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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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36 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BX, England
+44 151 707 2837
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11:00 - 00:00
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hornchurch
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love historical buildings and gin houses you will love this place.It was originally a gentleman's lounge club.The food was well priced and delicious.I had a steak and ale pie with fresh vegetables.It was lovely.You can buy a good bottle of wine for £17-£20.

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St. Helens
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked ahead due to mobility issues for a member of the party on arrival I was looked at blankly before being found a seat in a dark, dark corner. I gathered a candle and menus from the adjacent table, however, candlelight was inadequate to read by and consequently we had to use a mini torch to consider the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A true one off. Stunning interior design - a great place to stop for a drink. Have been here on several occasions. Oh and as you have probably heard, the gents loos are famous. If you want to be churlish you could say that the bar service could be quicker, but they were busy at the time - well worth... More 

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wales
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table in advance prior to seeing a show at the Philharmonic Hall opposite. When we arrived we were looked at blankly and told there was no booking. We then showed our confirmation and were shown to a table. We gave our food orders and after 50 minutes still no food :-( I went to query this and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there to grab lunch but several of the items we ordered weren't available, so ended up getting 3rd choice, which when it came 30 minutes later was underwhelming. Got the potted crab and the salmon starter. The former came with 3 tiny bits of bread while the sour dough bread due to come with the salmon was in fact... More 

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PhilharmonicTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi, Criticcomments, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. I am sorry that you didn't have a great experience with us when you visited. If you would like to discuss this in further detail feel free to contact me at Philharmonic@nicholsonspubs.com. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just popped in for a drink and totally amazed by the stunning interior of this pub. Wow Definitely worth a visit . We haven't tried the good but the menu has a specialist pie selection

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PhilharmonicTeam, Guest Relations Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Louigi P. We love having guests like you that have a lovely time and leave happy enjoying your time with us here at the Philharmonic. Hope to see you again soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to visit here as it was beautiful internally.. they weren't joking. Lovely interior, great old high ceilings. The drinks weren't cheap but it was worth the experience. A lovely place to go

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PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Diane B, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Coelina Chapman General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a meal for the Sunday before Christmas after I found myself unexpectedly in Liverpool. I've been mesmerised by the Philharmoinc Halls everything I've passed on my previous 4 visits this year. I decided to take the plunge after seeing Julie Walters and Willy Russell in conversation there on the BBC! I popped in to book around noon that... More 

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PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Njhffhj1358975, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The Philharmonic Dining Rooms. We are sorry about the smell from the men's toilets. It is an issue that we deal with in-house and try to maintain the best way we can. The toilets are listed, and we are unable to use chemical products on them which results... More 

United Kingdom
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166 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to seeing Ken Dodd at the Philharmonic at 7pm and my son surprised me with a meal at the Dining Rooms before the show. We had booked for 5pm but had to move the time to 5.30 due to running late. We ordered fish cakes but there were non left. My son ordered a glass of... More 

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PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Lynne L, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms take our reviews very seriously. I am sorry that we disappointed you on your last visit to us in December. I would like to discuss this matter with you in further detail. Kindly contact me via email at Philharmonic@nicholsonspubs.com or phone on... More 

North Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to come back. Staff lovely food was yummy. Would highly recommend to all my friends and family x

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PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you Jayne for you lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 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
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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