Pizza in the City – Crust Liverpool

February 26, 2016

Crust Pizza Liverpool

Half term is always such a busy time and I love that we get to spend time together as a family but by the end of the break I was looking forward to a visit to Liverpool we had planned, just me my husband and Lucas. We had been asked to go and try out Italian restaurant, Crust on Bold Street and it was the perfect opportunity to spend the day with Lucas. My Mum kindly entertained the twins for us and on a rainy Saturday we caught the train into Liverpool with a very excited four year old.

We visit Liverpool regularly but I must admit it can be a bit of a headache finding somewhere to eat with Lucas. He’s a terribly fussy eater and if we are all there I want somewhere that can fit us in and is child friendly. In the end we go to the old reliable chain restaurants in the main shopping area just because you know what you are getting. They aren’t particularly inspiring, just convenient. However, I love to eat in independent restaurants and Crust assured me that they are family friendly so we were looking forward to putting that to the test.

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When we first arrived we were quickly greeted and seated near the big windows, perfect for people watching. It was fairly quiet but it soon filled up and there was a real mix of people coming in, lots of families and some with pushchairs which were fairly easy to get in and out. I noticed plenty of high chairs dotted around the restaurant and the staff were very helpful. At the back of the restaurant you can see the open kitchen, which I always think is a nice touch and there is a spacious downstairs.

Crust Menu

I loved the menu, there was lots of variety without it being too overwhelming. We were chatting to the manager afterwards and in addition to all the vegetarian and gluten free options they also do a vegan pizza which uses vegan cheese, so if you have any special requirements it is worth asking! There isn’t a separate kids menu but most kids enjoy pizza and pasta so there isn’t a great need for it. I had to go for a margarita pizza as I was sharing with Lucas so added a side of fries and some fried zucchine – this was a good choice, I would go there for the fried zucchine alone!

I knew my husband would be tempted to try something adventurous and I could see his eyes light up when we were told about the black dough. You can choose between four bases for your pizzas and here is what the menu says about the black dough, ‘This unique and healthy black dough uses a natural vegetable charcoal, recommended to improve your insides and assist in detoxifying the body.’  Sounds good right? A way to make pizza feel a little healthier! I was a little sceptical when it arrived but it tasted incredible, not at all how I imagined and my husband has now decalred that every pizza should have black dough. The pizzas were perfect and just what I would think of as an authentic Italian pizza, thin, crispy and delicious.

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They also have a fantastic drinks menu with a tempting array of local ales and craft beers, in the end we went for two of their special fresh lemonades and they were just as good as they look. I love that the food arrives quickly, there is nothing worst than waiting for food with a small person to entertain. Everything was very reasonably priced and our bill came to around £25 for the three of us which I think is great considering the quality of food and the care that goes into it.

Crust Drinks

Even my little fussy eater enjoyed himself – after downing the fresh apple juice he declared the pizza ‘mmm, great’ Sadly they didn’t have any ice cream when we were in so he didn’t get to test out their homemade gelato but it gives us a good reason for a return visit. As much as I wanted to try out one of their dessert pizzas (nutella on pizza is surely a match made in heaven?!) I was so full I couldn’t even finish the main one. This was boxed up for us to take away and enjoy later.

Next time you are looking for somewhere different to eat in Liverpool I would absolutely recommend Crust, it’s somewhere easy and reasonable to take the little ones, good, classic Italian food with great atmosphere and friendly staff. For more drool-worthy photographs of their delicious food check them out on Facebook and if you go and give the black pizza a try I’d love to hear what you think!

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Crust Liverpool

Disclosure: We were invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at Crust Liverpool, all words and thoughts are my own.

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  • Jenna

    Yum yum yum! I REALLY want pizza now.

    Mmm homemade gelato sounds good too. Hope you get to try it next time. xx

    February 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I hope so too, we bribe Lucas through most meals with the promise of ice cream, The pizza was so tasty! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    You can’t go wrong with Pizza. The menu sounds great & I am not surprised that James went for the black dough – he does like to try the obscure. We will have to pop in next time we are up.

    February 26, 2016 at 5:11 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      He won’t shut up about the black dough now, I think you’d really like it in there!

      March 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Emma

    This place looks lovely, the black pizza looms really interesting, definitely need to find somewhere here that does similar!

    February 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It tasted so good, I would really recommend it if you get chance to try some!

      March 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Sarah Christie

    Hayley this looks so tasty, and ooh black crust I would have tried that. Our two love pizza so this would always be there choice , but its great to visit a nice pizza restaurant and they look so tasty x

    February 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Most kids love pizza don’t they, I’ll definitely be taking all mine back here xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Mary @TheHeartyLife

    How gorgeous do those drinks look? and the food..mmmm my mouth is watering. Looks such a yummy place. Glad you had a lovely time x

    February 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Makes me hungry looking at it all again! Thanks Mary xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    Oh that looks fab I will definitely be trying that out! I think I’d be tempted to order a black pizza too if in honest! Yum xx

    March 1, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I think you’d love it Julia, black pizza dough is the future! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Tracey Williams

    Love the name of the restaurant. My husband adores pizza and this sounds right up his street. I think I would try the black dough pizza if we went as sounds delicious. I might need to pencil in a visit next time we are in Liverpool. Great review x

    March 1, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Tracey, it is a great restaurant. Such great value and lovely food! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    I am officially hungry now! Looks YUMMY 🙂 Lovely photo’s Hayley as always xx

    March 1, 2016 at 11:31 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jess, it was so yummy, I can’t wait to go bakc there! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock

    Lucas looks so happy and grown up, bless him. I’d totally go for the charcoal crust too just to try it!!!
    Its never somewhere I ever think of because we usually head to the Liverpool one because it’s easy. Think we’ll give this a go next time xXx

    March 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply
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