Panoramic 34: taste sensation and the best view of Liverpool

Panoramic 34 Restaurant in Liverpool
Panoramic 34 Restaurant in Liverpool. Image courtesy of Panoramic 34

Panoramic 34 is not only a fabulous restaurant, but the views are just unforgettable.

Located close to the waterfront, half a mile or so from Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building, Panoramic 34 is all about theatre. From the moment you step into the lobby of a West Tower and enter the elevator bound for, you guessed it, the 34th floor, you feel it. As you step out and get your first glimpse of the dining room and the floor to ceiling windows beyond, you get that buzz of excitement. It’s a spectacular setting.

Panoramic 34 in Liverpool
The menu at Panoramic is inventive and surprising.

To the north, you get views along the length of the Mersey all the way up to the estuary and England’s golf coast beyond. To the south, the Liver Building, Albert Dock and the majesty of the city skyline. But, in truth, there is no bad seat in this house.

In all directions, there is something wonderful to capture your attention. Be warned, it will be one those meals where you spend more time looking out of the windows than you do looking at your diner companion. The only saving grace, is that they will be doing exactly the same thing.

What of the food? Well, it’s pretty wonderful too. The restaurant was named Best in Liverpool at the British Restaurant Awards in 2017.

Head chef Elliot Hill and his team have created a menu that is inventive and imaginative. When we visited the Charred Beef Fillet & Onglet Tartare was memorable and the Mackerel with Pickled Green Chill, was outstanding. The plates are beautifully presented but the team here are all about flavour. And that was obvious in every single dish we consumed. It was a taste sensation, quite frankly.

Our desert, a dark chocolate ganache with ice-cream, was opulent and luxurious. It was the perfect note on which to end.

Panoramic 34 Restaurant in Liverpool
The cocktails are worth a try too.

The wine list is extensive and well chosen by head sommelier David Beaufort-Dysart. The Sharpham, Pinot Noir and Rioja Reserva, Gomez Cruzado, stand out in our memory.

All in all, this is a restaurant experience you will never forget. You will, quite rightly, come for the views – they are every bit as wonderful as you would imagine them to be. But you will come back for the food.

To make a reservation, visit the website and say we sent you. Panoramic is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can even pop in for a cocktail or two in the cocktail lounge and there is no better place to watch the sun go down over the Mersey than here.

Panoramic 34 restaurant in Liverpool
The views across the city are spectacular. They stretch to the Anglican Cathedral and beyond

Ben is the founder of The Wandering Golfers. He grew up on the links of Ayrshire in Scotland learning the game from his beloved Grandpa. He spent more than a decade covering Ryder Cups and the Majors for The Times and BBC Sport before starting his own businesses.

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