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St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Cafe & Bar

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Everybody knows the Bombed Out Church, but just in case: hit by an incendiary bomb during the Liverpool Blitz of 1941, its stone shell was left as a memorial to those lost in the war and the Grade II-listed building has only fairly recently been resurrected as a cultural venue.

It now hosts events and weddings, and, since the summer of 2020, has seasonally opened the Garden Bar and Café, doling out a range of drinks and food from various pop-ups. Perhaps not surprisingly, given its top of Bold Street, bottom of Hardman Street location and socially distanced summery vibes, it has proved immensely popular. Award-winning premium quality cask and craft beers from Kirkdale’s Liverpool Brewing Company are served, alongside hot bevvies from Liverpool Tea Warehouse. Scran-wise, and Volta Gabbana are knocking out their hand-stretched wood-fired pizzas – you know them from Botanical Garden and Turncoat Bar & Distillery at Albert Dock, also present and correct with their local gins and more – including daily specials and loads of vegan and vegetarian options, such as wild mushroom and the Olive Garden, topped with olives, onions, feta and peppers. Boffo Burgers of nearby Hope Street are also in attendance, with their signature toasted soft pretzel bun cheeseburgers, tater tots and halloumi fries.

Live acoustic music is chalked up when BOC is back as the weather gets warmer, along with the usual craft markets, beer festival and more. Check the socials for what’s on when.

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  • Great outdoor spot
Leece Street, Liverpool L1 2TR, UK
Tel: 0151 374 0366 www.slboc.com/gardenbarandcafe Our review Read 16/20
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