Alma de Cuba

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Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

Alma de Cuba puts in a strong bid as Liverpool’s most spectacular restaurant and bar complex. It certainly looks impressive, with the magnificent conversion of a former 18th-century Catholic church taking in stained glass windows, stacks of candles and wall-mounted antlers. But it’s the clubby vibe in the ground-floor bar that draws the crowds and helps bring the mezzanine restaurant to life. From themed meals, such as Samba Afternoon Tea, Celtic Christmas Dinner and the ever-popular Gospel Brunch, to festivals alive with belly dancers and ticker tape, there’s always something going on at this lively venue in central Liverpool.

The food is diverting, too – a jazzy mix of Mediterranean, Hispanic, Latin American and oriental influences with the occasional steak and burger added to the mix. Expect anything from honey and thyme goat’s cheese bonbon with sweet chilli jam to jerk chicken, mojito lamb rump or chipotle salmon. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too, along with a tempting tropical fruit-based dessert list featuring the likes of orange polenta cake, pineapple and mango cheesecake, and passionfruit posset.

If you like a side of serotonin with your Sunday brunch, be sure to check out the Gospel Sunday Brunch. You’ll be treated to an afternoon of soulful singing from Alma De Cuba’s gifted Gospel Choir, which takes to the historic altar stage each week to serenade diners as they tuck into the likes of Caribbean-inspired mussels, roast rump of beef, and chocolate brownie with caramel and vanilla ice cream. Great for celebrations, including hen and stag parties, it’s an experience you won’t forget.

A decent list of South American and Caribbean-inspired cocktails, both classic and alternative, along with the usual beers, wines, spirits and softs help to crank up the action. And no matter what night of the week it is, you can always guarantee pulsating, Latin-influenced rhythms.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
International
Ambience
Fun, Lively, Quirky
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Group dining [8+]

About

You can find Alma de Cuba within the historic walls of the former St. Peter's Catholic Church on the south side of Seel Street in Liverpool. This iconic building marks the transformation of Liverpool's first church into a social venue. The church was opened on September 7 1788, and St. Peter's served as a Catholic sanctuary for an impressive 188 years until 1976, for a short time offering its building to the local Polish community. Fondly known as 'The Polish Church,' it holds a cherished place in the city's heritage, and held the title of the oldest surviving Catholic Church in Liverpool until its closure in 1978. After being abandoned for a short amount of time, the team at Urban Splash led the refurbishment of the building, before reopening as the stylish restaurant and bar, Alma de Cuba.

Start your meal with adobo spiced chicken wings with a hickory glaze, or some cajun roasted salmon with a salsa and herb dressing. Perhaps you'll enjoy the serrano ham with a celeriac remoulade, or the small cubed and fried potatoes in a paprika and tomato mix - the patatas bravas. For your main, enjoy the roasted chicken fillet wrapped in serrano ham, served with chorizo glazed peppers and onions, sweet cherry tomatoes and paprika potatoes finished with a pomegranate Rioja jus, or the 8oz beef patty burger with BBQ spiced pork with melted Manchego cheese, baby gem lettuce and tomato, served on a toasted brioche bun, with Cuban fries, alma slaw, gherkins and onion rings.
Be sure to enjoy a delicious dessert, like the banoffee mess with toffee sauce, mixed thrugh a sweet whipped cream and crushed meringue pieces.


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Is it veggie friendly?

Yes there are vegetarian options available on the main menu

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No, there is no specific dress code but we suggest smart casual

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Location

St Peter's Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4BH

0151 459 3449 0151 459 3449

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Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 14:00-02:00
Sat 14:00-02:00
Sun 11:00-23:00

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