    Mackenzie Glanville
    December 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    making me hungry!
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    December 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve walked past but never been in. I must go as it sounds like exactly the type of place that I’d love to eat and shop x
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    Donna
    December 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I love the bit about Valentines. Shows what a lovely company it is but also how thoughtful Rog was, even when he was sick x
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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    December 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    That restaurant sounds amazing. I have always wanted to go to Liverpool, my husband has been a few times but I am yet to visit. x

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    Hayley Smith @hayleyfromhome
    December 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Ooh love this, I have always wanted to go there, so many people say how amazing it is and I love a bit of tapas. Your photos have convinced me, I must try it soon. Liverpool has so many amazing independent restaurants, we are always spoilt for choice when we go xx
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    Natalie
    December 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I always pass here and it looks lovely. I’m not sure why I have never gone in, definitely will pop in next time I’m passing xx
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    Mrs H
    December 11, 2015 at 7:14 am

    This place sounds amazing. I love hearing about little places like this that only the locals would know about. And how wonderful that the owner brought a special parcel around when Rog was ill. That kind of personal touch makes all the difference and keeps customers loyal. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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      Rainbeaubelle
      December 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Ah if only we lived closer we could go! it really is so nice xx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    December 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    It looks AMAZING — I blooming LOVE Tapas!!!! What a thoughtful bloke (both the owner of the restaurant AND your lovely boy for organising such a fab treat)!! xxxx
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      Rainbeaubelle
      December 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Oh yes it is gorgeous! I love tapas too, and this place is the best! xx

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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    December 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    LUSH! I think I could spend a fortune in there – I’ve walked past many a time but never been in xxx
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