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Cool, refined and just to the relaxed side of fine dining, Puschka has been going strong in Liverpool for over a decade in the lovely surrounding of Rodney Street in the Georgian Quarter. It’s a tiny place so booking is advised.

Using locally-sourced from around the North-West and fresh ingredients, the food is generally of a high standard and a la carte prices, while reasonable, are at the higher end of the scale in Liverpool. There aren’t many places in the city that tilt towards fine-dining and Puschka manages it with a minimum of fuss. It’s family-owned too so this enduring Liverpool restaurant is a buy-local, support-local success story.

Brassicas and soft fruit come from the Wirral; cheese from all over the country via Woolton’s Liverpool Cheese Company; flour for homemade cakes, biscuits and pastries from Chester; meat from the Lakes and fish from Fleetwood. Don’t expect to see pulled pork on the menu.

Fundamentally, though, it’s about the food at Puschka. In this perfectly-formed restaurant, think high-end British classics, with a twist, in romantic, fuchsia-tinted surroundings. It must be doing something right – Tripadvisor reviews are always strong and Puschka gets a mention in Harden’s too.

Alternatively, early evening deals offer good value and good quality – unbeatable at £25 per head. Beer is from local breweries such as the excellent Liverpool Organic Brewery.