I stumbled across Bakchich lebanese street food restaurant purely by chance, while walking around Liverpool city centre one weekend. The restaurant has a really casual feel, and was packed on a Saturday afternoon so I took the chance and walked in, not knowing what to expect.
I’m so glad I did, it has become one of my favourite restaurants in Liverpool! The menu is varied and offers so much choice it’s difficult to decide what to order! There’s every kind of mezze you can think of, from the usual suspects like hommos, baba ghanoush, and falafel to the lesser known kibbeh shamiya (mince lamb parcels) and nahaneek (spicy sausage). With so much choice, and not really knowing where to start, I opted for the vegetarian mezze platter the first time I visited Bakchich. This has hummos, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, falafel, fatoush salad, manakeesh jibne, served with pickled salad and warm homemade pitta bread. If you’re not sure what to order and want to try a bit of everything, I’d recommend this option!
The second time I visited I went for another mezze platter, this time the meat mezze (pictured above) with jawaneh meshawi (chicken wings), falafel, hummos, mixed shawarma, kibbeh shamiya, and baba ganoush, served with pickles and pitta bread. I personally preferred the meat mezze to the vegetarian, because I’m a true meat lover, but that’s just my opinion!
I also took a few bites of my boyfriend’s choice which was the mixed grill meshawi with 4 skewers of meat: shisk taouk, lahma meshawi, kefta meshawi and chicken kefte.
The food here is really fresh, and tastes authentic. The service is impeccable, the staff are very friendly and will help you make a choice if you’re unsure what to order. The atmosphere is very casual and most impressively, the value for money here is amazing! Prices are cheap, portions are large and the quality is really exceptional. So, if you’re in Liverpool anytime soon, head over to 54 Bold Street and visit Bakchich for some Lebanese street food, you won’t regret it!