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Liverpool's best independent Christmas

Get your Christmas season off to a cracking start when you head to the Dock this winter.

Grab a unique gift and make the most of our independent bars and restaurants’ seasonal selections...

As the nights draw in and the year races to an end, all thoughts here are turning to Christmas. We’ll be heading out around the Dock soaking up the Wonder of Christmas – from Christmas shopping to seasonal food and celebratory cocktails, we’ve picked out our highlights to get you into the festive spirit.

Deli | Lunyalita

Festive foodies should make a beeline to Lunyalita to mix and match treats from the deli to create a unique, exotic hamper. Prepare your own party with rich Spanish pâtés to fine paella rice, olives and olive oils and chocolates and Spanish nougats and sweets. Add a festive drink – from a Vilarnau Cava to a traditional Padro and Co vermouth – and we’re convinced you’ve created the taste of a classic Catalonian Christmas.


The Nest

The Nest’s Glitter Liver Bird has always proved hugely popular, and is back by popular demand. This time, not only is it available on a necklace, but as a set of exclusive cufflinks, available in black and gold or silver and white.

Music and memorabilia | Dig at the Dock

Dig at the Dock is stocking a great selection of super collectable classic albums, singles and CDs. From jazz to punk, soul to indie, if there’s a music lover you’re buying for this Christmas, they’ve got you covered. There’s also a great selection of music literature and memorabilia, ranging from the history of jazz, Manchester’s Factory Records and a huge selection on our favourite local lads, The Beatles! You’ll also find a wide range of work from local artists, including Jess Hankinson, Toucan Tango, Luke Drozd and many more.

Dig at the Dock

Bella Diosa

We can’t resist Bella Diosa’s Winter Wonderland collection, and we’ve picked out two favourites that really caught our eye. The Christmas Dress is made from a beautifully soft traditional ruby luxe velvet, with triple collared layers finished with lace and three-quarter length bell sleeves. Get extra swoosh as you rock around the Christmas tree with its voluminous cotton under-layers.

The Squirrel Dress is a soft cotton grey, with the cutest squirrel leaf print. Inspired by dreams and fairy tales, it includes a layered collar and cuffs made from soft tulle and buttons at the back for easy dressing.

Christmas Food

Rosa’s Thai

If you’re already dreading a menu of turkey and cranberry for the whole of December, head to Rosa’s Thai for a completely different taste sensation. Try an aromatic Thai curry or a classic Pad Thai, washed down with an exclusive ‘Thai PA’ beer, their collaboration with Mad Cat Brewery.



Warm up as you shop around the Dock with a festive hot chocolate at Peaberry. Each one is guaranteed to conjure up the tastes of Christmas, with a choice of Black Forest Gateau, After Eight, Ferrero Rocher or Terry’s Chocolate Orange. We’re not stopping til we’ve tried the full set...

Cocktails | Maray

Pull up a stool and watch the world go by with a cocktail at Maray. Whether you’re out and about shopping, or soaking up the seasonal spirit, we picked these three Christmas classics.

The Maray mulled wine is a Trashumante Tinto red, mulled to perfection with Maray’s special house spice blend and served with clove-studded orange. The QVO combines sloe gin with lemon juice and sugar, shaken and topped with prosecco and a cucumber ribbon. A feature of the first Maray menu, back in 2014, it return every Christmas by popular demand! And Barefoot to Dundee is Christmas in a glass – Bailey’s, hazelnut, chocolate, Havana Especial Rum serve up a chocolatey treat!

Personalised Gifts

Leather Satchel Co.

The Hanshaw family has been making leather goods in Liverpool for more than 50 years. Each of its hand-crafted bags, belts, wallets, keyrings and accessories is made from materials sourced as locally as possible – from tanneries with a track record for environmental care and animal welfare. And almost every part of its bags is customisable, so you buy bespoke every time. Keith and the team are also offering free customisation for Christmas – with initials monogrammed or de-bossed onto your gift – so you can make each piece you buy truly original and one-of-a-kind.

Leather Satchel Co.
Leather Satchel Co.
Street style

Lost Soles

Fashion favourite Lost Soles is reintroducing its best-selling Gorilla hoodie, just in time for Christmas. The classic black hoodie with a red gorilla’s face is one of the cult label’s original lines, and is making a welcome reintroduction this year. The brand specialises in graphic prints, and has become a firm favourite with Liverpool’s celebrity set, including Jamie Carragher, Danielle Lloyd, DJ Anton Powers and boxer Tony Bellew. Grab one before they’re gone!

Festive Pies

Pie Port

You can’t beat a pie as the weather gets colder, and Pie Port is serving up a menu of seasonal specials. Choose from a Festive Slice, filled with chicken, cranberry, stuffing and white sauce. It’s also stocking classic Satterthwaites pork pies, topped with a tangy and fruity cranberry sauce and hand-crafted mince pies – perfect with a cup of tea, or in a box of six for a gift. Brandy butter mince pies are also hitting the menu as we draw closer to Christmas – a luxurious classic, topped with decadent brandy butter.

Seasonal Sweets

Roly’s Fudge

We’ve got our eye on these classic Christmas fudges over at Roly’s, which will be heading into the stockings of our nearest and dearest. Christmas pudding flavour has already proved a big hit, with sultanas, brandy, mixed spice and fruit packed into this classic treat. Don’t tell anyone, but we like it more than Christmas pudding! And whisky and ginger is warm and spicy with real crystallised ginger and scotch whisky – perfect for cosy nights in front of a Christmas film. Not to be missed!

Head our way to make the most of the Wonder of Christmas. From our new light display and winter projection to our floating cinema and seasonal specials, join us for a Christmas experience like no other.