Maray Albert Dock

Creative Tourist

Review by Stephanie Heneghan: 

Maray is the darling of Liverpool. It’s pointless trying to pretend otherwise. In the five years since they took over a charity shop at the top of Bold Street they have charmed everyone who has stepped over their mosaic-tiled doorstep, Jay Rayner included. They’re in the Good Food Guide, their Allerton Road branch is going strong since opening in 2016, and they’ve introduced us to the Disco Cauliflower.

And now, they’re at the docks! A few years ago this would have been quite the misstep – the Royal Albert Dock was seen very much as a tourist attraction – but a lot of hard work has gone into enticing local businesses to the area. Currently, you’ll find Lunyalita, Rough Hand Made and Lost Soles (a very popular Liverpool clothing brand), and now they can add Maray to the mix.

Maray Dockside is both very obviously Maray and also a taste of something different from them. High vaulted ceilings and huge windows ensure the ground floor is light and airy and a great place to eat and watch the world go by. Upstairs is more intimate, wooden tables and candles lending itself to the perfect date venue.

As expected their launch week was overwhelmingly popular and such a prominent position in one of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks will no doubt mean that more people than ever leave the city with a new favourite place to eat. The menu remains relatively unchanged; they excel in seasonal updates but always with a space for their classic choices.

Maray No. 3. Give it a go.

Unit 4, Britannia Pavilion, Albert DockLiverpoolL3 4AD View map
Telephone: 01517095820 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Monday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Thursday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Saturday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 10:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Maray Albert Dock

Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Seeing Things Poster Front
Seeing Things at The Edge

‘Seeing Things’ at The Edge in Wigan, gathers the work of nine local artists in an effort to bring art and related activities closer to the community.

free entry

Where to go near Maray Albert Dock

The open kitchen at Lerpwl
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The 80-cover restaurant is split across two levels with the main restaurant downstairs boasting an open kitchen; the best seat in the house is at the benches where you are almost nose to nose with the chefs as they prepare the food. 

Rosa's Thai Cafe
Rosa’s Thai Cafe

Rosa’s Thai Cafe is another great addition to Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, serving up delicious and authentic Thai food in stylish surroundings, with wonderfully charming staff.

Madre Liverpool

A smart, modern Mexican restaurant in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, with an extensive menu featuring showstopping dishes such as half a pig’s head and butterflied sea bass.

Wild Shore Liverpool
Tourist Attraction
Wild Shore Liverpool

Situated in the Royal Albert Dock this bonanza of slipping, sliding, clinging on for dear life and ultimately splashing into the water is riotous fun.

Tate Liverpool from across the docks
Tate Liverpool

Liverpool’s flagship art gallery, housed in a converted Victorian warehouse on the waterfront.

Albert Dock Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock

Liverpool’s Albert Dock is a reliably great day or night out, and here’s what’s on offer there over the Christmas weeks.

The MerseyMade building in Liverpool

In the MerseyMade shop you’ll find bottled gin from the likes of Turncoat Gin, Anfield Gin, Albert Dock Gin and Three Graces Gin. Yep, Liverpool REALLY likes its gin.

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