We are a fabulous Catalonian Restaurant and Deli in the heart of Liverpool. Recreating the very best of Catalan and Spanish food, dining culture and vibe and passion for eating wonderful food and drinking fabulous wines and much more. We are a restaurant, deli, bar, café and online store.
We want Lunya to be a place where anyone who loves good food and drink feels as though they belong. We want people to feel as comfortable when they are eating or drinking here as they would do at home. Like all great restaurants in Spain, we want to be a place where you can come dressed up or casual, however you want. Whether you are a binman, politician, pensioner, mums with babies, stockbroker, everyone belongs and people come here because we are all about the food and drink and a great social environment.
We source the finest artisan Catalan and Spanish ingredients and the highest quality local fresh ingredients to produce the most authentic deli around and the finest restaurant in Liverpool, with over 150 covers. In addition, we provide a breakfast and hamper delivery service to serviced apartments in the city centre and provide a full online deli service across the UK, with boardroom catering throughout Liverpool.
Our deli is a temple to stunning Catalan and Spanish food and drink (with the odd other bit of local produce or international produce if we think it fills a gap or complements are Spanish food); but it's a temple for the people - no hushed silences, it's a delightful range of sights, aromas, things to pick up and look at (and hopefully buy) and pretty much everything available to taste - everything from our beautiful own made sourdough bread to a bottle of take-out-a-second-mortgage Pingus 2004.
We strive for perfection, but as human beings, never quite get there, as we always believe we can do better. We source the very best of everything we can - not a cliché, but a guiding force to everything we do, and we really mean it. We really do have the very best of everything food and drink wise from Spain - and continue to add anything we find which we think fits the bill. We source our fish, meat and vegetables from source, or as close to the source as possible, using local butchers, fishmongers and farmers who are either the best in the UK, or close to it. I personally go to spain to source pretty much everything we have. before we opened, very month, I would head off to a different region to meet farmers, cheese makers, fishermen, ham curers ec to find the very best I could; I still do that, but sadly not as often as I used too.
I am Peter Kinsella, the owner of Lunya. I have created something partly for me to give me the very best environment I can work and spend my time where I can prepare food, talk about food, see it, smell it (occasionally eat some of it), but most of all share my own passion for food and drink with anyone who cares to drop by. I have spent my life winging it; for years many people thought I knew everything there was to know about community services for disabled people (I didn't), but managed to make a living working with governments, services and families through my own consultancy, Paradigm - this gave me my first introduction to Spain when I did a piece of work in Barcelona.
Now I am winging it in Lunya - learning every day. A suppressed chef all my life, a love of food all my life and a desire and promise before I got too old that I would abandon everything I was reasonably good at and really loved to do to try my hand at something which is my absolute passion and hopefully see out my working days doing. I sold everything (properly everything), practised at food festivals (5 food festivals) and in March 2010 opened Lunya, 180 cover restaurant and the UK's largest Spanish deli. Madness on many levels, but 3 years in, we're still here and doing alright. We've won lots of local and regional awards; most people on Tripadvisor say nice things about us, and we now have thousands or repeat customers who treat Lunya like their second home, me as their lifelong friend (but often, with my own advancing years, I can never remember their names - some friend!).
Each month we host a wonderful Gourmet food and wine night featuring the very best of Catalan and Spanish cooking and wine brought together in a one off uniquely paired menu. Just check out our events page for full details. On most Friday and Saturday nights we have resident musicians playing beautiful Spanish music to accompany your meal.
Our restaurant can be booked in whole or just a part of it for corporate events, weddings, christenings and other occasions. Contact us for more details.
We are right in the heart of Liverpool city centre in Liverpool One. Come and pay us a visit!