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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

) #147 of 1,389 Restaurants in Liverpool $$ - $$$ , British,
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
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1 - 10 of 718 reviews

Reviewed today

A great stop off point between the two cathedrals! Check out the toilets! Beautiful! Food looked good although we didn't eat and the atmosphere was very friendly. Felt like your local but posher!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful old pub. But four of us went for a drink not just a look,so what a disappointment. One girl serving behind the bar,trying her best, a supervisor who wandered about aimlessly and glass collector who just piled the glasses on the bar....More

1  Thank jgandy11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink after dinner. Really nice pub, good atmosphere, sufficient seating and (apparently) grade I listed urinals! What’s not to like.

Thank EonsOfZaphod
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to this 'pub' three times. The last two we ate upstairs. Fish and chips followed by sea salt caramel profiteroles. The food is good and the downstairs atmosphere worth a view. If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive good meal and...More

Thank almasst
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Almasst, Thank you leaving such a lovely review. We are happy that you have had a wonderful experience with us every time you have visited. We hope to see you again here soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago

My friends and I visited the pub on the recommendation of a Liverpudlian friend, who now lives in London. We had drinks at the bar on a Sunday afternoon. The bar itself is full of Victorian character and well worth a visit. Unfortunately the ornate...More

Thank EstorilBlue
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Estorilblue, We are happy that you visited and had an enjoyable experience with us apart from the toilets. Unfortunately with the toilets being 117 years old we are unable to use any products that could harm the toilets. The do get cleaned on a daily...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful pub, very old fashion with several small rooms to sit and have your drinks with some friends. The oldest men's toilet in Liverpool - a must see

Thank Dutch-Mikey
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dutch-Mikey, Thank you for such a great review. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in as we were celebrating our 30 th wedding anniversary. The pub was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. As we had red tour bus tickets we were given 2 free glasses of Prosecco, very nice it was too. There are 2...More

Thank 965allanm
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for a such a lovely detailed review. We appreciate any kind and wonderful comments from out customers. We hope to see you again here in John Lennon's favourite bar soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the traditional atmosphere here and I would say that if you live in the city you should visit at least once for a drink or a meal. It is slightly more expensive than other places in Liverpool, but I would say you pay...More

Thank Benjamin O
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Benjamin, Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review for us. We are happy that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to see you again here at the Philharmonic. Coelina Chapman General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

The beautiful building is so worth a stop,whether for drinks or a meal.Because of its unique setting I didn't have high expectations for the food so was very pleasantly surprised by a very good meal.The ale-glkazed Shropshire chicken and chips were very tasty as was...More

Thank teddybear64
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is stunning, from the outside and the in. Moasaic floors, beautiful furnishings and everything you could look for in a fine dining experience... yet it's perfectly casual! The drinks choice is outstanding, especially for single malts and real ales! The food choice is...More

Thank Jamie G
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jamie, Thank you for leaving us such great feedback. We are happy that you had such a lovely time here at the Philharmonic. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager

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mikemo19
29 November 2016|
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Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
Menu is available on the internet
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yessiral
22 May 2016|
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Response from Wayne151 | Reviewed this property |
The City Explorer open top bus stops right outside. The stop after the RC Cathedral
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10lornab
25 October 2015|
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Response from Claude G | Reviewed this property |
Suggeste you phone the venue. I neer thought to ask when I dropped in for a meal Claude
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +44 151 707 2837
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Description
You will find The Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool within a short stroll of Hardman Street, Myrtle Street and Hope Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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