Mowgli Liverpool Bold Street

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SquareMeal Review of Mowgli Liverpool Bold Street

Silver Award

Bagging a table is the first challenge at Mowgli, the lively Indian street-food kitchen that burst on to Bold Street in 2014 and has established itself as one of the city’s best Indian restaurants ever since. Simply furnished with wood, bare brick, rope and birdcage lights, and with a jolly monkey logo, this venue is packed with young professionals, students and fans who rave about its “delicious, innovative food” and “fresh, exciting flavours”.

Light, zingy dishes arrive in gleaming tiffin bowls and ‘boxes’, served as and when they’re ready by personable staff. To start, the ‘angry bird’ sees tingling spiced chicken thighs with tangy slaw, or you might fancy a veggie plate – perhaps ‘tea-steeped’ chickpeas with tomato and spinach sauce or tangy ‘picnic potato curry’ spiked with Bengali five-spice. We also recommend the piquant Agra ginger chicken, the fiery Goan fish curry and the delicately steamed rice with black cardamom and cumin.

To drink, classic cocktails such as Old Fashioneds, Espresso Martinis and Margaritas get spiced up with the likes of chilli, garam masala, cardamom and curry leaves, bottled beers and half a dozen wines (helpfully labelled as ‘good’, ‘better’ and ‘best’), as well as booze-free mixes and lassis for non-drinkers.   

Weekend brunch, meanwhile, sees the likes of Indian takes on bacon sandwiches, cheese on toast, porridge and a full English (including a veggie version) alongside dahl with gram crisps and puffed rice, washed down with turmeric Bloody Marys and mango mimosas.   

Mowgli is the brainchild of former barrister Nisha Katona, a self-styled ‘curry evangelist’ whose aim was to open a restaurant serving the sort of food that Indians eat at home and on the streets. With over 10 more Mowglis now open around the country – and more in the pipeline – as well as an MBE to her name, she hasn’t monkeyed around.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

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69 Bold Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4EZ

Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 10:00-12:00
Sun 10:00-12:00
All day
Mon 12:00-21:30
Tue 12:00-21:30
Wed 12:00-21:30
Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-22:30
Sun 12:00-21:30


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2 Reviews 

Serena K

21 March 2018  
Excellent food and service in a friendly and relaxed setting. Easy to book and park.

Ben C

03 November 2017  
Food & Drink 4
Service 1
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Staff member ruined our 46th birthday birthday meal
Amazing food during our meal for 4 to celebrate the birthdays of my partner Ian and his twin bro. We’d sorted the brownies and candles with staff for after. THEN... We had the lovely surprise of one of the staff coming over to us and asking if we’d vandalised the toilets. Thinking it was a joke at first, but we were then stunned as she went on to repeat it and was quite insistent we were the last ones in there so it must be us. Other diners listening into all this - mortifying! We paid up and left coz we’re so embarrassed and on thinking about it overnight we phoned this morning and spoke to her and she still insisted her ‘hourly toilet check’ suggested it might have been us. I am gutted it ruined our birthday night (no brownies and candles for the b’day boys!) but also it’s quite hysterical! She didn’t see how she’d spoilt our night with her accusations (it could’ve been anyone since her last hours toilet check!) and offered us a free drink. We go there loads as do all our pals but not anymore! A nice apology would have counted so much more than a drink. Dreadful staff member - and she does as massive disservice to all the team there who we cannot speak highly enough of every time we’ve been. What a night...
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