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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

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36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting the area around Hope street this pub could be your down fall, once you enter The Phil, you won't want to leave. As far as I could see the original features of the building and bar have been maintained, the main circular bar is stunning, the various rooms and parlours welcoming. Walk away from the bar... More 

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Thank Alan D
North Wales, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, I've visited here a number of times over the last few years, whether with family or on business. It's a nice, cozy environment when it's quiet, though lately it seems that new management like the music a little on the loud side, which isn't conducive to a relaxing meal. The food has always been to a rather high standard,... More 

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Southport
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived in Liverpool all my life and never been before. We decided to have lunch and arrived just about noon. My wife and I enjoyed the good selection on offer. And we were not disappointed with our choice. Very well cooked and presented. It started to fill up very quickly as the upstairs dining room was closed. But the two... More 

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Thank VanClomp
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoy a seat in one of the many areas available in this unique place. You can enjoy having three third pints so you can taste the different beers avaliable without consuming too much.

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Thank Rebecca F
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thanks Rebecca F, for leaving us this response. We are happy that you had an enjoyable experience in one of John Lennon's favourite pubs. We hope to see you again soon where you can enjoy more varieties of beers. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

Emmen, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like traditional pub food in a grand location, then The Philharmonic is your place to be. Choose one of the lounges to have a chat and have a fine pint of cider and continue your stay with a nice meal, either in the restaurant at the first floor or downstairs, if you can.

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Thank Albert B
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Albert B, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. We look forward to seeing you again here soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have visited here on several occasions and the food has been lovely. Unfortunately on Friday this was not the case. On entering the dining rooms it was not very tidy, there was a napkin and chips on the floor. We ordered our food and waited a good 30 minutes before being told that they had a large party in another... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Mayflower19, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. We appreciate the time you have taken to write this review. I am sorry that your recent visit was a disappointment and we hope the next time you visit we hope that the issues that you have addressed will have been rectified and you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It never fails to deliver a delicious dinner. Wonderful before an evening performance at the Philharmonic Hall. We are lucky to have this little gem available to us

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Thank Sheila1951
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into the PDR, wasn't disappointed great range of real ales, sampled a few. The service from the bar staff was excellent. Had sausage and mash which was great. Call in you won't be disappointed.

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General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us this response. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a meal before a show at the philharmonic hall. We were running late because of traffic.. not a problem for our waitress Annette. She quickly took our order and brought our drinks and ensured our meals were brought prompt so we didn't miss our show. Excellent service, lovely food and very good prices. We will definitely be back... More 

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Thank Paul J
PhilharmonicTeam, General Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Paul J, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the Philharmonic. Thank you for your kind words I will make sure these are passed onto the waitress that served you. We look forward to your return soon Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't pre book,but friendly staff found us a table ,excellent choice of menu, great food in interesting nostalgic surroundings

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Thank Sicily E
General Manager A, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thanks Sicily E, for leaving us this response. We appreciate you taking to time to leave comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon here at the Philharmonic. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
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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Southport, United Kingdom
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?