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The Refreshment Rooms

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2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
+44 151 644 5893
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, and the warmest atmosphere in town. Since we fist started coming here four years ago, it has become extremely popular, and it deserves to be. One problem sometimes is parking. There have been times recently when the neighbouring boat club has commandeered much of the limited space available. While we have always managed, at this time it can... More 

Thank JackieR---000
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends last week at lunchtime and from the minute you walk through the door the staff are friendly and attentive. We ordered for starter coca cola ribs which were really lovely and a big portion. Main course lasagne served with a really delicious dressed salad and rhubarb and almond crumble with custard. Delicious. Absolutely fab. Would recommend and... More 

Thank sunseasand150
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here after seeing the U-boat and waiting for the ferry back the to city. We were given a large pot of tea, more than we could drink in the time we had. Good strong brew. Staff were friendly and the cakes looked good but we resisted the temptation.

Thank Julie B
Chester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a party of five on a Saturday early evening. We had not booked however we were warmly greeted and the staff managed to accommodate us despite the fact that they had virtually full boookings throughout the evening. The premises were clean and the staff were well presented and friendly. The menu offered a wide choice and ethe... More 

Thank Andy B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The RF rooms are off the beaten track, but well worth making the effort. A welcome retreat for those wanting freshly cooked food or a place to have a quick snack and drink, and rest those weary legs. First step,inside the door, the place has an instant vibe and welcoming staff who quickly make you feel at home. Decor has... More 

Thank 888Stevelc888
Heswall, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting location & decor , food exceptional great choice can't think of anywhere else I've seen such a varied lunchtime menu, little more expensive than usual pub grub but definitely worth it, staff lovely couldn't do enough for you would recommend.

Thank Jof668
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday for my Mum's birthday, we all enjoyed it so much we were still talking about how delicious the food was later that evening. The staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. There is a vast choice of both food and drink. And the food is out of this world! I had the belly pork which was perfect, the gravy... More 

1 Thank Heather G
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and i came here today as it was my birthday, and we really enjoyed the experience. the staff are attentive and pleasant...and the food was gorgeous. We each chose something different, i had the roast chicken which was succulent and tender and the vegetables were perfectly cooked which was a pleasant surprise. My husband had the burger and... More 

1 Thank TrishWirral
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here today for the first time with Mum and 2 sisters we had booked as we were told that place gets busy and we were glad we did .We settled for the set menu and none of us were dissapointed with our choice of meal the portions were just enough we had a lovely time staff were lovely we... More 

Thank suebacardi
Rock Ferry, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so looking foward to eating here food looked amazing but once I started eating there was no flavour at all had to put loads of pepper on just for a bit of taste... and too over priced .. the chips where hard and the batter was very sloppy. I'm not one to complain at all about food but I... More 

Thank Lydia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Birkenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 151 644 5893
This is a fantastic victorian pub, fully refurbished with an eye to the past.Positioned on the banks of the River Mersey with views over to Liverpool,we serve great home made food seven days a week 12pm til 9pm and carry up to six real ales from local micro breweries. We are family friendly, have a lovely beer garden, we have early week promos inc over 60s all day Mon, Tue and Wed.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?