Liverpool’s food scene has really gone up a gear over the past four or five years and the variety and standard has raised for all to see. Now as we enter Summer the “Renshaw Street Food Market,” located close to the Berry Street, Bold Street and Leece Street junction, prepares to swing open its doors. The site is testing a soft opening from today,  Wednesday 29th June from 11am until midnight.


The food market has a mix of world flavours with Italian, Thai, Chinese and Turkish to name but a few. As well as Jidong Bubble Tea.


The neon lights shining everywhere makes you feel like you are having a holiday in an Asian metropolitan.The Food Market  introduces leading international brands into Liverpool, which includes Dagu Rice Noodle (300 restaurants in China, USA, New Zealand and Dubai) , Nduo Sushi ( over 3000 shops in China, South East Asia and Australia) and Zhengxin Fried Chicken (over 20,000 shops around the world)..


Renshaw Street Market proprietor, and Jidong Bubble Tea entrepreneur Xiaoyu Zhou, known affectionately as Joe to his friends and customers, said:


“We are excited to be launching Renshaw Street Food Market this month after a long fit out of the premises and waiting on covid restrictions to be finally all dropped levels. We feel that the balance of cuisines on offer will be hugely popular with local clients and visiting tourists alike, who love to experiment and try out every type of cuisine. Now they will get the chance to sample any dish they choose from our vendors, which is wonderful for casual diners.”


The food market itself contains 11 different food units as well as a licensed bar.


Joe continued “ Although the Renshaw Street Food Market has an Asian theme running through its core there are also mediterranean and middle eastern vendors. So whether it’s a chinese bubble tea or  quick pasta lunch there are options to suit everyone.”


There is a sense of hope and excitement in Liverpool’s hospitality scene for a bright 2022 and on into 2023.  The city is starting to feel alive again after a tough 2 years of the pandemic. Renshaw Street Food Market is aiming at carving out its own niche, celebrating authentic Asian-based food as well as other continents for everyone to share.


Renshaw Street Market is based  at 85-97 Renshaw Street, L1 2SP.

It will be open daily from 11 am until midnight.


The units in the Food Market are as follows:-


  1. Jidong bubble tea
  2. Dagu rice noodle
  3. Z.X. Fresh Fried Chicken 
  5. Mong kok Dim sum/ Roast
  6. AMARA Turkish street food
  7. Antonietta artisan cakes & Gelata
  8. BAJA Mexican street food
  9. Rice and Noodle kitchen
  10. PadThai Thai Street Food 
  12. Bar 


In 2007, Jidong (Shanghai) Catering Management Co., Ltd. was officially established, and after 14 years of brand development, Jidong has more than 3,000 shops nationwide. Over the past 14 years, the brand has become the leading brand in the industry, and Jidong has also become the leader of the herbal tea brand. No matter where you come from Jidong wants to bring you a sincere experience, no matter where you are enjoying the taste, Jidong is serious about making every drink.


Dagu rice noodles was founded in 2010, headquartered in Shanghai, mainly engaged in rice series products and local specialty snacks. Our mission is promotion of Chinese food culture and promotion of Chinese fast food worldwide, including the UK. Dagu Rice Noodle(300+ restaurant worldwide)


Founded in 2006, Zhengxin is a large diversified industrial group with a focus on food products. It’s a combination of production, supply chain, information technology, commercial real estate and investment, and is a practitioner of the whole industry chain business model. 


Zhengxin covering food research and development, production and processing, packaging and printing, logistics and supply chain and chain operations. The Group has a total of over 20000 chain shops, including “Zhengxin Chicken Fillet”, “Zhengxin Hand-Shake Tea”, “Zhengshaoji Roasted Duck Neck” and “Kuaile Burger”.


Nduo sushi is a brand of Wuxi Enduo sushi catering Management. After 14 years of development, the team has been growing and the professional quality has been improved, it gradually developed into a big brand with nearly 500 people. Together with the business partners, Nduo Sushi is constantly reaching new heights. NDO SUSHI, 3,000+ Shops worldwide. In the future development of the road, Nduo sushi will continue to focus on maintain the high quality of the products in sustainable way, and continuously develop technological innovation, and all friends from all walks of life sincerely hand in hand, to build a national brand, dedication to more delicious and healthy, determined to become an international high standard of food and beverage chain enterprises, the development of China’s sushi business to the world. 


Cantonese dim sum and siu mei have always been among the most popular dishes in Cantonese cuisine, and they are also one of the most loved dishes by the British and local Chinese. Mong Kok Hong Kong Street Food will bring the most delicious Cantonese food to everyone in the most authentic way.


Welcome to Amara where we pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of all our food. A family run business originating from the historical city Blue Mosque Turkey. Known worldwide for its full richness of freshly grown products mainly grown by the locals, thus making the wonderful taste and aromas from our kebabs cooked on an open barbecue stand out among the rest. Turkish food is all about the taste and we certainly live up to that.


 “Antonietta” is the name found on the lips of dessert gourmets and chocolate crunchers. Self-taught in taste, considered a genius of flavours and one of the best  dessert creation founders in the North-West of the UK, Antonietta works in her sweet laboratory in the heart of Liverpool. Since 1997 she has been evolving the best cakes, gelato and mini desserts giving it letters of nobility of Italian flavours.


Antonietta’s preparations transpose the love of creating cakes and the nobility of a craft that is as creative as it is passionate.


A long Italian tradition extending est. 1997 is here to bring artisan quality desserts and gelato to the new market under the brand “Antonietta Artisan Dolce & Gelato” .


Enter the “Antonietta Artisan Dolce & Gelato”  universe to understand how this unique and authentic Italian nature continues to delight gourmets all across the North-West area.


The nature of “Antonietta Artisan Dolce & Gelato” is to breathe new life into the long-running history, to make it a new scope of modern take-away, but at the same time to preserve the unique atmosphere of where it all started.


Baja Mexican brings a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine as well as some twists on popular grill items. Whether you choose a classic steak or our authentic chilli con carne you’re sure to be happy. 


The team behind Baja Mexican have over 40+ years experience in delivering first class hospitality and cuisine to make your mouth water. Their restaurant on Liverpool’s Edge Lane sees customers come from all over Merseyside for their delicious Mexican food and now the launch of their second site sees them bringing their little slice of Mexico to Liverpool city centre, opening this week on Renshaw Street.


Rice and Noodle Kitchen is a fast, authentic, hearty, good value take away shop. We take quality ingredients and blend them with the finest flavours from Chinese, Korean and Japanese cuisine. There’s a box to suit every taste with a carefully chosen selection of meat, vegetables and sauces. We also have vegan options on our menu, guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.


Bringing Traditional Thai Cuisine To Liverpool city centre. Experience delight traditional Thai cuisine in Renshaw Street Market with Padthai Thai Street Food. Here, we bring the most authentic delicious Thai street food to you.

Head chef Paolo Cillo brings a true taste of Italy to Liverpool, combining generations of Italian tradition with his own unique creative flair, to create seasonal menus that have seen Pescato be named nationally again and again, one of the nation’s finest restaurants.Together with his brother, general manager Donato Cillo, the pair masterfully combine skill and passion to serve up traditional favours that ooze authenticity. Indeed, Pescato epitomises the Italian kitchen – literally. Donato’s wife is a pastry chef, his brother a pizza chef, as is his son. The Cillos personally source the finest products from their Italian roots, from award-winning olive oil to the traditional flour that creates Pescato famous wood-fire pizzas.