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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

$$ - $$$, British,
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (24 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
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1 - 10 of 820 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked in and the place is amazing, but the food is not. Burgers looked good. But they forgot onion rings, has stated on menu. The fish wasn’t special certainly wasn’t £12 special. And the fish pie was smaller then I expected, so ask for...More

Thank Jojo550
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for the first time with friends. Very interesting architecture, friendly staff, good beer but the food let it down. Quality of food was poor and unappetising. Shame as the building is worth visiting if you are in the city.

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Liverpool for a short break and to go to a concert at the Philharmonic Hall and had a pre-concert meal at these dining rooms. It is a fascinating place, a beautiful old building full of character and has a warm welcoming atmosphere....More

Thank ELIZABETH B
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Elizabeth, Thank you for this great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again here soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was basic pub grub and nothing special. Despite its proximity to the RLPO there was no pre concert menu or service which was disappointing and left us rushing to finish our meal and no time for dessert.More

Thank Mary J
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mary J thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. If you would like to speak about your visit in more detail please give us a call on 0151 7072837b and we will be happy to discuss in more detail....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say. We didn't eat as the place was packed. Found a seat in the main hall. I'm a plasterer (name gives it away lol ) and OMG.its just amazing. Loved the ceilings, loved the tiling. And, gents when you go the loo....More

Thank plastermick451
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your high rating! We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for a works party here a month ago. We booked for 7pm. On arrival the whole place was totally full and after being taken up to the dining room we were promptly marched back downstairs to a table in a room...More

1  Thank Wendy C
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wendy, I am sorry to hear about your recent visit here at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Unfortunately on the day of your visit, we were extremely busy with it being the first Friday of December and it was out of control of how many...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an unbelievable pub, a real treat. Lots of choice and lots of atmosphere. We had booked for a meal in the upstairs restaurant before a concert at the Philharmonic Hall across the road. The restaurant has a good menu and was o.k. food...More

Thank minkyminky
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Minky, thank you for these kind words. I will pass on your comments to both Annette and Emma. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the finest pub interiors I've ever seen with well preserved Victorian and Edwardian fittings.

Thank Mossman19
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you so much for your high rating!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub itself is gorgeous and full of character. I loved the old and traditional feel it had but just the most wonderful features. We went to the restaurant to eat and got a large table. We found the service to be a little slow...More

Thank Jamesparker987
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! We look forward to your return here soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place from a guide as one of the places to see in Liverpool. The Edwardian interior is wonderful, if a little grubby. Certainly the most exuberant of its type Ive seen. Having said that the pie and pint were pretty average. Not bad....More

Thank Adrian C
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adrian, thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. All feedback has been taken back to the kitchen team to ensure that we work better at delivering good quality pies. We hope to see you again here soon. :)

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Ann S
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but we never had wine of food so I can’t help
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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