Liverpool has good expensive restaurants and the usual cheap (and sometimes far from cheerful) places. Some of the best cheap eats are around the Hope Street area. Hope St. runs between the two cathedrals. For cheap eats you can't beat The Everyman Bistro (voted best cheap eats in The Observer Food Mags awards). You get excellent food and a great atmosphere at a fraction of the 'high class' establishments nearby. it's been a Liverpool institution for over 30 years and, as well as some gorgeous main meals, it's famous for it's salads, soups and puds. For a huge main course, pud and large glass of house wine you pay around £15.

 During the day the Anglican cathedral's cafe has very nice food, soups and cakes.

The Metropolitan Cathedral has an excellent breakfast and daytime Cafe Bar called The Piazza that has a daily specials menu of homemade local produce including really nice home made soups, tasty meals and snacks (panini and lovely home-made scouse are favourites) and great cakes and puds.  The wines are Ok for about £10 a bottle. They do take-away on all the food and drinks with a 10% discount too. You can sit outside and look up at the cathedral and down Hope Street at the other cathedral. There's a cheap car park at the Met cathedral too £1 an hour or £5 a day at time of writing.

Ego, next to the Philharmonic Hall. has some very good deals and great med type food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. On Monday nights you get two courses and a bottle of wine EACH for £17.50. The set two course lunch and dinner are about £8 and £11 respectively.

There are some nice small restaurants on Hardman St and other streets off Hope St and the whole are is a bit more upmarket and laid back than the city centre.

There's a great cafe on Hawthorne Road leading to Bootle - Cafe 48. It’s a great all round café whether you want a bacon butty or their special of the day, the food is good quality and very reasonably priced.  The people who run the cafe are so friendly and welcoming.  It's so clean you really could eat your food off the floor.  If you want a hangover busting breakfast or a decent lunch for less than £4 then you can't go wrong here.

Try the Allerton Road/Penny Lane area of South Liverpool for a wide range of small interesting restaurants at very reasonable prices.

City Centre eats...the Casa Italia in Stanley Street , reasonable and good pasta. something different Kimos on Mount Pleasant (opp car park) this place does not serve alcohol, but the food is great, dbl cheese burger and chips £3.80  !!!  better than any Mcdonalds or BK.

Fancy fantastic soups, a salad bar, sandwiches, pastries, hot drinks and juices and hot daily special dishes? They also happen to be vegetarian - but don't make a big deal of it and put tasty food first. Just walk for half a minute down Rumford Street (off Water Street) and for weekday mornings or lunchtimes you'll find Souperfood (previously called Soupernatural). Mainly take-away but also have a small number of seats.

Out of town, Lark Lane is a must  !!!  just walk up and down and find the place you like...every type of place there