If you’re looking for that great taste of America without gathering the air miles, then search no further because Almost Famous is the answer to all of your food-related prayers. The tasty grub, unique selection of drinks and buzzing atmosphere are not to be missed, so do yourself a favour and grab one of Liverpool’s (or possibly the world’s) best burgers!
So, what can you expect of the food at Almost Famous? It may look like a heart attack in a basket, but trust me when I say that it tastes like pure heaven. The menu serves all kinds of yummy American indulgences, including succulent burgers (served ‘pink and juicy as hell’), ‘Trailer Trash fries’ and ‘Crack Wings’, all of which will leave you feeling overwhelmingly satisfied, yet somehow you will want more! All of the food is very reasonably priced and its retro presentation reminds you that you’re enjoying proper American cuisine.
As well as the standard menu, Almost Famous mixes it up by adding a weekly special to the list of burgers. These specials are often packed full of all kinds of surprises… Take the ‘Murrrr’ca’ for example: triple cheese burger, deep fried bacon and mac n cheese, topped off with a mini donut – if that doesn’t scream America, I don’t know what does! Never did I think I would have any form of pasta on top of my burger, but it really does work. And, as each innovative taste is only around for a short period of time, we are provided with the perfect excuse to nip back and try out each new flavour every week.
Not only do they serve up some of the tastiest nosh in Liverpool, the staff at Almost Famous also know how to pack a punch with their alcoholic beverages. They serve a range of cocktails and beers, but my favourite tipple to wash down my meal has got to be one of their unique Boozy Shakes. As the name suggests, these are alcohol-infused milkshakes that come in all different flavours and sizes, from: the ‘Alien Invasion’ to the ‘Chocolate Ripper’ – a different Boozy Shake is available each week.
All of these tasty treats are paired perfectly with the cool and innovative vibe of the restaurant. I found myself holding a Frisbee whilst waiting for a table, sitting on a metal drum as I sipped my first cocktail and enjoying the selection of booming music – all things that I don’t usually do in a restaurant, but all things that I’d be more than happy to do again.
But, beware… As with all great restaurants, Almost Famous does have its down sides (unbelievable as it may seem). The restaurant is becoming increasingly popular, so the people of Liverpool are swarming like bees to a honey pot to experience some of the Almost Famous magic. The restaurant gets pretty busy, especially on Saturday evenings, and this is made worse by the fact that they do not accept bookings. So, be prepared for the potential delays in being seated for food, but remember that (very) good things come to those who wait! Plus the restaurant is open from 12pm, so you could always get there early to beat the rush.
Almost Famous is one of Liverpool’s hidden treasures, so nobody should leave without sampling something from their mouth-watering menu!
Almost Famous is situated on Parr Street, in central Liverpool. To find out more information and to view their menu, visit: www.almostfamousburgers.com