The Wirral has great depth in choice of restaurants. Wirral has any type of dining, whether you are after fine dining, or any of the specialist restaurants be it Italian, Greek, Chinese, Indian or whatever, there are many choices to be had. Where 2 Eat tonight? web site has them all listed for you, the only difficulty you will have is to choose which one! We hope our site makes it easier for you to make that decision and it is all easy for you to find and make your selection easier.
The Wirral is a peninsular, with Liverpool to it’s east, on the other side of the River Mersey, being accessed either by one of two road tunnels (or by train) or by the famous ‘Ferry across the Mersey’. To it’s south is Chester and to the west is North Wales.
The Wirral has an awful lot going for itself. All over the Wirral there are pretty villages and happening places such as Neston, Heswall, West Kirby, Hoylake etc. Down the East side are places such as Birkenhead, Wallesey, Bromborough, being larger, more industrialised but still great places to visit and to eat out.
The Wirral – History
Wirral’s history is long and epic with some important happenings along the way. It was occupied as early as 7000 BC and has been held by Celts as well as Vikings. Wirral is probably the site (Bromborough) of where a unified English Army (Anglo- Saxon) fought for the very first time to defeat the Norse and Celtic armies and laid the foundation for England as a nation.
Meols, in Roman times, was almost certainly established as a port and gained more significance after the Norman conquest. The whole region is steeped in naval history, both Chester and later Liverpool (after the River Dee became too silted) being major sea ports, the region would have seen trading from all corners of the world even from very early times. Nelson was a regular of the region with visits to Lady Hamilton who had a house in Parkgate. Incidentally it was he who once said that ‘if you can sail the area of Liverpool and North Wales you can sail anywhere in the world’.
The sea shaped the growth of the region. At it’s height, the British Empire produced vast wealth for merchants and industrialists alike. Locally, James Laird opened a shipyard at Birkenhead, whilst the Lever Brothers, who were, and still are, producing soap products in vast quantities, so much so, as well as their philanthropy, were able to build a village specifically for their workers in Port Sunlight. The area was a thriving community, many magnificent municipal buildings were being built as well as areas such as Birkenhead Park, later to be copied by New York‘s Central Park, were formed.
All this shaped the region as we know it today. Wirral maintains it’s amenities and has a wealth of cultural as well as sporting history whether it be rugby, football, sailing, athletics, golf (the rules of stableford were founded at Wallesey golf club) etc.
I hope this potted guide to the Wirral area and has been as informative as were are on the restaurants Wirral and has been of interest to you, it is by know means comprehensive but should help people to explore further if they so wish.